On this date in 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 1 space probe. Counterintuitively, Voyager 1 launched sixteen days after Voyager 2, but the two probes have close enough birthdays, all things considered, for us to think of them as twins.
Alternis from author team Andrea Phillips, Maurice Broaddus, Jacqueline Koyanagi, and E. C. Myers, and narrated by Summer Glau, launches today!
Did you see the news in the New York Times, Variety, Entertainment Weekly, Deadline, or The Verge? Well, it’s all true. We are bringing you brand-new, all-original stories featuring your favorite Marvel characters: Black Panther, Thor, Black Widow, and Jessica Jones. Thor will be coming to the app July 2019 with an author team led by Aaron Stewart Ahn (screenwriter for MANDY, that crazy awesome horror movie with Nicolas Cage that quickly developed a cult following last fall). He’s joined by a killer group, including Brian Keene (Silverwood), Yoon Ha Lee (The Vela), and Jay Edidin. Don’t miss a thing—stay tuned for news and updates (and a lot of special goodies along the way). We’ll have a whole lot more news in the coming weeks!
Since we launched the critically acclaimed Serial Box iOS mobile app, a dedicated customer base has asked: BUT ANDROID ALSO, PLEEEEAAAAAASE? Well, the time. is. now. We are thrilled to announce that the Serial Box app is now live on the Google Play Store and ready for all you Android users to explore and enjoy. If you are an existing Serial Box customer, your library and reading progress will be synced up automatically when you sign in on the Android app. And if you are one of the many readers and listeners who has been anxiously awaiting this day before plunging into the Serial Box universe, now is your big chance! To celebrate, we’re offering 50% off select titles!
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Looking for a writing master class, advice on writing from the top authors in the world, or a lively conversation about books, but don’t want to leave your house (or break the bank)? We’ve gathered 13 of our favorite writing and literary podcasts to give that writer's block a serious run for its money.
In Dead Air, Mackenzie heads to prison. Plus, a new micro story is published for Microfiction Monday!
In a city that never was, sex scandal, and swordplay combine in deadly fashion. Enter a world inspired by Elizabethan London, 18th century Paris, and 1980s New York where your wit must be as sharp as your steel. Intrigue is afoot when a Duchess, a scholar, a swordswoman, and a genius, are brought together by long-buried lies and truths that cannot be denied.
Welcome to Tremontaine, where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. In this serial, Ellen Kushner and a team of writers return readers to the world of scandal and swordplay introduced in her cult-classic novel Swordspoint. Readers familiar with the series will find a welcome homecoming while new fans will learn what makes Riverside a place they will want to visit again and again.
Welcome to Tremontaine, the prequel to Ellen Kushner's beloved Riverside series that began with Swordspoint! A Duchess whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; her husband's dangerous affair with a handsome scholar; a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets; and a mathematical genius whose discoveries herald revolution--when long-buried truths threaten long-held deceptions, betrayal know no bounds. Mind your manners and enjoy the chocolate in a dance of sparkling wit and political intrigue.
We love refreshing takes on well-worn formulas, and these two movies are leading the charge where the rom-com is concerned.
In Dead Air, Mackenzie heads to the Kentucky Derby. For research, of course. And in the season finale of Bookburners, the Engströms’ final play for power has deadly consequences. Plus, a new micro story is published for Microfiction Monday!
Today would’ve been Dorothy Parker’s 125th birthday, and though the internet did not exist during her lifetime, listicle scribes sustain her legacy every August 22nd by collecting the acid-sharp literary barbs for which Parker was so famous.
Check out Mackenzie’s podcast for a uniquely immersive experience. Does the truth lie in the serial, the podcast . . . or somewhere in-between?
In Dead Air, Mackenzie's investigation gets messy. And in Bookburners, the team rushes to save the Vatican from impending disaster. Plus, a new micro story is published for Microfiction Monday!
Hi readers, Artificial intelligence isn’t just the stuff of sci-fi—it’s everywhere in our lives today, from natural disaster warnings to personality assessment to, well, almost everything that Google does. It’s not sentient robots (or a smartphone assistant you can really talk to)… yet. Instead, we’re talking machine learning, a kind of AI in which a computer “learns” how to do something by practice and iteration, or, in the case of neural networks, by being shown a large pool of examples, and extrapolating from there. A simple, practical kind of neural net learning is facial recognition. Instead of programmers needing to write an extensive set of instructions defining what a face is and isn’t, they can show a neural net thousands of images of faces, and the computer extrapolates from there. You’ve probably seen neural nets doing much less dignified work on Twitter, where they’re a favorite of amateur programmers and jokesters. You can ask a neural net to generate Goop...Read More >
Bookburners continues with the team return to the scene of an old failure . . . and try their best not to repeat their previous mistakes. In 1776 August, we meet the real George Washington. Plus, a new micro story is published for Microfiction Monday!