- You know one guy I'd love to interview? Ted Chiang. That doesn't mean I can't appreciate someone else's interview with him over at the Nebula Awards.
- Man, there's a couple of awesome interviews that I'm not doing. Check out Richard Dansky's Five for Writing with James Lowder and those are some great answers.
- Since Lowder does touch upon tie-in fiction, Larry has a blog entry on an outsider's perspective on some recent media tie-in books.
- Going back to the Nebulas, you might want to check out the Preliminary Qualifiers.
- The New York Times on The Buzzwords of 2008.
- John August on Money 101 for Screenwriters.
- Lou Anders asks: "What it is that fantasy does - beyond the entertainment/intellectual value that all literature bequeaths - that is unique to its form?"
- The anti-read list: 10 Books Not to Read Before You Die.
- About.com's 2008 Best New Manga.
- Paul Tremblay's Best of '08... So Far.
- Matt Forbeck on Noncompulsive Writing.
- Tobias Buckell on Borders and Andrew Wheeler responds.
- A couple of genre books are making it to the iPhone.
- Eeek. The Man Booker Prize had funds linked to the Madoff Ponzi scheme.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
December 24, 2008 Links and Plugs
Last day of work but I suspect I'll be in for the holidays. Merry Christmas! (Updates will be intermittent over the break... but probably not.)