Thanks for stopping by for another World Wide Wednesday. It’s been kind of a slow news week in fantasy. It’s been difficult finding anything worthwhile. The internet is full of Game of Thrones screens and trailers. I’m getting kind of sick of it actually. I’m looking forward to the show, but enough with the “OMG!! look Eddard Stark has different boots in this scene WTFBBQ!!!” Oh well, if in the coming weeks 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:

Diana Wynne Jones

1) Diana Wynne Jones, Children’s Author, Dies at 76: As the author of beloved works like Howl’s Moving Castle, she will be missed. We’ve reviewed much of her work and hope you’ll try it if you’re not familiar with it already.

2) Douglas Adams’ lost Doctor Who story is becoming a book : Very cool. I will be sure to keep an eye on this. As both an Adams and Who fan, I find this irresistible.

3) fantasy and science fiction book reviews Nebula Awards voting ends today: This year’s selection is amazing. I’m pulling for N.K Jemisin and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.

4) 7 Excerpts from J.K. Rowling books that were never written: Excerpts from books she should have written.

5) Japan’s fantasy films act as a buffer against the reality of the natural world: How fantasy is helping the Japanese cope with disaster.

fantasy and science fiction book reviews6) Self-published author acts like a moron: This is the reason why a lot of review sites refuse to touch self-published works. It’s a shame really, ’cause I’m quite certain there are tons of great independent authors out there.

7) A science fiction, fantasy and horror auction in aid of the Red Cross Japanese Tsunami Appeal: A good idea and a very worthy cause.




  • Justin Blazier

    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.