The second set of books in the Shannara universe.
We haven’t had a regular book review in a while, so lest we seem ill read, here you go.
I’ve finally gotten around to reading Pierre
Boulle’s original novel, Planet Of The
Apes. You know where to find the review.
The Nebula Award winners were announced on
Saturday. You can read about them here.
Check out the Hugo nominations here.
The novel adapted from an early draft of the
Spider-Man movie script is on store
shelves. There are minor spoilers below, but
nothing that would be news to comic book fans or
anyone who has seen the previews for the movie.
Still, if you want to stay spoiler-free, here’s
the short version: it’s good. I will
see this movie on opening night.
The sixth and latest novel in the “Ender’s Game”
series is out in paperback. Read more if you
want to read the review. (Don’t read the back of
This is just cool. The fantasy epic, Beowulf, lives on in a new, actually-readable, translation by Dr. David Breeden. I remember reading one of the older translations in high school, and thinking, “man, this would be a good story if it made any sense.” This version is eminently readable, and breathes new life into the oldest of the old school.
It seems Stephen King is ready to retire. I
think he’s probably the most successful
horror-fantasy authour out there. I wonder if
anyone’s going to try and fill into the market
void he’ll leave behind. The details are here.