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Netflix confirm release dates for Season 2 of SENSE8

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Netflix have confirmed the release dates for Season 2 of Sense8. Season 1 of Sense8 consisted of 12 episodes released on 5 June 2015. Season 2 will again consist of 12 hours, but the release pattern will be different. The first 2 episodes will be released as a two-hour event TV movie - a "Christmas special" - on 23 December this year. Show More Summary

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

Tad Williams' modern classic The Dragonbone Chair is available for only 2.99$ here.Here's the blurb:With The Dragonbone Chair, Tad Williams introduced readers to the incredible fantasy world of Osten Ard. His beloved, internationally bestselling series Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn inspired a generation of modern fantasy writers, including George R.R. Show More Summary

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (November 28th)

In hardcover:James Luceno's Star Wars: Catalyst debuts at number 10.In paperback:Stephen King's The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is up one position, ending the week at number 8.Ted Chiang's Story of Your Life and Others is up seven spots, finishing the week at number 8 (trade paperback).

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can download James S. A. Corey's excellent Leviathan Wakes for only 2.99$ here.Here's the blurb: Welcome to the future. Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still...Show More Summary

Pottermore Discusses the Life of Ariana Dumbledore

WARNING: Fantastic Beasts Spoilers below! As we know from the Harry Potter series, Albus and Aberforth Dumbledore’s younger sister, Ariana, was killed tragically at aged 14. Pottermore has discussed the circumstances leading to her death. Show More Summary

More castmembers announced for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

CBS has announced two more actors for their new Star Trek TV series, Discovery. Doug Jones will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet officer from an alien race not before seen in the franchise. The actor has a history of working with Guillermo...Show More Summary

GIVEAWAY: Win A Thousand Nights Companion Series Prize Pack (Spindle and A Thousand Nights by EK Johnston)

Fantasy Book Critic is excited to partner with Disney-Hyperion to offer a giveaway of A Thousand Nights Companion Series by EK Johnston. One very lucky winner will receive a copy of A Thousand Nights and a copy of Spindle! Spindle is the newest book in A Thousand Nights Companion Series. Show More Summary

Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts Round Up: Fiennes Possessive of Voldemort, Jared Harris Comments on Dumbledore Rumors, More

A lot has been happening in the Harry Potter world this year, both with Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts adding to the Wizarding World. Looking forward, it is just going to get crazier with four more Fantastic Beasts films and Cursed Child coming to America. Jared Harris commented on fans calling for him to reprise...read more!

Pottermore OFFICIALLY Says “Cursed Child” in talks to Open on Broadway in 2018

Pottermore just announced that Broadway talks for J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany’s Harry Potter play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, are officially underway. The lengthy article gave an estimated date of 2018, and the Lyric Theater as Cursed Child’s New York home. Show More Summary

TOMORROW: Evening at Waterstones with 3 Authors of “Fantastic Beasts” Film Companion Books

Tomorrow, Friday December 2, Waterstones London – Piccadilly location will be hosting an evening with three authors of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them companion books. The guest speakers of the evening include Dermot Power (concept artist on the film and author of The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Ian Nathan...read more!

Matthew Lewis Leads ‘Into Film’ Q&A Events at Schools in Leeds

Yesterday, Matthew Lewis visited a number of schools in leads, to talk to Primary and Secondary school pupils about the film industry. Matt led a Q&A event hosted by Into Film, an organisation which aims to educate children about the film industry, and enables children to learn through film. He spoke to 600 pupils at Pudsey...read more!

Tyranny

The world of Terratus has fallen under the heel of the Overlord Kyros. For four centuries the armies of Kyros have spread across the known world, conquering territory after territory, until only the southern landmass know as the Tiers remains contested. Show More Summary

Pottermore Uncovers Details on British Library’s 20th anniversary of Harry Potter Celebration

As Leaky reported back in August, The British Library will be the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone.  The anniversary celebration will include a year long campaign, special anniversary edition books and co-hosting an exhibition from The British Library. Show More Summary

‘Harry Potter’ Stars’ Sunglasses up for grabs in in charity appeal

You could own Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Robbie Coltrane, Dawn French, Zoe Wanamaker or Stephen Fry’s glasses, if you bid in an Specs Appeal’s charity auction! Until the 5th December, bidding is open on more than 120 celebrity sunglasses for Specs Appeal, which will help the charity’s work in helping blind people to see again, and improving...read more!

Review of Biting the Sun by Tanith Lee

Biting the Sun is an omnibus containing both of Tanith Lee’s Four BEE novels, Don’t Bite the Sun and Drinking Sapphire Wine, originally published in the 1970s. These two short science fiction books work best as a single volume: the first...Show More Summary

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Box Office Update

Last weekend, we reported Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opening box office numbers. It did fairly well, by definition, successful. Why wouldn’t it; it’s a truly amazing movie. On it’s opening weekend Beasts grabbed $75 million in the USA box office, and $143.3 million in foreign box offices. Having spent around $180 million on the project, Warner...read more!

Happy Belated Birthday Bill Weasley!

Yesterday was the eldest Weasley child’s birthday. Pottermore celebrated by posting fun facts about Bill Weasley. Tweets included trivia questions and polls on when Bill met Harry, how many OWLs he received (same as his brother, Percy), the date of his wedding to Fleur Delacour, his middle name and more. How many of these trivia...read more!

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

Don't know for how long, but you can now download Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes for only 2.99$ here.Here's the blurb:WINNER OF THE 2015 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL#1 New York Times bestseller! In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

Trust is fleeting, while betrayal is timeless. Alas, life is crowded with lies. So be bloody, be brave, be happy. For at the end of every tale, nobody is who they seem to be...- BRIAN LEE DURFEE, The Forgetting Moon (Canada, USA, Europe)

Creator of HAMILTON working on NAME OF THE WIND TV series, movie and...stage show?

Lin-Manuel Miranda has gained recent fame as the creator, writer, songwriter and star of hit Broadway musical Hamilton, based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. His next project will be epic fantasy, with him tapped to work on on Lionsgate's multimedia Kingkiller Chronicle project. Show More Summary

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