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Blog-Love for July and Announcements!

Hey everyone! πŸ™‚ I am absolutely vrot (that’s Afrikaans for rotten) with a cold, but thankfully, it’s not dripping from my nose yet. πŸ˜‰

It’s that time again on the blog – get ready for links from all over the blogospere, including authors, publishers and my fellow reviewers and bloggers! πŸ™‚ But before we get to that, let’s get the announcement out of the way:

The One-Year Birthday of the Blog is coming up this month πŸ™‚ and David and I have spoken about getting a proper structure going for the blog. What does that mean? Well, I’ve been getting a lot of info lately that I’d like to share with you but, but short of blasting everyone (and that includes the Blog’s Facebook Page) with constant updates (which, let’s face it, will get very irritating very quickly), we’d like to set aside each day of the week for specific posts. Not only will this give us more of a routine to follow, but our readers will then also be able to visit the blog on specific days for specific info (if they so choose). πŸ™‚

We will also be setting up a new page with our contact details, so those who would like to get into contact with us will be able to without searching the whole blog for email addresses. πŸ™‚

David and I will be sitting soon and working everything out, and we’ll post about that new structure as soon as it’s finalized. The look of the Blog won’t be changing (I like it too much), just the way we post info and reviews. πŸ™‚

Okay, here’s what’ll be coming up in the next few days: I’ll be (finally!) posting my review of Michael J Sullivan’s Avempartha tomorrow, and David’s next review will be up after that. I will also be doing a guest-review on My Favourite Books soon (just need to send the review through to Liz), and there will also be some info regarding Chris Evans, Dark Horse, and a host of other stuff. πŸ™‚ The usual giveaways will also be occurring (got some great new books today that I can’t wait to giveaway!), and I will also be doing an interview with Mark Charan Newton soon, but this’ll be an interview with a twist! πŸ™‚

Okay, let’s get to Blog-Love! πŸ™‚

Bloggers first:

Bibliophile Stalker posted the interesting What Publishers Can Learn from Other Genre Publications and Links and Plugs for today,

Blood of the Muse in 100 pages into both Nowhere-Land and Warbreaker, and has reviewed Ken Scholes’ Lamentation (HAVE to get my hands on this one!),

Graeme has reviewed the first two issues of Olympus, has news on China Mièville in London (which I also have, at the end of this post), and also reviews the Star Trek The Next Generation manga from Tokyopop,

Over at Bookgeeks, Matthew reviews The Forest of Hands and Teeth (can’t wait for my winning copy to arrive! Yes, I won another book!), Meirion reviews Ox-Tales: Earth, and Ben review’s Miller’s Spent,

Club Jade (an awesome site for Star Wars-related news; if you haven’t been there yet, check it out!) has some EU (Expanded Universe) news, a video from an Ewok-Lover, and they also have news about the latest Star Wars Robot Chicken DVD release!

Mihai tells us about the 2009 Locus Awards, looks back on the forever-lost half of 2009 and also reviews The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (also have to read this one, and nope, haven’t seen the movie yet),

Fantasy Book Critic reviews The New Space Opera 2, Dragonseed, and has their usual excellent spotlight on books for July! πŸ™‚

Fantasy Book News & Reviews asks, What Happened to Dragonlance?

Grasping for the Winds wants to know, visualizes and reviews! πŸ™‚

My Favourite Books reviewed The Name of the Wind! πŸ™‚

Neth Space reviews Best Served Cold (yet another book I MUST make time for!),

Gav is taking a break (what’s that, can you eat it?) – joking! Enjoy, Gav! πŸ™‚

Pat, has as always, got pleanty happening on the blog: he’s posted an excerpt of the eagerly-awaited new Robin Hobb book, has received (and oh how my blood boils in jealousy!!!) page proofs of Steven Erikson’s Dust of Dreams, and also announces the winners of his The Price of Spring giveaway!

Check out these three posts for an insight into writing from Tara. πŸ™‚

The Book Swede let’s Death speak,

The Road Not Taken makes a promise πŸ™‚

Adam Whitehead suggests where new readers of Alistair Reynolds can start reading, and also reviews the Amtrak Wars book, Earth Thunder, as well as Aldiss’ Harm,

Un:Bound offers reviews on a book I’ve got but haven’t read yet (and will now make time for!), as well as P.C. and Kristin Cast’s Marked – with Undead and Uneasy. πŸ™‚

Mark Chitty reviews Xenopath and has another excellent post up focusing on SF releases for July! πŸ™‚

Okay, let’s see what some authors have been up to lately:

Brandon Sanderson let’s us know about a Mistborn-related giveaway,

David Anthony Durham recommends …… (not telling you, head on over to check it out!),

