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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances By Neil Gaiman

Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume.

In this new anthology, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances ($26) Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction—stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013—as well “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.

Trigger Warning explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion. In Adventure Story—a thematic companion to The Ocean at the End of the Lane—Gaiman ponders death and the way people take their stories with them when they die. His social media experience A Calendar of Tales are short takes inspired by replies to fan tweets about the months of the year—stories of pirates and the March winds, an igloo made of books, and a Mother’s Day card that portends disturbances in the universe. Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated mystery tale The Case of Death and Honey. And Click-Clack the Rattlebag explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we’re all alone in the darkness.

A sophisticated writer whose creative genius is unparalleled, Gaiman entrances with his literary alchemy, transporting us deep into the realm of imagination, where the fantastical becomes real and the everyday incandescent. Full of wonder and terror, surprises and amusements, Trigger Warning is a treasury of delights that engage the mind, stir the heart, and shake the soul from one of the most unique and popular literary artists of our day.

The 400 page book will be released on February 3, 2015.

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Stan Lee To Sign 75 Years of Marvel Book At Taschen Books In Beverly Hills On December 5, 2014

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Stan Lee and Roy Thomas will sign copies of 75 Years of Marvel at Taschen Books in Beverly Hills on December 5, 2014. Pre-order is encouraged to guarantee your signed copy. First-come, first served, with limited availability.

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A Hulk-sized tome spanning eight decades of the heroic rise of Marvel as it magically mutated from 1939’s four-color upstart to a 1960s pop-culture dynamo to current Hollywood heavy hitter. With essays by comics historian Roy Thomas and a huge fold-out timeline that chronicles the entire Marvel history.

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The XL-format book includes:

- More than 700 pages of near 2,000 images including vintage comic books, one-of-a-kind original art, behind-the-scenes photographs and film stills, as well as rare toys and collectibles

- A four-foot accordion-fold timeline

- Biographies of more than 300 artists, writers, editors, and famous fans who helped shape Marvel’s history

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RSVP to (310) 274-4300 or store-beverly@taschen.com to reserve.

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Geek-Art: An Anthology By Thomas Olivri

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Every age has its artistic inspiration. Medieval artists exalted spiritual subjects. Modernists shifted their attention to humanity and the senses. For a generation of artists and fans today, our heroic subjects are Mario, Pikachu, Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Frodo, and a legion of other iconic figures from the geek culture realms of movies cartoons video games and comics.

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For the first time Geek-Art collects the work of nearly 100 international illustrators graphic designers photographers and artists whose inspired interpretations of these beloved characters celebrate them with creative brilliance and a true fan’s passion. Featuring more than 750 images this lavish illustrated anthology showcases the inspired energy that drives pop culture and makes geeky fans of us all.

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Geek-Art: An Anthology Paperback by Thomas Olivri ($40) will be released on November 18, 2014.

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Judge This By Chip Kidd

First impressions are everything. They dictate whether something stands out, how we engage with it, whether we buy it, and how we feel. In Judge This, renowned designer Chip Kidd takes us through his day as he takes in first impressions of all kinds. We follow this visual journey as Kidd encounters and engages with everyday design, breaking down the good, the bad, the absurd, and the brilliant as only someone with a critical, trained eye can. From the design of your morning paper to the subway ticket machine to the books you browse to the smartphone you use to the packaging for the chocolate bar you buy as an afternoon treat, Kidd reveals the hidden secrets behind each of the design choices, with a healthy dose of humor, expertise, and of course, judgment as he goes.

Judge This is a design love story, exposing the often invisible beauty and betrayal in simple design choices—ones most of us never even think to notice. And with each object, Kidd proves that first impressions, whether we realize it or not, have a huge impact on the way we perceive the world.

The 120 page hardcover will be released on May 5, 2015.

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Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Comic Art

Marvel Comics will celebrate 75 of years of comics excellence in 2014. DK commemorates this special anniversary with Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Comic Art, a beautiful, large-scale book featuring some of the most impactful, inspiring, and unusual comic cover art to come out of the Marvel vault.

