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Firefly Canon To Expand With Original Book Series

Titan Books and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products will publish an original series of books tied in to Joss Whedon’s TV series Firefly. According to Entertainment Weekly, the books will be official titles within the Firefly canon. Whedon will serve as consulting editor. The first three books will be Firefly: Big Damn Hero by Nancy Holder (October 2018), Firefly: The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove (March 2019), and Firefly: Generations by Tim Lebbon (October 2019). Learn more about each title here.

Penguin Young Readers Announces Diverse Books Imprint

The new imprint, Kokila, will focus on publishing diverse books for children and young adults. Penguin Young Readers has named Namrata Tripathi, previous associate publisher and editorial director of Dial Books for Young Readers, to head the imprint as publisher. Kokila’s debut list will launch in the summer of 2019, and will release about 15–20 fiction and nonfiction titles annually. Their list will include picture books, middle grade and young adult books, and graphic novels.

1,600 Occult Books Now Digitized And Online

A while back, we mentioned Dan Brown’s sizeable donation to Amsterdam’s Ritman Library, enabling the library to digitize thousands of occult texts. Well, 1,617 of the texts from the digital education project (“Hermetically Open”) are now available online. Have at it (or, maybe, proceed with caution?).