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Andy Weir, Lev Grossman, Ernest Cline, Melissa de la Cruz, James S. A. Corey, and Christina Lauren talk about how their novels are coming to life in TV and film.

We're in a heyday for science fiction and fantasy on screen, whether it's the big screen or the small. Some of the most popular series out there take advantage of the in-depth world and character building of book series to populate their vivid worlds. Ernest Cline (author of Ready Player One, soon to be adapted for the screen by Steven Spielberg, and the upcoming Armada), Melissa de la Cruz (author of Witches of East End, Lifetime show by the same name), Andy Weir (author of The Martian, a Ridley Scott-directed adaptation will be released later this year), Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (as James S. A. Corey, author of Leviathan Wakes, on which the upcoming Syfy show The Expanse is based), Lev Grossman (author of The Magicians, soon to be a Syfy show), and Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (as Christina Lauren, author of Beautiful Bastard, which has been optioned by Constantin Film) discuss how their creations are coming to life on screen.

Learn more about Ernest Cline's ARMADA: http://bit.ly/1Lgavr0 Amazon: http://bit.ly/1Mu1SHP Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1I2u7Qb Powell's: http://bit.ly/1CGVsFc BAM: http://bit.ly/1Sn4edv IndieBound: http://bit.ly/1LiEcaL Target: http://bit.ly/1O6sCi7 Walmart: http://bit.ly/1Sn4j0M

Learn more about Andy Weir’s THE MARTIAN at: http://bit.ly/1RkIQdB Amazon: http://bit.ly/1LSfjmP Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1eG9XOD Powell's: http://bit.ly/1HfXUkX BAM: http://bit.ly/1HOox1M IndieBound: http://bit.ly/1CoLlVj Target: http://bit.ly/1JPh84K Walmart: http://bit.ly/1G7i3FQ

About the book: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Learn more about Lev Grossman’s THE MAGICIANS at: http://bit.ly/1NSTRgE Amazon: http://bit.ly/1S8VjMG Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1HbcI1Z Powell's: http://bit.ly/1HbcKqL BAM: http://bit.ly/1eGaK1K IndieBound: http://bit.ly/1J4rPdS Target: http://bit.ly/1KOMhFw Walmart: http://bit.ly/1Cpt4ri

About the book: Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn’t real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn’t bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin’s yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they’d imagined. Psychologically piercing and dazzlingly inventive, The Magicians, the prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestseller The Magician’s Land, is an enthralling coming-of-age tale about magic practiced in the real world-where good and evil aren’t black and white, and power comes at a terrible price.

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