Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 05/29/13

This week, we have more news and spoilers about upcoming books, Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who, sci-fi series, and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.

You can still help our publisher Silvia Moreno-Garcia crowdsource her novel Young Blood, to be published by Innsmouth Free Press if she’s successful. Think near-future Aztec vampires and narcoterrorists in Mexico City. Go here to find out more and get a sneak peek. You can check out a trailer for the book here.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

This looks to be a week packed with interesting short story collections. Paul Kane’s The Spaces Between comes out on June 1st from Bad Moon Books. It has all of the author’s long shorts and novelettes, some of which are award-winning, and is illustrated by Charlie Adlard. At the same time, Samhain is resurrecting Stephen Laws’ The Midnight Man, a collection that obtained praise from horror greats like Ramsey Campbell, but has become quite hard to find since its publication at the turn of the millennium. The rerelease has been revised and expanded. Then there is editor Stephen Jones’ Zombies! Tales of the Walking Dead, which promises an array of zombie tales from modern and classic horror masters such as H.P. Lovecraft and Joe R. Lansdale.

Of course, there are also quite a few new novels for any horror fans to sink their teeth into. David Searls’ Yellow Moon begins with the appearance of tunnels all around the small town of Cleary, follows the children that become lost down the tunnels’ paths, and then shows the consequences of the return of the children. Angel City is the middle volume of Jon Steele’s Angelus Trilogy, the opener of which I covered a few weeks back. It seems poised to significantly deepen the mysteries and up the pace of the action.

Layton Green is starting a new horror/thriller series based around Dominic Grey with The Diabolist. The book starts with the murder of a Satanic priest and soon delves deeper still into black magic. Meanwhile, John Mantooth’s debut, The Year of the Storm, shows a teenager faced with the aftereffects of his family’s vanishing during a storm – and the strange possibility of their return. Ronald Mafi’s Cradle Lake also deals with coping with tragedy. Scarred by two miscarriages, its protagonists take shelter by moving to a small town that seems idyllic. But its perfection may have more than a little to do with the strange shrines in the forest.

Finally, the week has more than a few kindle releases, some of hard-to-obtain titles. Graham Masterton’s novel Demon’s Door can now be gotten as an ebook, as can Elizabeth Knox’s Daylight. Joining those, Samhain is bringing Jonathan Janz’s Night Terrors and Frazer Lee’s The Lucifer Glass to the Kindle.

Once Upon a Time (Sunday nights, 8pm, ABC)
By Heather S. Vina

TV Guide had a little spoiler tidbit from last week:

Question: What’s going to happen to Storybrooke on Once Upon a Time?

NATALIE: Just because most of the ABC’s fairy-tale drama’s main characters went through a portal to Neverland does not mean we won’t be seeing Storybrooke next season. In fact, Emilie de Ravin, whose Belle has been left in charge of the town, confirms that she’ll continue to be a series regular in Season 3. The Lost alum also notes that even though Belle’s memories are all intact, it doesn’t mean she’ll write Mr. Gold off for his actions while she was Lacey. “She was going along with it though, so therefore you can’t blame him if you’re the one saying, ‘Kick that guy’s a–,” she says, noting that Belle will be devastated about his absence when the show returns. “But also she’ll gain her strength back and she’ll have to if she’s going to protect an entire town.”

Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

The final ratings came in for “Nightmare in Silver.” The episode received an official rating of 6.64 million viewers, which gave it a share of 27.1% of the total television audience.

The show also received a Peabody award. The award was accepted by Steven Moffat, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman in New York on May 20, 2013.

Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

For Netflix subscribers who have been enjoying the first season of their original show Hemlock Grove, good news: The company is looking at making a second season of it.

For fans of the CW’s cancelled Cult, the remaining episodes are set to air on Fridays, starting June 28.

The season finale of Orphan Black is set to air this Saturday, June 1. You can see the trailer for the episode here.

Supernatural (Wednesday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

The show repeats tonight with season eight premiere “We Need to Talk about Kevin” and “Everybody Hates Hitler” on Friday. Don’t expect to see Friday repeats much in July, since the CW will be burning off the rest of the episodes of Cult in two-hour blocks on Fridays from June 28th onward.

The show is at the top of a chart for shows that improved their ratings (or didn’t lose demo) the most in the past season.

Also, the show has been nominated in the Teen Choice Awards for Fantasy/Sci-Fi Show, and both Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki for Fantasy/Sci-Fi TV Actor.

Finally, the ratings for the repeat on Friday of “As Time Goes By” were a 0.3/1 and 760 thousand in audience.

We’ll be back next week with more spoilers. Stay tuned and check out our reviews of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Event, Once Upon a Time, Grimm and Supernatural.

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