The Guardian newspaper has published an exclusive extract from La Belle Sauvage, which we now know is the title for the first book in the Book of Dust trilogy. If you don't want any spoilers before you read the book, then turn around and don't read on!
The book is named for the canoe which will seemingly play an important part in the story. In this extract, Lord Asriel is being pursued by enemies as he attempts to visit baby Lyra at Godstow Priory, the nunnery where Marisa Coulter left her. There is a restraining order on him, which means he can't be closer than 50 miles from his infant daughter, presumably after the murder of Edward Coulter. In order to get across the river Thames from the Trout Inn to the priory without being seen by the m…Read more >
His Dark Materials (book series) is getting a second chance on the big screen... BBC just announced that they will adopt the epic fantasy series!
Philip Pullman commented on BBC's big annoucement. “I’m delighted at the prospect of a television version of His Dark Materials. I’m especially pleased at the involvement of Jane Tranter (Executive Producer for Bad Wolf), whose experience, imagination, and drive are second to none. As for the BBC, it has no stronger supporter than me. I couldn’t be more pleased with this news.”
The series will be filmed in Wales. There isn't a premiere date yet, but stay tuned!
What do you think of this announcement? Will you watch the BBC series?
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Today Felipe, the founder of the Brazilian Portuguese His Dark Materials wiki, informed me about the audiobook The Collectors. It's an audiobook written by Philip Pullman exclusively for Audible and is read by the award-winning actor Bill Nighy. I had to download it right away!
It tells the story of two art collectors and two works of art which are inextricably linked. I'm sure you'll all recognise the blonde woman in the portrait and the monkey statue which seems to follow it.
There's a preview of the audiobook available here:
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Heys my fellow Bibliophiles! ...Okay, I'm not so great the 'reading all the things' but my friend James is.
He... well... Basically he just never stops. Anyway, he keeps a vlog for Felecia Day's Geek and Sundry where he suggests books based on things you already know and love!
He's done a Vlog specifically about His Dark Meterials! (Plus his exclusive interview with a special guest!)
READ THIS! If You Like Steampunk and His Dark Materials (Feat. Stefan Bachmann) Tigermonkey
Radtastic, right?! He likes attention so, y'know, give 'm some. ...and Read This!Read more >
Since there are a few editors here on the wiki, it is a requirement for those looking to adopt the wiki to create a blog post and get the opinions of the other editors. I am willing and eligible to adopt it. I'm also the bureaucrat of the Inuyasha Wiki and the Underland Cyclopedia. I'm very familiar with Wikitext, CSS coding, JS coding, and other aspects needed to properly run a wiki (I'm also a pretty big His Dark Materials fan).
If anyone has any objections, comments, or requests, please leave your comments here. --Rowan Salazar⁂Talk 03:10, July 1, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
I created a his dark materials Fanfiction Wiki....
so, here it is: http://his-dark-materials-fanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/His_dark_materials_Fanfiction_Wiki
This is not an automated message • talk • contribs 19:56, June 3, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
I have made the skin like this only temporarily, as I'm currently working on a custom one with images for us. --Cpl. Dunn(Talk) 01:50, December 21, 2010 (UTC)Read more >
Does anyone else out there think that the Golden Compass was the worst movie adaption ever? I'm not sure about the worst adaption ever, but it sure was terrible.Read more >