Saturday, January 19, 2013

Edgar Allan Poe - Born January 19th, 1809

 Portrait by Joe Kubert

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things 
which escape those who dream only by night."
Edgar Allan Poe 
 January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wheel of Time: Memory of Light Released Today

Brandon Sanderson wraps up the final chapter of Robert Jordan's Epic Fantasy Series today. TOR created a neat video focusing on its Legacy of inspiration to current fantasy writing.

Also the cover art by master fantasy artist Michael Whelan is now available as print here.

 And there is fantastic post on Whelan's art/design process for the cover here.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

J.R.R. Tolkien - Born January 3rd, 1892

 Portrait Art by Audrey Benjaminsen

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973