Sunday, 26 June 2016

Can fantasy films escape Lord Of The Rings' shadow?

One realm to rule them all. One realm to find them, one realm to bring them all and in the darkness bind them, in the land of Middle-earth where the shadows lie.
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10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Debuts to Watch for in the Second Half of 2016 — The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

We love returning to the work of a tried and true author—that level of trust brings us back to the bookstore (or BN.com) every time there’s a chance to read a new book by one of our favorite writers.
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Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson Unleash a Terrifying Meditation on The Nature of Evil

This September, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, iZOMBIE co-creator Chris Roberson, Criminal Macabre and 30 Days of Night artist Christopher Mitten, award winning colorist Dave Stewart and cover artist Laurence Campbell will present RISE OF THE BLACK FLAME.
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Friday, 24 June 2016

The art of the comic book, or the comic book as art?

Something of a high-end publishing boom has been happening over the last few years in the once-upon-a-time humble world of the comic book.
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Thursday, 23 June 2016

100 Must-Read Books About Books

This installment of 100 Must-Read is sponsored by The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald. Broken Wheel, Iowa has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy.
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China’s New Supercomputer Puts the US Even Further Behind


This week, China’s Sunway TaihuLight officially became the fastest supercomputer in the world. The previous champ? Also from China. What used to be an arms race for supercomputing primacy among technological nations has turned into a blowout.
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The Roots of Dirt: How Mountain Bikes Went From Clunkers to Global Phenomenon

About 40-odd years ago, a bunch of young California misfits changed the world with new technology. Oh, you’ve heard this before? Well, it wasn’t a computer. It was bikes. Mountain bikes, to be exact.
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Monday, 20 June 2016

Grab Your Torches and Pitchforks, It's the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein

Though Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein wasn’t published until 1818, the teenage author started penning the story 200 years ago—inspired by a memorable nightmare and the gloomy, volcano-spurred climate event known as “the Year Without a Summer.
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Now You Can Visit the Oldest Library in the World

al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez, Morocco, is the oldest library in the world, but until last month, only researchers had access to it. Built in 859, the library was a beacon for scholars, poets, and theologians for hundreds of years, but in recent years it had fallen into terrible disrepair.
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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Labor Commits $12 Million for Trove


Thursday 16 June, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) welcomes today’s announcement by Shadow Minister for the Arts Mark Dreyfus that, if elected, a Labor government would commit $12 million of funding over four years to the National Lib
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Guillermo del Toro Reveals the Trollhunters Cast

Creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro has announced the initial Trollhunters cast. His epic family event series is premiering in December 2016 on Netflix.
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The Conjuring 2 Nun Getting Her Own Spin-Off

After the much-deserved success of The Conjuring 2, it looks like New Line Cinema is getting serious about building a true “Warren Files” universe, as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that that film’s writer David Leslie Johnson (Aquaman, Wrath of the Titans) has been hired to pen a sp
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Monday, 6 June 2016

So, you want to be a librarian?


In February 1948, the Melbourne Public Library opened its doors to the first 35 students of its new training school for librarians. There was no shortage of eager applicants. Between sixty and ninety candidates applied each year, but only 35 prospective students would make the grade.
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Saturday, 4 June 2016

Robert Jordan: America’s Tolkien


In 2005, Lev Grossman of Time Magazine declared that George R. R. Martin was “the American Tolkien.” Since then, you’ll be able to find the phrase splashed on just about every one of Martin’s wonderful novels. And for good reason, of course. That’s a really awesome blurb.
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10 Gorgeous Outdoor Reading Nooks

Like most of us, I love a good reading nook.* And, now that the weather is (in theory) warming up, it’s time for outdoor reading! But how do you get the perfect reading area outdoors, with the best combo of sun (to warm you up) and shade (so you can actually see your book/e-reader)?
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

A little history of Queen’s Hall


‘The Queen’s Reading Room’, named in honour of Queen Victoria, was opened on her birthday (24 May) in 1859 when the south wing of the Library was completed.
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Penny Dreadful

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. Based off the scenes they had together back in Season 2, we already knew Eva Green and Rory Kinnear worked magnificently together.
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