"The Lost Symbol" -Dan Brown's DaVinci Code Sequel Out Soon

Tom-hanks-robert-langdon Some writers suffer from writer's block; we suspect that in Dan Brown's case, it was a movie block. Finally, the Da Vinci Code sequel, The Lost Symbol, is scheduled to arrive in bookstores on September 15th. The Da Vinci Code was the bestselling hardcover adult novel of all time, with 81 million copies in print worldwide.

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David Byrne's "Bicycle Diaries" -Cycling Through the Cosmos (VIDEO)

David Byrne Bicycle Diaries

 Bicycle Diaries is  "panoramic window on urban life over the past 20 years—a big window positioned at bike level, that looks out on a dense man-made landscape." Filled with postcard-like black-and-white photos, Bicycle Diaries is a first-person account of former Talking Head David Byrne's experiences biking through various cities around the world, from London  to Istanbul  to San Fransisco and, of course, New York. The book is due out in September.

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VIDEO Interview with Director Guillermo del Toro About "The Strain" - a Vampiric Virus That Invades NYC

Virus strainA case of perfect timing? With the swine flu outbreaks in Manhattan, Guillermo del Toro director of Pan's Labyrinth, will published his first novel on June 2nd. He signed with HarperCollins to write a trilogy of books called The Strain about a vampiric virus that invades New York. The trilogy is co-written with thriller writer Chuck Hogan.

The Strain opens with the arrival of a transatlantic flight at JFK airport. Upon touchdown, all power and communication to the aircraft are lost and a mysterious sliver of black appears – in the form of a slowly opening door – on the plane's fuselage.

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Steve Jobs vs. The Book

Books At Macworld a few weeks ago, and the man who is loved by many – Steve Jobs – decided to make a fool of himself; repeatedly. First, he decided to snob a Mac fan -Violet Blue, one of the internet generations stars; she is an author and a sex-educator, who is a big Mac fan. She decided to see if she could speak to el Jobso; here’s how it went down, in her own words.

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A Wizardly Gift: J.K. Rowling Manuscript Raises $3.8 Million for Charity

Jkrowling_2 A hand-written illustrated manuscript by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling fetched a record 1.95 million pounds ($3.8) at a Sotheby's auction in London on Thursday.

"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" was expected to fetch up to 50,000  pounds but ended up going for nearly forty times that figure in a 10- minute bidding session involving four or five on-site bidders and an 
equal number on the phone

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Read a Great Book Lately? Made a Great List? Send It In! (8/27)

Book_reviews_4_3_2 Read a great book lately: maybe Freeman Dyson's Many Colored Glass, or Neil deGrasse Tyson's Death by Black Hole, or the new Dark Mission -Secret History of NASA? Or a great science-based autobiography or a book of essays, an intriguing work of science-fiction?

The Galaxy would love to post and publish your review or list of great books on a specific subject...with credits and our usual striking graphic images.

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Read a Great Book Lately? Made a Great Reading List? Send It In! (8/25-26)

Book_reviews_4_3 Read a great book lately: maybe Freeman Dyson's Many Colored Glass, or Neil deGrasse Tyson's Death by Black Hole, or the new Dark Mission -Secret History of NASA? Or a great science-based autobiography or a book of essays, an intriguing work of science-fiction?

The Galaxy would love to post and publish your review or list of great books on a specific subject...with credits and our usual striking graphic images.

Send it in! Have some fun...enlighten and inspire your fellow Galaxians. editor@dailygalaxy.com


Read a Great Book Lately? Made a Great Reading List? Send It In!

Book_reviews_4Read a great book lately: maybe Freeman Dyson's Many Colored Glass, or Neil deGrasse Tyson's Death by Black Hole, or the new Dark Mission -Secret History of NASA? Or a great science-based autobiography or a book of essays, an intriguing work of science-fiction?

The Galaxy would love to post and publish your review or list of great books on a specific subject...with credits and our usual striking graphic images.

Send it in! Have some fun...enlighten and inspire your fellow Galaxians. editor@dailygalaxy.com


Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows -End of an Epoch

Harry_potter_the_deathly_hallows It was a cold Saturday morning when my friends and I ventured out to make our way to the line for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As we joined millions around the world all making the same trek that morning, it was both a sad and joyous occasion. We were finally getting the conclusion to the series which had kept us in suspense for the past several years. On the opposite side of the coin though, it was the final book, and there would be no others.

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