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, articles, and more:
- Brenda Cooper interview Nexus author Ramez Naam at SF Signal!
- I interviewed Rick Gavin, author of Ranchero and Beluga, at Crime Fiction Lover!
- I curated the Mind Meld at SF Signal this week on strong women in SF/F, including authors such as Jaye Wells, Lauren Beukes, Allison Pang, Linnea Sinclair, and many more!
- John DeNardo of SF Signal is at Kirkus this week on Of Space Travel and Space Suits
- John Connolly interviews Stuart Neville at Crimespree Magazine. Yes, it is awesome.
- Eric Smith of Quirk Books gives us his fave reads of 2012!
- Speaking of Best of lists…Stephen Blackmoore, author of CITY OF THE LOST, gives us his faves too!
- Love classic mysteries? I reviewed SKULDUGGERY by Carolyn Hart at Crime Fiction Lover!
- Check out the Top 5 Suspense Books of 2012 posts from the Crime Fiction Lover staff!
- 11 Odd, Campy, Surreal Holiday Specials That Should Be Classics at Tor.com
- Paul Weimer interviews game designer Aaron Rosenberg at SF Signal
- The Ranting Dragon is having a rather awesome giveaway of Tor titles, including BLUE MAGIC by AM Dellamonica!
- If you missed it, The Qwillery asked a few of us which books we’d give as gifts this year!
Excerpts and such:
- In the mood for some Santa noir? Check out this post from Dan O’Shea
- Read a new story by Charlie Jane Anders, INTESTATE, at Tor.com
- You can read a short story by Kerry Schafer, author of the upcoming urban fantasy, BETWEEN, called The Christmas Dragon
Gift Ideas for Book Lovers (and beyond!)!!
- The NY Daily News has your gift guide for book lovers!
- Threadless has got your tees. With comics on them. And they’re awesome.