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- Lev Grossman praises Game of Thrones for breaking fantasy rules, while Ken Liu loved the historical texture it gave to the genre.
- What are you doing for winter and spring? Checking out all of the KGB Fantastic Fiction readings, of course.
- Ransom Riggs is transporting Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children to an even more peculiar setting in a new trilogy… America!
- It was Ursula K. Le Guin’s birthday on Friday, and this tweet was about the best way to celebrate her:
- Delilah S. Dawson’s first comic book miniseries Ladycastle puts the women in charge after their husbands are killed in battle and a curse put upon their home.
- And the fact that the protagonist is a woman of color makes it a perfect example for the next installment of this list of comics starring WOC.
- Booksmith—the wonderful folks who brought us Shipwreck—are expanding into the “winter literary wonderland” of the Bindery!
- Wait, so people just send you books before they’re out? Editor Joel Cunningham takes us through the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Mailbag and the process of publishers sending galleys and ARCs to book review outlets: