There are a few pieces of news I’d like to share with you today. J.K. Rowling has announced that her next book will be a novel for adults, published through Little, Brown. No details yet, but I’m already excited!
In other news, CBS has cast Jonny Lee Miller as the star of its modernized, Sherlock Holmes reboot. As a huge fan of the BBC show Sherlock, which is written by the amazing Stephen Moffat, I’m not sure how I feel about CBS trying to do its own, Americanized version. Although I liked Miller in Eli Stone, will he really be as good as Benedict Cumberbatch is in the role of the iconic detective?
Finally, I wanted to mention the recent news about the Romance Writers of America and Romance Writers Ink allowing their chapters to discriminate against same-sex fiction in their contests. Although I don’t read romance, this kind of thing really bothers me. In my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with same-sex pairings in literature and refusing to accept stories based on that one element only promotes bigotry and intolerance.
More articles that might be of interest…
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announce the 2011 Nebula Awards.
- Author Kat Richardson blogs about what it really means to “write what you know.”
- Watch Neil Gaiman‘s awesome reaction to winning the SFX Outstanding Scriptwriting Award for his episode of Doctor Who, “The Doctor’s Wife.”
If you have a moment, let me know what you think of today’s news stories in the comments. And have a great day!