- Before I was doing interviews, Richard Dansky had his regular Five for Writing. Check out his chat with Mort Castle.
- K. Tempest Bradford on Dear Genre Fiction Writers: Quit This Sh*t.
- Larry (OF Blog of the Fallen) criticizes Pat's (Fantasy Hotlist) review in Trying to grasp a poor review, part deaux.
- Get some of the best deals by subscribing to Weird Tales: Subscribe now and score a free copy of the Neil Gaiman Reader.
- Rebels of Mars has a humorous photo of a Science Fiction/Fantasy Composition 101 paper summarizing Star Wars/Harry Potter.
- Can't get enough Steampunk? Check out Steampunk Art & Gear.
- Daily Routines is a blog on... daily routines! Features the habits of writers and artists like Franz Kafka, Toni Morrison, and Ernest Hemmingway.
- If you get a high score in this quiz, you're either a die-hard D&D fan or a Dermatologist: Skin Disease or Dungeons & Dragons Character?
- From Mental Floss, 5 Comic Superheroes Who Made a Real-World Difference. I knew about Popeye but who would have thought Superman defeated the KKK?
- Scott Edelman on The Longest Sentence in Published Literature.
- SF Signal's Mind Meld: The Best Genre-Related Books/Films/Shows Consumed in 2008 (Part 2).
- Vera Nazarian says Thank You!
- A YouTube video of Books Make Great Gifts from various personalities (including Elmo...).
- Pat's Fantasy Hotlist interviews the Wild Cards: Busted Flush crew including George R. R. Martin.
- The Urban Elitist on The Future of Book Publishing (Maybe).
- Kevin Baker on book tours: Bloggers Vs. an Author: No One Wins (scroll down).
- Philip Pullman reads an excerpt from Paradise Lost.
- The Guardian has a couple of top ten lists including Secret Origins, Ghost Stories, and Graphic Novels.
- 2008 Laureate Le Clézio uses Nobel lecture to attack information poverty.
- Booksquare on Online Creative Writing Classes: Why They Can Work.
- Heather Massey over at Tor.com summarizes Science Fiction Romance for the month, including the mention of a cross-genre anthology by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.
- Don't miss Douglas Cohen's series on Robert E. Howard over at Tor.com: Conan the Barbarian, Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane.
- D&D Brand Manager Scott Rouse first inflicted this on the populace: Shine. Megan Messinger has a breakdown.
Friday, December 12, 2008
December 12, 2008 Links and Plugs
Hopefully here are some links that'll tide you over the weekend: