Friday, August 24, 2007

The Friday night "I'm too tired to be snarky"
genre link dump.

Had an insane media-frenzied day, with a welcome respite at lunchtime to share a meal with Mr. Mumpsimus. (And then we had cake. 'Cos if there is chocolate cake on the menu, you really should have it. That's all I'm tryin' to say.) And then - alas! - back to the media frenzy.

Anyway, I think I owe y'all a round-up. So here goes:
The Lawrence (Kansas) Journal interviews debut fantasy writer Lane Robins about her new book Maledicte. (La Gringa seriously dug this gender-bendy book and thinks it's due a Tiptree nomination at the very least. Go read it!) Oh, and she has a blog, too. (Via Fantasy Debut)

Fantasy Book Critic reviews The Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks. (FYI for those of you snobs who've been delighting in turning up your noses at Terry Brooks - you're seriously out of touch with what he's been doing lately. I dare you to read the first in this new series, Armageddon's Children - which PW gave a starred review - and not get hooked.) They've also got a nifty interview with Douglas Clegg.

Graeme's Fantasy Book Review looks at The Jennifer Morgue by Charlie Stross and interviews Brian Ruckley, author of Winterbirth.
::: If I break into Elvish suddenly, please forgive me - I am half-watching Fellowship of the Ring as I type this and the dreadful love scenes with Liv Tyler have just seared my frontal lobes once again - gah! :::
Angry Black Woman discusses David Anthony Durham's Acacia.

Speaking of which: How to write a bestselling fantasy novel. (Via Bookie Monster)

Neth Space interviews Chris Roberson, author of Set the Seas on Fire.

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist interviews Steven Erikson, author of House of Chains.

At Sci Fi Wire, The Slush God interviews James Maxey, author of Bitterwood, as well as Gene Wolfe, author of Soldier of Sidon, and Diana L. Paxson, author Ravens of Avalon.

SF Gospel discusses the new anthology 2033: The Future of Misbehavior.

SF Signal reviews In War Times by Kathleen Ann Goonan.

At Blogcritics, Richard Marcus reviews Steven Erikson's The Healthy Dead, while Katie McNeill reviews Worldweavers: Gift of the Unmage by Alma Alexander.

That crazy Book Swede reviews Hunter's Run, a collaboration by George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham.

Curled Up With A Good Book reviews Austin Grossman's Soon I Will Be Invincible.
::: To sum up, "Gondor has no king; Gondor needs no king." Any questions? :::

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