Saturday, December 15, 2007

Saturday night genre link round-up.

I have been sucked into Jon Courtenay Grimwood's End of the World Blues for the past three hours. Man, what a great writer. But I have link duties to perform. And, um, a burger to find somewhere. Even though I just had a burger at lunch with Betsy Mitchell yesterday. Mmmmmm, burger...!
Okay, Voice of America has a Kurt Vonnegut retrospective going on; check it out.

At the New York Times, in yet another completely irrelevant column, Dave Itzkoff suggests skiffy reading for presidential candidates. Somebody please stop him. (And in other news, the world waits anxiously for the New York Times to actually give a shit about science fiction and fantasy writing again. Sigh.)

Writer Unboxed has a new interview with Susan Schwartzman, proprietor of Schwartzman Public Relations, a boutique book publicity group. She talks about how to make the most of the media that's available. Good stuff.

YA author Cynthia Leitich Smith has an interview with Curtis Brown literary agent Ginger Clark. Also, an older but still relevant post by Ginger Clark at her colleague Nathan Bransford's blog, about how an author should handle an offer of representation. Go read and learn sumthin'.

Blogcritics reviews 9 Tail Fox by Jon Courtenay Grimwood.

At Omnivoracious, Jeff VanderMeer profiles Elizabeth Bear, author of Dust.

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