Romance Plagiarism, Feb. 20, 2019 | Book Pulse

Today brings news of plagiarism allegations in romance. The Man in the High Castle will end after season four and has a new teaser trailer making the announcement. Nightflyers has been canceled but the NYT has more details on George R.R. Martin's more successful show. The animated film version of Green Eggs and Ham gets a trailer.

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Romance Plagiarism

Courtney Milan accuses another writer of stealing from The Duchess War. Here is the tweet. LA Times has the details and Milan has more on her blog as well. The story is also getting coverage on Smart Bitches Trashy Books, which reports on the wider lifting of text.

Reviews

NYT reviews Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval by Saidiya Hartman (W.W. Norton): "a rich resurrection of a forgotten history ... Her rigor and restraint give her writing its distinctive electricity and tension. Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire by David Thomson (Knopf): "an argument — or several arguments — wrapped in a film history wrapped in a memoir."

The Washington Post reviews Trump Sky Alpha by Mark Doten (Graywolf: Macmillan): "This is speculative fiction as burning ring of fire."

NPR reviews Nobody's Looking at You: Essays by Janet Malcolm (FSG: Macmillan): "brimful of all the eloquence, erudition and insight a thoughtful reader could want. Now, if it had just a touch more steel." Also, Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad (Riverhead: Penguin): "a novel suffused with the possibility of menace."

USA Today reviews Daughter of Moloka'i by Alan Brennert (St. Martin's: Macmillan), giving it 3.5 stars and writing "Brennert’s polished work extends an evocative, emotionally rich family saga to an important moment in American history, and the readership he won with the first book will be grateful he took his time."

Briefly Noted

Entertainment Weekly interviews Anissa Gray, The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls (Berkley: Penguin).

LA Times interviews Karen Bender, The New Order: Stories (Counterpoint).

The Atlantic spotlights Sea Monsters by Chloe Aridjis (Catapult; LJ starred review).

Entertainment Weekly features Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire by Elaine Shannon (William Morrow: Harper).

Paste excerpts By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery (Page Street Kids: Macmillan).

Bitch Media excerpts The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman (Little, Brown: Hachette).

Jen Petro-Roy, Good Enough (Feiwel & Friends: Macmillan), has an essay in Salon.

The NYT reports that Fantagraphics Books will republish four adult books by the late Tomi Ungerer.

Authors on Air

NYT sums up what is known about season 8 of Game of Thrones.

NPR interviews Andrew McCabe, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump (St. Martin's: Macmillan).

Going from screen to page, Entertainment Weekly writes about The Legends of Greemulax by Kimmy Schmidt, with Sarah Mlynowski (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers: Hachette).

Deadline Hollywood reports that Loner by Teddy Wayne is headed to HBO. Also, Neil Gaiman is working on another TV series, a new version of Jim Henson's The Storyteller. The Man in the High Castle will end after season 4 on Amazon (there is a new teaser trailer out for it).

The Hollywood Report writes that Nightflyers has been canceled by Syfy. Also, Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game That Won the War by Simon Parkin has been optioned for a potential film.

Meg Wolitzer annotates a page from The Wife for PBS NewsHour.

Green Eggs and Ham gets a trailer.

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