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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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Beneath An Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan Volume Two by Caitlin R. Kiernan (book review)

August 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beneath An Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan Volume Two by Caitlin R. Kiernan  (book review)

In the introduction by S. T. Joshi reflects as much his literary preferences as the work of American author Caitlin R. Kiernan in stating that she does not describe herself as a horror writer but as an author of weird fiction. The differences between these two genres are debatable and they are perhaps best thought […]

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His Dark Materials cast reveal for daemons and bears (oh my) (news).

August 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
His Dark Materials cast reveal for daemons and bears (oh my) (news).

HBO and the BBC have made with some more cast details for their His Dark Materials TV adaption. Alongside the previously announced cast for the series (Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy And Lin-Manuel Miranda) are the actors who will voice the humans’ animalistic daemon characters. Each human is accompanied by a daemon; the physical […]

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Shades Of Milk And Honey (The Glamourist Histories book 1) by Mary Robinette Kowal (book review).

August 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Shades Of Milk And Honey (The Glamourist Histories book 1) by Mary Robinette Kowal (book review).

Mix Jane Austen’s novels with the ‘Twilight’ juggernaut and you pretty much have where this book, ‘Shades Of Milk And Honey’, is going, though of course this being the world where no self-respecting fantasy author can possibly tell their tale in a single volume, it’s merely the first instalment of a five-book story. It’s also […]

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Potential Riftwar TV series out for the count (news).

August 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Potential Riftwar TV series out for the count (news).

Sad news, but Raymond E Feist has now reported that the much hoped for Riftwar-based TV series has dropped off the radar for the foreseeable future. On his blog this week, Raymond says, “As is the case often in dealing with entertainment, plans often do not pan out. I would like to publicly thank bcdf […]

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