Monday, May 2, 2016

Wheel of Time TV Series

As per this article from the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, it looks like the possibility for Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series being adapted to the screen is very likely. I had a hard time getting into the books, but I think seeing an on-screen adaptation could be quite entertaining. As always, it would have to be done well in order for such an epic tale to work. I'm interested to see which studio picks this up.

From Book to Screen

From Book to Screen (Revisited)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Diversity in Fantasy Fiction

I think I exhausted myself on this topic when I wrote my post about People of Color in Fantasy back in March of 2014. It was the longest and most researched blog post that I’ve done to date. Therefore, I’m not going to write anymore about it right now, but I would like to share a blog post from literary agent Mary C. Moore on her thoughts on the subject (see here). This should be an encouragement to all aspiring writers of color.

People of Color in Fantasy 
Author Marlon James Speaks About Writing 'An African Game of Thrones'
Honoring Black Authors of Science Fiction/Fantasy - VIDEO  
A Discussion About Muslim American Fantasy - VIDEO  
Discussion Panel on Black Speculative Fiction - VIDEO
Black Authors Writing Fantasy...Where Are They?

Monday, December 14, 2015

Author Marlon James Speaks About Writing 'An African Game of Thrones'

Jamaican author, Marlon James, has been all the buzz this past weekend in the fantasy circle with his announcement about writing a fantasy series in which he describes as “an African Game of Thrones”. In my posting in April of 2013 about black authors writing fantasy, I talked about how very very few of them there were. Last year I posted about people of color in fantasy, stating that people of color, who are writers and are fans of fantasy, should write fantasy—epic fantasy. It looks like that’s Mr. James’ focus, and it will be interesting to see what he puts out.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Peter Jackson's Problem With The Hobbit Films

A lot is explained in the video below in regards to The Hobbit movies directed by Peter Jackson. I never thought that the movies were a disaster or ruined The Hobbit story—well, maybe only with the Tauriel, Legolas and Kili romantic triangle. There were no female characters in The Hobbit book, so I guess Jackson and the writers felt like they had to have a female character and throw in a romantic element. In the video below, Peter Jackson and his staff honestly admit that they didn’t have it all together with the films. But it’s nice to see them talking about it so that we know what the deal was. I still enjoyed the movies; the Extended Edition Blu-rays are all a part of my collection, and I will be watching them for years to come. talks about this as well. See here.