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Third Black Iron Legacy novel by Gareth Hanrahan now on the way (book news).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Third Black Iron Legacy novel by Gareth Hanrahan now on the way (book news).

Emily Byron at Orbit UK has acquired world rights for a third Black Iron Legacy novel by Gareth Hanrahan. The Gutter Prayer is the first volume of The Black Iron Legacy and was published by Orbit in the UK and US in January 2019. Cari is a drifter whose past and future are stranger than […]

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Assassin’s Creed #001 (comic-book review).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Assassin’s Creed #001 (comic-book review).

From its origins as a video game, the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ franchise has successfully been spun out into a number of different media, including graphic novels and comics. The central idea is that there are two hidden forces at work in the world and have been for centuries. One is trying to bring humanity into a […]

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His Dark Materials gets its November release date (news).

September 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
His Dark Materials gets its November release date (news).

His Dark Materials, Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy novels of the same name, will hits the streams on Sunday 3rd November 2019 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, as well as HBO. The eight-part adaptation tells the story of Lyra, the young protagonist who lives in Jordan College, Oxford. Placed there at the […]

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Sword And Pen (The Great Library book 5) by Rachel Caine (book review).

September 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sword And Pen (The Great Library book 5) by Rachel Caine (book review).

Fire is capable of destroying in a way that is spectacular and devastating. Precious things, whether mementos lost in a house fire of important archaeological artefacts like those destroyed in the conflagration in Rio’s Museum can never be replaced. Most people have heard of the fire that supposedly destroyed the Great Library of Alexandria. It […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2019, Volume 136 #742 (magazine review).

September 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2019, Volume 136 #742 (magazine review).

The March/April 2019 issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ contains a bumper crop of pieces, including a novella, three novelettes, eight short stories, two poems and six articles. I’ll highlight a selection of my favourites. The longest item here is R.S. Benedict’s fantasy novella ‘All Of Me’, which follows the complicated fortunes […]

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Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin: heading for the TV screen, one ‘mo time! (news).

September 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin: heading for the TV screen, one ‘mo time! (news).

Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea has had quite a few dodgy attempts in the past to jump into movies and TV series, so let’s hope that Jennifer Fox has more luck in making a new TV series worthy of the fans’ deep love for Earthsea. https://deadline.com/2019/09/earthsea-based-fantasy-book-series-television-a24-jennifer-fox-1202709659/ The Offworld Report – the best news offworld our SFcrowsnest.

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Actor Will Poulter joins Lord of The Rings TV series cast (news).

September 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Actor Will Poulter joins Lord of The Rings TV series cast (news).

Actor Will Poulter of Black Mirror Bandersnatch, Midsommar, and The Maze Runner-fame had joined Amazon Prime’s Lord of The Rings TV series. Well done, him. Extra helpings of Lembas bread at second breakfast for everyone involved! https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/lord-of-the-rings-series-amazon-will-poulter-cast-1203321951/ The Offworld Report – the best news offworld our SFcrowsnest.

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The Lake Boy by Adam Roberts (book review).

September 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lake Boy by Adam Roberts (book review).

‘The Lake Boy’ is a novella by Adam Roberts told in the form of a diary or journal. Once upon a time, people used these to record the events of their everyday life in this way, like a blog or Facebook profile except they kept it to themselves instead of boring the entire world with […]

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Son Of A Witch (The Wicked Years book 2) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Son Of A Witch (The Wicked Years book 2) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

‘Son Of A Witch’ is book two in ‘The Wicked Years’ series by Gregory Maguire. This is one of many books by Maguire based on famous myths, legends or other stories where he takes a different look at the original. In this book, we’re following Liir, who may or may not be the son of […]

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Lord Of Secrets (The Empty Gods book 1) by Breanna Tientze (book review).

September 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lord Of Secrets (The Empty Gods book 1) by Breanna Tientze (book review).

‘Lord Of Secrets’ is book one in ‘The Empty Gods’ series by Breanna Tientze. In this short fantasy book, we’re following Corcoran Gray as he manages to get himself imprisoned and on the run from the Mages Guild, while trying to search for his grandfather. Along the way, he becomes involved with a runaway slave […]

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