Here’s my roundup of book news (and other fun stuff) around the web for the week!
Interviews and more:
- Tad Williams, Seanan McGuire and more on the Mind Meld (Where is Urban Fantasy headed?) at SF Signal
- Lavie Tidhar talks about the lonely business of self promotion at SF Signal
- SF Signal interviews Jay Lake
- Amanda Carlson is on John Scalzi’s Big Idea
- I visited Criminal Element this week to talk about gangsters and their molls. Why do girls fall so hard for bad boys?
- I interviewed Otto Penzler for Crime Fiction Lover
- Crime Fiction Lover interviewed crime author Barbara Nadel
- Attn Horror Writers! John Joseph Adams’s Nightmare Magazine is back open for submissions!
- Speaking of John Joseph Adams, he just announced a new post apocalyptic project: Wastelands 2, for Night Shade Books! You can suggest a story, as well as submit your own (REPRINTS ONLY)
- Mystery writers can submit their short fiction to Criminal Element’s brand new Malfeasance Occasional
- There’s a new eshort out by Kim Harrison called Pet Shop Boys
- You can check out the cover of the upcoming Dresden Files novel, Cold Days at Suvudu
- Stephen King has announced the new release date for The Shining sequel!
- Heroes and Heartbreakers has the cover of Caitlin Kittredge’s new Black London novel, Dark Days, out in 2013!
- Jesse Petersen, author of the Living with the Dead series, has a new website, so go check it out, and if you haven’t discovered her books, you should remedy that with a quickness. Just sayin’.
- Have you seen the Kickstarter project for The Red Queen of Oz graphic novel? You should check it out (the art is gorgeous!), and throw a little support their way, if you can (they only need a little more to meet their goal!)
- Looks like FX has ordered up a pilot to bring Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s series The Strain to TV! How cool is that?
Excerpts and such:
- There’s a short story by the awesome Lauren Buekes at io9
- You can read the first chapter of Faith Hunter’s new Jane Yellowrock book, Death’s Rival, at her website
- Criminal Element has an excerpt of Stephen Romano’s Resurrection Express
- There’s a new short story, Ruled, by Caragh M. O’Brien, author of the Birthmarked Trilogy on Tor.com.
- Tor.com also has an excerpt of The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente and also Because It is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin
- Vintage photos from inside 10 famous libraries (via Flavorpill)
- Women in science fiction as saints (this is cool, trust me on this one)-via The Mary Sue
- A slideshow of famous authors in their undies (via Melville House)
Any news you’d like to add? Let me know in the comments, and have a great weekend!