Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday afternoon genre link round-up.

La Gringa is not properly caffeinated, yet she plunges ahead with her selfless link round-ups for you cretins. Do I ever get a thank you? A pitcher of beer? A plate full of cookies under the tree? A greasy latke? No, I do not. Sigh! I am such a saint. (Feel free to bitchslap me now.)
The New York Times profiles veteran novelist and screenwriter David Gerrold, the man who invented the tribble. Also, a review of a new verse translation by Simon Armitage of the 14th century epic Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

The Washington Post reviews Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips. Also, five great SF/F books for folks who believe they hate SF/F. (Make sure you read through the comments section!)

The London Times has an hour-long podcast with Philip Pullman, discussing the film version of his novel Golden Compass.

The Los Angeles Times asks "Was this really a dismal year for books? Or was all the hand-wringing for nought?" There's also a new review of Ciaran Carson's translation of The Táin.

The San Francisco Chronicle also discusses Gods Behaving Badly.

The Baltimore City Paper reviews Jo Walton's Farthing and Ha'Penny.

Lastly, a new issue of SF Site has been posted, with reviews of Land of the Headless by Adam Roberts (which La Gringa was surprised to find out was not a history of the Bush administration!), The Dog Said Bow-Wow by Michael Swanwick, The Blue-Haired Bombshell by John Zakour, and more.


Unknown said...

Aw, gosh, poor La Gringa. I'll say thank you. Thank you! From the bottom of my heart. Thank you! Really, thank you! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Honestly, thank you! Especially for directing me to that Washington Post piece, and the comments. Enough amusement to last the day.

Anonymous said...

Re: "Land of the Headless by Adam Roberts (which La Gringa was surprised to find out was not a history of the Bush administration!)"

La Gringa may actually be much closer to hitting the nail on the head than she originally assumes... :)