Jussi

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  1. King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist: UK cover US cover
  2. I love the books, and I enjoyed the first season. But the second season was too different from the books. I wonder if I am the only one who was bothered with the ethnic composition of the Fillorians in the second season. In the books, every human in the kingdom of Fillory is white. In the TV show most are white, but there are also many black men and women in the population. Not that I have anything against seeing black people in the show, but there hasn't been any explanation for the diversity. The Fillorian society seems to be post-racial, no one cares about skin colour. But that has to be a recent development, because the black people are really dark (they haven't merge in the white population). Is there some kind of apartheid still going in marriage customs? Ore are the black people recent immigrants? The Lorians are supposed to look like Vikings, but in the show they have a black king. The population of Kindom of Loria seems to be ethnically similar to Fillorians in the TV series. I just wish there would be an explanation. It's like you are watching Game of Thrones and suddenly some villagers in Westeros would be black, and no explanation is given. Changing the ethnicity of Penny and Dean Fogg didn't bother me at all.
  3. Two recent Erikson interviews: http://www.thecrippledblog.com/2017/11/intervista-esclusiva-steven-erikson.html http://caballerodelarbolsonriente.blogspot.fi/2017/12/steven-erikson-no-hay-nada-para.html
  4. The Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain & Korbal Broach will be released in September: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Second-Collected-Bauchelain-Korbal-Broach/dp/0593063961/
  5. I'm a big fan of Witcher, but I have never played the video games or even watched Youtube videos. I've read all the books in Finnish translations (including Season of Storms), they are popular in my country. I don't know anything about the Witcher video games except that they are non-canon according to Sapkowski. I really hope that the Netflix series will be a direct adaption of the books and will have nothing to do with the games. http://deadline.com/2017/05/netflix-to-produce-the-witcher-tv-series-1202095582/
  6. New Rachel Hartman cover art: Seraphina Shadow Scale Tess of the Road UK paperback cover for Mark Lawrence's Red Sister.
  7. Upcoming US cover art: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. Brief Cases by Jim Butcher.
  8. Yeah, that is bizarre if it's true. Tahereh Mafi Diana Gabaldon update From Edelweiss: Pierce Brown (author of Red Rising) update Rick Riordan update Michael J. Sullivan update Peter V. Brett update
  9. James S.A. Corey update: Kevin Hearne update: Brian McClellan update: Victoria Aveyard update: I wonder if this is true: http://200.hc.com/the-harpercollins-200/magician/ Rothfuss' US numbers (Edelweiss entry to the 10th anniversary edition of TNotW): Sapkowski's US numbers (entry to Season of Storms):
  10. He has been doing movie/videogame tie-in novels in recent years. I actually thought that The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone improved with each book, and the ending was really strong. Here are "key selling points" for The Reign of the Departed, taken from Edelweiss:
  11. The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French (Random House edition). The Privateer by Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes. Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers. A Study in Honor by Claire O'Dell.
  12. Upcoming US cover art: The Reign of the Departed by Greg Keyes. Ravencry by Ed McDonald. Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne. Dragon Road by Joseph Brassey.
  13. There will be a new omnibus edition of Daniel Abraham's The Long Price Quartet from Tor. 992 pages and all four novels! It will be released in paperback format in November 2018. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Long-Price-Quartet-Daniel-Abraham/dp/1250186587/
  14. Tor will publish in May 2018 a new mass-market paperback edition of Nightflyers: and other stories. Table of contents: Nightflyers Override * Weekend in a War Zone * And Seven Times Never Kill Man Nor the Many-Colored Fires of a Star Ring * A Song for Lya * = not included in Dreamsongs. https://www.amazon.com/NIGHTFLYERS-stories-George-R-Martin/dp/125030234X/
  15. The Hod King will be published in December 2018: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hod-King-Books-Babel/dp/0356510840/