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"the mythology of a scientific age"

I have some personal news to share...

* New today: I just gave an interview to Talking With Tim, in which I discuss several of my recent book projects, including The Magic Goblet, Past Watchful Dragons: Fantasy and Faith in the World of C.S. Lewis, and Tecumseh: A Biography, as well as my upcoming appearances and other subjects. You can read it here.

* I will be taking part in the Voices Film Series for the Hickory, NC community, a project that is co-sponsored by Lenoir-Rhyne College and the Women's Resource Center in Hickory. This program, which is free and open to the public, will take place on the evenings of February 27 and 28, 2008, and will focus on Native America. We will be showing two Native-produced films over two nights: first the award-winning 2006 film Four Sheets to the Wind, and next the award-winning 2006 documentary Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy paired with comments and a book signing (of The Trail of Tears and Indian Removal) by yours truly. I hope those who are interested will visit here to learn more. We would love to have you join us for these two evenings!

In other news...

* Kristin Thompson, author of The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood, now has a blog on the subject here. (It's syndicated for LJ at frodo_franchise.)

* The London cast recording of The Lord of the Rings: The Musical soundtrack is now available for preorder. So, too, is the Official Stage Companion. Read more here.

* The Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club is coming back for 2008 in order to raise funds for charity. Members will receive an exclusive CD from a different Harry Potter-themed wizard rock band each month. Learn more here.

"Science fiction is the mythology of a scientific age."
John C. Wright, quoted in this interview


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Jan. 22nd, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link to Kristin Thompson's blog. It looks like a great source for the tidbits we are all longing for in regards to the new film.

That interview covered all the bases well, didn't it? How great to be able to talk about all your projects in one place that way. *snort* "working chronologically" indeed! *giggle*

I am going to have to get that LOTR musical soundtrack just for the wonderful "Lothlorien"!
Jan. 24th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome for the link! Thank you for reading the interview. It was a great deal of fun, and I was particularly pleased to get to talk about my NC projects at the end. :) I've already preordered the soundtrack! I'm sorry we won't get to hear the "Lothlorien" version from the Toronto musical, which I preferred, but I'm still really excited to listen to this one (over and over again)!

Edited at 2008-01-24 02:18 pm (UTC)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Congrats!!!
Jan. 24th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! :)
Jan. 23rd, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Wish I wasn't on the wrong side of the country to attend the Voices Film Series - sounds good. I love the John C. Wright quote!
Jan. 24th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much - I wish you could be here, too! Thanks for your kind words.

It is a great quote, isn't it?
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Jan. 23rd, 2008 07:46 am (UTC)
Hooray! How I do love reading interviews. You got me interested in Native American issues...simply by being the best professor a kid could ever get stuck with! (Cheese much?)

Really though, your fall classes sound great. I'm excited for your students!

The Magic Goblet certainly sounds like something I should look into (I'm all about gender issues), and the film series seems really neat. I hope you have a good time!

Jan. 24th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much - that makes my day!

I know I'm biased, since I edited the work, but I do think The Magic Goblet is a remarkable book. I've read it through at least six times now, and each time, I get caught up in it and I can't put it down, especially during the second half of it. It really does become all the more meaningful when you know her story and read it from the perspective of gender. I hope more people (in the English language - she's well remembered by Swedish readers) read her works and about her.

I hope you're having a great day! Thanks so much for your lovely comments.
Jan. 24th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
That's an interesting quote by John C. Wright, and a good one as well. I was unfamiliar with the terms Old Guard and New Guard until I read the contents of your link. Quite interesting really. I had also never really thought about defining sci-fi before, and I'm not sure that I would be able to word my thoughts on it properly, if the question were to come up. It's quite possible that I would refer back to his quote.
Jan. 24th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it! I thought the responses were fascinating.
Jan. 24th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting all this. :) And I wanted to invite you to my new journal at girl_on_moon. Deleting this journal tonight, so I hope to see you at the new one. :)
Jan. 25th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! And thanks for the heads up re: your new LJ! See you there. :)
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