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Wool, authored by Hugh Howey, has been making waves over in the United States and is a self-publishing phenomenon, selling over 250,000 copies. The films rights have been picked up by Ridley Scott and it’s easy to understand why, with dark, dystopian sci-fi, not unlike Blade Runner. Wool is available to buy now but we’re giving one of you lucky guys a chance to win a copy.
Hugh Howey is the author of Wool, a self-publishing phenomenon that’s now being turned into a film by Ridley Scott. On the back of our review, we got James Harle to interview him to find out more about his thoughts on the popularity of the dystopian future genre, his influences and the movie adaptation. And don’t forget to enter our competition where you can win a copy of the book.
We’ve all faced the problem where we run out of space on our computer. With too much music, podcasts, e-books, films, games and cat videos taking up all the space some of it has to be deleted to fit the latest downloads on. It’s getting better but still there’s not enough space. Over the past few years, we have become accustomed to seeing a wide range of novel data storage methods, from cloud computing to portable memory sticks. But it’s going to get even stranger…
Given that 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of cult television series Doctor Who, there are bound to be a range of celebrations lined up to celebrate half a century for the eponymous Time Lord.
It’s finally happened. HMV, the last major seller of music and films on the UK highstreet, has called in the administrators.
Gangster Squad, published in August this year, is a non-fiction book by Paul Lieberman. It contains the collected chronicles of the gangster squad, an off-the-record group of LAPD cops whose sole mission was to keep the mob out of post-war LA – by any means necessary. Full of accounts of car chases, mob shootings, bug plantings and crooked justice, Gangster Squad has all the ingredients of an explosive work of fiction noir – except the fiction, that is. The film version, originally scheduled for release this September but pushed back to next year in the wake of the Aurora shooting, was obviously precipitated by the incredible events in the squad’s history and has attracted stars like Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling.
Paul Lieberman is an experienced journalist and author of Gangster Squad, a recent book collecting his tales from the gangster squad, originally published in the LA Times. The book, and the serial story that it collects, have drawn a lot of attention and a wide readership, and a film version of his never-before-told story is scheduled for release in the new year, starring Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling. PopBucket’s James Harle caught up with the journalist-turned-author at his New York home, to try and give him a taste of his own mass-interviewing medicine.
Not being a massive follower of either music or football, there should be little to appeal to me in the work of Danny Baker, and yet the sheer outspokenness and colourfulness of his personality, notably displayed most recently with his two hour outburst against the BBC management during the last of his cancelled BBC London radio shows, makes him a broadcaster who is always worth a listen. His wit and colourful use of language are qualities that are much in evidence in his new autobiography.