November 13, 2014 • Star Wars
Whenever some exciting news regarding one (or, in this case, three) of our books gets released, we kind of look like that scene from The Office. And while we're having some trouble staying calm, we think it's totally justified--we just got news that three of our books have been selected as part of Amazon's Best Books of 2014!
Find Momo was selected for the Arts & Photography category, Hollow City for Best in Teen & Young Adult, and the William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy was selected as an Editor's Holiday Gift Pick for Fun & Quirky Books! (It's like that last category was made for us!)
November 10, 2014 • Fiction: Ben Winters, Fiction: MG & YA, Star Wars
Update: Horrorstor has been added in the semi-final round! Thanks for voting it in, everyone!
Ah, the Goodreads Choice Awards. I don't know about you guys, but I get pretty psyched for them every single year. I knew they would be opening up this morning, and I had a hard time sleeping, waking up and checking Twitter to see if they had gone live.
This year, Quirk has
threeFOUR titles nominated in the Goodreads Choice Awards, and we are absolutely thrilled.
Go cast your votes! And congrats to Ben, Ransom, Grady, and Ian!
September 26, 2014 • Star Wars
I was probably 11 or 12 the first time I read William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, and ever since then I’ve read the book about every five years. Why do I keep coming back to it? There’s something I can’t shake in the story—the slow descent from order to chaos, the images it conjures of a society created entirely by boys, and of course the characters: the wise Ralph, the alluring and dangerous Jack, the annoying (but ultimately correct) Piggy.
August 19, 2014 • Cookbook: Desserts, Geek, Star Wars
Chocolate, geekery, and Do-It-Yourself-ing: 3 things we love, so why not celebrate them all? Follow these 5 simple steps to make delicious melt-in-your-mouth chocolates inspired by your favorite geeky interests. You can even add special goodies to your chocolates with our bonus tips on additional ingredients!
Gather your materials:
August 18, 2014 • Star Wars
Faux (gorgeous!) poster via Master Never
As we speak, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars Episode 7 is already in production.
We’ve been teased by casting announcements, script rumors, and Carrie Fisher’s Twitter (which also features lots of pictures of her dog, Gary), but as hard as the wait is 21st century Star Wars fans can find solace in at least one thing.
Namely, unlike a previous generation who had to agonize years between Empire and Jedi we have access to tons more Star Wars stuff to fill the gap. Before the age of home entertainment, fans had to rely on multiple in-theater viewings to burn the beloved trilogy into their brain. And even after the trilogy had concluded and the VCR Revolution made it possible for people to own a piece of the magic fans felt themselves wanting more. That’s where the books came in.
It started as a few one-off novels in the 1970’s, then exploded in 1991 with The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. Ever since, Star Wars novels have given fans a steady stream of battles, complex plot twists, new planets, new characters, and the growth and development of older ones. And the best part is that George had the foresight to insist that anyone who wanted to write a Star Wars book had to take into account what was already established. It wouldn’t make sense to have Chewbacca die in one novel and then have another author write a book where he was alive and well and celebrating Life Day. That continuity got fans even more invested in the world they came to view as an extended family in space.
So, while J.J and company get busy filming let’s take a lesson from an older and wiser generation and get busy reading!