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  1. The Launch Trailer For the BBC’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is Simply Magical

    Ok, I'll be honest, I still haven't finished reading Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, but this adaptation, starring Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan respectively, looks like it's going to be a great one.

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  2. Game of Thrones Book Spoiler Open Thread: “High Sparrow”

    Here be Game of Thrones book spoilers! If you're not up on your ASOIAF reading, you'll probably want to stay away from this discussion thread and check out Jill's book-spoiler-free episode recap for last night's "High Sparrow" instead.

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  3. The Mary Sue Exclusive: The Trailer For Naomi Novik’s New Book, Uprooted

    Naomi Novik's latest book is set for release on May 19th and Random House has given The Mary Sue the exclusive debut of the trailer!

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  4. The Silmarillion Recaps: Of Beren & Lúthien, Werewolves, and Half-Goddesses

    Part 2

    Welcome back, fellow Tolkien fans (or just those curious about the extended edition of Middle Earth)! It’s been awhile since my last recap. I had a baby, no big deal! It’s taken some time to eek out brief minutes to write about Tolkien again, but here we are. And this one’s a doozy.

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  5. The Mary Sue Exclusive Premiere: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy Book Trailer!

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    Guys, our very own Sam Maggs has written an incredible book (heck, it's already Margaret Atwood-approved!) and we're so excited to be debuting the trailer on the site today.

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  6. George R.R. Martin Talks Gamergate, Online Hate and Representation of Straight White Men

    "There was never any need for Sad Puppies to "take back" the Hugos. The feminists, minorities, literary cliques, and Social Justice Warriors never took them in the first place."

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  7. George R.R. Martin Continues to Address ‘Puppy-gate’ Controversy, Says the Hugo Awards May Be Broken

    After publishing an initial blog post yesterday afternoon addressing the controversy surrounding this year's Hugo Awards ballot, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin went on last night to engage with sci-fi and fantasy fans on both sides of the debate and to share several pieces of writing about the fiasco that he's calling 'puppy-gate.'

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  8. [UPDATED] George R.R. Martin and Others Speak Out Over Hugo Awards Controversy

    This afternoon George R.R. Martin took to his Livejournal to address a growing controversy that, although seemingly niche even relative to the already niche world of geekdom, is indicative of a problem in Internet culture overall. And yes, 'gate' is unfortunately an applicable term here.

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  9. Lionsgate Gathers The Mockingjay Creative Team For New Odyssey Film

    Katniss On a Boat?

    Lionsgate is fast-tracking a film retelling of Homer's The Odyssey, and to do this, they are gathering lots of the team responsible for much of their successful Hunger Games franchise. Francis Lawrence, who directed three of the four Hunger Games films, will direct. Meanwhile, producer Nina Jacobson, who's been with the Hunger Games franchise from the beginning, will be producing, and Peter Craig, who co-scripted Mockingjay, will write the script.

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  10. Not Content With What He’s Already Done to Us, George R.R. Martin is Considering Another Shocking Thrones Twist

    Don't worry, there's no specifics as to who or what this is about exactly, it was just that Maisie Williams' Red Wedding reaction face was too perfect to pass up.

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  11. Neil Gaiman Reveals How He Horrified His Daughter In Reading Rainbow Interview

    Are you kidding me, Gaiman? You gave her THAT book?

    The amazing thing about Neil Gaiman is that his work transcends generations. Between his novels for adults and his children's books, there is something Gaiman for people of all ages. So, what better person to be an advocate for a new generation of young readers being introduced to the wonderful world of books through the new, digital Reading Rainbow?

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  12. Your Favorite Character Sansa is Featured in GRRM’s New Winds of Winter Chapter Preview

    GeorgeRRMartin.com has released yet another excerpt from the upcoming A Song of Ice and Fire release, The Winds of Winter. It's Sansa time!

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  13. Cover for Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman Revealed

    New Harper Lee FTW!

    Today, HarperCollins released the cover image for Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, the upcoming follow-up to her classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, which is due to be released in July.

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  14. George R.R. Martin Will Forgo San Diego Comic-Con so He Can Finish Winds of Winter for You White Walkers

    Winds of Winter is coming.

    Why yes, I did meet A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin at San Diego Comic-Con dressed as Daenerys. Why do you ask?

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  15. The Mary Sue Interview: Debut Author Francesca Haig On The Fire Sermon, Female Protagonists And The Post-Apocalypse

    This book, guys. This book.

    It's not often that I put down a book and am torn between immediately wanting to re-read it, begging someone for the sequel, and never wanting to read again because it was just so good. Set in a post-nuclear winter world where everyone is born with a perfect Alpha twin and a disabled, ostracized Omega twin - and when one twin dies, so does the other - The Fire Sermon tells the story of Cass, an Omega whose ability to see the future leaves her debilitated.

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  16. The Mary Sue Interview: The Winner’s Crime‘s Marie Rutkoski On YA Heroines, Romance, and That Next Book

    If you like YA lit, you should check this one out.

    Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Curse made a huge splash in YA lit when it arrived, and people loved it for Kestral, its strong female lead, and its intricate portrayal of a world embroiled in imperialist politics. The sequel, The Winner's Crime, just released on Tuesday, and I thought it was a great follow-up - and, in fact, a great improvement - on the first. I got the chance to speak with Rutkoski about the new book and her plans for Kestral's future.

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  17. The Boy Next Door Fans are Trying Super Hard to Buy First Edition Copies of The Iliad

    Sing, J.Lo muse, of the rage of Achilles

    Life imitates art: according to Richard Davies of the online bookseller AbeBooks, the now-infamous The Boy Next Door scene in which Jennifer Lopez is gifted a "first edition copy of The Iliad" has lead countless Internet users on a quest to find first-edition copies of the ancient, orally-derived work. See, print's not dead yet!

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  18. Newly Discovered Dr. Seuss Manuscript What Pet Should I Get? to Be Published this Summer

    A posthumous hippopotamus, of course!

    Random House Children's Books announced earlier today that it will be publishing What Pet Should I Get, a newly-discovered manuscript complete with sketches by the late Dr.Seuss and featuring the siblings from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, will be published on July 28th.

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  19. An Analysis in Grief: 10 Harry Potter Deaths We Did Not Get Over

    It's still a sore subject for many. Even after all this time, the very mention of The Half-Blood Prince or The Deathly Hallows can ignite a twinge of pain for Potterheads around the world. Seven years later (or three years later, depending on how you look at it), we're still not over the tragic deaths of these characters.

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  20. Face-Scanning Book Judges You by Your Cover, Decides Whether You Can Read It

    Oh, so it's OK when books do it?

    An artist has invented a book with built-in face-scanning technology that will only open if your face bears an emotionless expression to make sure you're not judging it by its cover. He has successfully created the world's first willfully hypocritical book.

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