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- Dan Abnett
- Daniel Abraham
- Saladin Ahmed
- Paolo Bacigalupi
- Iain M. Banks
- James Barclay
- Bradley P. Beaulieu
- Peter V. Brett
- Terry Brooks
- Tobias S. Buckell
- Jim Butcher
- Jacqueline Carey
- Blake Charlton
- David Constantine
- Stephen R. Donaldson
- Hal Duncan
- David Anthony Durham
- David Louis Edelman
- Steven Erikson
- S. L. Farrell
- Raymond E. Feist
- Jeffrey Ford
- C. S. Friedman
- Neil Gaiman
- William Gibson
- Peter F. Hamilton
- Tracy Hickman
- Robin Hobb
- Mark Hodder
- Charlie Huston
- J. V. Jones
- Guy Gavriel Kay
- Jasper Kent
- Kay Kenyon
- Stephen King
- Katherine Kurtz
- Mark Lawrence
- Sergey Lukyanenko
- Scott Lynch
- George R. R. Martin
- Robert McCammon
- Ian McDonald
- China Miéville
- L. E. Modesitt, jr.
- Michael Moorcock
- Richard Morgan
- Haruki Murakami
- Mark Charan Newton
- Naomi Novik
- Nnedi Okorafor
- K. J. Parker
- Tim Powers
- Terry Pratchett
- Melanie Rawn
- Alastair Reynolds
- Patrick Rothfuss
- Brian Ruckley
- Brandon Sanderson
- Courtney Schafer
- Ken Scholes
- Ekaterina Sedia
- Joel Shepherd
- Dan Simmons
- Melinda Snodgrass
- Jeff Somers
- Jon Sprunk
- Neal Stephenson
- Sam Sykes
- Adrian Tchaikovsky
- Ian Tregillis
- Carrie Vaughn
- Peter Watts
- Brent Weeks
- Margaret Weis
- David J. Williams
- Tad Williams
- Jack Whyte
- Chris Wooding
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón
SFF Message Boards
- Sideways in Crime — Edited by Lou Anders
- The Solaris Book of New Fantasy — Edited by George Mann
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- Black Magic Woman, by Justin Gustainis
- Bitterwood by James Maxey
- Kéthani by Eric Brown
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What are your thoughts regarding Suvudu.com, Random House's new SFF blog?
231 votes were cast:
- Interesting contributors, insightful content, and neat layout. All in all, a great addition to the SFF Blogosphere. (60 votes, 25%)
- Kind of "meh." I have to admit that I was expecting more from such a powerhouse in SFF publishing. (39 votes, 16%)
- Disappointing. Too little too late, I think. And most of the content can already be found on established sites by independent bloggers. (26 votes, 11%)
- I haven't been paying attention to Suvudu.com at all since its creation. (106 votes, 45%)
Well, it's obvious from the results and the low number of votes that Random House's SFF imprints have to do a little more to get the word about Suvudu out there. All the voters are members of the online community, and 45% of them haven't even checked out the website...
Our new survey asks you who's your favorite SFF artist? If your favorite is not among the selections, feel free to leave a comment with his or her name.:-) Here are a few samples from Komarck, Martiniere, Picacio, Lockwood, and Chong.
The catch: I don't have enough money to pay for postage, so the winner will have to either come pick up the books (meaning that you are within driving distance of the Greater Montreal Area), or he or she must be willing to pay for shipping (at least 50$-75$ in Canada, and more elsewhere). Sorry, but I was about to donate those novels to a local library and I decided to make someone very happy instead. Hence, DO NOT register unless you are able to come and get the prize pack or pay for postage.
