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Netflix Announces Premiere Date for All the Light We Cannot See Limited Series

Netflix has announced that Shawn Levy’s Netflix limited series All the Light We Cannot See will premiere on Thursday, November 2. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doer, All the Light We Cannot See is the story of Marie-Laure (Aria Mia Loberti), a blind French girl who flees German-occupied Paris with her father, Daniel LeBlanc (Mark Ruffalo), to keep a legendary diamond from falling into the hands of the Nazis. Netflix has also shared the first teaser trailer and images from the upcoming series.

Scribner Launches a Poetry Program

This summer, Scribner is launching a new poetry program. Each season, the program — which is spearheaded by Scribner editorial director Kathryn Belden, executive editor Chris Richards, and assistant editor Emily Polson — will publish a new, original volume of poetry by a contemporary poet. The program’s inaugural title will be Bread and Circus by Airea D. Matthews, Philadelphia poet laureate. It’s out on May 30.

Nnedi Okorafor Reveals New Cover of Book 1 in the Desert Magician’s Duology

Nnedi Okorafor has revealed a new cover of the first book in the Desert Magician’s duology, illustrated by Greg Ruth. In a tweet, Okorafor wrote that the cover “is a result of a long conversation between [illustrator] Greg Ruth and me about the main character Ejii Ugabe and West Africa in 2074, and then Greg Ruth’s masterful artistic wizardry. In this new world rife with AI-generated images, I feel this is an important detail.” This is a deluxe, expanded edition of Shadow Speaker, which will also include a new introduction from the author. The book is available for preorder now and will publish from DAW Books on September 26.

Worst. Superhero Movie. Ever.

From Superman IV to The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl to Suicide Squad, these are the worst superhero movies ever made.