Here’s my roundup of book news (and other fun stuff) around the web for the week!
Interviews and more:
- Crime Fiction Lover recaps its Classics in September feature!
- Paul Weimer (SF Signal) talks about his top 5 most influential books
- At the Tor/Forge blog, Cory Doctorow talks about The Secret World of Hardware Revocation
- Tina Connolly, author of Ironskin, talks about the “Books in the Book”
- Christopher Bennett, author of Only Superhuman, talks about The Ingredients of a Hero
- There’s a ginormous “Ghost Collection” (10 books!!) giveaway at the Tor/Forge website
- Justin Landon (Staffer’s Book Review) interviews Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead
- Did you know that 90 published novels began as NaNoWriMo projects?
- The Big Thrill interviews Mark Pryor, author of The Bookseller
- It’s Steampunk Week at Tor.com!
- Pulp Curry interviews Iain McIntyre, author of Sticking It to the Man
- Paul Goat Allen gives us his Best Books About Movies Based on Books in 2012
- Rewrite Victorian Vampires for fun and prizes!
- Night Shade Books announces the launch of Eclipse Online!
- Jim Butcher is going on tour for Cold Days! Will he be in your area?
- Rebellion Publishing (Abaddon, Solaris) announces its brand new young adult imprint Ravenstone!
Excerpts and such:
- Read The Commonplace Book by Jacob Clifton at Tor.com
- Read an excerpt of The Gemini Virus by Wil Mara at Criminal Element
- Read an excerpt of Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones at Heroes and Heartbreakers
- Famous authors’ funniest responses to their books being banned(via Flavorpill)
- Flavorwire’s 50 Essential Horror Films (41-50)
- Banned Book trading cards, ya’ll!
- How ’bout some gorgeous vintage dictionary prints from The Rekindled Page at Etsy?
- The Top 20 Facebook Apps for book lovers (via Galleycat)
Also, I kicked off the October 2012 Scare-a-Thon this week, so be sure to check out what we’ve got going so far,and keep an eye out for spotlights on more horror authors and Bram Stoker Award winners in the coming days!