COMICS LINKS: Times Gets It Late
The New York Times declares that Britain is finally embracing the graphic novel. Well, good for them!
Inside Pulse apparently has a story about comics, but some kind of SQL error is preventing me from actually reading it. Perhaps simply knowing it exists will give some readers a tiny bit of pleasure.
Publishers Weekly Comics Week interviews Gravitation creator Maki Murakami.
PWCW also talked to Ioannis Mentzas about the upcoming English-language publication of Osamu Tezuka’s massive MW.
Comic Book Resources interviews Y: The Last Man editor Will Dennis about the upcoming end of that series.
The Beat tries to figure out what graphic novels have been selling the best this year.
Comics Should Be Good has a long, impressively detailed (even, one might say, nitpicky) list of character names used, in one form or another, by both Marvel and DC. Study it and win bar bets next year at San Diego!
Jeff VanderMeer’s new ComicBookSlut column at Bookslut looks at Gipi’s Notes for a War Story, Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened, and more.
The New York Sun reviews a new biography of Ronald Reagan in comics form.
Comics Reporter reviews the new issue of Gabrielle Bell’s Lucky.
Another Comics Reporter review (by another hand): Greffier by Joann Sfar.
At The Savage Critics, Graeme McMillan reviews Amazons Attack #6 and other things.
Newsarama picks their favorite books of the week.
Cory Doctorow has another essay at Locus Online about e-books: Free(konomic) E-books.
Locus Online lists:
- newly-published books they’ve seen recently
- recently-received issues of other magazines
- new paperback editions
Science Fiction Awards Watch points out that thousands of people should nominate for the Hugos every year, but don’t.
Heather Smith of Bookslut looks at a whole lot of Narnia cover art and dislikes most of it.
Worldcon reports are still dribbling out! Here’s K.J. Bishop.
And Justine Larbalestier reports on Dragon*Con.
Chris Roberson posts a proposal for a Firefly novel he did several years ago (before the movie, as will become obvious).
Speaking of Chris, Monkey Brain Books is having a buy-one-get-one-free book sale.
The Swivet discovers that a “no-name” debut Young Adult writer (who recent sold her first book for the proverbial Big Bucks) does have a following already, for fanfic. (So now I wonder if fanfic writers going pro will become more common – we’ve already got at least this woman, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Cassandra “Frodo will kill him” Claire…and probably another couple that I’ve missed.)
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
The Agony Column examines Walter Moers’s The City of Dreaming Books.
SciFi Weekly reviews Bruce Boston’s The Guardener’s Tale.
SFF World reviews Nathalie Mallet’s The Princes of the Golden Cage.
Paul Kincaid’s Science Fiction Skeptic column in the new issue of Bookslut reviews a non-SFnal Graham Swift novel and bemoans the fact that the only science in fiction now is all in the mainstream and boring to boot. (My, that’s a quite broad brush he has there.)
Book Fetish reviews Lilith Saintcrow’s The Devil’s Right Hand.
Strange Horizons reviews the anthology Polyphony 6.
Interviews with various people
The Agony Column chats with Kim Stanley Robinson.
Fantasy Book Critic interviews artist-turned-author Mark J. Ferrari (whose The Book of Joby has just been published).
SciFi Wire talked to Glen Hirshberg about his International Horror Guild-nominated collection American Morons.
Amazon Daily asked Karen Traviss to tell them about her life on book tour.
SF Scope reports on the winners of the 23rd annual Writers (and Illustrators) of the Future Awards.
Adventures in SciFi Publishing has a new podcast, interviewing Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta at the recent Writers of the Future event.
The September issue of Ansible, from multiple Hugo-winner Dave Langford, is now available.
Interzone’s issue #212 is about to mail.
Solaris Books have posted a new Adam Roberts translation of Jules Verne’s classic novel Hector Servadac (aka Off On a Comet), which was the inspiration of Roberts’s new novel Splinter.
Mayer Brenner has posted his four-volume fantasy series, The Dance of Gods, on-line for free. (It was originally published by DAW Books between 1987 and 1992 in paperback, but is long out of print). [via Boing Boing]