Inter-Galaxy Portal News RoundUp 24th May 2013

The World's End poster

Wow. This week has been kinda crazy work-wise. I’ve spent a lot of time holed up in the booth for auditions and recording book chapters. When I haven’t been in the booth, I’ve been busy trying to get the revised version of The Huntsman’s Tale ready as it’s going to be free all weekend. It also has a new cover!

Speaking of books, we have a winner for the Wolfhound Century giveaway: congratulations Sheila Korman. A copy of Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgens will be winding its way to you very shortly.

We got so busy this week that I didn’t even get a chance to review our new pulse rifle. So instead I did a short little article on Star Trek alternatives. You know, if you’re like me, and can’t stand J.J. Abrams’ view of Star Trek. Doctor Who also ended its season, so no more reviews from me for a while. What did you guys think of the finale? I loved it. It doesn’t quite make up for the rocky season, but it was still good fun.

Amazon made a big announcement that they have started a program called Kindle Worlds in which FanFic authors can legitimately publish (and get paid for) their fan fiction. From what I can see, Amazon will get a nice cut. So will the original rights holders. The authors? Not so much. Moreover, this leaves me concerned about legitimate writers who write media tie-in’s and get advances and union scale pay. Exactly what incentive does a corporation have to pay a writer if they can get fan fiction writers writing for pennies? Here’s an article from John Scalzi regarding this new development.

In other news, the first trailer for the new Tomorrow People show on the CW has come out. Wow, this is a bit different to the show I remember as a kid.

Matt Smith and David Tennant chat about the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who episode.

Meanwhile Disney has announced a new animated Star Wars series called Star Wars Rebels. The show, according to SFX, will be set in-between episodes III and IV.

Finally, the second trailer for Simon Pegg’s new flick, The World’s End came out this week as did a new poster. Enjoy!