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The Maze Runner Movie Stills You May Want to See

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The Maze Runner was out and has been showing in different parts of the world. For those who still don’t see the movie, find time to watch it and I assure you that it was an awesome movie.

            The Maze Runner Movie will give you the experience of leaving into the Glade. You will feel that you Thomas, or the other character. As RealAdvice.com stated, overall though, "The Maze Runner" is one of the better young adult oriented films we have seen this year. It's definitely worth a look and more.

Q&A for James Dashner

     
James Dashner
 September is the season for the “The Maze Runner Movie 2014.” And as part of it series of post with regards to the book and the movie will be posted here in Dystopian Hub. First is this Question and Answer for James Dashner featured in Answer.com.


Your new book, The Rule of Thoughts, is the sequel to The Eye of Minds. For those who haven't read it, can you summarize the plot of the Mortality Doctrine series?

The story takes place in the near future, when virtual reality technology is extremely advanced and lifelike. A teenager named Michael is a big gamer who is very skilled at programming. His help is sought when terrible things start happening in the virtual world, causing people to show up brain-dead in the real world. As he digs deeper and gets more involved, his own life becomes endangered and the line between what's real and what's not becomes blurred.

Ender's Game and Lord of the Flies heavily influenced The Maze Runner, your most popular novel. What sources did you draw from when writing The Rule of Thoughts?
The central idea for this series came to me way back in the '90s when I watched The Matrix for the very first time. That's one of my all-time favorite movies, and it heavily inspired this story. I'd also say that the movie Inception was a big inspiration.

Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry
“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
Lois Lowry, The Giver

"I’ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three. My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother: gentle, family-oriented, eager to please. Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always seemed to have their heads under the raised hood of a car. That left me in-between, and exactly where I wanted most to be: on my own. I was a solitary child who lived in the world of books and my own vivid imagination.

Because my father was a career military officer - an Army dentist - I lived all over the world. I was born in Hawaii, moved from there to New York, spent the years of World War II in my mother’s hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and from there went to Tokyo when I was eleven. High school was back in New York City, but by the time I went to college (Brown University in Rhode Island), my family was living in Washington, D.C.

Son (The Giver Quartet #4)

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Author: Lois Lowry

“It be better, I think, to climb out in search of something, instead of hating, what you're leaving.”
They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she never knew. What was his name? Was he even alive? She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.

Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book, The Giver, as well as Gathering Blue and Messenger where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.

Messenger (The Giver Quartet #3)

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Author: Lois Lowry

“He wept, and it felt as if the tears were cleansing him, as if his body needed to empty itself.”
"Messenger" is the masterful third novel in the Giver Quartet, which began with the dystopian bestseller "The Giver, " now a major motion picture.
Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Village once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.

Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet #2)

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Author: Lois Lowry

“Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none”

In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.

As she did in The Giver, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, and what will be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira's plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1)

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Author: Mary Pearson

“A six-inch blade. I smiled. Did he buy it? It was actually just shy of four—but very nicely weighted—and as Aunt Bernice noted, a little exaggeration was always expected when describing weapons, victories, and body parts.”

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Ready player One

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Author: Ernest Cline

“You'd be amazed how much research you can get done when you have no life whatsoever.”

It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune -- and remarkable power -- to whoever can unlock them.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved -- that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.

Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt -- among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life -- and love -- in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

A world at stake.
A quest for the ultimate prize.
Are you ready?