Jonathan Maberry spotlights what various authors are saying about Thrillfest 2009 in New York,

Karen Miller shows off the very cool cover of The Prodigal Mage and also points us to a post that had her giggling, πŸ™‚

Robert Redick offers his thoughts on Star Trek,

Steve Perry has the Stupid Criminal of the Week (awesome! Laughed myself breathless!),

Jasper Kent points us to 5 books that have influenced him,

Paul McAuley tells us what he saw at the Physics for Fiction meeting,

and last, but not, least, Peter V Brett rips into me, showcases some cool fan-art, and has some awesome news regarding a little something coming from SubPress!! πŸ™‚

Now for some publisher-related posts:

John Jarrold breaks the news of Nights of Villjamur being reprinted (awesome! Congrats, Mark!) and also breaks the news of a new two-book deal for a horror novelist (the news will be appearing here on the Blog, too),

Suvudu recommends what they think you should be reading after finishing Stephanie Meyer’s books (and I agree, looks like an interesting series),

Tor / Forge announce their new releases, showcase some videos from Corey Doctorow’s Little Brother play, and also announce that Little Brother has won the 2009 John W Campbell Award! Congrats, Corey! πŸ™‚

The Black Library’s blog points us toward two reviews, πŸ™‚

And last but not least, Orbit loves Nicole! πŸ™‚

And here’s a chance for you to meet China MiΓ¨ville! πŸ™‚ He will be out an about in London, so mark the dates in your diary!

China Mieville

7th July – Upstairs at The Pineapple Public House
51 Leverton Street, London , NW5 2NX
For further details, email Richard ( rtvnr1{at}googlemail{dot}com )

9th July – The Wapping Project, 7.30pm
The Greenhouse, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station Wapping Wall, London , E1W 3ST
For further information, click here.

11th July – Bookmarks Bookshop, 2pm
1 Bloomsbury Street, London , WC1B 3QE
For further information, telephone 020 7637 1848

16th July – London Literature Festival, 7pm
Level 5 Function Room, Southbank Centre
For further information, click here.

29th & 30th August – Edinburgh International Book Festival
For further information, click here.

Okay, that’s it, guys and girls. πŸ™‚ I’ll be back tomorrow with my review of Avempartha, see you then! πŸ™‚

Be EPIC!

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2009 in Announcements, Blog-Love

 

Blog-Love: June!

Well, I’m back! πŸ™‚ Better late than never, I s’pose. πŸ™‚ You see, I was a bit of an idiot – I went to work this morning thinking that I was working day-shift, so that would leave my evening open to get this blog-post up and to watch the second episode of Survivor China (yes, it has just reached South Africa!)… But dear-ol-Dave didn’t check the roster properly; I was actually working the evening shift, so I didn’t have to go in today at all! What ends up happening? I end up working a 12-hour shift, from 9 in the morning till 9 in the evening! 😦 My own stupidity for not checking the roster properly! Anyway, with that out of the way, let’s get into some Blog Love! πŸ™‚

    Authors First:

Paul S Kemp tells us a bit about getting ready to kick off a new DnD campaign,

Brandon Sanderson rounds up his thoughts for us,

David Anthony Durham has the focus of his latest post turned on his cool son πŸ™‚ ,

Karen Traviss, always entertaining and unafraid (which are some of the reasons why she’s some a damn fine writer) turns her attention to a UK-cellphone provider (don’t head there if spicy language like the word ‘shit’ doesn’t sit well with you), πŸ™‚

Pat Rothfuss (you do know that the manuscript of The Wise Man’s Fear has been turned in, don’t you?) is back home after an eventful trip to Europe,

Author of the Year (in my opinion) Peter V Brett has begun a haiku contest on his blog (which I’ll also be trying my hand at entering because damn! those are some awesome prizes!) annnnnd (I point you to this again) announces the movie-deal for The Painted Man / The Warded Man! πŸ™‚

John Marco says goodbye to his blog (yΓ¨, I’m damn sad too) 😦

Jasper Kent offers his thoughts on Star Trek (and if you miss it in the next few days, I’ll also be posting some awesome news regarding his novels soon),

Brian Ruckley (HAVE to make time for The Godless World!!!!) points us to a UK-entrants only giveaway and a new SFF blog,

How does Mark Charon Newton taste?!?! πŸ™‚ (Will have the review of Nights of Villjamur up in a few hours and then look out for the interview!)

