Terry Pratchett

All the Backlist! April 13, 2018

This week, Liberty discusses The Prey of Gods, The Color of Magic, Red Dwarf, and more great older books.<p>This week’s episode was sponsored by Bas …

Books

8 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books the Biggest Forking Fans of The Good Place Will Love

Holy shirt, do we miss <i>The Good Place</i>. As we wait for the third season of this sitcom of screwball antics in the afterlife, we’re itching to find …

Books

Cage Match 2018: That’s a Wrap!

We made it to the end of this year’s Cage Match! Our winner has been crowned (and given lots of sausage and meaty treats), and the valiant combatants …

Books

Jon Hamm Is Ready To Break Free From Don Draper

What do you do when the thing that brought you success is what you need to leave behind?<p>Jon Hamm has arranged for us to meet for breakfast at what must be one of Vancouver’s most opulent hotel restaurants. All wood-and-gold midcentury mod, it’s the sort of place Don Draper, the hard-drinking, …

TV

Neil Gaiman to Produce Gormenghast TV Series Adaptation

Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman are joining forces to produce a TV series adaptation of the late Mervyn Peake’s <b>Gormenghast</b> novels for FremantleMedia. …

TV

5 Books to Read if You Love READY PLAYER ONE

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE solidified Kurt Vonnegut’s reputation as a writer. This infamous book is notably anti-war and fans of Wade Watts’ adventures in …

Books

Tom Dakers Appreciation Day

On March 29, 2008, SB Nation approved the account of Rincewind, a moniker inspired by the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. The holder of that …

Roy Halladay

Spend Easter Fools' Day on a Madcap Adventure with Christopher Moore

The convergence of Easter and April Fools’ Day is a rare event—the last time it happened was all the way back in 1956, and it won’t happen again …

Books

'Read Me Tender': The King of Rock 'n' Roll's fictional gigs

By Vikas Datta<p>Melding a range of disparate influences, along with his energetic jiving, to create a new musical form that still sways listeners -- …

Books

How the Threat of a Water Shortage Has Changed the Cape Town Production Business

"Day Zero has been canceled for 2018, but water-wise living is here to stay," says David Wicht, CEO and executive producer of production firm Film …

Michael Sheen

Pick Some Books And We'll Tell You Which Word Describes You Best

A soul test for bookworms.

Books

9 out of 10 Fakers don’t want you to know these 3 tips to achieve success.

A keyword to the wise<p>There’s a saying in the UK, <i>‘Fake it till you make it’</i>.<p>Do you have that saying where you live? I recently found out that my …

Haruki Murakami

Terry Pratchett's Discworld: Revisiting the Sky Adaptations

By the third one, Sky's Discworld adaptations really started to work. With a new series in development, one fan revisits them... • facebook <br>• twitter …

Game of Thrones

ASU celebration to bring Chaucer into 21st century

Celebrate all things Chaucer with ASU on March 23.<p>March 19, 2018<p>Daylong series of events returns to honor the man known as the father of English …

Literature

Storytelling

Oral histories, myths, legends, folk tales, fairy tales, Aussie yarns and interactive digital stories. Storytelling traditions stretch throughout …

Books

Doctor Who goes ‘Camping’ with Sydney Bristow as David Tennant joins Jennifer Garner in new comedy from Lena Dunham

Sci-fi fans and quirky comedy fans unite! Former “Doctor Who” star <b>David Tennant</b> has been announced for a role opposite former “Alias” star <b>Jennifer</b> …

Award Shows

Val McDermid: ‘I was scornful of fantasy until I read Terry Pratchett'

The author on poetry for Donald Trump, the crime novel that most influenced her – and why she wishes that she had written Treasure Island<p><b>The book I am currently reading</b><br>I am one of the judges for this year’s Man Booker prize, so it would be extremely indiscreet of me to reveal what I’m currently …

Books

David Tennant to Play Jennifer Garner's Husband in HBO Comedy Camping

The Tenth Doctor is packing up to go <i>Camping</i>.<p><i>Doctor Who</i> alum David Tennant has been cast in HBO’s upcoming comedy from <i>Girls</i>‘ Lena Dunham and Jenni …

TV

‘Camping’: David Tennant To Star In HBO Comedy Series From Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner

David Tennant has been tapped to star opposite Jennifer Garner in HBO’s new half-hour comedy series <i>Camping.</i> Based on the British series created by …

David Tennant

Elon Musk Launches Media Company Thud, Hires Former Onion Execs

Elon Musk continues his quest for global domination with the announcement of a new media company, Thud, and has hired The Onion's former …

Tesla

Elon Musk Starts Media Business, Possibly Named 'Thud!'

Elon Musk, who already operates businesses in the aerospace, automotive, renewable energy, neural implantation, and tunnel-digging industries, has …

Elon Musk

10 Fantastical Towers We Wish We Could VIsit

Ready to book your next vacation and looking for something a little more exciting than simply soaking up some sea and sand? The fantasy multiverse is …

George R.R. Martin

Can the TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Discworld succeed?

Fantasy and sci-fi can often be bogged down in lore and backstory but British sci-fi always works best when laughs are put ahead of anything else<p>In space, no-one can hear you scream, but laugher is a very different kettle of Babel fish. At least, in the UK it is. If there’s one thing that separates …

Science Fiction

Chucklefish’s STARDEW VALLEY Meets HARRY POTTER Magic RPG Gets a Name

Imagine combining the ideas of <i>Stardew Valley</i> and <i>Harry Potter</i>. That’s a comparison Chucklefish CEO Finn Brice has made when talking about the …

Indie Gaming

SFF In Translation

Sharifah and Jenn discuss Discworld and His Dark Materials adaptations, cover kerfuffles, and science fiction and fantasy in translation.<p>This episode …

Books

Deadpool 2's Zazie Beetz Eyes Astronaut Film Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot will star Natalie Portman as an astronaut who becomes unhinged from after-effects of her time in space. • facebook <br>• twitter <br>• google+ <br>• tumblr …

Natalie Portman

Jon Hamm Joins Natalie Portman in Astronaut Drama 'Pale Blue Dot'

The film, from director Noah Hawley, is based on a true-life astronaut love triangle.<p>Jon Hamm is heading to space.<p>The <i>Mad Men</i> actor is in talks to …

Hollywood

Museums + Heritage Awards | Awards Shortlist 2018

Shortlisted<p><b>Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery</b>, Illustrating Harry Potter• <b><br>Maidstone Museums</b>, Research & Display of Mummified Remains for 'Ancient Lives'• <b><br>Grant</b> …

Museums

Game of Thrones Spinoffs Will Be 'Going Big' With Budget

It sounds like a case of go Hardhome or go home – as HBO plans to spend large amounts of money on its upcoming <b>Game of Thrones</b> TV show …

TV Series

7 Problems That Every Single Writer Faces Before Becoming Successful

Starting out as a freelance writer can be scary, confusing, and leave you feeling more than a little overwhelmed.<p>There is so much information out …

Employment