Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sunday morning genre link dump. (Nekkid and all natural.)

I've been negligent in my genre link round-up duties. Sorry! Seems I've spent too much time over the past few days having fun with the whole Barzakian Global Domination thing, as well as visiting with the esteemed Mr. Mumpsimus, Mr. Keck and Ms. Brallier. (There may also have been red meat, beer and book/shoe shopping involved with one or more of these folks. I plead the fifth. Especially to the shopping part.)
By now y'all have already seen the Hugo Award news out of Japan, but just in case you haven't, here ya go. A special congratulations to La Gringa pals Naomi Novik (John W. Campbell Award - you go, girl!), Gordon Van Gelder (Best Editor, Short Form, and - by the way - not a sexist, so please just stop with the finger pointing!), and Tim Pratt (Best Short Story - nice to see some of the new guard in skiffy getting recognized).

At the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Laura DeMarco reviews Michael Marshall (Smith)'s The Intruders.

At the Contra Costa Times, Clay Kallam reviews Kage Baker's The Sons of Heaven, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Speaking of Harry, at the Denver Post, David Milofsky revisits the whole "Will Harry lead kids to other books debate?"

At the Kansas City Star, Robert Folsom reviews Sandworms of Dune by Kevin Anderson and Brian Herbert, and gives capsule reviews of The Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks, Fleet of Worlds by Larry Niven and Edward Lerner, Reserved for the Cat by Mercedes Lackey, and Opening Atlantis by Harry Turtledove.

At the Philadelphia Inquirer, Ed Champion reviews Warren Ellis's Crooked Little Vein.

Geoff Willmets has a new issue of SF Crowsnest up, chock full o' new reviews, including the Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Designated Targets by John Birmingham (the best WWII alternate history out there, in La Gringa's humble opinion), The Blood Debt by Sean Williams, The Music of Razors by Cameron Rogers, and many more.

A Dribble of Ink reviews Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch.

Graeme's Fantasy Book Review reviews Fluke by Christopher Moore, as well as The Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks and The Princes of the Golden Cage by Nathalie Mallet.

Fantasybookspot has a new update, with reviews of Blindsight by Peter Watts and more.

Fantasy Book Critic reviews The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller, and a thorough round-up of new September releases.

The Gravel Pit reviews Storm Front by Jim Butcher. (And speaking of Jim Butcher, R.I.P the short-lived Sci Fi Channel series The Dresden Files; we hardly knew ye!)

SF Site has a new issue posted: Alma Hromic reviews Elizabeth Bear's Undertow, while Nathan Brazil reviews Bear's New Amsterdam; Steven Silver reviews Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint; Matthew Hughes reviews TWOC by Graham Joyce; Rich Horton reviews Liz Williams's Precious Dragon; and lots more!

At SFF World, Hobbit reviews The Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks and Rob Bedford reviews Gary Wassner's Gemquest: Revenge of the Elves.

At Sci Fi Wire News, John Joseph Adams talks to Elizabeth Bear, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Nathalie Mallet.

Lastly (only cos I need to run out the door to meet to meet Nightgarden), at Bookgasm, Mark Rose reviews Butcher Bird by Richard Kadrey and The Princes of the Golden Cage by Nathalie Mallet, while Rodd Lott reviews The Intruders.

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