Gimbling in the Wabe – Happy Birthday to George

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Once upon a time (September 20, 1948, in fact) a baby boy was born to a longshoreman and his wife from the realm of Bayonne, in the land of New Jersey.  They named their son George, and the boy was full of stories and songs (well, stories anyway).  As a youngster,  he sold some of [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite TV Shows Based on Books We Love

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There’s a meme online I saw once. It’s a picture of best selling books, mostly SciFi/Fantasy, in a Barnes and Noble with a caption below it: “HBO Programming for the Next Ten Years.” I’ve long been of the opinion, by proof of the massive amounts of reality TV and the endless remakes and reincarnations of [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Plot Twists

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Spoilers ahead: Sirius Black was not, in fact, hellbent on killing Harry Potter in Prisoner of Azkaban. Oh and Aaron Stampler in Primal Fear? Well, let’s just say that there was far more behind his quiet stammer and poor-little-country-boy persona than he led us all to believe. Some plot twists we can see coming a [….]

Official Maps of George R.R. Martin’s World

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Via i09: We’ve seen some amazing maps of the lands of Westeros and Essos, from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. There are nifty maps in the front of every volume of Martin’s series, but also fans have created detailed, stylized, spoilery and Easter Egg-filled cartographies. But now at last, there’s [….]