ANDREW’S LINKS: Rap War on Sesame Street
The Washington Post Express interviews Percy Carey, who recently told his life story in the graphic novel Sentences. Carey, best known as an underground rapper, also appeared on Sesame Street as a seven-year-old.
Comic Book Resources interrogates Jonathan Hickman, writer/colorist of the upcoming A Red Mass for Mars.
Tom Spurgeon of Comics Reporter defends the humble comics shop.
Sequential Tart interviews Jesse Hamm, artist of Good As Lily.
Turning to the subjeect of For Better or For Worse: Lynn Johnston opens up a new front in her propaganda war to prove that Liz and Anthony are destined to be together. In other news, we have always been at war with Eastasia.
The Baltimore Sun visited the Baltimore Comic-Con.
Artist Jesse Hamm tells Comics Should Be Good about eight things he wants to see more of in comics.
Richard of Forbidden Planet International reviews The Plain Janes by Cecil Castelucci and Jim Rugg.
Dana of Comics Fodder reviews this week’s Marvels.
Warren Peace Sings the Blues reviews the first issue of Andi Watson’s new comic, Glister.
Occasional Superheroine is puzzled by the new Infinity, Inc. series.
The LA Times reviews Osamu Tezuka’s Apollo’s Song (and a Robert Silverberg short story collection from Subterranean – ha ha, SF readers! You can’t just skip over the comics links blithely, can you? It’s all good stuff, so sit back and check it all out.)
Living Between Wednesdays gets to last week’s comics just ahead of this week’s comics.
From The Savage Critics:
Jeff Lester reviews a whole bunch of things
and Brian Hibbs looks at a couple of Brian K. Vaughan comics.
Cassandra Clare reports on her Dragon*Con experiences.
Michael Swanwick reports on the 2007 International Science Fiction and Fantasy Conference in Chengdu, China.
Teresa Nielsen Hayden conceives a book which could win every award in the field.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
The Book Swede reviews Sean Russell’s The One Kingdom.
Fantasy Book Critic looks at Brian Ruckley’s Winterbirth.
Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review likes Jeff Somers’s The Electric Church.
SciFi Weekly reviews Bark Budz’s Till Human Voices Wake Us.
SF Signal reprints the capsule SFF reviews from last week’s Entertainment Weekly.
Norman Spinrad’s current On Books column from Asimov’s reviews five novels, starting with Martin Millar’s The Good Fairies of New York. Oddly, Spinrad seems to believe that there was a time when large publishers’ primary criterion for deciding on a genre novel was “sufficient literary merit.” It must be nice to live on his planet…
Interviews with various people
The Agony Column interviews J. Storrs Hall, author of Beyond AI: Creating the Conscience of the Machine.
Subterranean Press interviews the fictional William Ashbless.
John Scalzi, at the Ficlets blog, interviews Christopher Barzak.
AwardsThe finalists for Canada’s Prix Aurora have finally been announced. Nominated for the category I personally care most about — novels in English — are Peter Watts, Julie E. Czerneda, Dave Duncan, Tanya Huff, Lynda Williams, and Karl Schroeder.
Strange Horizons has its usual update this week, with a new story by Helen Keeble, a podcast-interview, poetry, reviews, and more.
[some links via Journalista!]