Monday, December 10, 2007

Monday night genre link round-up.

So many links. So little time. And me with leftover croque-monsieur warming in the oven! Well, technically it is a croque Hawaii, cos there's a hunk o' pineapple in the middle. (Yes, I am one of those cretins who also orders pineapple on my pizza.) Anyway, here ya go:
The Los Angeles Times talks trash about Robert Heinlein; John Scalzi talks trash about the Los Angeles Times.

Also at the Los Angeles Times, Ed Park picks his favorites from 2007, including the new Nightshade anthology Eclipse One, edited by Jonathan Strahan (a book whose cover, you'll recall, inspired no small amount of hysteria amongst the more fragile feminist writers out there); Harm by Brain Aldiss; and Precious Dragon by Liz Williams, among others.

At Sci Fi Weekly, Paul Di Filippo reviews Dust by Elizabeth Bear and Lois Gresh reviews Mike Shepherd's Kris Longknife: Audacious.

Associated Press covers Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips.

The Seattle Times also reviews Gods Behaving Badly.

At the Village Voice, Liz Hand recommends some titles you may have missed in 2007, including One for Sorrow by Chris Barzak, Flora Segunda by Ysabeau Wilce, The White Tyger by Paul Park, and Tolkien's The Children of Húrin.

At the Guardian UK, M. John Harrison reviews the non-genre novel My Tango With Barbara Strozzi by Russel Hoban.

At the Kansas City Star, Robert Folsom reviews four anthologies including Best American Fantasy, edited by Matt Cheney, and Ann & Jeff VanderMeer; The SFWA European Hall of Fame, edited by James & Kathryn Morrow; The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois; and The Future of Misbehavior by the editors of

Also at the Kansas City Star, John Mark Eberhart reviews my new favorite must-buy book, The Zen of Zombie by Scott Kenemore ["Did you ever hear of a zombie being nervous or having high blood pressure (or blood pressure at all)? No. Zombies take it easy. If one human runs away, it’s not like there won’t be others. Slow and steady wins the race, and this is inherently apparent to a zombie."] Heh!

At the Contra Costa Times, librarian Julie Winkelstein revisits Bellwether, one of La Gringa's favorite books by Connie Willis.

At Bookslut, Colleen Mondor looks at Matt Ruff's Bad Monkeys, among several others.

French skiffy site Actu SF interviews Alastair Reynolds en anglais.

At Omnivoracious, Jeff VanderMeer recommends several titles for stocking stuffers including the aforementioned SFWA European Hall of Fame, Michael Moorcock's The Metatemporal Detective, Sylvia Keslo's Amberlight, and Glen Cook's Chronicles of the Black Company. VanderMeer also has a video interview of John Scalzi.

At the London Times, Lisa Tuttle highlights four of her favorite skiffy titles: Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, 2oth Century Ghosts by Joe Hill, Brasyl by Ian McDonald, and Rainbow's End by Vernor Vinge.

The December issue of SF Revu has been posted, with reviews of For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison, Wolf Who Rules by Wen Spencer, The Book of Joby by Mark Ferrari, Shadowbridge by Gregory Frost, Three Days to Never by Tim Power and many more. There's also an interview with Tim Powers.

The Fix Online interviews my pal Ellen Datlow. (Yay!)

SciFiDimensions reviews Axis by Robert Charles Wilson and Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik.

SFF World reviews In the Eye of Heaven by Dave Keck.

Bookgasm reviews S.M. Stirling's Ice, Iron and Gold.

Fantasy Book Critic has an interview with Terry Goodkind.

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist does not so much love David Anthony Durham's Acacia.

Writer Unboxed posts Part Two of their interview with agent extraordinaire Don Maass.

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