Friday, February 1, 2008

Friday morning genre link round-up.

Is it wrong that I would rather nap with the cats than put my clean laundry away? While I ponder this, I shall point you toward links.
A year after his death, The Wall Street Journal profiles British fantasy writer David Gemmell. (David was one of the nicest men that I ever had the pleasure to work with; if you like evocative, muscular fantasy writing and complex, sympathetic characters you should go out right now and buy a copy of Sword in the Storm.)

CA Reviews
looks at Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn and The Unnnatural Inquirer by Simon R. Green.

Discover Magazine lists 20 things you didn't know about sci-fi (but I'm guessing more than half of you actually did).

UK SF Book News interviews Sarah Ash about her new book Tracing the Shadow.

In the New York Times, actor Bill Hayder recommends some books he loves: Nine Hundred Grandmothers by R.A. Lafferty, Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill, Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, and Books of Blood by Clive Barker.

The Times of London reviews A Science Fiction Omnibus, edited by Brian Aldiss.

Fantasy Book Critic reviews The Dragon's Nine Sons by Chris Roberson.

At the Austin Chronicle, Rick Klaw reviews The Somnambulist by William Barnes.

NextRead looks at Debatable Space by Philip Palmer.

The Truth About Books reviews Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff, and interviews the author.

VOYA gives Margo Lanagan's Red Spikes a rave review.

Future Perfect Publishing discusses the dark mystery of Amazon sales rankings. There's also a great post about how to do a blog tour for your book. (You really should be reading this blog on a regular basis.)

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