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Somewhere Out There

Book Announcement: Somewhere Out There

We’re thrilled to be kicking off 2022 with a book announcement and cover reveal! If you love animated films, you won’t want to miss the forthcoming memoir by Don Bluth. Somewhere Out There: My Animated Life will hit bookshelves on July 19. Book Description After more than five decades in Hollywood, Don Bluth, the man… Read more Book Announcement: Somewhere Out There

Smart Pop’s Top Posts of 2021

Happy December, Smart Poppers! Here, at the end of the year, we’re already looking ahead to exciting projects coming in 2022, but we’re also pausing to reflect on highlights from 2021. We launched a brand-new site, published so many great new books, travelled to conventions again…what a year! As we get ready to take a… Read more Smart Pop’s Top Posts of 2021

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Smart Pop Classics: Rethinking Dexter

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. In “Rethinking Dexter” from The Psychology of Dexter, Lisa Firestone considers: What if Harry was all wrong about Dexter? What if Dexter actually wasn’t the psychopath that Harry thought he was? And even if Dexter did fit the psychopath description,… Read more Smart Pop Classics: Rethinking Dexter

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Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit at Mysterious Galaxy

Geek out with us! Mysterious Galaxy hosted Robb Pearlman, author of Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit, and Erin Macdonald, amazing astrophysicist and Star Trek science consultant, for a delightfully nerdy conversation about the book. Tune in and watch the replay! Conversation highlights include: Life lessons Robb and Erin… Read more Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit at Mysterious Galaxy