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Take Five With David J. Williams and Mark Willams, Co-Authors, ‘Transformers: Retribution’


Take Five With David J. Williams and Mark Willams, Co-Authors, ‘Transformers: Retribution’

David J. Williams and Mark Williams are the contributor for this week’s Take Five, a regular series where we ask authors and editors to share five facts about their latest books. They are the authors of Transformers: Retribution:

For decades, Transformers fans across the globe have marveled at the mighty clashes of Megatron and Optimus [...]

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New This Month from Del Rey Spectra: January 2014


Check out these hot new titles from Del Rey, Spectra, and Lucas Books!

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Cage Match 2012: Round 2: Mr. Wednesday versus Claire Haskell


One god waxes while the other one wanes



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Cage Match 2012: Round 1: Felix versus Claire Haskell


One will hack your body to pieces, the other will hack your mind to bits



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The Machinery of Light by David J. Williams


I’ve been kind of lucky as an editor. For instance, I inherited the Autumn Rain Trilogy by David J. Williams. With the third book, The Machinery of Light, coming out in two weeks, I couldn’t resist sharing what I think makes this series so much fun.
First off: It’s fun! While definitely serious [...]

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On watching Pitch Black (for the millionth time)


“Tell them Riddick’s dead. He died somewhere on that planet.”

More than a decade after its release, Pitch Black remains an anomaly–arguably the only movie to ever enter Ridley Scott’s Alien terrain and not be shown up as a lame copycat. It helped to have some really cool monsters, of course, and the [...]

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ESCAPE FROM EARTH DAY: Superweapons (or: How to Hasten our Demise, by David J. Williams)


“Got something in mind?”
“I’ve got too many things in mind,” says Spencer. “Fifth-generation nukes. Tesla disruptors. Weather control. Anti-matter bombs. Gamma ray pro–”
“Half that shit isn’t even possible.”
“Leo. We’re riding a train going Christ knows where beneath the Himalayas precisely because we don’t know what’s possible.”
“But we’re about to [...]

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On Re-reading the Foundation Trilogy


It’s a weird feeling to be re-reading the same copies of the Foundation books that I wore out as a 12 year old. . .long before it ever occurred to me that one can actually write books oneself. (I didn’t get the Writing Bug till I was about 30.) What strikes me most [...]

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A Signature Event


If you don’t know, the last Tuesday of every month is traditionally when new books are released (as opposed to the first Tuesday of the month for DVDs and CDs). Why Tuesday is anyone’s guess. I like to think it has something to do with the idea that books disclose the thoughts of [...]

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