New Year, New Crop | What We’re Reading & Watching

The first “What We’re Reading & Watching” column of 2018 has new contributors, new formats, plenty of new titles, and a guest star from LJ‘s reviewer roster.

Fiction from Dutton, Hamilton, Hearn, Sykes, plus a Debut and Tolkien! | Xpress Reviews

The complex mind of a woman ahead of her time; a refreshing look at ordinary lives; a thrilling, fast-paced fantasy with plot twists; this debut novel’s vignette form may be difficult to follow; the mission to rid the land of the Butcher Bird is vastly entertaining; Tolkien’s early work is valuable for its historical significance

Literary Lagniappe | Wyatt’s World

A collection for the literary minded, from Young Eliot to Elizabeth Bishop to The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings

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

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

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

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

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

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