Do I Have To Say It?
Graeme McMillan of The Savage Critics discovers the single best panel of the week (see above) and reviews Batman #667. No, seriously – does anyone else think that looks like Halloween about three doors down from stately Wayne Manor?
Ain’t It Cool News reads the current script for the Thor movie, and likes it.
Your sign of the apocalypse of the day: bikini-clad stormtroopers. (Insert your own “Aren’t you too…to be a stormtrooper” joke here.)
Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing reviews the graphic novel Giant Robot Warriors by Stuart Moore and Ryan Kelly.
The Toronto Star reviews Warren Ellis’s novel Crooked Little Vein.
Movies Online interviews someone they called “Neil Gaimon” about the movie “StarDust.” I wonder if they asked him about his comics series Snadman, or his young readers novel Caroline? (And is he any relation to Charles Dickkens, the well-known Dutch author?)
Comics Reporter interviews Doug TenNapel, cartoonist of Black Cherry.
Greg Hatcher of Comics Should Be Good wants to write about the “Entwistles of comics.”
Neth Space reviews the new anthology The New Space Opera, edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan.
The UK SF Book News Network talked to Chris Robertson about his new novel, Set the Seas on Fire.
Yatterings reviews InterWorld, the new novel for young readers by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves.
John Scalzi of Ficlets interviews David Anthony Durham, author of Acacia.
Locus Online monitors what other magazines are doing, and they’ve done it again for July.
Powells Book Blog reviews Susanna Clarke’s short-story collection The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories.
Matthew Cheney looks back at Karen Joy Fowler’s 1987 story “The Faithful Companion at Forty.”
Greg Costikyan has discovered possibly the oddest video-game controller ever: the humble bra.
The Agony Column interviews William Gibson, author of Spook Country.
Cory Doctorow’s new column for Information Week is about Hollywood’s “remake” of the Napster Wars.
John Scalzi has a long post about the replies to his earlier post about writing mostly without race-identifiers. He seems to be working his way towards a theory of class rather than race; perhaps Will Shetterly and Steve Brust should wander over to his place and give him some tips?
The first chapter of Jeff Somers’s novel The Electric Church is available on line for free.
Stephen King writes about the reviews of Harry Potter, and the Potter phenomenon in general (but does not attempt to review Deathly Hallows himself), for Entertainment Weekly.
Doom and Gloom Department: Chris McKitterick presents today’s call to save the short-fiction magazines from their imminent death.
Farah Mendelsohn reviews Scott Westerfeld’s “Uglies” trilogy.
Visions of Paradise reviews Richard Paul Russo’s The Rosetta Codex.
The Observer interviews William Gibson.