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The Stormborn Hath Arrived (GoT: Stormborn)

At the time of writing this, it is currently four hours before Episode 3 airs. Everything hinges on how Daenerys will react to this coming episode; she is the unpredictable fire in this coming song. Daenerys Stormborn has many advisors,...Show More Summary

Theater Round-Up: Sonia Friedman’s ‘Travesties,’ Jack Thorne’s ‘Kiri,’ and More!

Sonia Friedman Productions is hotter than a cat on a tin roof! Leaky has been closely following the transfer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway, reporting on cast announcements and ticket information. We’ve also covered the exciting speculation that two of Friedman’s other productions, The Ferryman and Our Lady of Perpetual Succor,...read more!

RIP Brian W. Aldiss

5 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

One of the titans of science fiction has left us. Brian Aldiss (often published as Brian W. Aldiss) has passed away at the age of 92. Aldiss is one of the most fascinating authors in the science fiction canon, comfortable writing stories...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday to Mark Williams

Mark Williams, the English actor who played Harry Potter’s favorite father figure, celebrates his 58th birthday today. Who among us disagrees that Muggle-loving wizard Arthur Weasley wasn’t the most functional nurturing adult male in Harry’s life? He may have been a bit eccentric and his post at the Ministry of Magic definitely encouraged his interesting...read more!

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (Reviewed by Will Byrnes)

Official Author WebsitePre-order the book HEREOFFICIAL BLURB: Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty—an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and Uprooted, in which the...Show More Summary

Musical Interlude

Puff Daddy's No Way Out was Bad Boy's response to Dr Dre's The Chronic. Released in July 1997 just a few months following The Notorious B.I.G.'s death, it sold more than 561,000 copies the week of its release and reached the number 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart. Show More Summary

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now download Dan Simmons' Hugo award-winning classic, Hyperion, for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. Show More Summary

Be Kind to Strangers (GoT: Dragonstone)

I’ve been posting some articles about Game of Thrones Season 7 on my personal blog without seeing many new movies. I figure fans of this site will be just as interested, so let’s start with episode 1. In this series of articles, I’ve...Show More Summary

A Song of Three Seasons: The SF Game of Thrones

18 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

It is a world where the seasons last for years, where summers can span decades and devastating winters can threaten to destroy civilisation altogether. In the warmth of summer, princes and kings do battle and play their games of thrones. Show More Summary

Weekly Round-Up: David Heyman ‘The Birds’ TV Adaptation, ‘HTGAWM’ Season 4 & More

This week has seen interviws with Robert Pattinson, the cast of Strike (which also announced its release date and debuted its trailer), new projects from Emma Thompson and David Tennant, wins from Emma Watson at the Teen Choice Awards and an exciting competition from Lumos to meet the cast of Fantastic Beasts on set! In this week’s round-up we...read more!

Robert Pattinson on ‘Good Time’ Success & Career Highs

Robert Pattinson has come leaps and bounds since his role as Hufflepuff hero Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series. His latest movie debut, Good Time, released in the U.S. on August 11th, and attracted the attention of the leaders in the movie industry with his portrayal of a bank robber in the thriller by the Sadfie brothers....read more!

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can get your hands on the digital edition of Luke Scull's The Grim Company for only 2.99$ here.Here's the blurb:First in an epic, gritty trilogy from the hottest new voice in British fantasy.It is a time of darkness. The last magic of the dead gods is on the wane. Show More Summary

Trailer for ‘Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling’ Arrives

It’s only a week until Strike will air on BBC One, and a trailer was released today teasing the new series based on J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith’s series of murder mystery novels. The series has been written by Ben Richards and directed by Michael Keillor.The BBC summarises the show as follows: “Tom Burke stars as Cormoran...read more!

Emma Thompson in ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ and ‘The Children Act’

Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) will star in a Netflix film The Meyerowitz Stories, which had its debut at Cannes and also stars Adam Sandler. A summary of the film is as follows: “The Meyerowitz Stories explores the intergenerational struggles between a dysfunctional New York family who reunite to celebrate the work of their domineering sculptor father....read more!

I have a GAME OF THRONES article up at Variety

Variety, the US entertainment magazine and website, recently asked me to contribute an article on how the appeal of Game of Thrones has grown since 2009, when I met up with fans, cast and crew at an event in Belfast during the filming of the never-screened pilot episode. Show More Summary

A History of Middle-earth Part 6: The Downfall of Númenor

Part 1 can be found here. In the Second Age of Middle-earth, Sauron, lieutenant of the exiled Morgoth, tricked the Noldor smiths of Eregion into forging the Rings of Power. In secret, he crafted the One Ruling Ring, the means by which he intended to conquer the world. Show More Summary

Next week will have been 13 years since I started this blog

I am writing this post in a bit of a daze after suffering through an attack of vertigo this week that left me leaving work early twice and missing today. My thoughts are somewhat in a haze, but as I was just catching up on online stuff,...Show More Summary

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (August 14th)

In hardcover:Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dragonsworn debuts at number 12.In paperback:Ernest Cline's Ready Player One maintains its position at number 3 (trade paperback).Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale is down one position, ending the week at number 6 (trade paperback). For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now download C. S. Friedman's Dreamwalker for only 2.99$ here.Here's the blurb:All her life Jessica Drake has dreamed of other worlds, some of them similar to her own, others disturbingly alien. She never shares the details with...Show More Summary

David Tennant Takes a Bow With ‘Broadchurch,’ Talks ‘Doctor Who,’ Returns to ‘Jessica Jones,’ and Stars in ‘Good Omens!’

The final season of David Tennant’s hit British crime procedural, Broadchurch, ended in April, but the last episode didn’t air in the U.S. until Wednesday of this week, so he’s been making the rounds to promote BBC America’s release of the show–and his other upcoming projects! He spoke to Yahoo TV about the fate of his character, DI...read more!

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