WWW: January 12, 2011

It’s time for another World Wide Wednesday. Things are beginning to settle down after the holidays. We are all now dealing with extra weight, and extra fruit cake. The pickings were slim for good articles, but I managed to find a few gems. Hope you all enjoy, and don’t hesitate to leave a comment or two. In the coming weeks if 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 as a comment below. Let’s get started:

1) Goodreads Choice Awards: Some of the winners I was surprised by, most I was not. I don’t understand how the Wheel of Time books keep winning all these popularity contests. Before Jordan bought the farm all I heard fans say was how Jordan had lost his touch and that WoT was a complete mess. I’ve never started the series. I was warned off by my brother who, by book 6 or 7, was suffering nose bleeds from the plot chronology.

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews2) Game of Thrones’ will bring winter to April: This better rock my world, cause I’m sick of hearing about it. Martin‘s quote at the end of the article made me laugh, “The scary thing is if these guys catch up with me!”…HA! Scary won’t begin to describe the reaction of the ASOIAF nerds if that happens.

3) Another Potter Plagiarism Case Dismissed: The book in question was titled The Adventures of Willy the Wizard. Sounds like the title to a really bad porn film.

4) The Gaiman is now married: Sorry ladies, but The Gaiman was recently hitched to Amanda Palmer. I would usually reserve this news for the chum below, but it is Neil Gaiman we’re talking about. I could hear the wistful sighs from billions around the world when the news broke.fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews

5) British writer China Miéville gives science fiction a sexier image: Since Neil is taken, why not set your sites on China Miéville? Ok, I wouldn’t normally post this kind of article, but I found it amusing that Miéville’s sexiness is the hook of the article, and not that he’s won a metric crap-ton of awards.

6) Lord of the Rings Alternate Ending: This made me laugh. I can’t count how much time I’ve wasted on youtube with LOTR remixes.

Author Chum

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In this section I’ll post bits and pieces of news from various fantasy authors:

That wraps it up for this week. Thank you for joining me! Feel free to post your own links in the comments below, or submit them to me for next week via the contact form.


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JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff September 2009 – September 2012) Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on Tolkien. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. Justin lives in a small home near the river with his wife, their baby daughter, and Norman, a mildly smelly dog. He doesn't have much time for reviewing anymore, but he still shows up here occasionally to let us know how he feels about stuff.

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2 comments

  1. Nose bleeds from reading WoT. LOL!!
    Actually that’s not so funny now that I think about it, I read up to book 5 or 6 and I think I suffered nose bleeds too. I just didn’t realize that was the cause. :)

  2. Neil Gaiman or China Mieville. Now THAT would be a choice I’d love to have to make — dreamy, both of ’em. Must be that British accent.

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