Around the WebApril 27, 2012 at 10:02 am | Posted in Around the Web, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
Tags: entertainment weekly, EUC, Eye of the Dragon, Fangirl Cantina, stephen king, syfy
Stephen King Alert: Syfy is developing, as a long form project, King’s 1987 bestseller, The Eyes of the Dragon. On board for the script are I, Robot’s Jeff Vintar and Battlestar Galactica’s Michael Taylor; executive producers are Taylor and Bill Haber. The Eyes of the Dragon has something in common with King’s other works. Although it is set in a fictional world where a young prince (falsely accused of and imprisoned for his father’s murder) must face a devious wizard, Eyes continues King’s practice of a character who’s appeared in his other works. In this case, Flagg, who was in both the Dark Tower series and The Stand.
A Novel Approach to Novels: How many times have you seen the question, “Hai, I’m new to the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and want to start reading the books. Where do I start?”. If you’re like us, you’ve heard it a lot. Since there are about a bazillion Star Wars books (well, maybe not that many, but it seems like it), that’s a tall order and totally subjective to boot. One reader’s soaring-to-new-heights novel is going to be another’s total dreck so how to advise? Well, Tricia at Fangirl Cantina has come up with what we think is really a good idea. You can check out her where to start* article here, and why didn’t someone think of it sooner?
*Most frequent answer: Zim Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy. We have heard of readers who actually didn’t like The Thrawn Trilogy, but we don’t know them personally. We don’t associate with people like that.
Support a Worthy Cause: Speaking of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, EU Cantina has come up with a way to flaunt your total nerditude and be charitable. Buy a #SWEU T shirt from them and their profit from the shirt will be donated to RIF (Reading is Fundamental) to support literacy. You can get the details here.
Friday Fun: Here’s a LOL to start the weekend with. Personally, I’d hire this guy on the spot.