Drew Karpyshyn is a busy, busy man, but the final rewrites of Bane Bk 3 Dynasty of Evil are done! πŸ™‚

Steph Swainston reports on ACON 2009,

Philip Palmer punts a seriously bloody book! πŸ™‚

Russell Kirkpatrick, Congrats! πŸ™‚ Head on over here to find out why. πŸ™‚ (Awesome news!)

Jon F Merz has some good news about his eBooks! πŸ™‚

and Suzanne McLeod launches a furry giveaway! πŸ™‚

    Onto my fellow bloggers! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday to A Dribble of Ink!! πŸ™‚

Bibliophile Stalker has some great Links and Plugs,

Graeme reviews an old favorite from 2000AD (yes, it even made it all the way to SA once),

The Bookgeeks review The Devil’s Paintbrush,

Jay Franco reports on the (I need to get out of SA ’cause I’m missing all these cool Cons!) BEA,

BSC has some great new Transformers Revenge of the Fallen images,

Dark Wolf shows us what he’s ordering next (to read), πŸ™‚

Dragons, Heroes and Wizards reviews Katherine Kerr’s Darkspell (another author I’ve got to start reading some time),

Fantasy Book Critic reviews the first book in Mark Chadbourn’s Age of Misrule series, World’s End (man I love the cover!), and don’t miss their Spotlight on June!

Grasping for the Wind points us at a free audio book (which I’ve already downloaded, too),

Liz and Mark have set up a Summer Reading List (and I wish them all the luck in the world at sticking to it!), πŸ™‚

Nethspace asks 5 questions of (and receives answers from) Kate Griffin (I need more Matthew Swift!!!),

Gav posts his review of the excellent Nights of Villjamur πŸ™‚

The Old Bat’s Belfry has a round-up of all the cool giveaways, πŸ™‚

Pat is giving away a copy of (and this is where I start drooling, haven’t read any new Star Wars in MONTHS!) Karen Traviss’ latest Clone Wars novel, No Prisoners,

SF Crowsnest has a trailer for a cool-looking new movie with Bruce Willis,

Happy Birthday Speculative Fiction Junkie!! πŸ™‚

Suvudu will soon be hosting Peter V Brett and Robert V.S. Redick (can only be an awesome chat!), πŸ™‚

The Book Swede covers Swearing in Fantasy,

Daya has a look at a book I’m itching to get my hands on, πŸ™‚

Adam reviews an Amtrak Wars book (haven’t even read them yet, 😦 ),

Unbound announces its winner of the Winterstrike giveaway! πŸ™‚

and last but not least, another awesome post from Mark for SF books appearing on shelves this month! πŸ™‚

OK, that’s me buggered, stumbling off to bed to wake up again in a little over four hours! Cheers! πŸ™‚

Be EPIC!

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2009 in Blog-Love

 

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News, Giveaway Winners and Blog-Love!

Well hell, what a couple of weeks! I’ve started my new job, working my ass off, I might add, and have been putting in some extra hours because I need to have enough money to pay what I couldn’t while I was jobless; that, and the fact that our internet was off, yet again, kept me from the blog, but I’m back (and David will be too, soon, don’t worry!) and I decided to make this an uber-post!! πŸ™‚ Just because I like you all so much and don’t want to waste your time while you browse the blog… πŸ˜‰

First of all, the winners of the Swiftly giveaway have been chosen! Er, well, they actually chose themselves… You see, I said I was giving away two copies of Swiftly to two lucky winners and guess how many entries there were? Exactly two. πŸ™‚ So, here’re the winners!

Werner Olivier

and

Neville Thompson!

Check your email, guys! πŸ™‚ And check the very next post for the new giveaway! πŸ™‚

Into the news: The biggest news, I guess, is the unofficial blurb for the first part of The Wheel of Time: Book 12: A Memory of Light: The Gathering Storm! In case you haven’t read it, here it is again – “Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready.

A Memory of Light was partially finished by Robert Jordan before his untimely passing in 2007. Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan’s editorβ€”his wife, Harriet McDougalβ€”to complete the final book. The scope and size of the novel was such that it can not be contained in a single volume, and so Tor proudly presents A Memory of Light: Gathering Clouds as the first in a short sequence of novels that will complete the struggle against the Shadow, bringing to a close a journey begun almost twenty years ago and marking the conclusion of the Wheel of Time, the preeminent fantasy epic of our era.

In this epic novel, Robert Jordan’s international bestselling series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northwardβ€”wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invadersβ€”his allies work in desperation to forestall the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.

Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, is a captive of the White Tower and subject to the whims of their tyrannical leader. As days tick toward the Seanchan attack she knows is imminent, Egwene works to hold together the disparate factions of Aes Sedai while providing leadership in the face of increasing uncertainty and despair. Her fight will prove the mettle of the Aes Sedai, and her conflict will decide the future of the White Towerβ€”and therefore the world itself.

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.”

Sounds pretty damn interesting! I’m thinking that the growing darkness in Rand is something Lews Therin Telamon is doing, or even perhaps Padan Fain’s final gift for Rand (remember when Fain slashed Rand with the dagger, cutting into the wound Ishy gave Rand in The Great Hunt?). πŸ™‚ Manoman every day that we have to wait is torture! πŸ™‚

Still with the Wheel of Time, Issue 6 of the New Spring comic-adaptation will be hitting the stands on the 20th of May! That’s right! This month! πŸ™‚ I’ve included thumbnails of the 10-page preview (thanks, Dragonmount), but if they don’t wanna get bigger, just click the above link and go on through to where I got the pics. πŸ™‚ Lan kicks ASS! πŸ™‚

Also, there’s info there on what happened at Jordancon, so check it out! πŸ™‚ But now for those thumbnails:

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I think I will wait until the collection of all 8 issues is available, primarily because this probably wont make it anywhere close to South Africa as individual issues!

Also in the news, Aaron Allston has been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home – wonderful news! πŸ™‚ Lets just hope he takes it easy and gets all the rest he needs to mend! We can wait, Aaron, we can wait! πŸ™‚

On the books-I’ve-received front, I also got Twisted Metal about 3 days ago! πŸ™‚ So, look out for a review of that! πŸ™‚ In the meantime, check out the interview Mark Chitty did with

Angry Robot fans come closer! The cover of fellow-South African Lauren Beukes’ novel, Moxyland, has been revealed! πŸ™‚

moxyland

Looks pretty cool huh? πŸ™‚ I like this cover, but I have to say that I like the original fluffy-toy cover better. πŸ™‚ Still, Angry Robot is showing that cover design is important to them, and they’re pulling no punches in getting novels ready that will look awesome on the shelves! πŸ™‚

Also, Andy Remic and an ax? πŸ˜‰

I also heard that HBO’s pilot of the (hopefully) TV adaptation of A Game of Thrones has an official shooting-location – and that’s awesome news! It’ll be great to see Jon Snow and Ed Stark and the Lannisters, but the producers and writers will have their work cut out for them, that’s for sure. I s’pose all we can do is wait and hope for the best. πŸ™‚ And if you haven’t heard, the pilot will be shot in Ireland. πŸ™‚ And this is just a cool coincidence, but it begins shooting in October, and I’m turning 28 in October too. πŸ™‚

Wanted to let you all know, too, that I have been added to the Del Rey / Spectra mailing list and that I should be receiving books to review shortly (jumping up and down still, ’cause that means Star Wars!), and I will also be getting Alan Dean Foster’s Tie-In novel of Terminator: Salvation from Titan Books (can’t wait for that!). πŸ™‚

From Peter V Brett, the official publishing date of The Desert Spear, the eagerly awaited second volume in the Demon trilogy (but I’m thinking ‘saga’ will soon be more appropriate) has been chosen – April, 2010! πŸ™‚ Even though that’s still about a year to go, I cannot wait! Read Peat’s post to see why – this is going to be one of the best books of 2010, bet your ass on that! πŸ™‚ Also, Peat has posted another excision – check it out! πŸ™‚

Concerning news from David Anthony Durham, he’s had two lots of really big news: first off, he’s received the script of Acacia (don’t know it? Destroy that cave you’ve been living in!)… The film script! πŸ™‚ Check out this post for that, and then, he announced on his blog that he will be writing in George R R Martin’s Wild Cards universe! πŸ™‚ Awesome, AWESOME news!

I’ve got GRRM’s Dreamsongs, the beautiful hardback (red cover), and I discovered Wild Cards in it, so hearing that David will be adding his own unique layer in that world is great news! πŸ™‚

Okay, that’s about the biggest news of late, so lets get into Blog-Love! πŸ™‚

Brandon Sanderson announces that The Hero of Ages is out in paperback (the publishers here in SA need to get organized, I don’t know of one of Brandon’s books that has ever been on a bookshop’s shelf here),

David Anthony Durham tells us a bit about an author-friend who writes some very intriguing fiction that I would definitely like to get my hands on!

Drew Karpyshyn has moved to Austin, Texas (to stamp his KOTOR-credentials on the new Star Wars MMO, The Old Republic), and the third Bane novel, Dynasty of Evil, was delivered to his editor earlier in April! πŸ™‚

JV Jones has announced that she’s on Twitter! πŸ™‚ Just… don’t bug her too much, k? She’s still working on Watcher of the Dead! πŸ™‚

Jo Graham’s Black Ships is up for a very cool award! (Congrats, Jo!)

