WWW: July 18, 2012

This week we have Christopher Tolkien blasting the LOTR films, Comic-Con reports, and a little about Apocalyptic YA. In the coming weeks, if you find something interesting you think everyone should read, drop me a line via the contact form and let me know, or just post it below. Let’s get started:

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews1) Interview with Christopher Tolkien: Some surprises in here, or maybe not if you are familiar with C. Tolkien’s feelings towards the film adaptions of his father’s work.

2) Lou Anders Reports from Comic-Con: Lou Anders the Hugo Award Winner and Editorial Director at the much loved Pyr Books reports on San Diego Comic-Con.

3) Classic Sci-Fi Novels Get Futuristic Enhancements From Library of America: Library of America will re-publish 9 classics. This will be a nice set to own for any Bibliophile.

4) The Extras Get a Life: New York Times profiles John Scalzi and his newest work, Redshirts.

5) When Did “Science Fiction” and “Apocalypse” Become Interchangeable?: Guy Stewart laments the apocalyptic trend taking over Young Adult Science Fiction.

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JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.

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