William Shatner

It is ironic that one of the books author Richard Matheson, who has died at the age of 87 according to publisher Tor/Forge, is best known for is 1956′s The Shrinking Man. While that novel related the tale of a person diminishing away to virtually nothing, Matheson’s influence on the science fiction genre continues to grow more than a half century after the book’s publication. Just last week saw the release of World War Z, a film which owes a huge debt to …

Macmillan announced the formation of Macmillan Speakers (http://MacmillanSpeakers.com/), a new agency that will place Macmillan's authors and other speakers at events and speaking engagements across the country. Founded by Ellis Trevor, formerly a publicist at St. Martin's Press, and Kathleen Gilligan, an editor at Thomas Dunne Books, the agency includes more than 100 speakers, including actor William Shatner and bestselling novelist Emily Griffin.

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