COMICS LINKS: Inferior Five Edition
Hipster Dad thinks that there should be an Inferior Five collection.
Comic Book Resources talks to Christos Gage.
Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog presents more evidence that Bob Kanigher was a mad genius.
Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good reviews this week’s comics, starting with Batman Annual #26.
Brian Cronin of CSBG reviews the unpublished graphic novel Division Shadow.
Living Between Wednesdays’ weekly reviews start with Countdown to Adventure #1.
The Daily Cross Hatch interviews Peter Kuper about his new book Stop Forgetting to Remember.
Fantasy Book Critic reviews The Nightmare Factory, a graphic novel based on four stories from the collection of the same name by Thomas Ligotti.
Wizard reviews the covers of three recent comics.
Blogcritics reviews Good As Lilly by Derek Kirk Kim and Jesse Hamm.
Panels and Pixels has a manga review roundup.
The Daily Cross Hatch reviews the first collection of “Perry Bible Fellowship” strips by Nicholas Gurewitch, The Trial of Colonel Sweeto.
The Savage Critics reviews:
- Brian Hibbs on Amazons Attack! #6 and others
- Graeme McMillan on 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #1 and others
- Jog reviews 1989’s Taboo #2
Locus Online reports the death of SF & mystery writer Joe L. Hensley at the age of 81. SFWA has an obituary.
A reminder: Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Tom Doherty of Tor will be podcasting from Worldcon for the next several days.
A petition seeks to oust Bonnie Hammer as head of the Sci-Fi Channel.
Blogging the Worldcon:
John Klima has a third post full of advice about starting a zine.
Jeremy Lassen cries foul when certain Internet types whine that his upcoming book Eclipse 1 (edited by Jonathan Strahan) has – gasp, choke! – the names of men contributors on the cover! He later points out that Eclipse 1, unlike many other outlets in the field, is split 50-50 between men and women. Forget about it, Jer – they don’t want equality, they just want things to complain about. If you only listed women on the front, they’d say you listed the wrong women, or that the type was too small, or that the sun was in their eyes. (Note that some of them think that Gwyneth Jones will help sell an anthology in the USA…at some point you just have to throw up your hands and laugh at it. You can’t listen to the opinions of people who know nothing about publishing and hope to keep your sanity.)
Niall Harrison thinks about Hard SF.
The Ledger-Enquirer picks a fight with Dragon*Con.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review covers Terry Brooks’s The Elves of Cintra.
From Locus comes Gary K. Wolfe’s review of Connie Willis’s new career-spanning collection The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories.
Also from Locus, Faren Miller reviews Brandon Sanderson’s The Well of Ascension.
In the Village Voice, Elizabeth Hand reviews Christopher Barzak’s One for Sorrow.
SciFi UK Review looks at the 212th issue of Interzone.
Lillith Saintcrow reviews Emma Bull’s Territory and Patricia Briggs’s Moon Called.
Gwenda Bond really likes Margaret Mahy’s The Changeover and The Catalogue of the Universe.
The Genre Files recommends Margo Lanagan’s White Time.
Interviews with various people
SciFi Wire interviews Jeffrey Ford about his World Fantasy Award-nominated collection The Empire of Ice Cream.
January Magazine interviews John Scalzi.
Neth Space asks five questions of David Anthony Durham.
Jeff VanderMeer, at the Amazon Blog, ask Peter Straub a few quick questions.
Poppy Z. Brite points out that, even two years after Katrina, New Orleans is still not OK.
David Louis Edelman muses about the fact that there’s no way to say for a driver to say “I’m sorry” to another driver.
How would you like a PDF file containing all of H.G. Wells’s science fiction and fantasy – all nearly 5000 pages of it? [via SF Signal]
P.N. Elrod has posted the first chapter of her upcoming “Vampire Files” novel Dark Road Rising.
One more really good one, Andrew: Shaenon Garrity imagines Edward Gorey doing the Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles."
God, my heart goes out to Poppy Z. Brite. She's such a good writer and she's been though so much.