July 31, 2013

"The Hobbit: Part 1" Extended Edition Announced



Now this is what I've been waiting for!! Read more for info... [if more info is announced, pre-orders etc... I'll do a 'reminder post' the day this comes out with all the info.]

July 30, 2013

"The Princess and the Queen" [excerpt] by George R.R. Martin



"The Princess and the Queen is a novella consisting of material written by George R.R. Martin for The World of Ice and Fire but cut when it ran drastically over-length. Rather than lose the material, Martin decided to publish it in his anthology Dangerous Women. It replaces the fourth Dunk and Egg short story, The She-Wolves, which will instead be published later in a different venue.
The Dance of Dragons began in 129 AL, one hundred and sixty-nine years before the events of A Game of Thrones. It was the conflict that saw most of the lesser branches of House Targaryen and almost all of its dragons destroyed.
The Princess and the Queen is a narrative history, taking place at the outbreak of the Dance of Dragons." 


And here is a taste from the version appearing in the Dangerous Women anthology.


July 29, 2013

Play With Your Friends


I'm going to post about one of my favorite activities that has been re-discovered in the past two years - board games!

"Words of Radiance" (Stormlight Book 2) Cover Art




Here is the cover art for Words of Radiance, Book 2 in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight series by Michael Whelan.....

July 28, 2013

Massive George R.R. Martin Interview

 
 
 
 
George R.R. Martin has recently been interviewed by IO9. Here is the whole thing....
 

July 25, 2013

George R.R. Martin Is Not Your Bitch (or Mine)



Waiting for The Winds of Winter? Yes, me too. Although, patiently and respectfully, while wishing George the best in terms of writer's progress, and wellness overall. Here is a re-post from Neil Gaiman's blog a while ago to any 'naysaying fans'....

July 23, 2013

July 18, 2013

65th Emmy Nominations



I almost forgot about the Emmys! Here's the nominations, as well as my take.....


July 17, 2013

"Man of Steel" spoiler free review

Superman willingly surrenders in Man of Steel. The cuffs, and the act, are his way of trying to fit into humanity, showing humans he means no harm.
(ed note: my next post will be about Bluesfest...still making that list!) I finally got around to seeing Man of Steel, the first good Superman movie since 1978. Here's what I thought.


July 10, 2013

"The Strike at Shayol Ghul" by Robert Jordan


This was posted on the internet by Robert Jordan in 1996. Back then, that basically means that it's free...and it's circulating long enough that by now it's sure to be. This short piece explains the imprisonment of the Dark One, and the events surrounding it.


Read more....