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Fandom Acts of Kindness

Fandom Acts of Kindness

A Heroic Guide to Activism, Advocacy, and Doing Chaotic Good

Fandom Acts of Kindness tells the stories of the good fans have done in the world, and serves as a dungeon master’s guide to how to be a hero yourself!

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The Princess Bride: The Official Cookbook

Perfect for fans, families, and Brute Squads, The Princes Bride: The Official Cookbook is the ultimate way for home cooks to plate up the adventure, comedy, and romance of everyone’s favorite film.

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Star Trek: My First Book of Space

Go where no board book has gone before with this cosmically awesome exploration of our solar system—and beyond!

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Star Trek: My First Book of Colors

Go where no board book has gone before with this exploration of colors seen across the galaxy!

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Somewhere Out There

My Animated Life

After more than five decades in Hollywood, Don Bluth, the man behind some of the most iconic animated films ever made, tells his story.

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From the Blog

Things We Loved This Week #13

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations including a series of sneak peaks, teasers, and box office predictions for some of Hollywood’s most famous fantasy, sci-fi, and comedic franchises. This week we’re giving you the inside scoop on the future… Read more Things We Loved This Week #13

Smart Pop Classics: Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. In “Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us” from Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern, David Brin discusses how beloved science fiction writer Anne McCaffrey redefined the notion of dragons, science, and the fictional feudal era that placed Pern in… Read more Smart Pop Classics: Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us

Things We Loved This Week #12

Things We Loved This Week #12

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations including a new book release and must-see new and upcoming blockbusters: Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Avatar 2: The Way of Water, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Top Gun: Maverick. The… Read more Things We Loved This Week #12