Thanks for stopping by for another World Wide Wednesday. It’s been kind of a slow news week in fantasy. It’s been difficult finding anything worthwhile. The internet is full of Game of Thrones screens and trailers. I’m getting kind of sick of it actually. I’m looking forward to the show, but enough with the “OMG!! look Eddard Stark has different boots in this scene WTFBBQ!!!” Oh well, if in the coming weeks you find something interesting you think everyone should read, drop me a line via the contact form and let me know, or just post it below. Let’s get started:
1) Diana Wynne Jones, Children’s Author, Dies at 76: As the author of beloved works like Howl’s Moving Castle, she will be missed. We’ve reviewed much of her work and hope you’ll try it if you’re not familiar with it already.
2) Douglas Adams’ lost Doctor Who story is becoming a book : Very cool. I will be sure to keep an eye on this. As both an Adams and Who fan, I find this irresistible.
4) 7 Excerpts from J.K. Rowling books that were never written: Excerpts from books she should have written.
5) Japan’s fantasy films act as a buffer against the reality of the natural world: How fantasy is helping the Japanese cope with disaster.
6) Self-published author acts like a moron: This is the reason why a lot of review sites refuse to touch self-published works. It’s a shame really, ’cause I’m quite certain there are tons of great independent authors out there.
7) A science fiction, fantasy and horror auction in aid of the Red Cross Japanese Tsunami Appeal: A good idea and a very worthy cause.