The Alloy of Law reviews are pouring in, but sadly the biggest news is the passing of Anne McCaffrey. We have lost one of the greats. Her craft will be continued by the current crop of talented fantasy authors, and you can check out interviews with a few current greats like R.A. Salvatore, Patrick Rothfuss, Lev Grossman, Terry Brooks and Daniel Abraham below. Also, Brandon Sanderson talks about writing the Infinity Blade novella. Cool stuff.
A few reviews this week, but the real story is the interview onslaught, kicked off by a Brandon Sanderson sitting down with Fantasy Magazine, and continuing with a plethora of interviews with authors like R.A Salvatore, George R.R. Martin, Lev Grossman, and others.
Interviews galore this week, featuring everyone from old hands like R.A. Salvatore and Neil Gaiman, to relatively fresh talent like Lev Grossman and Mark Charan Newton. A couple of Game of Thrones scripts set for charity auction were heisted this week, and we get a first look at the new free MMO based on Tad Williams’ Otherland. It looks absolutely sick.
Lev Grossman’s The Magician King hit stores this week, and created an appropriate amount of buzz in the blogosphere. While Grossman owned the week, there’s a lot going on overall, from interviews with George R.R. Martin, Peter S. Beagle and Patrick Rothfuss to a great article on the NY Times discussing fantasy’s place in the modern world. Fantasy is mainstream, people. Rejoice.
Great reviews this week including A Feast for Crows, more Game of Thrones HBO series previews, and a preview of the Game of Thrones: Genesis video game. Interviews with Joe Abercrombie and Guy Gavriel Kay, and don’t forget to check out the history behind popular fairy tales post.
Reviews of A Game of Thrones, Gauntlgrym and The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack this week, along with interviews of Mercedes Lackey, Cherie Priest and Mark Charan Newton. Check out the best moments from Red Dwarf, the passing of Brian Jacques, and Joe Abercrombie appearing in TIME magazine.
Reviews this week of The Way of Kings, Gauntlgrym, City of Ruin and more. Interviews with Robin McKinley, Brandon Sanderson and Mercedes Lackey, and another HBO Artisans video was released spotlighting the Game of Thrones series.
A fairly calm week in the fantasy blogosphere, with only one review of note crossing the wire. Naomi Novik swings by The Dragon Page, and R.A. Salvatore chats with Del Rey. Barnes & Noble released a full color, Android-based Nook this week, which will fill the slot between cheaper e-ink readers and the full-featured iPad starting at $500. The new Nook has a great price point, starting under $300 around $250. The Hobbit movie is officially staying in New Zealand, and check out the footage from the lead costume designer for the new HBO Game of Thrones series.
The fantasy blogosphere is abuzz this week with great reviews of The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie, the Swords and Dark Magic anthology, Stoneweilder by Ian C. Esslemont, and more. Authors were busy this week with interviews with Brandon Sanderson, Raymond E. Feist, Gail Z. Martin, R.A. Salvatore and Brent Weeks. The cover for The Crippled God by Steven Erikson was released, Martin Freeman confirms his role as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, and R.A. Salvatore is giving away his first Drizzt novel, Homeland, as a free eBook.