News & Notes – 10/28/2017

October 28, 2017 News & Notes 4

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

 

Book News

 

Worth Reading/Viewing

 

Free Fiction Online

 

Book & Movie Announcements

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle TV Adaptation Gets a Network and a Synopsis (Tor.com) I’m getting really excited for this series! To begin with, it’s set in the world of Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle, and Rothfuss is heavily involved. Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Rogers are his co-executive producers, and Miranda will also compose the music (which plays a huge role in the books, and will probably be important in the series as well.) Finally, they just announced that the show will take place a generation before the events of the Kingkiller Chronicle, and will feature “follow a pair of wandering performers.” Given Rogers’s hint that “A generation is a very, very *specific* amount of time,” speculation is rampant that the series will be about Kvothe’s parents. Which, if true, means it may answer a number of questions that readers have been expecting to have answered in the as-yet-unfinished book 3. Does that mean Rothfuss plans to finish and release book 3 before the series spills the beans? No one is saying… but I hope so.
  • Rick Riordan has a new website (“Read Riordan”), a new imprint, and several books coming out in 2018Besides the third book in the Trials of Apollo series, there will be a fully illustrated Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (I can’t wait!), as well as a Magnus Chase coloring book and a Kane Chronicles guide to Egyptian myth and magic. In March, Rick Riordan Presents will release the first in a four-book series based in Hindu mythology, written by Roshani Chokshi (author of The Star-Touched Queen.) Riordan announced the imprint on his own website last April, and talked about his relationship to the imprint and the first three books they to bring out.
  • Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man being adapted for Hulu (Variety)

Awesome Lists

 

Bookish Quote

 

That’s it for this week!

4 Responses to “News & Notes – 10/28/2017”

  1. Bea

    So many articles to check out! The Hindu mythology series sounds promising as does The Invisible Man adaptation.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      That Hindu mythology series sounds like a lot of fun. Riordan’s imprint will also be doing a “Korean foxes meet space opera” fantasy series by the author of Ninefox Gambit, which I think will be really cool.

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