Thursday, 1 October 2020

Blogging Roundup: 2 August to 30 September 2020

The Wertzone


The Marvel Cinematic Universe casts Ms. Marvel

Netflix developing a CONAN THE BARBARIAN project 

CD Projekt Red enter home stretch of development on CYBERPUNK 2077 

Production of COWBOY BEBOP and LORD OF THE RINGS: THE SECOND AGE resume in New Zealand 

Shooting finishes on James Cameron's AVATAR 2 

Images from Bethesda's STARFIELD reportedly leak 

Rebooted HERO QUEST smashes crowdfunding target 

Ex-Blizzard personnel, disheartened by life under Activision, set up a new company and two new studios 

Hasbro unveils new HERO QUEST project 

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Actor Michael Hogan is seriously ill, costars and fans rally around 

Microsoft acquires Bethesda for $7.5 billion 

Tatiana Maslany cast as She-Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe 

Tad Williams breaks own record to complete the longest epic fantasy novel of all time (before editing) 

Final Fantasy XVI surprise-announced by Square for 2021 

Leviathan Falls will be the final book of THE EXPANSE 

Warner Brothers turn down BABYLON 5 model collection 

New STAR WARS short film focuses on an X-wing vs. TIE interceptor duel 

Writer of THE WATCH forgets to thank Sir Terry Pratchett as production wraps 

Hasbro resurrects the classic HERO QUEST board game 

AMC announces the end of THE WALKING DEAD 

First full-length DUNE trailer released 

New DUNE film gets yet another teaser for its trailer 

Octavia Butler finally becomes a New York Times bestselling author 

Season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN gets an airdate 

GAME OF THRONES showrunners to produce THREE-BODY PROBLEM for Netflix 

DUNE trailer to be released on 9 September 

HIS DARK MATERIALS Season 2 gets trailer and launch window 

First image of a sandworm released from the new DUNE movie 

Netflix greenlights RESIDENT EVIL TV series 

ALTERED CARBON cancelled by Netflix after two seasons 

THE STAND mini-series to hit screens in December 

Development ceases on Amazon Prime's CULTURE TV series, at the request of the Iain Banks Estate 

Seven missing DOCTOR WHO episodes identified 

Steven Erikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont discuss the MALAZAN series 

Production resumes on Amazon's WHEEL OF TIME television series 

George R.R. Martin sues to regain screen rights to THE SKIN TRADE 

Amazon casts Siuan and Min for their WHEEL OF TIME TV series 

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON sends out casting call for Daemon Targaryen and announces filming dates 

More details emerge about HBO's unmade GAME OF THRONES spin-off shows 

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER creators depart Netflix live-action reboot after losing "creative control" 

Terry Pratchett Estate distances itself even more from BBC America's THE WATCH 

Christopher Eccleston to return as the Ninth Doctor for Big Finish Audio 

DUNE trailer to arrive this month 

STAR TREK film franchise put on hold 

THE WATCH gets an airdate 

Bethesda confirm no news on STARFIELD until 2021 


Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor 

Mafia: Definitive Edition 

Dune (1984) 

Streams of Silver by R.A. Salvatore 

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone 

Black Sails: Season 3 

The Matrix Revolutions 

Horizon Zero Dawn 

The Matrix Reloaded 

The Matrix 

The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie 

High Score 

The Crystal Shard by R.A. Salvatore 

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 

Black Sails: Season 2 

The World of Cyberpunk 2077 by Marcin Batylda 

Transformers: War for Cybertron - Siege 


BALDUR'S GATE II - the LORD OF THE RINGS of western CRPGS - turns 20 

RIP Terry Goodkind 

RIP Dame Diana Rigg 

RIP Chadwick Boseman 


Why J.R.R. Tolkien never won a Hugo Award 

Atlas of Ice and Fire

A Distance Map of Westeros 

An Updated Map of the Dragon Prince 

A Revised Map of the First Law 


SF&F Questions: How are Neo & Trinity returning for The Matrix 4? 

Sequence Complete: The Sundering by Jacqueline Carey 

Sequence Complete: Memory, Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams 


The Wheel of Television: 1 Year Anniversary of Production 

The Wheel of Television: How Many Books in Season 1? 

The Wheel of Television: Location, Location, Location 

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