Walter Mosley’s ‘Disciple’ is a story of our times

Walter Mosley, Disciple, Tor, 2013. Hogarth, who goes by the name of Trent, defines himself as a "fat loser". He is overweight, has a boring job as a data entry clerk, watches films, anime, porn and more or less lets life go by him. Until one morning, Hogarth is contacted over the internet by someone...

NYCC Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of ‘Star Wars’ With ‘From a Certain Point of View’ Event

Star Wars: A New Hope turned 40 in May and this year has been a continuous celebration of it beginning with the Star Wars Celebration convention. Most recently, to commemorate this auspicious event, Lucasfilm partnered with Del Rey Books to produce From a Certain Point of View. 43 authors gathered together to tell 40...

‘Real American’ tackles cultural and self acceptance

Real American, a memoir written by Julie Lythcott-Haims, is a process of socialization and cultural acceptance. Lythcott-Haims, a New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult, invites us into her life experiences over a series of prose. Prose that will make you laugh, scratch your head (only 3 visits to a...

Review: Leia Princess Of Alderaan by Claudia Gray

Of all the books in the Journey To Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this book gives us an in depth look at one of the new characters in The Last Jedi: Amilyn Holdo, the character being played by Laura Dern. The focus of this story is the training and lifestyle of Leia on Alderaan. She...

BGN Review: Doctor Who Paper Dolls

The Doctor Who paper dolls collection is a celebration of 12 Doctors and 14 Companions. The book also has a few pages devoted to tips for personal cosplay. I’m not the craftiest of people but I found this book very easy to use. All you need is a sharp pair of scissors and some time for...

BGN Comic Review: Wonder Woman #32: Children of the Gods

**Spoilers for Wonder Woman: Children of the Gods below** Wonder Woman #32, reveals more clues into the death of Hercules and how it connects to previous events with the Justice League. At A.R.G.U.S. Dr. Peril, has been tasked with examining the withered body of Hercules, to determine his cause of death. Dr. Peril informs Diana and Steve...

BGN Book Review: ‘Phasma’ by Delilah S. Dawson

October is Star Wars Reads Month! I will be sharing some reviews of my recent reads all month. First up: Delilah S. Dawson's Phasma. Take a moment and pretend you know nothing about Phasma. What does your imagination conjure up that this book would be? If you’re anything like me, you might have thought it would be...

Marvel Legacy: Next Big Thing Panel at NYCC

Over these coming months, Marvel looks to begin the next chapter of their universe. There will be a huge return of classic heroes and villains. They will also return to the original series numbering system as a nostalgic nod to their first comics. In the Marvel Legacy panel Vice President and Executive editor Nick...

BGN News Beat: The Week’s Biggest Headlines

What's going on in the TV world? This past weekend was New York Comic Con. Follow all of our coverage here. The cast of The CW's Black Lightning has gained a new cast member. Grammy Award winner Jill Scott will be playing Lady Eve. According to EW, Lady Eve will be the connection between Tobias Whale, who is played by...

NYCC Exclusive: The Museum of Artemis Presented by Audible

Thursday night over at New York Comic Con was a presentation from the company Audible about "Museum of Artemis" narrated by actress Rosario Dawson. Audible celebrated the upcoming November 14 exclusive release of the audiobook Artemis, a heist story set on the moon by "The Martian" author Andy Weir.  It was a pretty cool...
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