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INVENTED WORLDS

5 Sinister Fictional Languages Best Kept That Way

5 Sinister Fictional Languages Best Kept That Way

Need an extra shot of realism in your carefully constructed world? Time to invent a language! Authors have been creating fictional languages for decades, making it much more exciting when characters start screaming at each other. Some of these fictional languages […]

by × November 6, 2014 ×

WE RECOMMEND

What to Read Next If You Liked The Innovators, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Lila, Sharp Objects, or The World of Ice & Fire

What to Read Next If You Liked The Innovators, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Lila, Sharp Objects, or The World of Ice & Fire

The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson, is the latest fascinating dive into tech history from the author of Steve Jobs. Widening his scope from one man to the birth of an entire medium, the book explores the brilliant minds and events […]

by × October 16, 2014 ×

HERE THERE BE DRAGONS

Christopher Tolkien's hand-drawn map from The Lord of the Rings

The 5 Best Fantasy Maps Ever Drawn

Writers and Nigerian princes trying to move millions of dollars out of their country know one absolute truth: If you present people with enough documentation, they will suspend their disbelief. That’s why so many epic fantasy stories come with detailed, […]

by × October 13, 2014 ×

ADAPTATIONS

7 Book-to-TV Adaptations that Owe Their Success to Game of Thrones

7 Book-to-TV Adaptations that Owe Their Success to Game of Thrones

Four years on, I’m still shocked by the massive success of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Sure, I expected it to look pretty (it’s HBO after all), and as a fan of George R.R. Martin’s books, I knew the story and characters could more […]

by × August 7, 2014 ×

WHAT TO READ NEXT

What to Read Next if You Liked A Discovery of Witches, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Insurgent, A Game of Thrones, or America

What to Read Next if You Liked A Discovery of Witches, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Insurgent, A Game of Thrones, or America

A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, offers readers many pleasures, not the least among them a plot-driving quest to discover ancient hidden secrets and historical artifacts that are of great consequence to a modern world that includes witches, vampires, […]

by × July 31, 2014 ×

DATING

8 Female Characters Who Need a Relationship Intervention

8 Female Characters Who Need a Relationship Intervention

Clearly, not every fictional relationship is straight out of the lusty pages of a bodice-ripper. Similarly, many of literature’s most storied unions lack the progressivism one might wish for. To spell it out: sometimes your favorite heroine brings home a real clunker. […]

by × July 29, 2014 ×

THE READING LIFE

If Book Nerds Ran the World

If Book Nerds Ran the World

Who runs the world? Book nerds! Well, okay, that’s not necessarily true. But shouldn’t it be? How much would book fans love to wake up one day and find ourselves in a world where everyone around us has the same […]

by × July 24, 2014 ×

A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

Where To Find All Those Dang A Song Of Ice And Fire Novellas

Where To Find All Those Dang A Song Of Ice And Fire Novellas

If you’re like me, you’re counting the days until George R.R. Martin finally releases The Winds of Winter, book six in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. Which can be pretty hard to do, since we still have […]

by × July 16, 2014 ×

GAME OF THRONES

7 Ways HBO Could Handle Running Out of A Song of Ice and Fire Books

7 Ways HBO Could Handle Running Out of A Song of Ice and Fire Books

Another season of Game of Thrones has come and gone, and yet the Winds of Winter are still just coming. Barring an unexpected and miraculous hastening of George R.R. Martin’s creative pace, the beloved HBO adaptation of his work could […]

by × July 11, 2014 ×