Sunday, February 14, 2010

Round Up of the Week,

So your weeks been busy and your not sure if you got all the cool information.
Well dont worry I decided to take a look around for you and give you some of the best info. I could find. Just to round up your week and not feel to miss informed.

First of all over on Dave's blog are two note worthy articles.
The first being an exclusive extract from Tad Williams novel Shadowrise. (click on me)
The second being something aimed at our South African readers, finally an eReader
hits our shores. (click on me)

The second Piece of Information I have for you comes all the way from our friends at Angry Robot.
They have now announced that several of there authors are up for Hugo's in this years Hugo
Awards.
The List for Best Novel looks as follows:
* Slights by Kaaron Warren
* Book of Secrets by Chris Roberson
* Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner
* Kell’s Legend by Andy Remic
* Angel of Death by J Robert King
* Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero by Dan Abnett
* Winter Song by Colin Harvey
* Sixty-One Nails by Mike Shevdon
For more on this you can take a look over there

And lastly a little round-up of some news form all over.
  • The Horror Writers Association have announced the winners of the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement and HWA Specialty Press Awards. The Lifetime Achievement award will go this year to both Brian Lumley and William F. Nolan. The Specialty Press Award goes to Tartarus Press of North Yorkshire, England. The awards will be presented in March at the World Horror Convention in Brighton, England.
  • Sony Pictures has optioned the rights to a series of science fiction novels by Jeff Somers, starting with The Electric Church. The novel concerns a new religion founded by a mysterious man who converts the faithful into cyborgs with human brains, enhanced robotic bodies and virtually unlimited life spans. Trevor Sands has been hired to adapt the work.
  • The two film adaptations being made of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien have been furthered delayed for a new release date of late 2012. Guillermo del Toro is still directing the films, and Peter Jackson, who produced and directed the Oscar-winning films for Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, is producing.
  • Mervyn Peake writer of the Gormenghast series who died in 1968 seams to have left us something after all. A fourth book in the series written by his wife and based on the notes he left behind was found in the family's home attic by his granddaughter. Random House has now won the rights to release this next installment and plan to d so in July 2011 as part of a memorial to Mervyn Peake.
So there is your round-up of the weeks most interesting snit-bits i could find.
Enjoy your week and remember, keep reading!

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