As Orbit so succinctly put it, “Twenty years. Thirteen books. Forty million fans. And now the final battles approaches.” Orbit have revealed the cover and release date for the final installment in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, ‘A Memory of Light’, which is set to hit shelves worldwide in January 2013. ‘And it came to [...]
Well would you look at that. 2012 has arrived, and is already starting to fly by. Resolutions have already fallen by the wayside, but the holiday fat is beginning to disappear (hopefully). Work is starting back, school as well, and the days are getting shorter or longer, depending on where you live.
And there is a new crop of books just waiting to be printed, pressed and delivered.
Ryan Lawler and Josh Hill have set out to give you the run down on the best, biggest, and … the rest, of the fantasy books being published in 2012. So have a read, and stick around all week as we build up to their personal choices for Most Anticipated Books of 2012.
This time around it’s those books of 2012 that aren’t necessarily our favourites, but we’ll be reading, enjoying, and looking forward to. They are the big name authors of the year that just miss our cut for Most Anticipated, coming the beginning of next week.
Brandon Sanderson, easily one of the most popular fantasy authors currently writing – and maybe ever- talked recently on tour about the last Wheel of Time book, ‘A Memory of Light’, as well as reading from his new up and coming 20,000 word novella, Legion, that will be published sometime next year.
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The long tail of news from San Diego Comic Con is always a lengthy process, and it’ll continue for awhile as people find their videos, upload them, etc. On Thursday of the con, the Putting the ‘Epic’ into Epic Fantasy panel had maybe a thousand people packed into Ballroom 6A, where authors George R. R. [...]
The fine folks over at Suvudu have been busy over the past weekend, with San Diego Comic Con providing lots of opportunities for interviews at the con. Some of the interviews are below, but really, you should head on over to Suvudu to check out all the awesome stuff that they do each and every [...]
It’s rare to come across a standalone novel that’s so full of content as Warbreaker. Once again Sanderson manages to create an interesting world full of mysteries, while telling you a gripping story full of plot twists and mind games. Warbreaker tells us of two countries, Indria and Hallandren, that used to be one, but [...]
Today, Tor released chapter two of the new Mistborn novel The Alloy of Law as part of the build up to its release on November 8th. Here is a sample of that chapter: Waxillium raised an eyebrow as Wayne stepped forward. He’d removed his hat and duster, and had plastered his upper lip with a [...]
On 17th June 2011, The Magic Circle in Euston hosted the David Gemmell Legend Awards for the third time running. Cosy yet elegant, the venue has become synonymous with the awards and remains the perfect venue for celebrating the fantastical within each of us. Set up in 2009, the DGLA was designed to celebrate the [...]
At a glittering awards ceremony at The Magic Circle in London last night, the winners of the third David Gemmell Legend Award were announced. For the Morningstar Award for Best Newcomer, the winner was Darius Hinks for Warrior Priest. For the Ravenheart Award for Best Cover Artist, the winner was Olof Erla Einarsdottir for the [...]
JK Rowling launches Pottermore.com JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series has launched a new website, Pottermore.com. A Harry Potter fansite, the Leaky Cauldron, said it got a preview of the new site reporting that “it is one of the most amazing, engaging, and breath-taking additions to this fandom imaginable.” No word [...]