Since I was lazy last Friday and didn’t do a news post, this one is nice and meaty! Here’s my roundup of bookish news from around the web for the week (and last week)! Sometimes I add stuff throughout the day on Friday, so be sure you check back over the weekend too!
- Frank Bill, author of Crimes In Southern Indiana and the upcoming Donnybrook, is on the DSD (Do Some Damage) podcast.
- John DeNardo (of SF Signal) is at Kirkus Reviews talking about asteroids and meteors and planetary destruction.
- Last week’s SF Signal Mind Meld was about the next BIG thing in speculative fiction, and this week’s is on Food in SF and Fantasy (sounds like this was written just for me!)
- Andrea at Little Red Reviewer discusses AI and questions our relationship to it.
- Realm of Fiction has an interview and giveaway with Cat Winters, author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds
- I reviewed A GOOD DEATH by Christopher R. Cox at Crime Fiction Lover
- John Scalzi talks libraries on his blog
- At Fantasy Book Critic, AE Marling talks about why we love fantasy
- Crime Fiction Lover asks: Is serial crime making a comeback?
- Fantasy Faction discusses Serial Obsessions
- Emma Newman, author of BETWEEN TWO THORNS, talks to Mary Robinette Kowal
- Robert Cargill, author of DREAMS AND SHADOWS guest posts about folklore, religion, and mythology at SF Signal
- Sandra Mangan (of Crime Fiction Lover) writes about her crime fiction soundtrack at Criminal Element
- Chuck Wendig threw 10 questions at Max Allan Collins about SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT at Terribleminds
- Marlene Perez, author of the upcoming STRANGE FATES, guest posts at Vampire Book Club, as part of her Character Love Letters series!
- My review of CROSSBONES YARD by Kate Rhodes was a featured review on the Mystery Scene Magazine website!
- Strange Chemistry signed Amelie Howard in a 2-book deal starting with THE ALMOST GIRL, an SF YA that drops in 2014.
- Angry Robot Books signed Tim Waggoner to a new urban fantasy series described as “Men In Black meets Sandman.” NIGHT TERRORS will be published in the summer of 2014.
- The NEBULA AWARD finalists have been announced!
- For folks in the Dallas area, SF author Kevin J. Anderson will be in the area to promote HELLHOLE: Awakening! He might be coming to your city too!
- Cherie Priest, author of the Clockwork Century series, has an announcement, and it is awesome!
- The Bram Stoker Award Final Ballot is out!
- How about a GINORMOUS giveaway? You can win 16 books by 16 authors (including Alma Katsu, Kate Elliott, Christopher Farnsworth, and more!) Here’s the scoop!
- Read THE WATER THAT FALLS ON YOU FROM NOWHERE by John Chu, ANGEL SEASON by J.T. Petty, and THE JEWEL IN THE TOAD QUEEN’S CROWN by Jane Yolen at Tor.com
- You can read an excerpt of SHATTERED PILLARS by Elizabeth Bear at Tor.com
- Criminal Element has an excerpt of Warren Fahy’s new thriller PANDEMONIUM
- Want a teaser of the new Morganville Vampires book, FALL OF NIGHT, by Rachel Caine? Here ya go!
- You can read the first 3 chapters of EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES by Hilary Davidson at Criminal Element!
And…how ’bout a trailer for Mindee Arnett’s THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR?