Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Literary Links and Alliterations Galore - and a bit more


*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.

SFWA announces the 2010 Nebula Award Winners:

  • 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.
  • I adore translated fiction. If you do as well, an event called the PEN helps to create further interest in books written in languages other than English. Here is a link to an interesting article about the event Publishing Perspectives.

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.
  • Interested in some FREE scary urban fantasy – Vicki Pettersson’s first in the series A Scent of Shadows is available in ebook format. It also contains an excerpt to the newest in the series – Cheat the Grave. For the free down load at Amazon link here, and for all other retailer's links.
  • Google is thinking of joining the ranks with Verizon by creating an e reader too. Link here.
  • Although May is almost over, did you know that it is short story month? – I didn’t. Considering that, here’s a link that talks about a potential for  short stories for your iPhone. (Which would be perfect if needing something to do for just a minute here and there.)

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:

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.

Thanks for linking lazily *wink* at Layers of Thought.


Charlie said...

Whew! I got through about half of these last Wednesday (19th) and finished up this Wednesday (today, the 26th). Thanks for all the surfing you do to find this stuff.

Unknown said...

Charlie -
Your supposed to only click on the ones that sound interesting... so your not here all day! ;)

I think I am going to only do these once every few weeks or so since I am not getting any responses on them....

But I will check google analytics too..

Serena said...

Thanks for the link love!

Unknown said...

Serena -
You are welcome... now for your BEA post... I am waiting to link that in a post too! As well as very excited to read it. :)

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