Today we’re announcing the next BattleShips tournament that will put literature’s most iconic relationships against each other. It’ll be a gory online battle to find out which book or book series has the best relationship ever! Will it be Harry Potter or Twilight? The Fault In Our Stars or Divergent? You decide!

It’s no secret that we at Hypable love books and all they have to offer us: action, drama, mystery, and much more.

One thing that almost every book has in common is romance, and that stirs our little shipper hearts. We wanted to bring you a competition that would not only revive the shipper communities in older fandoms like Harry Potter or Twilight, but also give you a chance to express your love for your newest OTPs from books like Divergent or the Percy Jackson series.

What is this BattleShips thing?

Well, anonymous reader, we’re glad you asked! If you don’t know what BattleShips is, it’s a tournament that rallies the greatest couples from a certain genre (books, movies, etc.) and puts them against each other in an online poll to the metaphorical death. If you’d like to see how these competitions played out in the past you can check out our BattleShips page that contains all our past battles from our BattleShips – Classic TV tournament.

Still confused about BattleShips and this whole shipping thing in general? Take a look at our first ever BattleShips post, which explains the idea of shipping and OTPS and all that other nonsense you’ve already read about so far. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask in the comments below!

How will this BattleShips work?

First come the nominations! In this post, you’ll nominate your favorite book or book series using the comments section below. You can only nominate one book per comment. If you see that one of your fellow readers has already suggested a book you wanted to nominate, use the up vote button on the existing comment. We will use the seven books that receive the most up votes. If you nominate more than one book in your comment, we’ll be confused as to which book or series is actually being up voted.

In addition to the seven visitor-nominated books, we’ve already selected the biggest book fandoms on Hypable to be a part of this tournament. They include:

  • Harry Potter
  • Twilight
  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Heroes of Olympus
  • Divergent
  • Hunger Games
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Mortal Instruments
  • The Host
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Sookie Stackhouse
  • Fifty Shades of Grey

You cannot nominate one of the books or series already mentioned above because they’re already in the tournament.

Once we have completed our list of books, the time for ship choosing is here. Each book will have a poll to determine which relationship deserves to represent it in the book vs book battles.

After ship nominations, the battles finally begin. A seeded bracket style tournament will randomly pair these books up against each other and it’s up to you to decide who wins. Vote for the book or couple you like most, until they get named Best Book Ship of All Time!

But Harry Potter and Twilight are movies…

Incorrect! Although both book series have been turned into major motion pictures the characters started off on paper, and that is what we want to focus on. This particular tournament is about the book characters, not the movie characters. If you hated Edward and rooted for Jacob in the movies, but wanted Edward to win Bella’s heart in the novels, then vote for Edward and Bella!

When you vote, it’s important to take into consideration the authors’ work, not the movie industry’s! Let’s recognize the hard work the authors put into creating and developing these characters and relationships, and try to ignore the theatrics of Hollywood.

Which book or series do you nominate?

Remember, if you see the book you were going to nominate already in the comments below, please up vote it rather than leaving a second comment.

Netflix announces new Bill Nye the Science Guy talk show

BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!

11:39 am EDT, August 31, 2016

Warm up those microscopes — Bill Nye is coming back to television thanks to Netflix!

Netflix has announced Bill Nye Saves the World, a new talk show slated for Spring 2017.

In a statement, Netflix says “each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.”

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Warm up those microscopes — Bill Nye is coming back to television thanks to Netflix!

Netflix has announced Bill Nye Saves the World, a new talk show slated for Spring 2017.

In a statement, Netflix says “each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.”

“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science,” said Bill Nye in a press release.

“Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”

Netflix also promises that “In Bill’s unfiltered style, he will bring in special guests, conduct experiments and demonstrations, and ultimately let the facts lead the argument.”

Bill Nye is best known for Bill Nye the Science Guy, the half-hour PBS show that ran from 1993 through 1998.

The theme song is iconic. Science RULES!

The new Netflix series seems like a continuation of Bill Nye the Science Guy, so we’re very excited for the new show to launch in 2017.

Sherlock’s official social media channels have released a portrait to promote series 4!

The new Sherlock series 4 photo depicts Mr. Holmes (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) working that mind palace as Watson (Martin Freeman), sporting some plaid, looks to their left. Quite frankly, the boys are looking great here.

Sherlock series 4 photo Benedict Cumberbatch Martin Freeman

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Sherlock’s official social media channels have released a portrait to promote series 4!

The new Sherlock series 4 photo depicts Mr. Holmes (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) working that mind palace as Watson (Martin Freeman), sporting some plaid, looks to their left. Quite frankly, the boys are looking great here.

Sherlock series 4 photo Benedict Cumberbatch Martin Freeman

The first Sherlock series 4 trailer premiered last month at San Diego Comic-Con, where Cumberbatch teased that “a lot comes home to roost this season… it’s ballsy.” Indeed, the trailer suggests that the characters have a lot to be concerned about. Check it out below:

The new season of Sherlock doesn’t have a premiere date, but it’s expected to launch in late 2016 or early 2017. Perhaps today’s portrait release suggests that some more news is on the horizon!

The last season of Sherlock aired in early 2015, but the busy schedules of Cumberbatch and Freeman have left the show with production challenges.

Netflix announces ‘Stranger Things’ season 2, adds first cast member

Back to the upside-down!

8:52 am EDT, August 31, 2016

Coming as absolutely no surprise whatsoever, Netflix is bringing Stranger Things back for a second season!

Can we get a YAAAS?

Netflix’s hugely successful ’80s horror series Stranger Things has been renewed for season 2. The news hit Wednesday morning, and fans are already losing their minds (as well they should).

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Coming as absolutely no surprise whatsoever, Netflix is bringing Stranger Things back for a second season!

Can we get a YAAAS?

Netflix’s hugely successful ’80s horror series Stranger Things has been renewed for season 2. The news hit Wednesday morning, and fans are already losing their minds (as well they should).

Here’s Netflix’s official announcement video:

The video plays the show’s eerie theme, over what appears to be the season 2 episode titles: “MadMax,” “The Boy Who Came Back to Life,” “The Pumpkin Patch,” “The Palace,” “The Storm,” “The Pollywog,” “The Secret Cabin,” “The Brain,” and “The Lost Brother.”

Netflix has confirmed that there will be nine episodes of Stranger Things season 2. Writers/creators Matt and Ross Duffer will return, along with executive producers Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. No news of cast changes yet, although we know that four new characters will be showing up.

Related: You need to be watching Netflix’s new series Stranger Things

We’re stoked to see this awesome series return for a second season. No spoilers, but Stranger Things season 1 kind of ended on a major cliffhanger, which needs to be resolved.

While we’re glad to have official confirmation that the show is returning, there never really was a question, considering the series’ popularity. In fact, we’ve already compiled a list of 60 questions the show needs to answer.

The Duffer brothers have also been pretty candid about their future plans for the series, hinting that season 2 will pick up at least a year after the first season ended. They’re further implying that the show could continue for as many as seven seasons, to mirror Harry Potter and allow us to watch the kids grow up.

“I think we talked like a larger time jump where the kids are older now and it’s a different decade,” Ross Duffer tells EW. “That’s something we batted around from the very beginning. But for us, there’s still more story here, there’s still things that are unresolved.”

But first, let’s wait and see if Stranger Things season 2 can maintain the momentum of season 1. As much as we love Netflix series, they’ve been kind of hit-and-miss with their second seasons.

‘Stranger Things’ season 2 premieres in 2017