Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, December 13, 2013

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Eastern Europe, Mozart, American houses, jockey Isaac Burns Murphy, George & Wendy Rodrigue, writers’ scandalous romantic lives, Middle-earth, football and science, the 1964 New York World’s Fair, whiskey, Albert Camus

The Hobbit Sets December Box Office Record

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Director Peter Jackson and Middle-earth still go together, like Sam and Frodo. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first leg in his return to J.R.R. Tolkien’s mythical world set a December box-office record in it’s opening weekend in U.S. theaters, garnering almost $85 million in ticket sales. Add to that the roughly $138 million in […]

SF/F News | December 2012

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A roundup of SFF-related news items, including the winners and nominees of the 2012 British Fantasy Awards.

Tolkien Estate/Harper Collins Suing Film Producers for $80M

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate and HarperCollins, publisher of the late author’s works, has filed an $80 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and its New Line Cinema subsidiary in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The estate apparently has taken umbrage with what it deems “morally questionable” products based on the late author’s works, specifically Warner/New […]

Geeky Friday Extra Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Snags Hobbit Tie-in Titles

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Geeky Friday Extra Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Snags Hobbit Tie-in Titles

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