Thursday, December 6, 2007

Thursday night genre link round-up.

Apologies for the lack of link round-up yesterday. I was busy trying to, ya know, find gainful employment and all that. Anyway, today you will be happy to note that I did nothing productive whatsoever. Lunch with Kgaard, coffee at Grounded with myself and a Kelley Armstrong galley, equal amounts of cuddle time with Buddy-Cat and Stinkyboy, online job hunting, the watching of five episodes of Heroes in a row (still not seeing the alleged sexism and racism that Tempest was going on so much about, though the plot isn't making a lick of sense anymore), and now, trying to get caught up on links. (Happy?)
So at my pal Jeffrey Overstreet's blog (he is the author of Auralia's Colors, by the way), he is taking on the whole Golden Compass vs. Christianity controversy. Overstreet, who is a devout Christian himself, writes about the whole controversy with a reasoned calm and thoughtfulness that puts the rest of the recent panic-stricken Jesus Crispy Pullman Hysterics to shame. Interesting stuff.

At the Penguin blog, guest blogger and Roc editor Jessica Wade waxes poetic about the horrors of convention attendance. She also interviews future author (and Penguin sales rep!) Anton Strout. (Hilarity ensues!)

There's a short interview with Sarah Monette, author of The Mirador, in the Madison Capital Times.

The Kansas State Collegian profiles Robert J. Sawyer.

Tor Books jumps into the manga game.

Baby Got Books looks at Atomik Aztek by Sesshu Foster.

Book Fetish reviews Parallel Desire by Deidre Knight and Beyond the Dark by Angela Knight, Emma Holly, Lora Leigh, and Diane Whiteside.

Dear Author also reviews Beyond the Dark, as well as Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson.

Curled Up With A Good Book reviews Charles de Lint's The Ivory and The Horn.

Monsters & Critics reviews The Inferior by Peadar O. Guilin and Midnight Reign by Chris Marie Green.

At Omnivoracious, Jeff VanderMeer discusses Stephen Gallagher's The Kingdom of Bones and Ellen Kushner's The Golden Dreydl.

Seven Impossible Things also reviews The Golden Dreydl.

Smart Bitches looks at J.R. Ward's Dark Lover.

Writer Unboxed has a great interview with literary agent Donald Maass, the first in a three part series with him. (I'll link to the rest as soon as they're posted.)

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