The holiday season is upon us, so it’s time to start looking into some of the year’s best book releases to give to your loved ones. This year sees many selections to choose from for fans of properties like Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons, Dracula, and Frankenstein and authors like Anne Rice and J.R.R. Tolkien; tie-ins for Die Hard, Planet Of The Apes, The Walking Dead,, and Stranger Things, as well as titles by authors like Raymond E. Feist, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Grady Hendrix, and R.A. Salvatore.
Check out here below our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2018 for Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks for our favorite holiday gift picks for this year for the reader in your life.
Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles: An Alphabettery Paperback | Kindle
Compiled and written by Becket
Introduction by Anne Rice
Publisher: Anchor Books
Release Date: October 23, 2018
I have long been a fan of Anne Rice because of the way she blends the supernatural or preternatural with the sensual or suggestive. This sense of familiarity binds the characters together in such a way that we, as readers, are enabled to see the similarities in people and places rather than the differences. In Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles: An Alphabettery we get a full frontal view of this concept without reservation. Read on to find out more!
It’s been a hell of a past handful of years for Bryan Fuller. He was creator and showrunner on Hannibal, which ran from 2013 to 2015. He was creator and showrunner on Star Trek: Discovery, a dream job for him, before having to step down as showrunner. He was co-creator and co-showrunner on American Gods with Michael Green, before they departed as showrunners in November. He’s been working on a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories for Apple.
It wasn’t clear exactly why Fuller decided to walk away from American Gods. Considering it was both he and Green at the same time sounds a lot like creative differences with the studio. But we may now know of another reason. It’s been announced that Fuller has joined the creative team developing The Vampire Chronicles, a TV series based on author Anne Rice‘s book series of the same name, which began with Interview with the Vampire in 1976. This is another dream job for Fuller, as you can read about in the announcement below.
Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra Ramses The Damned #2 Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
By Anne Rice & Christopher Rice
Publisher: Anchor Books
Release Date: November 21, 2017
The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned is my favorite of all things Anne Rice. For almost thirty years, I have loved that novel. The elegance and horror that exist side by side on those pages embodies everything I look for in a book. In no way is it the perfect example of any particular writing style or genre; instead it is a spectacular balance of the greatness that is needed to create a classical work of prose.
So you can only begin to imagine how ecstatic I was to learn that Rice was reviving these characters for a new release titled Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra. This was to be a dream come true, literally (pun intended).