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The COOLEST Book Series Ever Published - SteveSekai
The Ologies are a series of illustrated fantasy books presented in a fictional encyclopedic format primarily edited and authored by Dugald Steer. They are published by Templar Publishing in the United Kingdom and Candlewick Press in the United States. The books have been very popular in sales; the first book, Dragonology, remained on the New York Times' children's bestsellers list for 76 weeks.
Each of the books is given a fictional "author," and purport to be "lost" journals of fictional investigators. Since the books follow an encyclopedia format rather than a narrative, Steer has said that, "It's slightly different from traditional reading. Readers can dip in and out, but the essential story is told in a linear way."
In 2008, Universal Studios acquired the film rights to the Dragonology series, with Leonard Hartman set to write and executive produce the adaptation. In August 2012, it was reported that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci would produce the film for Universal.
In October 2012, it was reported that Carlos Saldanha, the director of the Ice Age and Rio films, is developing for 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios an animated feature film based on Alienology: The Complete Book of Extraterrestrials.