Inter-Galaxy Portal News RoundUP 14th June 2013

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I am feeling pretty good this week. Not only have I finished the first draft of my latest novel, but the TARDIS is completely done. Okay, I lie. Not completely. I still have to find a ridiculously small handle for the “pull to open” sign, but until I dig up that gem, I’m calling it, and this geeky girl is oh so proud of it. You can check out pictures of the TARDIS/recording studio here as well as learn all about the fits and starts of this rather large project. Not too much else going on here, although I am excited to finally be interviewing the owners of Otherworlds, easily the coolest store in Edmonds, if not the greater Seattle area. So keep checking for that interview next week.

Have you guys checked out the trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? It looks really cool. Also, we got to see Legolas again. I can’t wait for it!

In sad news this week, author Ian M. Banks passed away earlier this week. As you may remember, Banks announced just a few short months ago he had terminal cancer. According to SFX, his final book, The Quarry was finished just three weeks ago.

Two big announcements from the BBC this week. The first is that they will be collaborating with BBCAmerica on a four-part documentary titled My God, it’s Full of Stars: A Journey to the Edge of Science Fiction. The other project will be the revival of the traditional English Christmas ghost story, which will begin with a television adaptation of an M. R. James story The Tractate Middoth directed by Mark Gatiss.