Category Archives: Fiction

From Page to Projector: ‘Planet of the Apes’

This month saw the release of the latest in one of science fiction’s most well-known movie franchises, “Planet of the Apes.” The franchise that includes eight movies and a TV series all spawned from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel about an … Continue reading

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Gettysburg author Jessica James wins Southern Fiction award

Gettysburg author Jessica James is the first two-time winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, according to a news release. James first won the prestigious literary award in 2011 for her Civil War novel “Noble Cause,” … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘I, Robot’

Classic science-fiction is one of those strange genres of literature that seem to lend well to film adaptations in their imaginative look at the future and what may lie ahead for the human race. However, it is easy for movie-makers … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

HBO’s popular fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” based on George R.R. Martin’s continuing book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” concluded its fourth season last week. The third book, “A Storm of Swords,” was split between seasons 3 and … Continue reading

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York author Rachel Walter fills everyday stories with meaning

York author Rachel Walter, 27, and her husband, Randy, were transplanting a rosebush in their yard one day. They didn’t know what color the roses would be on the rosebush, as it had not bloomed yet. “Do you know what … Continue reading

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York County educator releases new novel, “Casting the First Stone”

Having spent 27 years as an educator, Lisa Lawmaster Hess often heard her colleagues joke about writing a book. Now, two years after declaring her intent to retire early, Hess is celebrating the release of her first novel, “Casting the First Stone.” … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Young-adult novel adaptations are hardly anything new in recent years, but unlike the vast majority of installations in the genre, the one sitting atop the box office as of the publication of this review is neither fantasy nor dystopian. “The … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘How To Train Your Dragon’

I’ll always remember 2010 as a killer year for animated movies. “Despicable Me” was charming and fun, “Tangled” issued in a new era of Disney cartoons (setting the path for “Frozen” to take over the Internet), and “Megamind” was an … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

I love superhero movies. The “Avengers” movies, the bevy of Batman films, the Spider-Man franchise (both of them!) — the genre is filled with exciting, engaging and occasionally thought-provoking films. One of the first big modern superhero franchises was Marvel’s … Continue reading

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Megan Erickson returns with ‘Make It Count’

by Sarah Chain, for Book Buzz When Megan Erickson began writing her newest novel, she didn’t set out to write something funny. A scene just popped into her head – a girl, sitting in a college library, zoning out as … Continue reading

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