Lev Grossman http://krwg.org en A Cure For Sochi Fatigue, Shaken, Not Stirred http://krwg.org/post/cure-sochi-fatigue-shaken-not-stirred The Sochi Winter Olympics haven't been short on drama: The Russians upset the South Koreans in figure skating; the Dutch upset us in speed-skating; everybody got upset about Bob Costas's eye infection. But after two weeks and a <em>great</em> deal of curling, a certain amount of Sochi fatigue is setting in. So it might be refreshing to look back at one of the iconic heroes of winter sports: Agent 007 himself, James Bond.<p>Bond's career as a winter athlete peaks in Ian Fleming's 11th novel, <em>On Her Majesty's Secret Service</em>. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Lev Grossman 60498 at http://krwg.org A Cure For Sochi Fatigue, Shaken, Not Stirred Fired Up: The Year's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy http://krwg.org/post/fired-years-best-science-fiction-fantasy 2011 was a good year to be a reader of science fiction and fantasy, although lately every year has been a good year: Not only are the books getting more popular — thank you, <em>Game of Thrones — </em>they're getting more interesting, evolving and morphing in weird, fascinating ways.<p>They're also interbreeding with other genres to produce wild new hybrid forms, like historical science fiction romances and hard-boiled fantasy detective novels. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 13:16:00 +0000 Lev Grossman & Lev Grossman 1718 at http://krwg.org Fired Up: The Year's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy