Book News — Thursday, 12th May, 2011

Rise of the Governor

  • Entertainment Weekly has cover art for The Walking Dead novel Rise of the Governer.
  • Brett Ratner has taken on the role of Director of The 39 Clues film adaptation, a position recently vacated by Steven Spielberg.  The film will follow the multimedia adventure about the Cahills, the most powerful family in the world, and the search for the source of that power.  From Empire.
  • John Niven talks to BBC News about his third book, The Second Coming, in which Jesus is a hippie who spends all his time in Heaven partying, and is sent back to Earth to clean up the mess he’s made.
  • The British Library will have a special exhibition on Science Fiction this summer, including childhood works from the Bronte Sisters.  From SFX.
  • Researchers have found 20 previously unpublished stories by Anthony Burgess, the writer of A Clockwork Orange.  From The Guardian.