COMICS LINKS: Gorey Tribbles
Shaenon Garrity imagines what Edward Gorey’s adaptation of “The Trouble With Tribbles” might have been like.
The Beat takes a look at DC’s sales in July.
Comicon interviews James Kochalka, whose new children’s book Squirrely Grey has just been published.
Comicon also talks to Scott Shaw! about the rebirth of Captain Carrot.
The Wall Street Journal reports on Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is trying to use manga’s popularity in the West to improve Japan’s image.
Ridiculopathy has the sarcastic version of the old how-to-create-a-webcomic story.
Comic Book Resources interviews what looks like every person connected with the new Marvel Comics Presents series.
CBR also interviews Joe Casey about his new series Pilot Season: Velocity.
AppScout reviews the preview chapter of a new graphic novel, Shooting War.
Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog covers this week’s comics, starting with Avengers: The Initiative #5.
Graeme McMillan of The Savage Critics learns that Gene Simmons’s Dominatrix #1 is just as bad as he thought it would be.
According to Charles Stross, his novel Glasshouse has won the 2006 Prometheus Award, given by the Libertarian Futurist Society to the best Libertarian SF novel of the year.
Tobias Buckell runs down a current SFWA kerfuffle: one particular officer is a bit extreme on fighting copyright infringement, and has demanded the website Scribd take down a whole bunch of things are aren’t actually infringements. (And here’s the original report from Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing.)
One more Worldcon report today, from Pat Cadigan.
Robert J. Sawyer walks the Great Wall of China – and takes pictures.
Commonwealth of Fantasy, you can rest easy tonight. The SF Diplomat is taking his ball and going home.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
The Book Swede reviews The Words of Their Roaring by Matthew Smith.
The Agony Column reviews William Gibson’s Spook Country.
SFF World reviews Terry Brooks’s The Elves of Cintra.
Bookgasm reviews Richard Kadrey’s Butcher Bird.
Visions of Paradise reviews Jack McDevitt’s novel The Engines of God.
Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review looks at Christopher Moore’s Fluke.
Publishers Weekly’s web-only reviews for this week include Lilith Saintcrow’s The Devil’s Right Hand, the new volume of Writers of the Future, and more.
And PW’s fiction reviews for this week feature a novella by Allen Steele, the Datlow/Link/Grant Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror anthology and novels by Michael Chabon, Jo Walton, and K.J. Parker.
Interviews with various people
SciFi Wire interviews Elizabeth Bear about her new novel Undertow.
Electric Spec interviews new writer Lesley Smith.
The Agony Column interviews Alan Beatts of Borderlands Books.
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