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The Quarantine Stream: ‘Hemingway’ Strives to Deconstruct the Self-Created Myth of Ernest Hemingway

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Hemingway Where You Can Stream It: PBS The Pitch: A six-hour, three-part documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that explores the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Ernest Hemingway is a literary giant. With his terse, minimalist prose he changed the face of American writing, influencing co...
Tags: Movies, Features, Jeff Daniels, Ken Burns, Pbs, Hemingway, Burns, Ernest Hemingway, Daniels, Lynn Novick, Edna O Brien, Novik, Netflix/Streaming Video, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream


43 of the best fantasy books to help you escape reality

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Fantasy books have huge cult followings, with readers devouring 800-page journeys through mythical worlds.There are a ton of sub-genres so any reader can find something that interests them.This list has epic classics like "The Lord of the Rings" and new favorites breaking the genre's norms.If you're anything like me, fantasy books like "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" w...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Education, La, Massachusetts, Neil Gaiman, Robin Hood, Trends, Features, Shanghai, Harry Potter, Anne Hathaway, Salem, PERCY


Book Review: A DEADLY EDUCATION by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik is back with a brand new series, and dear readers, I am hooked. Title: A Deadly EducationAuthor: Naomi NovikGenre: FantasyPublisher: Del ReyPublication Date: September 29, 2020Hardcover: 336 pages Lesson One of the Scholomance: Learning has never been this deadly.A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets.There are no teachers, no holiday...
Tags: Books, New York, Wales, Fantasy, Book Reviews, Orion, Young Adult, Naomi Novik, Crossover, Galen, Andrzej Sapkowski, 8 Rated Books, Novik, Scholomance, Naomi NovikGenre, Galadriel El


Authors gone rogue

Ok, the title is a bit misleading. There are certain subgenres that seem to belong mostly to indies. However, very occasionally, a name author will take a whirl at that subgenre. One example of that is the whole Zombie Apocalypse subgenre and John Ringo's Black Tide Rising series, which shows the difference between a pro and the wantabes. Another subgenre that seems to be the female equivalent is what I tend to call the Magic High School genre. It was likely inspired by Hogwarts, but it...
Tags: Books, Disney, Reading Recommendations, Naomi Novik, Hogwarts, Novik, John Ringo, Magic High School, Noviks


Review | Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

I've had a good feeling about ever since I first heard it would be a thing. That might sound a touch ubiquitous, because basically everyone I know has been on absolute tenterhooks waiting for its release from the moment they finished Uprooted. The thing is, I read Uprooted back when it came out and the hype was huge. And the writing was truly beautiful, beautiful in a timeless way. Naomi Novik is a consummate world builder and a frightfully skilled storyteller. That combined with her homage t...
Tags: Books, Review, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Wanda, Naomi Novik, Sergey, Rumpelstiltskin, Irina, Retelling, Beloved Bookshelf, Novik, Robin McKinley, Miryem, Staryk, Stepon


12 New Audiobooks to Add to Your Wish List

I love audiobooks, and that’s no secret. Summertime is listening time, as I work in the garden, take walks, relax on the deck, and generally enjoy the long evenings. This year, my audiobook consumption has been depleted by travel. Still, hitting the road to spend time with friends and family and to see new places is well worth the trade-off. Fortunately, July is a great month for audiobook fans, and it wasn't easy narrowing down my roundup to just 12 titles. The audiobooks recommended tod...
Tags: Books, Montana, Shanghai, Jane Austen, Anne Tyler, Detroit, Sonoma, Random House, Pacific Northwest, Beowulf, Lim, Holmes, Kay, Rick Holmes, Bennett, Flanagan


Joint Review: SPINNING SILVER by Naomi Novik

Title: Spinning Silver Author: Naomi Novik Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Del Rey Publication Date: July 2018 Hardcover: 448 Pages A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, which was hailed as “a very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic” by The New York Times Book Review. With the Nebula Award–winning Uprooted, Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy ta...
Tags: Books, Fantasy, Book Reviews, New York Times, Fairy Tales, Wanda, Ana, Naomi Novik, Thea, Miryam, Agnieszka, Rumpelstiltskin, Irina, Joint Review, Juliet Marillier, Novik


The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of June

Here it is! The best science fiction and fantasy of June: Librarians who travel to alternate worlds, a young woman who must save her city, Daniel O'Malley's eagerly awaited sequel to The Rook, and more marvelous sci-fi and fantasy tales that will unleash your imagination.   Shop on AmazonPrint Book | Kindle Book The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman - Cogman smashes gas-lamp London together with Librarians who travel through space and time to add special books to the shelves of the...
Tags: Books, London, Best Books, Napoleon, Lee, Hartley, Amazon Books, Malley, Bender, Laurence, Irene, Ang, Kai, Best of the Month, Science Fiction + Fantasy, Adrian Liang


Hugo Awards: The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season is death... or maybe the end of the world. It's happened before and it's going to happen again, metaphorically and maybe even literally. Spoiler alert, I guess, but the grim nature of N.K. Jemisin's Hugo-finalist novel and the downright misanthropic outlook it gives us on its world are almost immediately apparent. After all, this is a book that opens with a woman grieving for her infant son who had been beaten to death by his father. It's a rough way to start the story, coupled ...
Tags: Movies, New York Times, Naomi Novik, Hugo Awards, Stephenson, Leckie, Novik, Jemisin


Epic Reads: Science Fiction and Fantasy Series You Can’t Put Down

Binge-watching TV has become “a thing,” but sci-fi and fantasy readers know that binge-reading started a long, long time ago. Stock up on some alone-time and a few bags of chips, and then plunge into one of these great epic reads. James S. A. Corey's The Expanse You may or may not know that James S. A. Corey’s series has been made into a television series on Syfy that’s been getting pretty good reviews—but why wait for season 2 when you can read the books? Set mostly in our solar system after ma...
Tags: Dresden, Holden, Naomi Novik, Amazon Books, Alexia, Terry Brooks, James Holden, James S A Corey, Scalzi, Jim Butcher, Richard Kadrey, Science Fiction + Fantasy, Adrian Liang, Novik, Gail Carriger, Carriger


SF Book Review, Part 21: Hugo Prep Edition

I read a lot of books last year, but I'm way behind in reviewing them, so in an attempt to catch up, here are some thoughts on a few Hugo Award related books. Last year I went out of my way to seek out stuff that would be eligible for the Hugos. This year: not so much. But I've read a few things that could qualify, so here goes: Lines of Departure by Marko Kloos - This book was nominated for the Hugo Awards last year, but Marko Kloos withdrew the book due to the whole Puppy kerfluffle (thus cl...
Tags: Earth, Hugo Awards, Agnieszka, Grayson, Kasia, Bujold, Penric, Marko Kloos, Kloos, Lankies, Andrew Grayson, Lois McMaster Bujold, Naomi Novik Agnieszka, Novik