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May 4th Special: Guide to Star Wars books

Back in April 2014, Lucasfilm rebooted the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the hundreds of tie-in novels, comics, and games, in order to make way for the Sequel Trilogy. Lucasfilm declared that all tie-in stories from that point on would officially count as canon. Lucasfilm set up a Story Group to oversee the overall Star Wars story and make sure everything ...

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Thrawn: My Favorite Star Wars Character

Star Wars fans who never read the Expanded Universe novels might not recognize Grand Admiral Thrawn, but he’s become one of the most popular characters in the franchise. Thrawn initially appeared in Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire trilogy, which was in the early 1990s as the official sequel to the Original Trilogy. For the first time, we learned what ...

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Book Review: Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer

There is something wonderful about good literature. The words, the phrases, the characters, the exciting plot twists – a good story of an amalgamation of many things working together. When we find a story that captures us, that plants its roots firmly in our imaginations, we quickly develop a deep and lasting appreciation for that work. Have you ever had ...

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Coming Soon: An Epic New Fantasy Series by Jason R Jones

In anticipation of the release of the first book in his epic 18 part series, to be released by Oloris Publishing, I had a Q&A session with Jason R Jones, author of “The Last Pantheon” series. 1.  We’ve spent a lot of time working on the text for ‘of spiders and falcons’ now.  I’ve read it three times, and I ...

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The Illustrated Harry Potter: First Look at the New Art!

In 2013 Bloomsbury announced plans for an illustrated Harry Potter series with brand new art from award winning illustrator, Jim Kay. Earlier today, the publishers gave us an official release date of October 6th, 2015 as well as a first look into the artwork of the series: The past two years have seen the publication of new editions of the Harry Potter series in both ...

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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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World War Kaiju Project By Josh Finney and Patrick McEvoy

I’m a regular listener to the Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing podcast and often I keep my ears alert for new books and projects that the Legendarium Media audience might find interesting. On one particular show, I first heard about the World War Kaiju graphic novel by Josh Finney and Patrick McEvoy. I wrote a short article about it some months ...

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Is That Tom Bombadil in your Pocket?

Harper Collins has now released the American version of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil Pocket edition! Complete with original illustrations from Pauline Barnes,the nifty little version also includes notes from Tolkien scholars Christina Skull and Wayne G. Hammond. From Amazon: “This revised and expanded edition of Tolkien’s own Hobbit-inspired poetry includes previously unpublished poems and notes, and is beautifully illustrated ...

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