Image of the Day: George R.R. Martin's awkward lunch with J.K. Rowling
She may have created one of the most popular fantasy series ever with Harry Potter, but that doesn't mean author J.K. Rowling actually has to like fantasy and sci-fi literature. Turns out, she's not much of a fan.
It wasn't so long ago that we were eagerly awaiting J. K. Rowling's first (non-magical) novel for adults. Now that novel's out, and though it's doing well, Rowling's already answering questions about what she'll do next.
Ursula Le Guin is one of the most prolific and well-spoken science fiction writers ever. So why would one of our most seminal authors be told she needs to start writing like J.K. Rowling?
It's that time of year, when colleges and universities all over the country release fresh young minds into the world, allegedly armed for the future. And many of those institutions enlist noteworthy speakers to impart some words of wisdom before they leave. Here are some of the best, from geek-friendly celebs like J.K. Rowling, WIlliam Shatner and Ahnuld.
Even though writing for children has made her rich beyond the dreams of mortal man, J.K. Rowling has announced that her next novel will be "very different from the Harry Potter series." And she's already signed the deal for its release.
It seems like the Harry Potter author had the deaths of a lot of characters in mind, not just Ron Weasley. If not for an image that she'd carried in her head for the entire seven-book series, a certain towering guardian might not have survived.
The Twitterverse is currently mourning James and Lily Potter today, but if author J.K. Rowling had her way, Harry Potter fans could have had one more death to endure: it turns out that she wanted to kill Ron Weasley!
In this preview of one of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Blu-Ray extras, the Boy Who Finished His Saga expounds on his theory: that Potter is richer than both Star Wars and Star Trek.
If you made your own commercial Star Wars movie now (we're not talking those fan films), George Lucas would eat your lunch. But it wasn't always that way. In fact, under earlier copyright law, the 1977 film A New Hope would have apparently lost protection in 2005. So how did we get here?