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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Rhys Hughes
« Last post by rhysaurus on November 16, 2018, 01:23:56 pm »
My early fantasy novella EYELIDIAD is available to be downloaded to kindle for free over the next three days...

Hope you enjoy! :-)
Ask the Authors and Artists! / Henghis Hapthorn is back!
« Last post by hapthorn on November 15, 2018, 07:26:11 pm »
“Hapthorn’s Last Case,” a 10,000-word novelette that carries on from the end of the third Hapthorn novel, HESPIRA, is now available for a free read in Lightspeed magazine.

There is also a podcast audio version.
Other Media / Soundtrack for The Wheel of Time?
« Last post by david_heath on November 15, 2018, 09:29:35 am »
Is anyone familiar with this album, A SOUNDTRACK FOR THE WHEEL OF TIME? Performed, produced and written by Robert Berry, it’s marketed as ‘Music inspired by Robert Jordan’s best-selling series’ but is apparently based on Berry’s soundtrack for the 1999 WoT video game! Personally, it didn’t do much for me. There were no stand-out tracks, and only a couple of pieces that I found remotely decent! Hopefully we will get a more stirring soundtrack if, and when, the proposed WHEEL OF TIME TV series hits our screens.
Books / Re: The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
« Last post by david_heath on November 14, 2018, 09:46:57 am »
Like your friends, I’ve only recently come to Robert Jordan’s epic cycle. So far, I’ve only read THE EYE OF THE WORLD, so am not in much of a position to enter into a discussion on the series. But I was wondering, what should I read next? Should I go straight to Book #2 THE GREAT HUNT or should I read the WoT prequel, NEW SPRING? My favourite character from Book #1 is Moiraine Sedai; I think she’s a wonderful creation. I’d like to learn more about her, and understand that NEW SPRING is very much her ‘backstory’?
Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« Last post by david_heath on November 13, 2018, 10:09:45 am »
I’ve just read THE SHORES OF VANAHEIM, Book 3 in Matt Larkin’s ‘Gods of the Ragnarok Era’ series. This, as the author says, “is a dark fantasy retelling of Norse mythology, chronicling Odin’s rise to godhood.” I really liked it but appreciate that ‘dark’ Norse fantasy may not be for everyone!
TV and Film / Wheel of Time Fantasy Drama Nabs Amazon Series Order
« Last post by david_heath on October 31, 2018, 06:15:35 pm »
I meant to post this a few weeks ago:

"Robert Jordan's epic world of magic and mysticism is being brought to the small screen. The long-gestating TV show based on Robert Jordan's epic The Wheel of Time novels is officially a go at Amazon. The streamer confirmed...that it had ordered the one-hour action fantasy to series, with Sony Pictures TV co-producing and Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), who adapted the books for TV, serving as showrunner."
TV and Film / Game of Thrones Prequel
« Last post by david_heath on October 31, 2018, 09:14:17 am »
Cinema Blend is reporting that "Naomi Watts has landed a starring role in the Game of Thrones prequel spinoff."

Full details here:
Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: David A. Riley
« Last post by David A. Riley on October 26, 2018, 01:10:29 pm »
You can now listen to one of my earliest short stories, After Nightfall, being read on The Gallery of Curiosities by Vic Mullin.

This story first appeared in David A. Sutton's fanzine Weird Window, and was reprinted the following year in Sphere Books' The Year's Best Horror Stories, edited by Richard Davis.

It was last reprinted in Otto Penzler's Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (Vintage Books) in 2011.

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: David A. Riley
« Last post by David A. Riley on October 25, 2018, 11:46:08 am »

I am pleased to reveal that my story, Romero's Children, will be translated and published in the next issue of the Russian webzine, Darker.

Romero's Children will be in their zombie issue -
Promote Your Projects / Ancient Magic
« Last post by Djibril on October 11, 2018, 09:18:08 pm »
Public event at the Institute of Classical Studies, London

Since ancient times humans have used magic to curse and protect, to harm and heal, to divine and constrain. Join us to explore the mystical objects and potent rituals of our magical past in this free Hallowe’en event. Expert talks from academics and an author will be followed by the opportunity to participate in a range of hands-on activities exploring ancient magic—from making your own curse tablets and poppets to divining the future and turning humans into beasts.

Date: October 31, 2018

Venue: Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Registration: Required, but free.

Speakers include: Helen King, Gabriel Bodard, Celia Sánchez Natalías, Sophie Page, Roz Kaveney. Plus hands-on activities. Ancient magic-themed costumes encouraged.
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