Arrival. Poster of the 2016 movie and cover of the 2002 book, Stories of Your Life
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Stories of Your Life
Ted Chiang, 2002
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Denis Villeneuve, 2016

Linguist Louise Banks’s daughter Hannah dies at the age of twelve from an incurable illness. Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors.


The Last Tycoon. Poster of the 2016 TV series and cover of the 1941 book, The Love of the Last Tycoon
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The Love of the Last Tycoon
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1941
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Billy Ray, 2016-2017

Monroe Stahr, a charismatic and skilled studio executive, grapples to find his footing in the film industry and the larger world. As he faces a power struggle with his boss and mentor, Pat Brady, his attention is captivated by a young Irish waitress. Her presence might be the catalyst he needs to craft a truly significant film in his pursuit of influence and success.


The Front Runner. Poster of the 2018 movie and cover of the 2014 book, All the Truth Is Out
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All the Truth Is Out
Matt Bai, 2014
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Jason Reitman, 2018

After finishing second to Walter Mondale in the 1984 Democratic Party presidential primaries, former Senator Gary Hart is now the widely accepted frontrunner in the 1988 Democratic Party presidential primaries. Leading up to the formal launch of his campaign in April 1987, some of Gary’s campaign staff are concerned he won’t open up about himself, instead focusing on ideas and policy.


The Darkest Minds. Poster of the 2018 movie and cover of the 2012 book
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The Darkest Minds
Alexandra Bracken, 2012
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Jennifer Yuh Nelson, 2018

In a dystopian future, a contagious disease called Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration kills nearly 98% of all children and teenagers, leaving the survivors with unusual abilities. These survivors with superpowers are imprisoned worldwide. Ruby Daly is an Orange which means she has the psionic ability to get into people’s mind.