Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday morning genre link round-up.

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Mostly Fiction reviews Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips.

Monsters & Critics reviews The Metatemporal Detective by Michael Moorcock.

At Subterranean Press, Elizabeth Bear talks about what to do when you've finally arrived: when your book has been published and you're thinking, "Now what?"

The eNotes book blog has a list of the Ten Most Ball-Busting Women Writers Ever. I think they're missing a few (I agree with Ed Champion that Dorothy Parker should be included, by the way), but still a good list.

Dear Author reviews Blood Drive by Jeanne C. Stein.

At Chasing Ray, Colleen Mondor has been busy recommending fun books for holiday gift giving, among them Ray Bradbury's Zen and the Art of Writing, and Nicola Griffith's awe-inspiring multi-media memoir Now We Are Going To Have a Party. (She even wrote a second post about why you should buy the memoir despite its hefty price tag.)

Horrors! Paddington Bear gets racially profiled!

Bookgasm looks at Debatable Space by Philip Palmer and The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff.

At the BookEnds blog, literary agent Jessica Faust explains why your writing awards don't excite her when you're pitching your book to her.

The League of Reluctant Adults has an interview with C.E. Murphy, author of Heart of Stone.

At The Midnight Hour, urban fantasist Lilith Saint Crow talks about procrastination.

The Wert Zone reviews Brandon Sanderson's Elantris, Tolkien's The Children of Hurin, and Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie.

The Book Swede has a new interview with Patrick Rothfuss. Also, this week's Quote of the Week essay is by Jennifer Rardin, author of Another Ones Bites the Dust.

At the Agony Column, Rick Kleffel reviews Thomas M. Disch's The Voyage of the Proteus: An Eyewitness Account of the End of the World.

Several new items at Strange Horizons: reviews of The Engineer Trilogy by K.J. Parker, The Terror by Dan Simmons (or as La Gringa once referred to it, "The Book That Refused to End"), Not Flesh Nor Feathers by Cherie M. Priest, The Pesthouse by James Crace, and Bad Moneys by Matt Ruff.

So. Many. New. Things. At SF Signal. La Gringa has been seriously slacking in her SF Signal reportage: new reviews of The Gist Hunter by Matthew Hughes, Darkness Falls by Kyle Mills, and the dual edition Vaccinator by Michael Marshall Smith and Andy Warhol's Dracula by Kim Newman. Also, a great new feature, the Mind Meld, a group interview about a single subject. The topic of this conversation: How have online book reviews affected the publishing world? Participants include Alan Beatts (Borderlands Books, SF), David Hartwell (Tor), Paul Raven (Interzone), John Joseph Adams (F&SF), among others. (Confession: La Gringa was invited to participate in this but personal circumstances over the past couple of weeks got in the way. Sorry, John! I promise to get my answer back next time in a timely manner!)

At Sci Fi Weekly, Cynthia Ward reviews Brian Herbert's The Web and the Stars.

At Sci Fi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Harry Turtledove and L.E. Modesitt.

Sci Fi Chick reviews Black Magic Woman by Justin Gustainis.


1 comment:

John D. said...

No problem...we have you in our sights for another question. :)