Mystery News | February 1, 2013

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Dates and locations of upcoming mystery conferences, plus publishers to follow on Twitter.

FTL: Faster Than Light | Games, Gamers, & Gaming | January 2013

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Assessing the strategy game FTL: Faster Than Light

Disney Delving Deeper into Gaming

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The Walt Disney Company January 15 announced the future launch of Disney Infinity, a line of video games that would mix characters from its numerous film properties, e.g., Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow sharing an adventure with Toy Story’’s Buzz Lightyear. The AP quotes Disney-Pixar animation chief John Lasseter as saying that the new […]

Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University Presses

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Near the end of each year, I have the pleasure of meeting with lots of university press reps so they can show me their Spring catalogs for the next year, indicating their forthcoming lead trade titles as well as some mid-list treats they feel sure LJ’s readers will find compelling. There’s a lot of exciting stuff coming in Spring 2013 from these publishers. Here are pairs and threesomes that seemed to form themselves from the academic Spring 2013 catalogs that came to me via press appointments.

Bridging Generations | November 15, 2012 | Games, Gamers & Gaming

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Botanicula, a game for kids that “will appeal to a wide range of age groups and can serve as a bridge between generations by letting parents play alongside their kids.”

Simon & Schuster’s New Self-Pub Venture Raises Eyebrows on Cost

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On Tuesday, Simon & Schuster tentatively dipped its toes into the lucrative self-publishing market with a service called Archway, launched in partnership with Author Solutions, Inc. (a company owned by Penguin parent company Pearson, but separately operated). The announcement has raised several eyebrows both for the service’s cost—which is thousands of dollars more than similar […]

Deck-Building Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming | October 15, 2012

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Deck-building games lend themselves to use by library patrons.

Games, Gamers & Gaming: Experimental Games, September 15, 2012

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A look at games that don’t fit easily into established genres

Geeky Friday | X Men Library Archive, The Hobbit Anniversary, Happy Birthday Stephen King

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Greetings from Filth City! Earlier this week, the results of a survey conducted by Travel & Leisure magazine revealed that New York is the nation’s dirtiest metropolis. Gee, what a shock. Any subway rat or tenement roach could have told you that!   Not Too Dredd-ful Shockingly, the reviews for Dredd 3D actually are decent. […]

Geeky Friday | Scammed Rowling Tickets Go Poof!, Adult Swim NY ComicCon Schedule, Scary Muppets, Indy Marathon Last Call

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To promote her forthcoming book, The Casual Vacancy, which is being billed as her first title for adults, J.K. Rowling will be making a single appearance at Lincoln Center on October 16. Due to what is being categorized as a “security breach,” some crooked bastard tried to turn it into a double appearance by putting […]

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