Sunday, November 4, 2007

Sunday morning catch-up genre link round-up.
(Print reviews only this time around.)

And we're back. Let's get started, shall we? (And hello to all of you at World Fantasy!)
At the New York Times, YA novelist Katherine Marsh has a nice piece on the literature of New York's underground (and scary) places.

At the Rocky Mountain News, Mark Graham profiles Connie Willis.

And you've probably already seen this but also at the NYT, Edward Rothstein takes issue with JK Rowling's assertion that Dumbledore was gay. (Rothstein, you're so not going to win this argument.)

Last week in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mike Berry reviewed a slew of childrens SF/F including Jumper: Griffin's Story by Steven Gould, Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint, and The Tapestry: Book 1: The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff.

In the October 21st edition of the Denver Post, Fred Cleaver looked at Ha'penny by Jo Walton, The Spiral Labyrinth by Matthew Hughes, and Postsingular by Rudy Rucker.

At the Contra Costa Times, Clay Kallam reviews Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg, Darkness of the Light by Peter David, The Silver Ship and the Sea by Brenda Cooper, Plague Year by Jeff Carlson, and The Sea Change by Patrica Bray.

In last week's Washington Post Book World, Liz Hand reviewed Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts.

In this week's Washington Post Book World, Mameve Medwed reviews Michael Chabon's Gentlemen of the Road. (And kudos to Betsy Mitchell at Del Rey for thinking to scoop up and publish this novel that was first serialized in the New York Times. Smart lady!) Julie Phillips (author of the Tiptree bio) also has a great interview with Chabon. And while we're on the subject of Gentlemen of the Road, here's a round-up of all the coverage on Chabon's book thus far: At Time Magazine, Lev Grossman reviews it; at the Village Voice, Alexander Nazaryan reviews it; at the London Times, Neel Mukherjee reviews it; at the Guardian UK, Christopher Taylor reviews it; at the New York Times, Susann Cokal reviews it (and wins for best headline: "Jews with Swords"); at the Seattle Times, Stuart Eskenazi reviews it; at the Los Angeles Times, Tim Rutten reviews it; at Boston Now!, Cris Rodrigues reviews it; at the San Francisco Chronicle, Julie Foster reviews it; and - lastly - at The Telegraph UK, Michael Chabon writes about what inspired him to write Gentlemen of the Road. (Whew!)

At the Los Angeles Times, Michael Harris looks at Dark Delicacies II: Fear, edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb. (Del and his wife Sue are pals of La Gringa and co-owners of the fabulous Los Angeles specialty bookstore Dark Delicacies.)

At the Los Angeles Times Online, Ed Parks discusses the works of John Crowley.

1 comment:

Chris, The Book Swede said...

The NYT guy called Hermione a Mudblood! Just cause her parent's are Muggles... *grumble, grumble!* ...

Maybe I know the books too well! Surprising really, though; I like them, but I don't love, love them.