Karen Miller shares her thoughts on Supernatural, and I’ve so gotta get hold of this show!

Mark C Newton announces that he will be at Forbidden Planet in June (moaning because I’m in SA… 😦 ),

Mark Chadbourn unveils the incredible cover art of Always Forever, the final part of his Age of Misrule series; Mark has got some of the best covers I’ve ever seen, no doubt!

Pat Rothfuss shows us Kvothe in Italian! πŸ™‚

Philip Palmer points us to some incredible images (and some from Paul McAuley too),

Robert Redick has posted a few pics from the launch party for The Red Wold Conspiracy (a book I’m looking forward to so much that I can’t help but secretly hate everyone who’s already read it πŸ˜‰ ),

Russell Kirkpatrick is busy writing an SF story! πŸ™‚ In this post he talks a bit about the process he’s following. πŸ™‚

Sean Williams tells us the Seven Reasons why he’s proud of The Grand Conjunction, πŸ™‚

Christie Golden’s latest Warcraft novel was launched on the 21st of April, check out her post on it, πŸ™‚

Shawn Speakman has received a very special dedication in a new Fantasy novel (awesome, Shawn!),

Steph Swainston gives us Castle fans something cool to try out! πŸ™‚

And finally Suzanne McLeod is hosting a giveaway for The Cold Kiss of Death (I’m already entered!). πŸ™‚

Now onto my fellow awesome bloggers! πŸ™‚

Blood of the Muse spotlights the first issue of the Dabel Brothers production, The Warriors,

Jay Franco talks Wolverine (check out the post, very interesting!),

Dark Wolf reviews The Absence by Bill Hussey (sounds like a great book!),

Fantasy Book Critic has a one-month-after-Robert post,

Graeme is hosting a giveaway for Brandon Sanderson’s Warbreaker! πŸ™‚

Liz and Mark attended the launch party for Natasha Mostert’s new novel, The Keeper (very jealous!) and have pics and an interview with Natasha! πŸ™‚

Pat has got an exclusive excerpt of Fall of Thanes (another series I have to get to reading!), and it was also Pat’s birthday yesterday so wish him well! πŸ™‚

Plinydogg has had to make a difficult decision (I was in the same boat, Pliny, but thank the universe I get books from publishers and authors, too!),

Adele brings the Ravenous Romance Blog Tour to a close (and I have to apologize once again to her that I couldn’t be part of it!), ;-(

Marck Chitty reviews Sly Mongoose, and has a bumper post for May Sci-Fi books! BTW, check out how many times Alan Dean Foster is on that list – is he just about the hardest-working writer in SFF today or what?!

Suvudu showcases RA Salvatore and the cover of his latest Drizzt novel (and fellow Star Wars fans, are you over Chewbacca yet? I mean, death threats? C’mon!)

Daya lets us know about the Espresso Book Machine (I want one, just churning out Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror!),

Dragons, Heroes and Wizards have turned their attention to Gift of the Unmage, Book 1 in the Worldweavers series,

John reviews Mithras Court for us,

Gav lets us know that even Richard and Judy Book Club Summer Reads have got titles we might enjoy, πŸ™‚

Check out current (for the most part) competitions and giveaways at The Old Bat’s Belfry,

And Piotr (one of the hardest-working bloggers I know), spreads the word about Fantasy Stamps,

the news of which was broken at The Wertzone! πŸ™‚

Phew! We’re a busy lot, aren’t we? πŸ™‚ Lets hope you all find something cool at the various blogs and author-sites to spread the word about! πŸ™‚

Don’t forget, I’ve got plenty coming up! The very next post will be the announcement of my next giveaway, I’ll have my review of John Marco’s Starfinder up after that, and we’ll also be seeing some guest reviews! πŸ™‚ More on that later. πŸ™‚ Oh, and David has finished Trudi Canavan’s The Magician’s Apprentice, so expect that review soon! πŸ™‚

I leave you with an absolutely awesome Ad that’s making the rounds on SA television at the moment – I love this! πŸ™‚

Be Fantastic!

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2009 in Announcements, Blog-Love, Giveaways

 

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Blog-Love for April!

Yes, I’m officially back! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

Read a very cool interview with Matt Curran at Un:Bound! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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:

Dust of Dreams

Dust of Dreams

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. πŸ™‚

Be Fantastic!

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:

Hi,

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. πŸ™‚ It’s funny… My parents never said anything… I just hope George Dubya isn’t my grandpa…! πŸ˜‰

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2009 in Blog-Love

 

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