ANDREW’S LINKS: One Last Ride on the Wall of Death
It’s not often that I get to make a simultaneous Richard Thompson/Timothy Truman reference, so I’ll take it this time.
This will be my last set of links for ComicMix. I’ve loved doing it, but it’s just too, too time-consuming. I will continue reviewing various things here, and ComicMix’s philosophy is all about the original content, so a huge bunch of outside links was an odd fit to begin with. Thanks for all the comments, and please stick around for the big ComicMix original-comics launch – I certainly will be!
David Lloyd will be at Orlandocon from Sept 21-23 at the Caribe Royale Convention Centre, and also signing at Coliseum of Comics on Friday the 21st from 2-5.
Mark Evanier has stitched together various YouTube postings to reform the complete Jonathan Ross documentary In Search of Steve Ditko.
The Columbia Tribune visits with artist Frank Stack.
Comic Book Resources interviews Marvel editor John Barber to learn exactly how the Marvel Zombies project came to be…and, just maybe, how Marvel will work it like a rented mule until we’re all sick of it.
CBR also chatted with Jim Shooter about his plans for Legion of Super-Heroes.
Comics Reporter interviews Steven Weissman.
Wizard talks with Mark Evanier.
The Hurting wonders what’s the deal with the X-Men and space opera.
Living Between Wednesdays interviews Scottt Chantler, author of Northwest Passage.
Forbidden Planet International reviews Image’s new series Fearless.
The Written Nerd reviews a pile of graphic novels, starting with the first volume of Flight, edited by Kazuo Kibuishi.
The Joplin Independent reviews The Blue Beetle Companion. (I was going to make a joke about obscurity here, but I thought better of it.)
The Los Angeles Times reviews Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings.
Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog reviews the week’s comics, with an extra dose of face-kicking.
Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good reviews this week’s comics, starting with 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow #1.
Living Between Wednesday reviews this week’s comics, and declares them the “sexiest ever.”
From The Savage Critics:
- Jog reviews the new 30 Days of Night, and others
- Abhay finishes reviewing a graphic novel called Runoff, and interviewing its creator Tom Manning
- Diana Kingston-Gabai says two Hail Marys but still can’t take Penance: Relentless
- Jog checks out Gutsville #2
- and Graeme McMillan reviews a pile of comics, including the new Captain America. (And now I channel Mr. Middle-America: “Hey, isn’t he dead? How come his comics still coming out?”)
The entire Heinlein Archives from UC Santa Cruz are now online, as previously promised. However, this is Heinlein we’re talking about, so TANSTAAFL still apllies: you’ll have to pay for each file individually to get them.
The Agony Column visits with Del Howison, owner/operator of Dark Delicacies, America’s only Horror-only bookstore.
Publishers Weekly notes some upcoming SF/Fantasy/Horror publications this week.
K.J. Bishop is still travelblogging Worldcon.
Holly Black wants to answer your questions about publishing.
Harriet McDougal has posted her personal farewell to and remembrance of her husband Robert Jordan/James Rigney on Jordan’ blog.
Publishers Weekly has an article about Scott Westerfeld’s “Uglies” trilogy and his new novel Extras.
Lou Anders’s upcoming alternate history mystery anthology Sideways in Crime now has a cover.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
The Agony Column looks at Sarah Langan’s The Missing.
Fantasy Book Critic reviews Jeff Somers’s The Electric Church.
The Fantasy Review examines Michael Moorcock’s The Metatemporal Detective.
Book Fetish reviews Gerry Bartlett’s Real Vampires Live Large.
Bookgasm reviews Mike Resnick’s Ivory.
CA Reviews looks at) Kat Richardson’s Greywalker.
In the Guardian, Ursula K. Le Guin reviews Jeannette Winterson’s The Stone Gods, chiding her gently for anti-SFnal tendencies and general ungraciousness.
Publishers Weekly’s fiction reviews for this week include J.D. Robb’s Creation in Death and the usual SF/Fantasy/Horror section. (There’s also a longish comics section, including a featured review of Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings.)
Farah Mendelsohn reviews Arthur C. Clarke’s 1963 novel for young readers Dolphin Island.
Interviews with various people
The Book Swede interviews Karen Miller, author of The Innocent Mage.
Jeff VanderMeer of the Amazon Blog talks to Gavin Grant about The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.
Alma Alexander questions Mindy Klasky on the publication of the latter’s Sorcery and the Single Girl.
The LA Times talks to literary man-of-the-hour Junot Diaz about his once and future love for SF.
Talking Squid’s Squidsquatch to date: Chris Lawson interviews Chris Evans interviews Sean Williams interviews Jonathan Strahan interviews Stephen Dedman interviews Robin Pen interviews Martin Livings…and they’re not done yet.
The UK SF Book News Network has the full list of British Fantasy Award winners; the August Derleth Award for Best Novel went to Tim Lebbon’s Dusk.
Cory Doctorow has a new article in the Guardian in which he argues…oh, come on, you and I both know the song by heart by now, don’t we? (I mean, I like Cory, I really do, but I’m amazed that he can write four or five articles on exactly the same thing every month and get paid for them.)
Richard Charkin of Macmillan UK reflects on the recent turmoils in publishing over there, and has a wonderful graphic of exactly how incestuous the UK publishing scene is.
The Hollywood Reporter confidently asserts that it will be George Miller (of Mad Max fame) that will direct the Justice League of America movie.
Chris Roberson is trying to post free fiction every Friday; this week he had a piece entitled “Secret Histories: Lord John Carmody, 1939”.
And Futurismic, as usual, rounds up a list of free fiction every week.
[this is the last time I will steal links from Journalista!]