COMICS LINKS: Completely Random
Eddie Campbell tries to define what a graphic novel is. (Illustration of Campbell deep in thought by Campbell.)
The LA Times has an article about the webcomic A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge.
Publishers Weekly interviews Satoru Kannagi, writer of Only the Ring Finger Knows.
PW also reports on the massive Japanese convention Comiket.
Comic Book Galaxy interviews the always-sunny Harvey Pekar.
Comics Should Be Good takes their usual monthly look at Marvel’s December covers.
Newsarama talks with the creators of Punks: the Comic.
Comic Bloc interviews Mike Baron.
The CBC interviews For Better or Worse cartoonist Lynn Johnston.
Dana of Comics Fodder reviews this week’s Marvel comics.
Sequart’s Rob Clough reviews three volumes of Graphic Classics.
Sequential Tart reviews the new The Spirit comic.
Reviews from The Savage Critics:
- Graeme McMillan on Amazing Spider-Man #543 and more
- Jog on Batman/Lobo: Deadly Serious #1 and more
- Jeff Lester on Cemetery Man and more
The Amazon Blog reports on William Gibson’s recent visit there, on his Spook Country tour.
Michael Swanwick has posted an essay he wrote for the 2007 International SF/Fantasy Conference in Chengdu, “Dinosaurs, Space Flight, and Science Fiction.”
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
SciFi Weekly reviews Joe Haldeman’s The Accidental Time Machine.
SFF World reviews Karl Schroeder’s Queen of Candescence.
At SFX, Geoff Ryman reviews Brian Aldiss’s HARM.
SFX also reviews the anthology Infinity Plus, edited by Keith Brooke and Nick Gevers.
Stainless Steel Droppings reviews Annette Curtis Klause’s Blood and Chocolate.
The Washington Post reviews Lian Hearn’s Heaven’s Net Is Wide.
The Fantasy Review looks at an anthology called Sails & Sorcery.
Fantasybookspot reviews Peter Watts’s Hugo-nominated novel Blindsight.
Book Fetish reviews Sean Williams’s Saturn Returns.
Bookgasm reviews The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.
Interviews with various people
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist interviews George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, and Daniel Abraham about their novel Hunter’s Run.
Sherrilyn Kenyon talks to SciFi Wire about her new novel Devil May Cry.
SciFi Weekly talks to two Rays: Bradbury and Harryhausen.
Fantasybookspot interviews David Bilsborough.
Neth Space asks Jay Lake five questions.
The National Book Critics Circle thinks the best way to promote reading is to spend a week talking among themselves about themselves. Oh, yeah, that’ll work.
The Millions has a list of unreadable book-shaped objects.
The Book Nerd points out that the much-quoted (and much-agonized about) recent AP/Ipsos poll about American’s reading habits actually shows a substantial increase in reading over a similar poll from 2002.
Strange Horizons’s update for this week includes a new story by Marc Shultz, reviews, poetry, a look at summer movies, and more.
Tim Pratt has posted the first chapter of his upcoming novel Blood Engines.
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