As we reported yesterday afternoon, J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be expanded into five films. And as you can see, Erin Strecker has some title suggestions for this nascent series. We’re just going to mention that Vin Diesel would make a magnificent centaur before inviting you to click through for publishing news.
- Bob Dylan has won a Nobel Prize! We include him here because he’s technically a fantasy character, plus scientists love him!
- Pat Cadigan shares some fantastic medical news over at Ceci N’est Pas Une Blog.
- Chuck Wendig has announced Exeunt, a post-apocalyptic novel about a mysterious event that compels a thousand people begin walking together to the same unknown destination.
- Welcome The Portalist, a new science fiction and fantasy website!
- Neil Clarke looks back on the origins of Clarkesworld.
- Tor Books’ Executive Editor Diana Gill has acquired a debut fantasy series from Australian author Sam Hawke.
- Walter Mosley talks about Luke Cage, Spider-man, and his life-long love of comics!
- Saga Press has announced a trio of forthcoming books from Ursula K. Le Guin, including The Books of Earthsea, an anthology of stories celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of A Wizard of Earthsea, which will feature full color and black-and-white illustrations by award-winning illustrator Charles Vess.
- Garth Nix’ fans propelled The Golden Hand series back up the bestseller list.
- Poets & Writers talks to Michael Chabon about his latest novel!
- Over at Mad Genius Club, Sarah A. Hoyt writes about character development and keeping it real.
- And over at File 770, “Peltedverse” creator M.C.A. Hogarth discusses worldbuilding.