And a little bit of that.
Let’s start off with a local band — local in northwest England, that is. We have a new release from Bill Malkin and The Band Wagon, Those Glory Days.
Next we have a book by Stan Nicholls and Joe Flood that falls just short of being a . . . → Read More: Little Bit of This. . . .
The first thing that sticks out in Picturing Tolkien is a sense of purpose. These essays were written by academics for academics, and that obvious fact significantly colours both the focus and the style of each essay.
The second thing that sticks out is the overall consistency of that style. Most of the essays veer . . . → Read More: Janice M. Bogstad and Philip E. Kaveny, Eds. Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings Film Trilogy
Yes, it’s January 2nd here at GMR, and as I promised yesterday, we have more to keep you occupied on those long evenings.
First, Brian Lumley’s The Fly-By-Nights, a slightly different take on vampires.
And as long as we’re looking at vampires, we have Jeaniene Frost’s One Grave at a Time, in which the heroes . . . → Read More: 2012 — Day Two at GMR
It’s something of a paradox. As a collection I found this volume kind of weak: but there are a lot of very fine stories in it. So many, in fact, that on going back over the anthology a second time, I wondered why I’d thought it was weak in the first place. As a reader, . . . → Read More: Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas, Haunted Legends
Now that all the feasting and merrymaking is winding down, we’ve got some nice reading lined up for you for those cold winter night still ahead.
Let’s start with an old favorite of ours here at GMR, Steven Brust, and his latest tale of Vlad Taltos, Tiassa. It’s about — well, a tiassa. Or maybe . . . → Read More: And a Happy New Year to You, Too!