COMIC LINKS: Astro Boy Goes West!
Toon Zone asks Philip Brophy to explain to them how wonderful Osamu Tezuka is, in connection with an exhibition of Tezuka’s work now in San Francisco.
The Beat has a whole load of Toronto Comic Arts Festival photos.
The International Herald Tribune looks at the recent increase in graphic novel publishing in the UK.
The Seattle Times takes a look at DC Comics’s new Minx line.
Scott Shaw! explains how, once upon a time, Archie met the Punisher. (It was the ‘90s – that kind of thing happened a lot.)
Comics Reporter reviews World War Hulk #3 and Booster Gold #1.
Boston Now reviews the graphic novel Re-Gifters by Mike Carey, Sonny Liew, and Marc Hempel.
Paul McAuley explains why he writes short stories (and it’s certainly not the money).
Edward Champion is not happy – at great length – with Adam Gopnik’s recent profile of Philip K. Dick in the New Yorker.
Tor Books will be podcasting from Worldcon, with commentary from Tom Doherty and Patrick Nielsen Hayden.
John Klima lists some of the major SF/Fantasy short-fiction outlets (for ease in supporting them).
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
OF Blog of the Fallen reviews the first Best American Fantasy collection, edited by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer.
SFF World reviews Sean Williams’s The Hanging Mountains.
SF Signal reviews the seventh issue of Jim Baen’s Universe.
Book Fetish covers a book called Lucinda, Darkly by the author Sunny.
Bookgasm eases up to Warren Ellis’s first novel, Crooked Little Vein.
The Denver Post reviews Emma Bull’s Territory, Richard Kadrey’s Butcher Bird, and The Best of Jim Baen’s Universe edited by Eric Flint.
Kate Nepveu enjoyed Tanya Huff’s Sing the Four Quarters.
Locus Online has posted a “Yesterdays Tomorrows” column by Graham Sleight about some classic books by Robert A. Heinlein.
Interviews with various people
SciFi Wire talks with Brian Herbert, co-author of Sandworms of Dune.
SFFWorld interviews Daniel Abraham, author of A Shadow in Summer.
Skull Ring interviews Tom Pinchuk, writer of the comic RUIN.
Comic Book Resources interviews David Glanzer about this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.
Comicon interviews Andi Watson about writing the Minx graphic novel Clubbing.
The LitBlog Co-Op runs through the gory details behind the publication of Matthew Sharpe’s Jamestown.
Ryan Reynolds told MTV News that there’s still a chance he’ll play the lead in a big Flash movie.
[a couple of links via Journalista!]