Lord of Rhinos

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  1. Trailer thread

    My top 25 most anticipated unreleased movies of 2015: The Hateful Eight The Revenant Star Wars: The Force Awakens Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Spectre Sicario The End of the Tour American Ultra Bridge of Spies Mistress America Hunger Games IV The Good Dinosaur The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Steve Jobs Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Crimson Peak Midnight Special The Martian Pawn Sacrifice Mississippi Grind Everest Joy Dark Places Carol Adam Jones
  2. Hugos V: E Paucibus Drama

    The more you talk about EPH the more I like it. :thumbsup:
  3. The Superhero Literature thread

    You came out in 2013. Doesn't seem like it has been that long.
  4. Upcoming Cover Art VI

    That cover is not very good but I would take that cover over the U.K. one in a heartbeat. I've seen good covers on U.K. books before but there's a general trend over there to have abstract covers that are afraid to show the content of the book.
  5. Upcoming Cover Art VI

    Those Hobb covers are awful. U.K. covers tend to be boring and unimaginative but those are some of the worst I've seen.
  6. a crown for cold silver

    I just want to know what R.A. Salvatore's pseudonym is. Not knowing that bugs me a lot.
  7. K.J. Parker (a.k.a.Tom Holt) - Part II

    But the entire point is to avoid cutting back and forth, which is why Parker talks about novellas. It sounds like each chunk is meant to be a somewhat self contained story that shows a war from a different perspective. I just started reading my first Parker novel, the Company, the other day. So far it is...different.
  8. The SFF All-Time Sales List

    Yep. The " In Death.." series that Roberts publishes under the J.D. Robb pseudonym are romantic police procedurals that start out in 2058 and have Sci-fi things like phasers, flying cars, and droids. That series had its 50th book published this year. Also, she's published books under the Nora Roberts name that feature supernatural elements.
  9. The SFF All-Time Sales List

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/nora-robertss-three-decades-of-writing-have-led-to-200-books/2012/04/16/gIQAxjsWMT_story.html Nora Roberts has sales of over 400 million.
  10. The Last Man on Earth (spoiler thread)

    This show is hilarious. Easily the best new show of the season that I've seen.
  11. The SFF All-Time Sales List

    It really depends on how well the adaptation does. Any TV show or movie made off a book is going to be, in just about all cases, far and away the biggest advertisement possible for that product. Of course, people have to know it's an advertisement for to be effective. Everyone I've ever mentioned it to had no idea that the Tom Hanks' movie Road to Perdition was based on a graphic novel and there was very little talk about how Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was licensed off Tim Powers' book. Fortunately, studios right now are being very active about promoting their products as based on books so folks like George R.R. Martin and Charlaine Harris have been making a lot of sales thanks to the TV adaptations. Studios tend to jump on what's hot so it can be hard to distinguish what's a sale due to the movie and what's a sale due to the cultural phenomenon in the first place. The Hunger Games was more than doubling its sales every year even before the movie came out, though there's no doubt that the movies have helped sell a lot of books. Movies on the other end of the spectrum like A Winter's Tale and Vampire Academy that were hardly seen probably didn't provide much of a boost to sells of there respective books. Probably a good case study would be Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. It was published in 1961 and was released as a film starring Leonardo DeCaprio and Kate Winslet in 2008. It made 22,000,000 at the North America box office and was nominated for a few Oscars and Golden Globes. Lots of magazine articles about the film were published because of Kate and Leo reuniting for the first time since Titanic and quite a few of them mentioned the movie was based on a book. Revolutionary Road sold half a million copies that year.
  12. The books coming out in 2015

    It's been a long time since I read them but I recall really enjoying his two short story collections. I'm excited about the new novellas especially since I had no interest in Covenant.
  13. Upcoming Cover Art VI

    Wow, that cover is awesome.
  14. Upcoming Cover Art VI

    That cover is super sweet.
  15. The SFF All-Time Sales List

    J.K. Rowling has undoubtedly made heaps of money from merchandising.