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Why Thomas Covenant Is Important


donaldson-thelastdarkThis week, The Last Dark by Stephen R. Donaldson published.

It is an important book, one many are overlooking. It is the final book in The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, one of fantasy’s most important series of all time. Make the jump to learn why—at least by my opinion.

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Cover: The Last Dark by Stephen R. Donaldson


donaldson-thelastdarkThomas Covenant. Unbeliever. He is one of the most important characters in the genre. So is his Creator. Along with Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and Barbara Hambly, Stephen R. Donaldson was there at the beginning of Del Rey Books and the modern fantasy boom in the early 80’s.

The final Covenant book, The Last Dark, publishes in October. Make the jump to learn more!

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Norwescon 36 Video: Terry Brooks


brooks-swordofshannaraTo truly know our present, we must know our past.

Terry Brooks spoke freely at Norwescon 36 about the early days of Del Rey Books and the publication of The Sword of Shannara. I videotaped the interview. It is a fascinating look at the fantasy genre in 1977. Make the jump!

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Creating The Annotated Sword of Shannara: Part IV


brooks-annotatedswordIn October this year, The Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks will be published.

I’m excited for fantasy fans! Terry has given insight into the book that changed the industry when published. Here’s more about it, specifically my most recent role in its coming to bookstores!

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Creating The Annotated Sword of Shannara: Part I


brooks-swordThe Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks is celebrating its 35th anniversary of publication.

To celebrate this book that has helped define the genre since 1977, Del Rey Books will be publishing The Annotated Sword of Shannara, a book I will be partially working on as Terry’s long-time webmaster. Here’s more about it!

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