Women Spotted at Comics Convention
Comic Book Resources investigates the existence of women – often attractive women, some of whom actually read comics – at comics conventions. Astonishing! (Illustration: one of those elusive “real women.”)
The Times (of London) checks in with Cam Kennedy and lan Grant about their in-the-works graphic novel adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.
Kleefeld on Comics posts scans from the mid-70s Mighty Marvel Comics Strength and Fitness Book. [via everyone else blogging about comics, basically]
Bookgasm reviews the second trade paperback collecting the DC series 52.
Richard of Forbidden Planet International reviews The Other Side.
Eddie Campbell reviews Robert C. Harvey’s biography of Milton Caniff.
Dana of Comics Fodder reviews this week’s Marvel comics.
Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good does that one better – reviewing a pile of this week’s comics regardless of their publisher.
Cory Doctorow’s latest column for the Guardian is all about how Digital Rights Management demonstrations are optimistic at best.
John Scalzi presents his novel Old Man’s War in Chaucerian English.
Charles Stross explains how readings work, and why writers shouldn’t be afraid of them.
John C. Wright admits that his “Chaos” trilogy was inspired by Roger Zelazny’s Amber novels, and explains all of the parallels.
David Louis Edelman uses the bad example of Robert Stanek to talk about the right ways to promote a novel.
Peggy of Biology in Science Fiction dips into Mundanity, and finds it lacking.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
The Agony Column is impressed by the very existence of Nathalie Mallet’s The Princes in the Golden Cage – and thinks the book itself is pretty good, too.
Book Fetish reviews Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein, by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler, the story of how the novel Frankenstein was written.
Book Fetish reviews Julie Kenner’s Demons Are Forever.
Bookgasm looks at Richard K. Morgan’s Thirteen.
CA Reviews covers the paranormal romance Dead Sexy by Tate Hallaway.
Powells Book Blog has the Esquire review of Warren Ellis’s novel Crooked Little Vein.
Douglas Cohen, current assistant editor of Realms of Fantasy, looks back at the magazine’s first issue from 1994.
Fantasy Book Critic reviews Brandon Sanderson’s The Well of Ascension.
Jay Lake has just read Naomi Novik’s His Majesty’s Dragon, which made him think about the role of novelty in SF/F.
Interviews with various people
SciFi Wire talks with Laird Barron about his International Horror Guild-nominated novella “Hallucigenia.”
The Amazon Blog talks to Douglas Wolk about his book Reading Comics.
Esquire interviews Chip Kidd about some of his recent book covers.
John Joseph Adams, the Slush God, interviews brand new writer Kevin N. Haw.
Time magazine profiles World Fantasy Award winning novelist Haruki Murakami.
John Scalzi interviews Tobias S. Buckell, author of Ragamuffin, at the Ficlets blog.
The Book Swede presents the second half of his interview with Brian Ruckley.
Did’ja ever think you could just say that your book was chosen by Oprah’s Book Club and rake in the dough? Well, Bill Schneider did …and it didn’t work out as he hoped.
World Fantasy Award nominee Cathrynne M. Valente has just discovered ‘70s porn.
One of my favorite stories from 2005, Scott Bradfield’s “Angry Duck,” is now available for free online.
AntipodeanSF’s new issue – either #110 or #111, they’re not quite clear – is now available, with free fiction and other things, online.
Jeff VanderMeer’s Shriek: The Movie is now available on the Internet.
Laurell K. Hamilton has posted the first chapter of her upcoming Merry Gentry novel, A Lick of Frost.