Welcome back, TV lovers! Supergirl takes on Hank’s origin story, The Flash once more encountered the Reverse-Flash, and the Arrow crew teamed up with A.R.G.U.S. while Felicity tried to adjust to life in a wheelchair. Outside of the DCU, The Magicians adjust to life with new ways to learn and manipulate. Read our full thoughts below!
In 2009, Lev Grossman had this genius idea to satirize fantasy. In his novel, The Magicians, Grossman introduces readers to Quentin Clearwater. He is accepted into Brakebills, an institution for higher education–in magic. However, this is like no other “chosen one” story. It is incredibly dark, psychological, and really expects a lot from its readers. The novel inspired two further books, turning The Magicians into a trilogy.
Tonight, Syfy posted the first episode of their Magicians TV series on The Magicians Facebook page. It is stunning. This pilot introduces readers to the main characters and the rules of this magical world. What I loved was that instead of telling, there’s quite a bit of showing. For instance, in the background while Quentin is getting a tour of the school, most of the magicians are using their fingers to create magic. It tells the viewer that this, and not wands, is how we’ll see magic in this world. Continue reading Sneak a Peek at The Magicians
At Book Expo America this year, Daily Geekette Editors-In-Chief Kayla and Megan had the opportunity to sit down with Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magicians trilogy. When Grossman identified himself as a feminist with zero hesitation at the beginning of the interview, citing hopes for his daughters to become “the people they’re meant to be,” we knew we were in for a great conversation. In addition to Grossman’s own writing, we discussed the controversy around the Hugo Awards, the adaptation of The Magicians for the Syfy channel, and the growing acceptance of fantasy as a genre in the “serious” literary world.
As I left my house to begin the 4+ hour trip to BEA, my parents called out after me: “Please don’t bring home as many books as you did last year!”
I only kind of heeded their request.
This being my second BEA, I was significantly more prepared for the rush of the expo-attendees, as well as for the sheer number of books piled high at each booth, just begging me to pick them up. In the end, I left with about 40 books – about 20 of which were exclusively for me.