’round the webisphere
Posted September 30, 2012on:
I’m in the middle of a bunch of things right now (mostly anthologies and getting over a nasty cold), so no review for you! Instead, here’s some neat stuff happenin’ all over the place, maybe yous wants to check some of it out.
Fantasy Faction has started announcing the shortlisted stories for their anthology. Cover art is coming soon. the editors read over 1700 entries, that’s a lotta slush reading!
I know i’ve mentioned this before, but Catherynne Valente is doing a massive booktour for The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland. Plenty of stops from Colorado, to Texas, to the Chicago area to New England. Tor has the schedule, as does her website (with a few corrections and updates).
Cory Doctorow is also touring, promoting his newest YA book Pirate Cinema. i’m sure he’d also be willing to answer questions about The Rapture of the Nerds, written with Charles Stross. Are you a librarian, school teacher, or involved with public schools at all? Learn how your institution can get a free copy of Pirate Cinema.
52 Book Reviews has a very in depth interview with Stina Leicht, who I adore, so you should go read more about her.
Remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? I miss them. I guess they grew up to be visual novel computer games?
Epically awesome Adam Savage is doing an AMA on Reddit, like right now. I love this man.
are you going to read the new J.K. Rowling book, The Casual Vacancy? Reviews are mixed, and I’ve heard Amazon is having trouble keeping it in stock. maybe she should go back to writing Harry Potter.
Gail Carriger (of Soulless fame) has a bucket of ARCs of Etiquette and Espionage, the first book in her new series, to give away. She’s got a good thing going, that’s for sure!
Will this keep ya’ll busy for a little while, until i can get a review written of Brandon Sanderson’s new novella The Emperor’s Soul? Also, in personal news, a friend lent me her Kindle, as a suprise. I’ve figured out how to recharge the battery and nagivate the menus. Other than that, I’ve been rather apprehensive towards it,like it’s going to give me an electric shock or something. yes, i’m being pathetic.