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Gifts For the Geek: Day 1: The Annotated Sword of Shannara


brooks-annotatedswordToday is Gifts For the Geek: Day 1!

First up? The Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks! It is the book that started it for Del Rey Books and it is still a book that will delight epic fantasy readers both new and old—especially with The Hobbit movie ramping up focus on epic fantasy as a whole! Make the jump to learn why this might be a great gift for your geek!

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New Release Interview: The Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks


brooks-annotatedswordAfter more than a year, it’s here.

The Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks is in fine bookstores everywhere! To celebrate the release, I asked Terry some questions about the new book, why it exists, and his memories writing one of the best books in the genre.

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Forthcoming Terry Brooks Video Interview


brooks-annotatedswordThe Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks is publishing on November 13, 2012!

To celebrate, Terry will be conducting a video interview with fantasy fans on the same day! Make the jump to learn more!

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New This Month from Del Rey Spectra: November 2012


Check out these hot new titles from Del Rey, Spectra, and Lucas Books!

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Creating The Annotated Sword of Shannara: Part VII


brooks-annotatedswordThe 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 worked on as Terry’s long-time webmaster.

This post features pictures from the actual book, which arrived a few days ago! Enjoy!

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Creating The Annotated Sword of Shannara: Part VI


brooks-annotatedswordThe 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 worked on as Terry’s long-time webmaster.

This post is an interview with Dave Stevenson, the man in control of the cover art! Make the jump to learn more!

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Cover: Allanon’s Quest by Terry Brooks


brooks-allanonsquestTo celebrate the 35th anniversary of Terry Brooks books, Del Rey Books is publishing The Annotated Sword of Shannara.

There is also a short story being e-published—a story fans have been asking after for 35 years!

Paladins of Shannara: Allanon’s Quest is a brand new, 10,000 word prequel short story by Terry Brooks. Here is more about it!

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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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Interview: Greg Hildebrandt On The Sword of Shannara


brooks-annotatedswordThirty-five years ago, The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks published to fantasy acclaim worldwide.

It took more than just a great book though. Lester del Rey and his wife Judy-Lynn knew a winner when they saw one but they wanted to give that winner the best chance possible. They hired two of the most talented artists in the genre to paint the cover and interior artwork for the book.

Those artists were Greg & Tim Hildebrandt. I asked Greg a number of questions in an interview to celebrate this week’s momentous anniversary. Here it is! Enjoy!

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