fantasy and science fiction book reviewsThe very polarizing THOMAS COVENANT series by Stephen R. Donaldson is getting its final installment. Check out the recently released cover art (I think that’s a John Jude Palencar cover, though it isn’t credited) and read a chapter here.

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsIf you haven’t signed up for the Orbital Drop newsletter, you should. They send out an email once a month with their e-book of the month for sale. This month is Daniel Abraham‘s The Dragon’s Path and Leviathan Wakes for $2.99.

If you are okay with giving Penguin your Facebook information, you can enter to win a copy of the last ever SOOKIE STACKHOUSE novel by Charlaine Harris and/or a galley of The Havoc Machine by Stephen Harper, the latest entry in his steampunk CLOCKWORK EMPIRE series. (There is no link because I hate giving people access to my Facebook info.)

Tor is doing the “Ultimate Urban Fantasy Giveaway.” Enter to win twenty-five novels.

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsArthur C. Clarke‘s Childhood’s End  and Larry Niven‘s Ringworld  are being adapted by SyFy into miniseries.

Rob Rhodes, one of our retired reviewers, has a story up at Black GateCongratulations, Rob!

Tor Books UK went DRM-free on all their books a year ago. What has happened since?

Trailer for Ender’s Game movie.

Ray Harryhausen, the visual-effects legend behind the childhood movie memories of those who came of age before CGI, passed away Tuesday. He was 92.

Behind the scenes contract wrangling is heating up for Avengers 2. Will this most successful superhero movie ever (third most successful movie of all time financially) make it to the second round with its team of heroes intact?

Have you all seen Iron Man 3 yet? What did you think?

And to get you ready for Star Trek: Into Darkness, here’s Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy trading jokes.

Is boob-plate armor a thing of the past? Should it be?

And just because almost everyone I know is in the middle of finals/AP exams/personal crises/massive amounts of vomit: Calming Manatee.



  • Ruth Arnell

    RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.