Here’s my roundup of book news (and other fun stuff) around the web for the week! Sometimes I add stuff throughout the day on Friday, so be sure you check back over the weekend too!
Also, don’t miss my list of gift ideas for book lovers at the bottom of the post. I’ll try to offer up new ideas every week until the end of December.
Interviews, news, and more:
- Attn authors: Fantasy writer Teresa Frohock is at 52 Book Reviews talking about the often daunting job of research when writing speculative fiction
- I interviewed JE Fishman, author of Cadaver Blues, at Crime Fiction Lover
- I also moonlighted at Criminal Element this week to talk about mysteries of the locked-room variety
- Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (writers of Saw and Black Light) talk about the God of War movie and other projects at Screenrant
- Love My Little Pony? Well, I do, and that’s why the news of a whole herd of Pony books coming out in 2013 makes me squeee
- What is New Adult Fiction? GalleyCat tackles that very question!
- Andrew Nette of Pulp Curry reviews Killing Them Softly
- Crime author Michael Mayo is interviewed at Crime Fiction Lover
- John DeNardo (of SF Signal) is at Kirkus on The Four Things Science Fiction Has Promised Me That I Can’t Wait For
- I totally coordinated the Mind Meld post at SF Signal this week on optimism in our future
- Paul Weimer reviews Ian McDonald’s BE MY ENEMY (love this series!) at SF Signal
- Speaking of Paul, he also interviewed Chaz Brenchley at SF Signal this week
- At io9, Guillermo del Toro explains the biggest mistake people make in telling stories for children
- Fantasy author Anton Strout has personalized book plates up for grabs, and here’s how to get ‘em!
- You can win a cornucopia of crime novels at Criminal Element. Seriously, guys, a CORNUCOPIA (kind of appropriate with Thanksgiving, yes)
- Fantasy author Ari Marmell guest posts over at Civilian Reader (Triumph Over Tragedy)
- Red author Kate SeRine interviews Sealed With a Curse author Cecy Robson at her website
- My favorite crime/suspense website, Crime Fiction Lover, has a Facebook page-you should totally go give it some love.
- Hey, you can get Choose Your Own Adventure Books for your tablet!
- Chuck Wendig interviews NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty at Terribleminds
Excerpts and such:
- Deborah Coates’s new novel, Deep Down, will be out next year, but until then, you can read a short of hers called What Makes A River at Tor.com
- You can read the chilling Graves by Joe Haldeman at Nightmare Magazine
- Moonshifted by Cassie Alexander is out next week and you can read an excerpt at Heroes and Heartbreakers
- You can also read an excerpt of Red Country by Joe Abercrombie at Orbit
- Scarlet is coming up in Feb., but you can read The Queen’s Army by Merissa Meyer at Tor.com!
- Cold Days by Jim Butcher is out next week, and it’s Dresden Mania over at The Ranting Dragon!
Fun stuff (some book-related, some not):
- BuzzFeed has a list of some rather awesome book ads
- io9 has a list of some graphic novels that even non comics fans will love!
Gift Ideas for Book Lovers!!
- How about a copy of World War Z by Max Brooks for book and zombie lovers? Perfect timing, with the movie on the way!
- LucianaFrigerio does lovely things with books, like, origami type things! (via Etsy)
- Librarians will love this lovely charm bracelet from ALikelyStory (via Etsy)
- These whale book stickers by boygirlparty are super cute, for adults and kids alike! (via Etsy)