Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday night genre link round-up.

Apparently I was the only one in the world who missed the news that Norman Mailer died. I have nothing witty or poignant to say. I shared a tedious dinner with Mailer once in the early 90s. He was bombastic and dull and managed to offend several of the women at our table by making sexist remarks. This is my entire experience of Norman Mailer. (That and the fact that I remember resenting having to carry home a hardcover copy of Mailer's enormous CIA novel Harlot's Ghost, which weighed about seventy-five pounds.)

Okay, then, I've shared. Don't y'all feel special? On with the links:
USA Today looks at Brasyl by Ian McDonald, Making Money by Terry Pratchett, Fatal Revenant by Stephen R. Donaldson, and Axis by Robert Charles Wilson.

At the San Francisco Chronicle, Mike Berry reviews Halting State by Charlie Stross, Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik, and Eat the Dark by Joe Schreiber.

At NPR, uber-librarian Nancy Pearl picks a slew of great SF/F reads.

Writer Unboxed
has a wonderful series of three interviews with Jacqueline Carey: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

The Los Angeles Times has a fascinating article about how the WGA strike may affect novelists and the publishing industry.

Lots of new content at Book Fetish: reviews of House Infernal by Edward Lee, Patrimony by Alan Dean Foster, Blood Magic by Matthew Cook, Servant: The Awakening by L.L. Foster, and Over Hexed by Vicki Lewis Thompson.

At Bookgasm, new reviews of End of the World Blues by Jon Courtenay Grimwood, The Last Days of Krypton by Kevin J. Anderson, Empyre by Josh Conviser, and Sundays with Vlad by Paul Bibeau.

At Bookslut, Paul Kincaid discusses Jay Lake's Mainspring, among others; Colleen Mondor discusses Pat Murphy's Wild Girls; and Jeff VanderMeer looks at Shaun Tan's The Arrival.

At Omnivoracious (or, The Blog Formerly Known As The Amazon Book Blog): Vassar wins the Intercollegiate Quidditch World Cup!

At Chasing Ray, Colleen Mondor reviews Matt Ruff's Bad Monkeys.

SF Signal reviews The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie, Saturn Returns by Sean Williams, Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett, and War Machine by Andy Remic.

The Gravel Pit reviews Midnight's Mask by Paul S. Kemp and The Electric Church by Jeff Somers.
La Gringa is tired, More tomorrow.

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