The prize pack includes:
TPB: Trade Paperback
PB: Mass Market Paperback
ARC: Advance Reading Copy
- Star Wars: Order 66 by Karen Traviss (Del Rey) HB
- The Folklore of Discworld by Terry Pratchett and Jacqueline Simpson (Doubleday) HB
- Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton (Del Rey) ARC
- The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson (Tor) TPB
- Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson (Tor) ARC
- Rite by Tad Williams (Subterranean Press) TPB
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (Daw) PB
- Night of Knives by Ian Cameron Esslemont (Bantam) PB
- Troy: Fall of Kings by David Gemmel (Ballantine) HB
- The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt (Tor) HB
- Acacia by David Anthony Durham (Anchor) PB
- The Ancient by R. A. Salvatore (Tor) HB
- The Last Theorem by Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl (Del Rey) HB
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars by Karen Traviss (Del Rey) HB
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams (Del Rey) HB
- The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (Tor) PB
- Jhegaala by Steven Brust (Tor) HB
- Dzur by Steven Brust (Tor) PB
- Eifelheim by Micheal Flynn (Tor) TPB
- Victory Conditions by Elizabeth Moon (Del Rey) HB
- The Metatemporal Detective by Micheal Moorcock (Pyr) HB
- The Queen's Bastard by C. E. Murphy (Del Rey) TPB
- In the Eye of Heaven by David Keck (Tor) PB
- New Amsterdam by Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean Press) TPB
- The Solaris Book of New Fantasy edited by George Mann (Solaris) PB
- Changelings by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Corgi) PB
- Maelstrom by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Corgi) PB
- Dark Wraiths of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Del Rey) TPB
- The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller (Orbit) PB
- Empress by Karen Miller (Orbit) ARC
- The Martian General's Daughter by Theodore Judson (Pyr) TPB
- Half the Blood of Brooklyn by Charlie Huston (Del Rey) TPB
- Inferno edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor) HB
- The Horror in the Museum by H. P. Lovecraft and others (Del Rey) TPB
- Mad Kestrel by Misty Massey (Tor) TPB
- The Last Wish Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit) ARC
- Across the Face of the World by Russell Kirkpatrick (Orbit) ARC
- Shadow Bridge by Gregory Frost (Del Rey) TPB
- Lord Tophet by Gregory Frost (Del Rey) ARC
- Foundling by D. M. Cornish (Putnam) ARC
- Lamplighter by D. M. Cornish (Putnam) ARC
- The Essential Batman Encyclopedia by Robert Greenburger (Del Rey) TPB
- Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Tor) ARC
- Tigerheart by Peter David (Del Rey) ARC
- Orcs by Stan Nicholls (Orbit) ARC
- Bright of the Sky by Kay Kenyon (Pyr) ARC
- A World Too Near by Kay Kenyon (Pyr) ARC
- Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory (Del Rey) ARC
- The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Ellen Datlow (Del Rey) ARC
- A Darkness Forged in Fire by Chris Evans (Pocket) ARC
- Maledicte by Lane Robins (Del Rey) ARC
- Death's Head by David Gunn (Bantam Press) ARC
- Death's Head: Maximum Offense by David Gunn (Del Rey) ARC
- City at the End of Time by Greg Bear (Del Rey) ARC
- Last Dragon by J. M. McDermott (Wizards of the Coast) ARC
You need to send an email at reviews@(no-spam)gryphonwood.net with the header "JACKPOT." Remember to remove the "no spam" thingy.
Second, your email must contain your full mailing address (that's snail mail!), otherwise your message will be deleted.
Lastly, multiple entries will disqualify whoever sends them. And please include your screen name and the message boards that you frequent using it, if you do hang out on a particular MB.
Good luck to all the participants!;-)
I've been meaning to interview Edelman ever since I read his scifi debut, Infoquake (Canada, USA, Europe) last spring, but I wanted to wait till I was done with the sequel, Multireal (Canada, USA, Europe) before doing so.
Here it goes:
From Box Office Mojo's list of Top 48 Sci-Fi Films Based on a Book (or Story) (1980- present). Some of the titles on this list look suspicious. (Was Cocoon really based on a piece of written fiction? There's a difference between an adaptation and a novelization.)
Here are the rules.
- Copy the list below.
- Mark in bold the movie titles for which you read the book.
- Italicize the movie titles for which you started the book but didn't finish it.
- Tag 5 people to perpetuate the meme. (You may of course play along anyway.)
And now, the list...
1. Jurassic Park
2. War of the Worlds
3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
4. I, Robot
8. The Stepford Wives
9. The Time Machine
10. Starship Troopers
11. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
14. The Running Man
16. The Mothman Prophecies
18. Blade Runner(Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
20. The Island of Dr. Moreau
21. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
22. The Iron Giant(The Iron Man)
23. Battlefield Earth
24. The Incredible Shrinking Woman
25. Fire in the Sky
26. Altered States
28. The Postman
29. Freejack(Immortality, Inc.)
31. Memoirs of an Invisible Man
32. The Thing(Who Goes There?)
33. The Thirteenth Floor
34. Lifeforce(Space Vampires)
35. Deadly Friend
36. The Puppet Masters
38. A Scanner Darkly
40. Monkey Shines
42. The Handmaid's Tale
45. From Beyond
48. Body Snatchers
Sorry, but I'm not tagging anyone. You do it if you feel like it!
