SF Tidbits for 9/5/09
- Interviews & Profiles:
- Frederik Pohl on the Writers of the Future contest.
- Kurt Vonnegut explains drama. [via Cynical-C Blog]
- Cory Doctorow‘s latest Locus column, Special Pleading, talks about the damned-if-you-do/ damned-if-you-don’t nature of free ebook skepticism.
- Over at the Guardian, Eric Brown reviews The Hurricane Party by Klas Ostergren, The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu, Nova War by Gary Gibson, and The Age of Ra by James Lovegrove.
- Over at Omnivoracious, Jeff VanderMeer is asking for book/beer pairing suggestion..
- Gary Farber knows what Damon Knight actually said about science fiction. [via The Crotchety Old Fan]
- Tor.com is allowing you to preview Chapter 1 of The Gathering Storm, the upcoming volume of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. And more for fans (as per Irene Gallo): beginning October 27th Tor will to release ebook editions of the series…with all-new covers.
- I so want to have Neil Gaiman’s Library. [via John Scalzi]
- @TheBookseller: Publishers cancelling books to cut costs.
- Researcher Lisa Gold in praise of browsing: “Browsing and searching are different- browsing is about the journey, searching is about the destination. Searching is focused on finding specific information quickly and often leads to tunnel-vision, which can prevent you from recognizing useful sources that don’t match your preconceived ideas and assumptions.” [via Gwenda Bond]
- Sean Markey is running a contest: Read his FREE story “Waiting for the Green Woman,” which appears in Sybil’s Garage No. 6., then leave a comment there or at his site, and you can win a FREE copy of Sybil’s Garage #6.
- Cool Art pic of the day: Steampunk Avengers! [via Steam Laughing Squid]
- Puppy on a hovercraft! Puppy on a hovercraft!
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