If you missed out on Ekaterina Sedia's novels, now's a good time to check out her book sale.
And this week's controversy in the SF&F community revolves around The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF edited by Mike Ashley (with Paul Di Filippo at the center of the Tempest, so to speak).
- The Dragon Page interviews Mike Carey (podcast).
- L. Jaqi Lamplighter on Prospero Lost--A Writer’s Odyssey.
- Jeremiah Tolbert on 10 Ways to Have a More “Interesting” Convention Experience.
- Leon Neyfakh on Note to Authors: Make Your Deadlines!
- The Book Publicity Blog on How Twitter works and why people in publishing should consider using it.
- The Angry Black Woman on This is why Science Fiction can’t have nice things. Related: Rose Fox on "The best part of beating your head against a wall is how good it feels when you stop." Arachne Jericho on Oh No, The Mammoth Books of X, No.
- SF Signal Mind Meld on The Hugo Awards - Success at Picking the Best, How Well it Represents the Genre, 2009 Predictions & Overlooked Titles.
- Larry Nolen on Is "traditional" SF really better than "literary" SF?
- John Klima on 2009 Hugo Best Novelette Spotlight.
- David Weber on Capability, Credibility, and the Problem of Mistakes.
- Angela Slatter on Addendum to The Fine Art of Submission.
- Maria Schneider on Visualize Scenes with a Storyboard.
- Lynne Patrick on Good, better, best...
- Rachelle Gardner on Rejection Stinks.
- Janice Hardy on A Familiar Plot.
- Alan Russell on You Say Tomato, I Say Writing.
- Regina Milton on The Unsung Villains of Writing.
- Pimp My Novel on Terms to Know.
- HarperCollins launches short story competition based on Lauren Beuke's Moxyland.
- Jim Baen's Universe is closing.
- Strange Horizons has incentives for bloggers and twitters to publicize their fund drive.
- Jay Lake has a contest on Fictional character pickup lines.
- Ekaterina Sedia is having a book sale.
- Stephenie Meyer faces plagiarism claim.
Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner