We are SO excited to be nominated for the Hugos! Thank you! Also the return of the Expanse and why Amazon will spend $1 billion on a Middle Earth show.
Stephen: Hugo Finalists are announced and Sword and Laser made the Best Fancast List. Congrats Tom and Veronica.
Mark: The Philip K. Dick Award was handed out last night at Norwescon to Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn.After the Flare by Deji Bryce Olukotun was the winner of the 2018 Special Citation PKD Award."
Joseph: Another potential TV adaptation incoming: (Neil Gaiman doing an adaptation of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels.) I liked the BBC adaptation from 2000 or so, but would be happy to see another take on it."
Louie: Book EIGHT of The Expanse has a cover and release date. Also, was the title already known? Cause that was news to me. Tiamat's Wrath will be released on DECEMBER 4th! "
Iain: Foundation may be coming to Apple ....
Tomp: According to "The Hollywood Reporter" the Lord of the Rings tv-series will be a five season series (by Amazon streaming) set prior to the events in the Lord of the Rings books/movies. The production must start within 2 years. The rights were bought for $250 million. The production costs may exceed $ 1 billion. That would make it the most expensive series ever made.
There are also rumors about Amazon concerning The Dark Tower (King) and Wheel of Time (Jordan). Those series are unverified as of now but would also probably have a big budget as Amazon tries to get a whole new gang of subscribers to their streaming service.
If you do the math you can understand why Amazon tries to take a big bite of the streaming cake that also is fought over by Disney and Netflix (and others). 20 million new subscribers with a monthly fee of $10 would generate $3.6 billion of Revenue every year. That would surely pay for those 3 series. "
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Hi Veronica, I'm chiming in again to mention we just released Discworld Reading Order Guide 3.0 - the final version of the Guide due to Pratchett's passing and no books on the horizon - Krzysztof.
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