Shepherd Book Returns, Firefly Fans Weep for Joy

There were quite a few loose ends left dangling when Joss Whedon's brilliant TV series Firefly was abruptly canceled by FOX. The follow-up big screen film Serenity tied up some of them.  But some things remained mysterious... … [Read more...]

The Hobbit Begins Shooting in June…

...according to Gandalf. And Gandalf's a fairly reliable fellow. … [Read more...]

Lucky Showest folks see Toy Story 3

Are you looking forward to Toy Story 3?I learned a long time ago not to let the trailer for a Pixar movie influence my expectations: The films almost always surpass high expectations.So I was surprised to read some grumbling about the latest trailer. Haven't other people learned the same lesson?Then came today: And the lucky folks who got to see Toy Story 3 at Showest are Tweeting up a storm. Here are some of the early reports: … [Read more...]

10 Films. One Oscar. But Are Any of Them Actually Profound?

Did you miss The Kindlings Muse last month? It was a lively conversation covering all ten of the Best Picture nominees.I discussed the ups and downs of the nominees with Dick Staub, Greg Wright, and... … [Read more...]

Coming Soon From the Maker of Children of Men

[UPDATE: Apparently the "scoop" that I shared below may not be such a scoop after all. Here's the latest.]Ever since Alfonso Cuarón directed A Little Princess, I've been excited about his work. Since then, he's given us Y Tu Mama Tambien, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (my favorite of the series), and Children of Men... all impressive in certain ways. I can't wait to see what he does next.So today's news at /FILM is intriguing... … [Read more...]

Currently Listening To…

I'm listening to a lot of music these days.Today, for instance, I need some inspiring music while I fill out interview questions about Raven's Ladder that have been sent by various bloggers.  (Look, I appreciate your attention to my novel, but please, do everybody a favor and avoid asking the questions that a dozen bloggers have already asked about it. There are so many interesting things we could talk about.)Anyway, I'm enjoying these three new releases... … [Read more...]

Demon Fruit, Cleavage, and Dragons: What I’m Glad You Won’t See on The Auralia Thread Book Covers.

Over at the blog called Lurv a la Mode, I've posted a story about the nightmares I used to suffer about what my book covers would someday look like. And then I share how the nightmares went away. … [Read more...]

“The Wolfman and Breaking News”

Okay, so the majority rules that The Wolf Man is a miserable failure of a film.Me? … [Read more...]

Robert Jordan’s “The Wheel of Time”… Comic Books?

A comic book adaptation of Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" series? … [Read more...]

Save Me From Divisive Speech

You read the darnedest things in Facebook status updates. Here's a gem I stumbled across today. … [Read more...]


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