Showing posts with label sff. writers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sff. writers. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

David Eddings has passed away.

SFWA and SFcrowsnest are both reporting that fantasy author David Eddings has passed away.

Rest in peace, David. Your books made a difference to millions of young readers over the past thirty years; you will be missed.

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Edit to add: David's UK publisher, Jane Johnson, talks about him in The Bookseller.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Christopher Tolkien polishing up new Phone Book of Middle Earth...

Okay, it's not really the Phone Book of Middle Earth.

Christopher Tolkien, son of the late JRR Tolkien, has found and edited yet another "long lost" unpublished work of his father's, this time an English translation of the Norse epic "The Phone Book of Sigurd" er, um, I mean The College Education of Peter Jackson's Kids...wait, no it's the Tales of Sigurd the Völsung and the Fall of the Niflungs. Yeah, that's it.

Does anyone else think that the reason these works were unpublished is possibly because Papa Tolkien wanted them that way? Just a thought.