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Book News: Stephanie Plum Cast!

  • One for the Movies: Stephanie Plum fans, your time has come! Variety has just announced that the first book in Janet Evanovich's popular series, One for the Money, is headed to the big screen.

    And the coveted role of Stephanie Plum will be played by...

    Katherine Heigl of Knocked Up (she's the one who wasn't the guy) and Grey's Anatomy. Oh, boy.

    Heigl will play Stephanie Plum, an unemployed lingerie buyer who becomes a bounty hunter to make ends meet.

    Fans are already expressing displeasure online.

    If you're a fan who isn't happy, cheer up — the project is being fast-tracked thanks to Heigl's star power, but there isn't even a director attached, so they aren't out of development hell yet.

  • "Italian poet Dante Alighieri didn't know it at the time, but 700 years ago, he mapped out a pretty sweet video game." NPR reports on the videogame Dante's Inferno, perhaps the best game based on a poem.

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Chris Bolton co-created the all-ages webcomic Smash, which will soon be published by Candlewick Press, and created the comedy series Wage Slaves. His short story "The Red Room" was published in Portland Noir from Akashic Books.

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  1. Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)
    Used Trade Paper $8.50
  2. Dante's Inferno Used Trade Paper $8.00
  3. One for the Money (Stephanie Plum...
    Used Trade Paper $6.50

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