The library has the first three graphic novels in the recent Black Panther series and we have just ordered the fourth. If you liked the movie and want to learn more of the back story, borrow these today! You’ll find them on our new bookshelf.
It’s been about a month since season 1 of Luke Cage was released on Netflix. So, obviously, everyone has finished it by now, right? Yes? No? Either way this post is spoiler free, unless you consider literature references spoilers.
Luke Cage makes a ton of literary references. It names titles and authors that have made their mark on African American culture, as well as simply nodding to some bestsellers and other well known works. Luke Cage is a well-read man, as are the villains in the show. It’s wonderful to see so many books and authors acknowledged on television for the effect they had on people and culture.
A Luke Cage Syllabus was created by Tara Betts over on BlackNerdProblems.com. If you get the chance to look at it, I highly recommend it. It’s well done and the length of the list is impressive. It also includes notes on when the book was referenced in the show and recommendations for further reading.
Here are a few of the titles from the #LukeCageSyllabus #Season1 that we have at the Durham Tech Library. This isn’t a comprehensive list of the books and authors we have from the list, and if you’d like to read something we don’t have we can get it for you through Interlibrary Loan.
2016 brings a new crop of movies coming to a theater near you that are based on books. Below is a list of books you can check out from the Durham Tech Library to read before the movie comes out. Then you can proclaim the book better than the movie with confidence!
Today, NASA announced that they’ve found proof of liquid saltwater on Mars. It’s an announcement that makes one day finding living microbes on the surface more likely than ever before. With the movie adaptation of The Martian by Andy Weir coming out soon it seems like a good time check out what science has to say about the red planet, and through fiction discover what our preoccupation with the red planet says about us.
All of the books below are available to check out of the library. This list includes both new and classic science fiction, as well as a guide to all the questions a person might have about space travel.
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive–and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old ‘human error’ are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills–and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit–he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him? Now a major motion picture!
Premium cable can be expensive or, if you’re like me, you like to marathon an entire season of a show instead of waiting impatiently for the season to unfold. (Thank you, Netflix for indulging me on this.)
Well, you Game of Thrones and Outlander fans, have we got the solution for you: Check out the book versions of your favorite series!
See all the additional people killed and maimed in books 1-5 of George R.R. Martin’s awesome fantasy epics before the new season starts on April 12 on HBO:
See how much manlier and brawnier Jamie is (and how different Frank is) in book 1 of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series before season 1, part 2 starts on April 4 on Starz:
(Need more Jamie and Claire? Ask a librarian about interlibrary loan to get your fix.)
Click on the images to go to the Durham Tech Library Catalog.