WWWednesday: November 14, 2012

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsIn case you are looking for gift ideas for your favorite bibliophile, artist cedarMyna has a collection of beautiful travel posters for literary locations. Who wouldn’t want one of these?

Sword and Laser’s latest introduction to authors and interview featured Robin Hobb.

Alan Baxter wrote a guest post over at SF Signal on what urban fantasy means.

How much of a nerd am I that I am considering taking one of these master’s level courses on The Hobbit? There’s also classes on Science Fiction and Latin. Do I really need another degree?

John DeNardo wrote an excellent post at Kirkus Reviews about science fiction books for people who watch science fiction television.

The fourth episode of The Storyboard with Patrick Rothfuss aired last week, focusing on how roleplaying can help your writing. It features guest authors Myke Cole, Naomi Novik, Peter V. Brett, and Saladin Ahmed.

Tor/Forge is giving away a backpack stuffed full of great books, including some of FanLit’s faves. Head over there to enter the  sweepstakes.

A whole bunch of wonderful authors talk about how William Goldman‘s book The Princess Bride influenced their writing.

What have you seen on the internet this week?


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RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.

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3 comments

  1. That got me through a lunch hour. Thanks. And yes, you need a masters degree in The Hobbit.

  2. I agree with Sarah. Go for it!

  3. At my university I noticed signs that a professor had put up to promote his new course on The Game of Thrones.

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