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Collage of adapted films from books by Frank Herbert

Remembering Frank Herbert, the Dreamer of Dune

October 07, 2022

A barren, desert planet inhabited by hostile tribes, a ruthless galactic emperor, and a young man whose training in the mystic arts will unfold his special destiny.


Monica Zepeda and her debut novel, Boys of the Beast

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Monica Zepeda

September 19, 2022

Monica Zepeda is a third-generation Mexican American from Southern California who lives by the beach with her husband and their unbelievably cute cats. She earned an MFA in playwriting before working in the entertainment industry.


The Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas

Exploring the Worlds of Robert E. Howard: Father of the Sword and Sorcery Genre

May 27, 2022

From a small town in West Central Texas came the stuff of legends—kings, warriors, evil sorcery, and monsters. Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) wrote hundreds of short stories published in the pulp magazines of his era, although he is best known for the sword and sorcery character Conan the Barbarian.


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