One thing about backpacking is that, for me at least, you pick up songs along the way that in the end will comprise the soundtrack of your trip. Unless you're on one of those crazy journeys that will see you visit 12 countries in 2 weeks, actually spending time in one region/country, hearing what's playing on the radio, at the bar, at the mall, in the clubs, etc, will allow you to discover a lot of things that you don't necessarily realize at first glance.
Music is a big part of my life, so I figure it's no surprise that I pick up a few tunes along the way. It doesn't matter whether you like those songs or not. As you keep hearing them, they become burned inside your brain and it's impossible to forget them. Soon enough, they become the soundtrack of your adventure. So much so that, even if you hate the song, the first thing you'll do when you get back is download it.
Here are the tunes that stuck for me this summer while touring around Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania:
This catchy song is a bit special because it's the first tune I remember hearing in Warsaw. It was my very first morning, and I had just realized that no one spoke any English. I was thus forced to go to McD's to get a McMuffin for breakfast, and that song was playing on the screens inside the restaurant. It followed me for the rest of the trip, and seemed to be playing every hour or so in Helsinki.
As the theme for the Euro 2008, I heard this song several times a day for the duration of the soccer tournament and beyond. Odd that this one didn't cross the Atlantic. Given Enrique Iglesias' popularity in North America, I was sure it would make its way to our shores...
I think this song played every night we went out and sat on one of those pleasant outdoor terraces in Wroclaw and Krakow. And I remember hearing it all the time in Riga.
I fully became aware of this song when its piano intro got tattoed inside my brain in Helsinki and I couldn't stop whistling it. It was quite popular in the Baltic States, and I heard it several times a day.
As you can see, it's a disparate bunch, but them's the breaks! You don't get to choose what you pick up. These tunes just seep into your subconscious and you're powerless. Like it or not, these 4 songs will forever be linked to all those great and not-so-great moments of my summer of 2008 adventure...
Win a matching set of the numbered editions of the deluxe hardcovers for Tim Powers' LAST CALL, EXPIRATION DATE, and EARTHQUAKE WEATHER
Stephenie Meyer's The Host maintains its position at number 3.
Karen Traviss' The Clone Wars debuts at number 13.
David Weber's By Schism Rent Asunder is down fifteen positions, ending the week at number 33.
Patricia Briggs' Cry Wolf debuts at number 4.
Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union is down five spots, finishing the week at number 24.
Terry Brooks' The Elves of Cintra debuts at number 27.
Jocelynn Drake's Nightwalker debuts at number 32.
I will likely play around with the categories in both righthand columns from time to time, yet this should be the new look for the blog. Many thanks to my friend Pat who found and hooked me up with this great template. I couldn't have done it without him! Not so much because he's a genius, but because I'm a total dumbass!;-)
I think the new look rocks, if I may say so myself!:p Hope you like it too! After nearly 4 years, we needed an extreme makeover.
Sadly for the haters, the Hotlist will continue to feature the same crappy content, courtesy of Yours Truly. You can't win 'em all. . .
Index of Reviews and Interviews
- Wasting technology since January 2005!;-)
SFF Blogs of Interest
- A Dribble of Ink
- A Fantasy Reader
- Adventures in Reading
- Bibliophile Stalker
- Dark Wolf Fantasy Reviews
- Dave Brendon's Fantasy & Scifi Weblog
- Debuts and Reviews
- Drying Ink
- Falcata Times
- Fantasy Book Critic
- Fantasy Faction
- Fantasy Literature
- Fantasy Magazine
- Feminist SF
- Forbidden Planet
- George R. R. Martin's Not A Blog
- Graeme's Fantasy Book Reviews
- Grasping for the Wind
- Iceberg Ink
- King of the Nerds
- Mysterious Outposts
- OF Blog of the Fallen
- Only the Best Science Fiction & Fantasy
- R. S. Bakker's Three Pound Brain
- Rob's Blog o' Stuff
- Sandstorm Reviews
- Scifi Chick
- Speculative Book Review
- Speculative Fiction Junkie
- Speculative Fiction Junkie
- Speculative Horizons
- SQT Fantasy-Scifi Girl
- Staffer's Musings
- Stomping on Yeti
- The Agony Column
- The Bodhisattva
- The Book Smugglers
- The Book Swede
- The Genre Files
- The Green Man Review
- The Mad Hatter's Bookshelf & Book Review
- The Neth Space
- The Night Bazaar
- The Ranting Dragon
- The Soulless Machine Review
- The Speculative Scotsman
- The Stamp (of Approval)
- The Wertzone
- The World in a Satin Bag
- Walker of Worlds
- When Gravity Fails
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