Amazon says 25 million people have already watched Lord Of The Rings

Amazon says 25 million people have already watched Lord Of The Rings

Image: Amazon Studios There’s a bit of wisdom you pick up pretty quickly, when part of your job is trying to figure out how well any given streaming thing is doing, ratings-wise: Companies keep their mouths shut about numbers unless they’ve got something to say that makes them look pretty damn good. Amazon, for instance, … Read more

HBO Puts House of the Dragon Premiere Free on YouTube

HBO Puts House of the Dragon Premiere Free on YouTube

Image: Ollie Upton/HBO Excited to watch the debut of Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power over at Prime Video today? Perhaps you might want to check out the platinum blond problems of the Targaryen family instead? Happily, you can do both, thanks to HBO Max releasing the first episode of the Game of … Read more

George R.R. Martin blogs his thoughts on House Of The Dragon

George R.R. Martin blogs his thoughts on House Of The Dragon

George R. R. MartinPhoto: FilmMagic/FilmMagic for HBO (Getty Images) As the Game Of Thrones community gears up for the imminent premiere of HBO’s prequel House Of The Dragon, the man himself has blogged some thoughts on the newest addition to the Westeros-verse. In a recent update shared to his Home Again website, George R.R. Martin … Read more

The Books Briefing: Margaret Atwood, Louise Erdrich

The Books Briefing: Margaret Atwood, Louise Erdrich

Dystopian novels, even when their plots seem fantastical, simulate a deeply human experience: the feeling of being at the mercy of your circumstances, your personal control slipping away. When the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade on Friday, I itched to dive into some speculative fiction, to find my grief and anger reflected in … Read more

George R.R. Martin reassures fans the books won’t end like Game Of Thrones

George R.R. Martin reassures fans the books won’t end like Game Of Thrones

George R.R. MartinPhoto: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images) George R.R. Martin, one of America’s most prolific authors (of blog posts about his books), has issued a new missive today on his “Not A Blog,” touching on the question that’s haunted him ever since the TV show based on his works aired its big finale back in … Read more

Netflix Ultraman Animated Movie First Look Revealed

Netflix Ultraman Animated Movie First Look Revealed

I’m ready to go into the Ultra-verse.Image: Netflix When Netflix announced that it was working on an original animated Ultraman movie last year, it did so with a bold, evocative teaser image that left us wondering if it was just awesome concept work—or an actual indicator of just how close the film would come to … Read more

9 Books by Black Authors We Can’t Wait to Read This July

9 Books by Black Authors We Can’t Wait to Read This July

If you’re looking for a great summer read for your 10 – 12-year-old, Booked by Kwame Alexander is a great option. The follow-up to his Newbery-award winner, The Crossover, this book tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who is dealing with a school bully, problems at home, and trying to impress his secret crush. … Read more

‘We must imagine them as having people who loved them’ Guy Gavriel Kay’s new book reminds us to take a moment for — even fictional — lives lived

‘We must imagine them as having people who loved them’ Guy Gavriel Kay’s new book reminds us to take a moment for — even fictional — lives lived

At first glance, “All the Seas of the World,” the new novel from Toronto writer Guy Gavriel Kay seems like exactly what one would expect. A compelling historical fantasy, the novel depicts a world on the cusp of change, exploring both the heights of power and those affected by the decisions of the powerful. Steeped … Read more

TV Show Based on Jeremy Robinson Sci-Fi Novel

TV Show Based on Jeremy Robinson Sci-Fi Novel

Image: Breakneck Media The last couple of years have delivered us some solid kaiju fun in the form of Ultraman, numerous Godzilla projects from both Japan and the US, and Kaiju No. 8. Whether they’re metaphors for climate change or the atrocities that human beings inflict on one another, or just big ass monsters, watching … Read more