Saturday, February 9, 2008

Saturday genre link round-up.

My cat Stinkyboy is perched beneath the television set watching birds flitting around the screen on some nature program. He's making that "ack-ack-ack" sound and occasionally leaps up at the screen to attack the pixelated flying things. It's really hilarious!
At the New York Times blog Papercuts, Idjit David Itzkoff strikes again. Did you know that Philip K. Dick wrote a YA novel?

Iain Banks (aka Iain M. Banks) interviewed in the Guardian. There's also a review of his new book Matter.

The Telegraph reviews Matter by Iain Banks.

The Financial Times reviews Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton, J.G. Ballard's autobiography.

The Times of London has two reviews of the Ballard autobiography: here and here.

The Daily Mail interviews Ballard.

UK SF Book News interviews James Lovegrove on his forthcoming novel Age of Ra.

Agent Andrew Zack explains how publishers make money when their advances don't earn out.

The San Francisco Chronicle reviews Stephen King's Duma Key.

McNally Robinson Books interviews Robert J. Sawyer.

The Los Angeles Times reviews the final volume of the graphic novel Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra and Joshua Marzin Jr.

The Denver Post reviews Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, The Dragons of Babel by Michale Swanwick, and The Unnatural Inquirer by Simon R. Green.

SFFWorld reviews Shadowbridge by Gregory Frost and The Red World Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick.

A Slight Apocalypse, a fun new blog I just discovered, reviews Before They Are Hanged and The Blade Itself, both by Joe Abercrombie.

At Omnivoracious, Jeff VanderMeer talks to Joe Nigg about how to raise and keep a dragon. Fer reals, yo.

Smart Bitches reviews The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason.

At Clarkesworld, Tobias Buckell interviews Cat Valente.

Fantasy Book Critic interviews Felix Gilman, author of Thunderer. There's also a review of The Monsters of Templeton by Laura Groff.


Amras said...

I'm glad you like A Slight Apocalypse, La Gringa. I've been taking care of it for a year now and it finally seems like it's ready for the masses. At least more and more people are discovering it - just like you.

Oh, and thanks for the links. Does it make us even if I add you to my blogroll?

Tez Miller said...

My cat must be strange - he's not interested in what's on TV. But when it's off, he puts his paws on the stand and sniffs the screen. Maybe he likes static. Weird kitty.

Have a lovely day! :-)