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Michael Moorcock (Source: A.V. CLUB), Jaymee Goh (Francesca Myman), and Kameron Hurley
DEADLINE reports on the option of Michael Moorcock’s seminal The Elric Saga.
New Republic Pictures’ Brian Oliver and producer Bradley J. Fischer acquired the exclusive rights to all works in Michael Moorcock’s seminal fantasy-horror series The Elric Saga. They are beginning to shop the property for series, with Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead and The Shield) and Prison Break and Star Trek: Discovery‘s Vaun Wilmott attached to adapt the sci-fi fantasy tale.
CURIOUS FICTIONS publishes Jaymee Goh’s “A Name to Ashes.”
My father died when I was very small, and my mother could not afford
to take care of us all, so she gave me to the local temple to raise. The
priests were very gracious about it, and appreciated one more pair of
hands to help keep everything tidy. They taught me to read that I may
answer the petitions of the people who came to our temple, taught me to
cook for the beggars that sought succor, taught me to chant the sutras
that would calm souls both dead and living. To read and write was more
than what my brothers could do. Only our eldest brother, Kheng, had had
such an education.
Still, I was very close to my brothers, and my mother also, and they
visited me at the temple often. It was very inappropriate, according to
the neighbours, but the priests didn’t seem to mind. We were a happy
family, except for one sadness: the unknown fate of Kheng. He
disappeared a little after I was born, so I have no memories of him. The
last letter he sent said he was boarding a ship to a place called Cuba,
to work there as a clerk. My mother refused to believe he was dead, so
he did not have a tablet on our small family shrine.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY names Kameron Hurley’s The Light Brigade as one of the best books of the year.
Hurley’s tale of endless war on Mars is as insightful as it is brutal.
Employing a structurally sophisticated time loop, Hurley captures her
heroine’s growing disillusionment and drives home the horrors of war.
This ambitious work of military science fiction is smart, grisly, and