With access to the rarest and most interesting cover art in Marvel’s 75-year history, DK brings together an unforgettable gallery spotlighting the most iconic covers along with never-before-seen concept art from all over the world. Featuring the likes of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Avengers, as well as the writers and artists who gave them life, including Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, this book brings together the beloved Marvel characters like no other has done before.

Spreads feature blown-up versions of the beautiful comic art capturing every detail while captioning facts and information about each cover’s artist, storyline, and history. Marvel Comics Cover Art is the only book of its kind to span the breadth of Marvel’s cover art and is an imperative addition to any collection.

The 320 page hardcover will be released on July 21, 2014.

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StephenKing.com Reveals The Cover of The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner #2

StephenKing.com revealed the cover of Marvel’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner #2. Check out the artwork by Julian Totino Tedesco below.

Coming September 17, 2014 The Drawing of the Three: The Prisoner#2 features scheming mobsters and sinister low men making their moves to corrupt the good that lies within eight-year old Eddie Dean and his troubled older brother Henry. The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner is a comic book adaptation based on the novel by Stephen King.

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Stephen King Announces That His Novel Mr. Mercedes Is The First Book In A Trilogy; Next Book “Finders Keepers” Due In 2015

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Stephen King announced on Twitter yesterday that Mr. Mercedes is the first novel in a proposed trilogy about Hodges, Jerome and Holly.

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The characters will all return in the book Finders Keepers in 2015.

Following up on his Tweet earlier this week, Stephen King posted a message concerning his projected Mr. Mercedes trilogy and 2015 publication plans. You can read his message in its entirety here.

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CBS To Air Under The Dome: Inside Chester’s Mill, An Exclusive One-Hour Special Looking Back At The The First Season And Ahead To The Second Season Premiere, On Monday June 23, 2014

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CBS will air Under The Dome: Inside Chester’s Mill on Monday, June 23, 2014 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). This exclusive one-hour special looks back at the premiere season of the hit summer series, featuring highlights from last season as well as new interviews with the cast and executive producers. In addition, the special will tease what lies ahead for the residents of Chester’s Mill who are still trapped under the mysterious dome with an advance sneak peek at the season two premiere.

Under The Dome returns for its second season Monday, June 30, 2014 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, with an episode written by bestselling author and executive producer Stephen King.

Under The Dome was last summer’s #1 program and the most-watched scripted summer series premiere in 21 years. Under The Dome is also licensed in 200 markets worldwide by CBS Studios International, and was recently named one of the most-watched dramas in the world by Eurodata TV Worldwide.

Under The Dome stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill, Alexander Koch, Nicholas Strong, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz, Karla Crome, Natalie Martinez and Britt Robertson. It is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan are executive producers.

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Star Wars Art: Posters

Few pieces of artwork distill the passion for Star Wars as do posters. From Tom Jung’s iconic one-sheet for Episode IV to Roger Kastel’s Gone with the Wind–inspired painting for Episode V and beyond, Star Wars has enjoyed nearly four decades of poster art from some of the most renowned artists working in movies.

The fifth book in the George Lucas–curated Star Wars Art series, Posters collects the best artwork from all six Star Wars films, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series, and limited-edition prints. This collection unites all of the action, artistry, and drama of a galaxy far, far away into one lavishly produced tome.

The 180 page hardcover includes 120 illustrations and will be released on October 18, 2014.

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Enter Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes Sweepstakes

You could be one of the first people to read Stephen King’s upcoming novel Mr. Mercedes or listen to the Mr. Mercedes Audiobook! Enter for a chance to win a Mr. Mercedes Hardcover or CD Audiobook delivered to you on publication day, June 3rd, 2014.

40 winners will be chosen at random to receive a hardcover or audiobook edition of Mr. Mercedes. The Mr. Mercedes Sweepstakes runs from Friday, May 9th at 12PM EDT through Sunday, May 25th at 12pm EDT.

Click HERE to enter.

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