There have been a lot of great things in the news lately for fantasy readers – here’s a quick recap of some highlights that caught my attention:
George R. R. Martin
First we learned that the HBO adaptation of Martin’s book Game of Thrones will begin on April 17. This 10-part series is sure to be a hit not only with Martin fans but with all those who love epic fantasy. You can find out much more at the official site.
Then it was announced that the long-awaited book five of the A Song of Fire and Ice series has a firm publication date! That’s right, after six years of waiting fans can plan to spend their summer enjoying the 900+ pages of A Dance with Dragons.
(By the way, for those who need a few titles to tide them over, check out our If You Like… George R. R. Martin booklist)
Another highly anticipated fantasy book, The Wise Man’s Fear, book 2 in the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, is also now available after a lengthy wait by fans.
Tor.com Reader’s Poll Results
Actually, this piece of news contains both Science Fiction and Fantasy news. Readers were asked to vote for the “best SFF novels of the decade” and despite whether you agree with the results, there are some great titles on the top 10 list. (By the way, John Scalzi, author of the book at the #1 spot on the list – and a personal favorite – recently blogged that Old Man’s War is being adapted into a movie).
And in some “not so great” (but perfectly understandable) news, filming of The Hobbit has been delayed due to the recent earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.