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First Trailer for “Le Petit Prince” Now Online

Le Petit Prince (Eng: The Little Prince) by Antoine du Saint-Expurey is widely hailed as the most well-known and popular French book and has had fans of the charming story clamoring for a film adaptation for years. Now, the first trailer for an animated movie based on the novella has been released. Check it out below! (Yes, it’s in French. ...

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Pottermore Announces New Content for 12 Days of Christmas

J.K. Rowling is giving Potter fans a new gift this Christmas. Well, twelve gifts, to be exact. The interactive site Pottermore announced that they will release a new “Christmas surprise” on each of the twelve days leading up to Christmas: We’re feeling extra generous this year, so we’re bringing you early gifts this Christmas. Starting Friday, December 12, we’ll be releasing ...

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Star Wars: Dark Disciple Cover Art Revealed!

StarWars.com just revealed Matt Taylor’s new cover art for the upcoming Asajj Ventress/Quinlan Vos novel Dark Disciple set for release July 7 of next year. Take a gander and let us know what you think! Based on a series of scripts originally written for the unaired seventh season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and starring ex-Sith bounty hunter, Asajj Ventress, and ...

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Interview with The Riddles of the Hobbit Author Adam Roberts

 The Riddles of The Hobbit by Adam Roberts asks many questions including What are the riddles in The Hobbit? Why are there riddles in The Hobbit? What’s so interesting about riddles? And, What exactly is a Hobbit? I had the opportunity to interview Professor Roberts via email because I was, alas, unable to interview him at Royal Holloway University, London ...

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NC ComiCon 2014: Realizing Epic Worlds on Paper and the Screen

Three writers and artists joined forces Saturday at the 2014 NC ComiCon to share their experiences in building fictional worlds with an audience of fans and aspiring creators. Ben Caldwell, a cartoonist whose credits include “Action! Cartooning,” “Fantasy! Cartooning,” and artwork for Star Wars: The Clone Wars comics, got the panel started. He advised would-be writers and artists to develop ...

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Why Fantasy Matters

“Artists use lies to tell the truth.” These words were spoken by Evey Hammond to the masked terrorist/freedom fighter V in V for Vendetta, echoing Pablo Picasso’s words, “Art is a lie that makes us realize truth […]” Despite the dystopian and relatively fantastical setting of the film, those words spoke truer to me than any lecture I ever sat ...

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Strange 8 by K.L. Nappier

Strange 8 by K.L. Nappier is an exciting collection of eight short stories that have been inspired by folk lore and faerie tales readers will know well. Each story has a wonderfully different narrative voice, a different setting, and each will have you shouting, “Oh, no way!” with that last little twist at the end. I particularly enjoyed the strength ...

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C.S. Lewis and Women: Portrayals in The Chronicles of Narnia

“What is disturbing in the Narnian Chronicles, as well as in the whole range of Lewis’s literary corpus is the way in which ultimate good is depicted as ultimate masculinity, while evil, the corruption of good, is depicted as femininity” – Kath Filmer from the chapter “Masking the Misogynist in Narnia and Glome” from The Fiction of C. S. Lewis ...

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How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Silmarillion”

The Silmarillion is my favourite of Tolkien’s work. I love the vaulted language, the imagery, the intertwining of everyone’s fate, and the dark magic that encompasses the whole work. For many fans reading The Silmarillion is more like doing anthropological research than reading a fantasy novel. Its a denser read than The Lord of the Rings and definitely more so ...

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The Perilous Adventure, Reading Fantasy, and ABC’s THE QUEST

  “Don’t the great tales never end?” 
”No, they never end as tales,” said Frodo. “But the people in them come, and go when their part’s ended.” There is no other genre of fiction that I adore as much as I do fantasy. Fantasy books take us to a realm of deep magic, of unlikely creatures, of new enchanting worlds, ...

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