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Hey, guess which loathed-by-the-Internets cover came out this week? Yup…that one.
Forbidden Planet International’s Continental Correspondent visits the Brussels Comics Center, and isn’t terribly impressed.
The Seattle Post Intelligencer talks with Douglas Wolk.
The Beat has some serious thoughts about the professionalism – or lack thereof – of the current crop of comic shop owners and management.
ICv2 interviews Viz’s Senior Vice President Liza Coppola.
Silver Bullet Comic Books interviews Umbrella Academy artist Gabriel Ba.
Panels and Pixels awoke to find itself buried under a giant wave of Naruto books.
At Newsarama, Grumpy Old Fan ponders the recent wave of creators returning to the books of their youth at DC.
Inside Pulse reviews Punisher War Journal #11.
Comic Book Resources’s Hannibal Tabu lists his “buy pile” for this week.
Warren Peace Sings the Blues reviews Good As Lily, the Minx graphic novel by Derek Kirk Kim and Jesse Hamm.
Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good reviews this week’s comics, starting with Bad Planet #3.
Living Between Wednesdays also reviews this week’s comics, but she starts with Wonder Girl #1.
At The Savage Critics, Graeme McMillan also looks at Wonder Girl #1.
And Occasional Superheroine reviews the Justice League of America Weding Special.
Adam Roberts, writing in the Guardian, wants someone else to translate all of Jules Verne’s works and make them widely available. Yes, and I want an eccentric, dying billionaire to make me his sole heir. Adam and I both are likely to be disappointed.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
Book Fetish reviews Erin McCarthy’s My Immortal, which looks like a romance of some sub-genre but probably also has something fantastic going on.
Bookgasm reviews Jeffrey Leever’s horror novel Dark Friday.
Beam Me Up reviews Tobias S. Buckell’s Ragamuffin.
Farah Mendelsohn reviews The Cure by Michael Coleman.
Interviews with various people
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist interviews Jeff Somers, author of The Electric Church.
SciFi Wire interviews Stephen Kotowych, author of the Writers of the Future Award-winning story “Saturn in G Minor.”
Whedonopolis interviews Keith R.A. DeCandido.
The final nominees list for the 2007 British Fantasy Awards has been released; winners will be announced at Fantasycon, held this year in late September in Nottingham. Click the link for all of the categories; up for the August Derleth Award for Best Novel are:
- Chaz Brenchley, BRIDGE OF DREAMS, Ace Books
- Mike Carey, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, Orbit Books
- Mark Chadbourn, JACK OF RAVENS: KINGDOM OF THE SERPENT BOOK 1, Gollancz
- M. John Harrison, NOVA SWING, Gollancz
- Tim Lebbon, DUSK, Spectra
- Scott Lynch, THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA, Gollancz
- Sarah Pinborough, BREEDING GROUND, Leisure Books
- Mark Samuels, THE FACE OF TWILIGHT, PS Publishing
- Conrad Williams, THE UNBLEMISHED, Earthling Publications
[via PS Publishing]
Justine Larbalestier explains what it is Young Adult writers do – and don’t do – for the benefit of those who expect morality tales everywhere they look.
Jeff VanderMeer is selling a load of books – so go look and buy.
Mundane SF is whining again that everyone isn’t as pessimistic about the future as it is.
SciFi Wire repeats scuttlebutt from the Hollywood Reporter (or at least they claim so; there are no links) that the Steven Spielberg-backed TNT miniseries production of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s novel The Talisman would cost way too much, and has thus been put on hold.
SF Signal continues to dig up free SF – this time, it’s Clifford Simak’s novel Empire and a story by Fritz Leiber.
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