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SNEAK PEEK: Excerpt of Chapter 2 (Merit) from Soleri by Michael Johnston (Excerpt Intro by Michael Johnston)

Fantasy Book Critic is excited to welcome Michael Johnston to our blog. Michael Johnston is the author of Soleri, which will be published June 13, 2017 by Tor. Today, Michael has stopped by to introduce us to Soleriand provide us with a sneak peek at Chapter 2 of the book. Show More Summary

Myke Cole interview

As mentioned recently, when I elected to resume doing interviews after my long hiatus, I started by checking which speculative fiction authors were releasing something new in the near future. Myke Cole, whose upcoming novel won't be published until next fall, didn't meet that criteria. Show More Summary

More information on Stephen Donaldson's new fantasy trilogy

11 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

Way back in 1977 Stephen Donaldson helped shape the modern fantasy genre with Lord Foul's Bane, the first book in The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever. He has completed three series in the same setting, totalling ten books, as well as an additional fantasy duology (Mordant's Need) and an excellent five-volume space opera, The Gap. Show More Summary

Hedwig Loose in Professor McGonagall’s Classroom

Well, not the owl herself, she having taken a killing curse in battle to save Harry and all. A haunting rendition of her theme from the movies was recorded by the King’s Singers at Durham Cathedral, which served as the set for McGonagall’s Transfiguration classroom....read more!

AMERICAN GODS gets an airdate

12 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

The TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods has now gotten an air date. The eight-episode first season debuts on Sunday 30 April on Starz in the United States. It will air the following day on Amazon in the UK.

Warwick Davis to Host ‘Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary Panel

As one of the largest movie franchises world-wide, the annual Star Wars celebration is a huge deal and important to many people, fans and creators alike. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, episode IV, A New Hope, which premiered in 1977. To kick off this years celebration, there will be an all-star panel on...read more!

Kushiel's Justice

In my humble opinion, Jacqueline Carey's first Kushiel trilogy was one of the most awesome speculative fiction series of all time. Hence, Kushiel's Scion, the first volume in the second trilogy, had very big shoes to fill. Which, in retrospect, was probably unfair as far as expectations go. Show More Summary

‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Cast Round-Up and More!

We’ve got an extensive round-up for you this Thursday, Potter fans. Considering Harry Potter cast and crew are among the most prolific and generous in the business, it’s no surprise they fill the media outlets with news. So let’s get on with it! The St. Helens Star reports that director David Yates was added to the Citizen...read more!

#LeakyFantasticGiveaway Winners & Runners-Up!

As you may remember, The Leaky Cauldron recently hosted a Fantastic Beasts giveaway, and we’re finally bringing you news of the winners! The instructions were to draw (with accompanying description and/or annotations) or write a description of a fantastic beast entrants had “discovered” in their travels as professional Magizoologists. Show More Summary

Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author Website Order Harmony Black HERE Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Long Way Down Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The White Gold Score Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Redemption Song Read Fantasy BookShow More Summary

‘Cursed Child’ Playwright’s New Musical Opens This Week

Playwright Jack Thorne, who just this week took home the Best Play Award from What’s On Stage for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has a new production opening February 24 at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre in London. Junkyard, Thorne’s first musical, was inspired by his own childhood experience, as reported recently by Leaky....read more!

Quote of the Day

Some things never changed: No one gave a shit what we were up to. It was none of their business if someone else got robbed, or killed, or worse. The greatest invisibility tech that had ever been invented was simple apathy.- JEFF SOMERS, Avery Cates: The Bey (Canada, USA, Europe)

Katherine Waterston: Narrates a Novel and Navigates the Dangers of Space

Katherine Waterston, of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fame, is a busy woman of late. She’s currently involved in a number of projects in addition to the filming of our favorite upcoming sequel. She lent her voice to the audiobook of friend Katie Kitamura’s novel, A Separation, and she appears in a new...read more!

See Emma Watson Sing in New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Clip

We’ve already heard snippets of Emma Watson singing as Belle, as Disney strategically releases clips and teasers of the highly-anticipated film, Beauty and the Beast, to promote its upcoming theatrical run. We’ve even heard her sing the iconic Belle (Reprise)! But, for the first time, watch the actual film clip of Watson singing in one of...read more!

Happy Birthday to Julie Walters!

Julie Walters, best known to Harry Potter fans as the beloved mum of the Weasley clan, Molly Weasley, celebrates her 67th birthday today. Walters has stayed busy since her time in the Potterverse, voicing the witch in Pixar’s Brave, and appearing in Paddington, the upcoming Paddington 2, and the British television series Indian Summers. Her...read more!

GUEST BLOG: The Author's Crystal Ball by Elizabeth Briggs (Author of Future Thread)

Fantasy Book Critic is excited to take part in the blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours for Elizabeth Briggs' upcoming book Future Threat. Future Threat is the sequel to Future Shock and it will be published by AW Teen in hardback, paperback, and eBook format on March 1, 2017. Show More Summary

Chris Wooding completes latest novel

SF and fantasy author Chris Wooding has just finished (about six hours ago) his latest novel. Wooding has written science fiction, YA dystopias and fantasy dieselpunk (in his excellent Tales of the Ketty Jay series), but his only overt...Show More Summary

Filming of the young Han Solo movie begins

Filming began yesterday of the second stand-alone Star Wars prequel movie. This film, as yet unnamed, focuses on the young life and times of Han Solo and takes place roughly halfway between Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One/A New Hope. Show More Summary

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

Today only, you can download Miles Cameron's The Red Knight for only 2.99$ here.Here's the blurb:This is a world dominated by The Wild.Man lives in pockets of civilisation claimed from The Wild. Within men's walls life is civilised, the peace punctuated by tournaments, politicking, courtly love and canny business. Show More Summary

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Illustrated by MinaLima

Following their big announcement on January 26, MinaLima released a “lavishly illustrated” edition of The Beauty and the Beast. This release could not be more well-timed, as it provides just enough time to brush up on the source material before the release of Disney’s live-action film starring Emma Watson as Belle, which comes to theaters March...read more!

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