Like a circle in a circle, like a wheel within a wheel...

Game of ThronesI realize that I'm coming rather late to the Game of Thrones party that's been going on the last two months, but given the major plot developments in this past Sunday's episode, it seems like a good time to talk about my favorite part of the series--the opening credit sequence.

This isn't to say that I don't enjoy the rest of the show--I do.  The costumes and scenery are amazing, the story is engaging, and the acting is well done.  My one complaint is that I never really felt connected to any particular character in George R. R. Martin's series, and that feeling continues for me in the TV adaptation.

But, as the opening credits make abundantly clear, that is the point.


I've narrowed down your suggestions to 5 choices, and now it's your turn to vote: What should I read next?

Lois McMaster Bujold's Paladin of Souls
Guy Gavriel Kay's Tigana
John Scalzi's Old Man's War
Julie Czernada's Survival
Robin Hobb's Assassin's Apprentice

Would you be a hero, or?

The CapeThe first thing you should do is mark your calendar for tomorrow. Tomorrow is when the legacy edition of Issue #1 of "The Cape" will be published. This is exciting not only because the stand-alone issue was so good it got turned into a series and nominated for an Eisner, but also because tomorrow, the writer of "The Cape," Jason Ciaramella, is going to be stopping by Fantasy Matters to talk about writing comics. So after you visit your local comic shop and pick up your copy of the issue, come back here and see what Jason has to say.

For what I think, here's a reprint of my review that originally ran at Strange Ink in January:


The Unexpected Fantastic

AmelieIn Amélie, the French film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the heroine stands at the back of a café, awash in gold light and self-imposed invisibility. She is too shy and too quiet. She lets the man she loves walk away without declaring herself, or even giving him her name. She is on the edge of tears. She turns into a sheet of water and collapses into a puddle, splashing across the tiled floor.


Our Fantastic Week Ahead: June 13

Welcome to those of you joining us for the first time this weekend by way of Pat Rothfuss's blog post about us!  We hope you like what you see, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts about fantasy and science fiction!

We have a great week ahead of us here at Fantasy Matters



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