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William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back Book Trailer!

Yesterday, the book trailer for William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher made its debut on Yahoo Movies. And now, we're thrilled to share it here, with all of you! 

Because perhaps, just perhaps, Shakespeare had Star Wars action figures on his desk. 

And to celebrate the trailer coming out, we've got a lil' Rafflecopter below. Enter for a chance to win one of five signed copies of The Empire Striketh Back, which hits stores everywhere next week. Good luck! 

Worst-Case Wednesday: How To Survive in a Life Raft

Hopefully it will not be with a Bengal Tiger, which would make the ordeal even more difficult, but if you want to know how to survive in a life raft, just in case, here is the best way, taken from Worse Case Scenario Almanac: Great Outdoors.

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Part 1 of 3

[Ed. Note: To celebrate the five year anniversary of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, Quirk will be hosting a number of PPZ related articles, giveaways, and editorials. This first piece, from frequent contributor Thom Dunn, is the first in a three part essay on the creation of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and Quirk's move to start publishing fiction. Enjoy! - Eric]

How-To Tuesday: Start Stacking Your Books and Make Spine Poetry!

Writing poetry isn't really a talent of mine—unless you count humorous/sarcastic haikus and "Roses Are Red" variants—but I do randomly stack books to create sentences and mini-mini short stories. Then I discovered that this a Thing: spine poetry! Naturally, I got sucked into the Internet and bounced from Pinterest to Tumblr to blog posts filled with books stacked and photographed to create a poem. 

So for no reason at all and with no prize promised, I challenged myself to see how many sentences I could create with the books in my office. My self-imposed rules were no title repetition and only using print books on my shelves. Here's what I came up with.

Deep in the shade of paradise, when you are engulfed in flames, this book will save your life.

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