More Pratchett TV coming, and more Rothfuss books? Plus more deep discussion about an Unkindness of Ghosts, including why blurbs may lead you astray.
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WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Veronica: Homemade Whiskey Blend
Michele: The BBC announced it's picked up a six-part Discworld series. Deadline says it goes under the working title The Watch. The production company founded by author Terry Pratchett, Narrativia is co-producing and Simon Allen (Das Boot, The Musketeers) may write. The Watch is supposedly a procedural crime series set in Discworld's main city of Ankh-Morpock.
Shad: Tor.com has a story where Patrick Rothfuss said that the Kingkiller Chronicles are a prologue to another set of books. No word on a release date for the end of the prologue, aka Doors of Stone.
Mark: Mark First teaser trailer for Christoper Robin, a live-action Pooh tale from Disney.
also: A noir tale of Pooh told in tweets by Lavie Tidhar https://twitter.com/lavietidhar/status/971164407270125568
Julie: A new (8-part) adaptation of ‘His Dark Materials’ is in the works, according to Deadline. To be directed by Tom Hooper and to star Dafne Keen (from ‘Logan’) as Lyra.
Lin-Manuel Miranda has been cast as Lee Scoresby.
Silvana: Cover reveal and excerpt from Robert Jackson Bennett's new fantasy series:
I really love his Divine Cities trilogy and it seems that the new series will be set (again) in urban areas (yay) and now instead of gods, we'll have industrialized magic (kewl). Release
Terpkristin: Tad Williams has setup a crowdfunding campaign to make merch related to his books/series. Perks include a new short story, pins, shirts...
BARE YOUR SWORD
Any @vaginalfantasy or @swordandlaser fans planning on attending @Dublin2019? Hoping to host another Worldcon meetup! @liz_loves_lit
30th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced Interesting list, and one is @swordandlaser book of the month. Silvana @silvaubrey
Fascinating discussion from @katemosse on Frankenstein ; or, The Modern Prometheus and influence over 200 years. Good to continue after reading it with @swordandlaser in January. #DubaiLitFest #frankenstein200 https://twitter.com/cferstat/status/969511974022402053/photo/1 Cameron @cferstat
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
AUoG: How much does the Blurb matter?
AUoG: spoilers, triggers and other warnings
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