Arataniello

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  1. [mod] There is aReddit post with alleged spoilers from a review of a leaked script for Episode VIII. Don't be posting anything about this script without the heaviest spoiler protection. [/mod]
  2. Mancunicon - EasterCon 2016

    If you get a chance, say hello to the incredibly talented and beautiful couple at the Luna Publishing booth/stall. Francesca and Rob.
  3. First contact Dorne meets Middle earth ?

    We should also consider how the girls at Mallory Towers by Enid Blyton would get on with the Sand Snakes.
  4. Jack Vance - New books on Audible.com

    Good to see that Jack Vance stories are still being published in some form. Simply one of the best writers there was or will be. I must dig out my complete set (smugness overload) and start rereading them again.
  5. HiveMind help with children's book

    Nope, it's none of these suggestions so far.
  6. HiveMind help with children's book

    Don't think so, this was a semi-humorous book, not a version of the legend of Childe Roland.
  7. HiveMind help with children's book

    I am trying to remember the name of a children's book we had when I was a spratling. It was in vaguely rhyming verse, and featured a knight (possibly called Roland?) and his horse. The artwork in it was slightly abstract-ish. Can anyone help, based on these extremely slender memories. This has been driving me potty all afternoon, trying to reember.
  8. Boskone - Boston - Feb. 19-21, 2016

    Damn it I wish I had signed up for Boskone. I could do with a debauched weekend.
  9. 2016 KC WorldCon: MidAmeriCon II Aug 17-21

    Going to work on my flights at the weekend. Looks like it has to be Delta (sigh) if I want to do it with just one stopover.
  10. 2016 KC WorldCon: MidAmeriCon II Aug 17-21

    Hotel reservations are now open.
  11. HIs finger-clicking was particularly impressive in that one scene.
  12. Cricket 29: The Kings of Method Sledging

    I expect to turn on TMS tomorrow morning my time (usually just before lunch SA time) and find that it is all over. SA's batting lineup does not seem to have the tenacity to bat the entire day through - if England get a couple of quick wickets early in the morning session, it will all be over quickly I fancy.
  13. I think there will be some sort of 'searching for family/roots' element to the next film - Finn possibly trying to find his birth family (twist - he is Lando's son?) and Rey finding out about who left her on Jakku and why. Whilst Luke and Rey are bonding/Force-teaching on the Skellig islands, the Resistance goes hunting for Snoke, Ren and Hux, leading to some sort of setback for the Resistance (another death perhaps?). Hopefully more backstory is given to explain what exactly happened when Ren upset the New Jedi apple cart - Rey sees him in her spare-induced flashback killing someone;R2D2's blackened dome when Luke put's his robot hand on it; who was leaving Jakku in the spaceship when Rey was a toddler. Guess we will have to find out more about Snoke as well. Is he a Force ghost of Plagueis, or something else.
  14. Favorite ending and Books that need sequels

    Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner. Written at the same time as that and its predecessor, Weirdstone of Brisingamen, instead of forty years later, when we got the final instalment 'Boneland', which was not nearly as enjoyable as the first two because of its radically different style.
  15. Cricket 29: The Kings of Method Sledging

    One of the treats at Christmas this year is looking forward to Test Match Special commentating on England vs SA from Boxing Day. The full TMS team in SA, three days off work to listen, and hopefully decent matches on which to commentate (unlike the terribly dull series in the UAE vs Pakistan).