First and most importantly: For those of you who aren't regularly reading Elizabeth Moon's LiveJournal, well, why not? She's been been posting some great pieces on the practical end of being a published writer, among them a series on revision (part 1, part 2, part 3), rejection, writers working with editors (part 1, part 2), copyright (part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4), the real numbers in publishing (part 1 and part 2), punctuation (the comma, the semicolon, the apostrophe) and copyediting. She also has a very thoughtful post on Veteran's Day (Moon is a former Marine), and talks eloquently throughout her blog about life on her ranch and with her horses. It's all really great stuff.
At the London Times, Brian Aldiss asks "Why are science fiction's best writers so neglected?"
At the Boston Globe, Donna Freitas - an assistant professor of religion at Boston University - discusses The Golden Compass and why Catholics are so intimidated by it.
At the Denver Post, Fred Cleaver looks at Gene Wolfe's Pirate Freedom and Luis Ortiz's Emshwiller: Infinity X Two, the illustrated biography of the late science fiction illustrator Ed Emshwiller and his wife, the renowned science fiction writer Carol Emshwiller (The Mount, The Secret Society).
At the Agony Column, Rick Kleffel has conversations with legendary SF/F bookseller (and La Gringa pal) Maryelizabeth Hart, and revolutionary indie SF/F publisher Jeremy Lassen.
Tin House Magazine has posted a new short story by Kelly Link, "Light".
Scott Edelman has finally entered the blogsosphere.
Strange Horizons has new reviews of Divergence by Tony Ballantyne and Of Tales and Enigmas by Minsoo Kang.
Somehow I missed this earlier (apologies, Mr. VanderMeer!) but Timmi Duchamp has a great interview with Jeff VanderMeer over at the Ambling Along the Aqueduct.
The Portland Oregonian has a new review of Nicola Griffith's Always (which is a non-skiffy book, but it's so damned good that you should stop everything you are doing right this very second and go buy one).
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Short but sweet. Much goodliness: