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Literary Alchemy in The Hunger Games Trilogy: Part One

If you’re a serious reader of Harry Potter or The Hunger Games, chances are you’ve heard of John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor (and if you haven’t heard of him, you should go ahead and click on that link). He introduced me both to literary alchemy and ring composition, which I’ve touched on before here and here. In light of the first teaser trailer of Mockingjay Part 1 released just last week, I’d like ...

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First Mockingjay Part 1 Teaser Released

The first promotional tailer for  Mockingjay Part 1 was released today, portraying President Snow addressing Panem. Though its image is simple, its message is profoundly and perfectly chilling: Last year’s Catching Fire left us with the separation of Katniss and Peeta and a game changing revelation. While this first teaser trailer shows us nothing of Katniss or Haymitch or anyone ...

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Free Course on Tolkien, LOTRO, and Online Gaming

Studying Tolkien at the university level continues with Vanderbuilt Universtiy’s new offering, “Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative“. Focusing particularly on Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Turbine’s Lord of the Rings Online, students are invited to explore the adaptation of fantasy stories and novels into video games: Intended for both newcomers who are curious about video games and experienced ...

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Sci- Fi / Fantasy Books Hitting Shelves this Week

This week’s releases include a handful of books that continue several different series- from Mercedes Lackey’s Elemental Masters series to Daniel Wilson’s follow up to Robopocalypse, to the collaborative efforts of Stephen Baxter and Terry Prachett’s in their Long Earth series. Standing out among the crowd, however, is perhaps George R.R. Martin’s edited collection Rogues, which features 21 original stories by authors like Neil Gaiman, ...

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Book Review: Marissa Meyer’s "Cinder"

Since its debut in 2012, Marissa Meyer’s Cinder has steadily gained popularity in schools and libraries and has even earned a spot on the New York Times bestseller list. When I finally read the novel—the first of The Lunar Chronicles series— it became clear how well deserved its popularity really is. The plot of Cinder is one to get almost any ...

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Tolkien’s Beowulf: A look into "The Monsters and the Critics"

Today’s release of Tolkien’s Beowulf: Translation and Commentary not only offers us a glimpse into Tolkien’s early endeavors in translating the epic poem, but also publishes for the first time his own Beowulf-inspired short story Sellic Spell. Not included in this work, however, is his excellent and game-changing lecture, “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics”. Originally delivered in 1936 and published ...

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Fantasy and Sci Fi Titles Hitting Bookshelves This Week

In addition to this week seeing the highly anticipated release of Tolkien’s Beowulf  (still jumping up and down over the fact this is getting published, btw), this week also brings a slew of new fantasy books. Published this Tuesday are several continuations of series, like the next novel of L.E. Modesitt Jr’s bestselling and long running fantasy series, the Saga ...

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New Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Books Hitting Shelves This Week

This week’s new Sci- Fi/ Fantasy releases include a new novel from veteran fantasy writer Melanie Rawn, as well as a debut science fiction novel from David Ramirez (a post apocalyptic tale described as having “sophisticated worldbuilding, clever trope inversion, and original plotting”). We also have six-time Hugo Award-winner Ben Bova’s new novel Transhuman. Be sure to pick up your favorites at your ...

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