fantasy http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1328 - Neil Gaiman http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1328-neil-gaiman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Neil Gaiman, one of the world's most beloved fantasy authors, is known for his eclectic work including: <em>The Sandman, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline</em> and<em> The Graveyard Book</em>.</p><p>Now he's written his first novel for adults in eight years, <em>The Ocean at the End of the Lane</em> - a bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic which makes the impossible all too real.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68111 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1328 - Neil Gaiman Of Dice And Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons And The People Who Play It http://wamc.org/post/dice-and-men-story-dungeons-dragons-and-people-who-play-it <p><a href="http://davidmewalt.com">David M. Ewalt</a> is an award-winning journalist and author. He is currently a senior editor at Forbes Magazine, where he writes about the game business, technology and Internet culture, and frequently appears as an expert on TV and radio programs.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75062 at http://wamc.org Of Dice And Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons And The People Who Play It The Book Show #1280 - Caleb Carr http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1280-caleb-carr <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Caleb Carr is the critically acclaimed author of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Alienist</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Angel of Darkness</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Lessons of Terror</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Italian Secretary</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He has taught military history at Bard College, and worked extensively in film, television, and the theater.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56528 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1280 - Caleb Carr The Carle Museum's 10th Anniversary http://wamc.org/post/carle-museums-10th-anniversary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is the </span><a href="http://www.carlemuseum.org/Home" style="line-height: 1.5;">Carle Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">'s tenth anniversary, and they are celebrating with some very special exhibitions, including the first major exhibition from their permanent collection (100 pieces reflecting 100 years of picture book history) and an exhibition of many illustrations from the classic, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte's Web</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The sale of the <em>Charlotte’s Web</em> drawings last October caused quite a stir. Everyone connected with the world of children’s book art was thrilled by the strong prices. Thus, to celebrate their purchase, Garth Williams’s 100th birthday, the 60th anniversary of <em>Charlotte’s Web</em>, and the Museum’s 10th year, the Carle is assembling the exhibition, <em>Some Book! Some Art!: Selected Drawings by Garth Williams for Charlotte’s Web</em>, which comprises of approximately 30 finished drawings.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56639 at http://wamc.org The Carle Museum's 10th Anniversary Morgan Rhodes - Falling Kingdoms http://wamc.org/post/morgan-rhodes-falling-kingdoms <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most people know </span><a href="http://www.fallingkingdoms.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Morgan Rhodes </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">as paranormal romance novelist </span><a href="http://www.michellerowen.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Michelle Rowen</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;But under this pen name Rhodes has launched another successful series with her novel </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Falling Kingdoms</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In this </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Game of </em><em>Thrones-</em>esque<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> &nbsp;high fantasy, Rhodes has created a world that’s raging with war, deceit, spoiled royals, and a populous needing little to spark a revolution.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Katie Britton 56050 at http://wamc.org Morgan Rhodes - Falling Kingdoms Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" http://wamc.org/post/exploring-jrr-tolkiens-hobbit <p><em>**Re-aired from 9-21-12**</em></p><p>No need to wait for Peter Jackson and his movie <em>The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey</em> to arrive on Dec. 14: Middle-earth mania has already hit bookstores. Today marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's immortal tale about the great adventure of furry-footed Bilbo Baggins.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 48412 at http://wamc.org Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" Charlaine Harris http://wamc.org/post/charlaine-harris <p>We welcome Charlaine Harris and speak with her about <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1937007448/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1937007448">Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 12)</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1937007448" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em>.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:07:48 +0000 Joe Donahue 37953 at http://wamc.org Charlaine Harris