What a good thing Eric Blair decided to use a pen name. The word ”Orwellian”, used to describe a sinister government or a form of mind control, has an ominous ring.
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JK Rowling’s real-life mystery uncovered
A real-life mystery over who blew the cover on JK Rowling writing a detective novel under a pseudonym was uncovered on Thursday when the culprit was revealed to be – her law firm, which apologised unreservedly for the leak. Rowling, whose Harry Potter series made her Britain’s best-selling author, posed as a retired military policeman called Robert Galbraith to write The Cuckoo’s Calling that was released in April to strong reviews but minimal sales.
It’s a Harry Potter whodunnit
Rowling’s Harry Potter ideas aired
Ever wondered what went through author JK Rowling’s mind when she wrote the first Harry Potter novel Fans of books about the boy wizard will have a chance to bid on a unique first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, annotated by the author, at a charity auction this month, the English PEN organisation said.
Turning over a new page
Harry Potter’s Portrait Artist
Dragon*Con brings out enthusiasts’ inner geek
It’s Geek Pride Week in Atlanta as thousands of fans take over four downtown hotels for Dragon*Con, an annual celebration of science fiction, fantasy, comics and gaming. Where else — OK, other than San Francisco or New Orleans — are city streets shut down for a ragtag parade of zombies, superheroes, robots, Klingons and Middle Earth dwellers Where else can comic book collectors rub shoulders with movie stars, vampires, alternate-history speculators and Harry Potter look-alikes, all while taking part in a lively game of Godzilla Bingo The whole thing is a bit of a shock to college football fans in town for the season-opening game between Alabama and Virginia Tech, one of whom called it a “freak show.” But those aliens grow on you after a while.