Yes, I’m officially back! 🙂 The internet here got a bit wonky but it’s up and running again, and even though there hasn’t been much happening on the blog in the past few weeks, I haven’t been sitting on my behind and doing bugger-all – I’ve got plenty of posts (including two new reviews) and an interview on the way! 🙂 Plus the giveaway is running, so if you know South Africans who would like a free book, point them my way!
But first, lets get to the links for the first of April – no fools allowed! 🙂
Fantasy Book Critic has got yet another awesome post giving us the low-down for the books hitting the shelves this month!
Graeme has got a review of a great-looking and cool-sounding graphic novel!
Mark Chadbourn has posted the final US cover art of the second book in his Age of Misrule series (damn good art, that, looks awesome!)!
Liz and Mark muse about the Glorious Dead… Zombies! 🙂
Pat has got a new giveaway for us: A Fantasy Medley featuring work by Robin Hobb, Kelly Armstrong, Late Elliott and C. E. Murphy!
Suvudu and Del Rey have either ruined fantasy as a genre or given Paris Hilton a much-needed boost – check this out!
The Genre Files features an interview with Vincent Chong!
Daya gives us her thoughts on the interesting new TV series, Kings (the concept sounds great, but can they keep it fresh?)
Mark has pre-empted me (I wouldn’t have it any other way, awesome Mark!) by spreading the news of what’s going to be happening with A Memory of Light – the final book(s) in the epic Wheel of Time series… AND… He’s also got a great post detailing the SF releases for April! 🙂
Dragons, Heroes and Wizards tackled Greg Keyes’ The Briar King and reviewed it!
John’s Grasping takes us to a post where George Orwell’s son talks about growing up with an immortal public figure,
Nextread has got a great interview with the author of Beat the Reaper!
The Old Bat’s Belfry gives us some great SFF links, way cooler than mine! 🙂
Read a very cool interview with Matt Curran at Un:Bound! 🙂
and last but definitely not least, Speculative Fiction Junkie reviews The Manual of Detection!
One last thing that fans of GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire may enjoy: Piotr over at FantasyFan has started a re-read of that brilliant series – currently still on A Game of Thrones! 🙂
And one last, last thing (I promise!): have you seen the provisional UK cover art for Steven Erikson’s Dust of Dreams? Thanks to Pat for breaking the news for us! Here it is for your viewing, cheering pleasure:
Okay, that’s it for now. Check back tomorrow and I’ll have my review of A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin for you. 🙂
P.S. When I checked my email today, I got the wonderful news that President Barack Obama and myself are related! No joke! Here’s the text of the email, sent to me by our wonderful Apps on Facebook:
Barack Obama (Washington, DC) has confirmed you as his fourth cousin once removed on We’re Related.
Follow this link to see how you are related:
I took the link out because, well, you’re not me and it won’t take you anywhere cos you can’t log in as me. 🙂 It’s funny… My parents never said anything… I just hope George Dubya isn’t my grandpa…! 😉