*No apologies folks for the funky rhymes and alliterations. Its fun, and that's the point so I’m sticking to it!*
Misc Literary Links of Interest:
- Stop feeling guilty about your stacks of unread book and read this article – its about the joy of unread books. Lovely!
- Not sure what's going on here, but new technology is always intriguing and who knows where it will go. So check out where Wikipedia is going to make books via Google.
- Do authors have a second novel slump? You decide with this interesting series of two articles linked here.
- Novel: The Windup Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books, Sept. 2009)
- Novella: The Women of Nell Gwynne’s – Kage Baker (Subterranean Press, June 2009)
- Novelette: “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,”
Eugie Foster (Interzone, Feb. 2009)
- Short Story: “Spar,” Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Oct. 2009)
- Ray Bradbury Award: District 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star, Aug. 2009)
- Andre Norton Award: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making,
Catherynne M. Valente (Catherynne M. Valente, June 2009) –Go to Valente’s site to read the book which is free”ish” here. The novel is not complete since she is hoping to publish it soon.
Transatlantic Bookish Links:
- Ever wonder why the covers for books are different in other countries? I do, the Guardian asks and answers the question here.
Bookish Links for the Nookish – Ipad”ish”, Kindle”ish” or… (fill in your type of reader”ish” here:)
- E reader readers beware! Do you have an e reader? Thinking about getting one? Concerned about your privacy? – look at this.
- Google is thinking of joining the ranks with Verizon by creating an e reader too. Link here.
Bookish Audio Links:
- One of my few five star reviews for 2009 was Serena by Ron Rash (title links to review). So I am naturally hot on Rash’s trail for new (and old) books. Here, via audio, he is interviewed and reads an excerpt from his newest collection Burning Bright. If you enjoy American historical fiction and have a penchant for dark literature he is incredible.
- Do you like Utopian and Dystopian fiction? How about those written in a foreign language and translated? Here is an hour and 15 minute long video where several authors discuss some social thought around the subgenre(s).
- Are you interested in working within publishing – Ann and Michael from Books on the Nightstand answer a few questions here.
Links from Layers of Thought’s Readers:
- Via Anna and Serena from the War Through the Generations blog, I became aware of a twitter discussion going on around the book The Matterhorn – A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes. Which is getting rave reviews. Check out their post here.
- Literary horror interest? Then look at Teresa Frohock’s blog, where she interviews Lisa Mannetti, whose book The Gentling Box won the Bram Stoker Award for best first novel in 2008. I am dying to read this one.
- Preetham Grandhi has just won The Nautilus Book Award for visionary fiction in the Silver category for 2010. One of the first books reviewed here on Layers of Thought was the winner A Circle of Souls, which I loved (book title links to review.)
Non-Book related Links of Interest:
- Here are some Green Home Tips from the EWG – a non profit environmental group which I support.
- An interesting and yummy article about the middle east and its “War on Hummus” via CNN. If only all wars could be this fun.
- If you thought you were smart, well think again – check this little guy out…video from CNN.
Well that's all folks. Till the next link up for the loquacious and literary minded, please feel free to post any others you would like to share in the comments.
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