Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sunday afternoon under-caffeinated genre link round-up.

For all you folks who survived this year's NaNoWriMo, congratulations! Here's some linkage goodness for y'all!
The London Times asks why the Brits don't love science fiction.

At the Los Angeles Times, Laura Miller discusses the religious furor over Phillip Pullman's The Golden Compass. Also, Ed Park looks at the place of the Ouroboros (the self-eating snake) in myth and fantasy, and highlights the books Grimpow: The Invisible Road by Rafael Abelos and The Worm Ouroboros, the 1922 classic by E.R. Eddison.

New issue of SF Site is up: reviews of Cowboy Angels by Paul McAuley, The Metatemporal Detective by Michael Moorcock, Antediluvian Tales by Poppy Z. Brite and more.

Also, the December issue of SF Crowsnest is up, with more reviews than I can reasonably list here so go visit.

Blogcritics reviews Dancing with Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas and Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison.

Gravel Pit reviews Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch.

The Book Swede looks at Caitlin Kiernan's novelization of Beowulf: The Movie; there's also a new Quote of the Week essay by Daniel Abraham.

Fantasy Cafe revisits Jane Yolen's Dragon's Blood. There's also a review of Nathalie Mallet's The Princes of the Golden Cage, and Lords of Rainbow by Vera Nazarian.

Of Science Fiction (not to be confused with OF Blog of the Fallen, thank you very much!) discusses Acacia by David Anthony Durham.

Sci Fi Chick interviews Natasha Rhodes, author of Dante's Girl, and reviews Another One Bites the Dust by Jennifer Rardin, The Down Home Zombie Blues by Linnea Sinclair, and Territory by Emma Bull.

OF Blog of the Fallen (not to be confused with, ya know, the other one) is revisiting Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun series, with reviews posted so far on Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator. More to come!

Fantasy Book Critic has a very thorough round-up of December 2007 new book releases.


moonrat said...

I love these link dumps. They are so, so helpful. I subscribe and read them all the time, but I just wanted to take a moment to stop lurking and let you know how much I appreciate them.

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks for the links.