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News and Editorial

  • Terry Brooks's new fantasy revealed! Child of Light is set to publish next year. So here's one cool outgrowth from COVID.
  • We have a list of finalists for 2020's Mythopoeic Awards. This year's lineup includes Jo Walton, Alix E. Harrow, Yoon Ha Lee, and P. Djèlí Clark among many others. BTW, the physical award itself is a lion. A LION.
  • Mike Chen has a few new books on the publishing radar, including Vampire Weekend coming in 2023. The premise of this novel sounds exactly like it should: Indie rock + vampires.
  • You can now preview Arkady Martine's much-anticipated A Desolation Called Peacesequel to the Hugo-winning A Memory Called Empire. If imperialism makes you sad, you might need this.
  • Coming next week: SFF Weekly's take on highlight stories from 2020 (emphasis on HIGHLIGHTS and not just the world-ending news of 2020).

Books to Film and TV

  • J. J. Abrams will help produce a TV adaptation of Patrick Ness's Burn. Ness himself will write the adaptation. His uber creds to do so? He wrote the screenplay for A Monster Calls, which starred Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, and Liam Neeson.
  • P. Djéli Clark's Ring Shout is set for a TV treatment starring KiKi Layne. Given that Ring Shout has been out for two months now, it's about time.
  • Confirmed: Not only is Disney responsible for an adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone--Lucasfilm will develop the project. This will make some people happy and some people worried.

In Memoriam

The SFF community suffered several losses this week. Authors Phyllis Eisentstein and Dean Ing and artist Richard Corben have died.

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