Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Link Love

The wonderful Diana Wynne Jones passed away on March 26, 2011.  She was one of my favorite authors as a kid and still one of my favorites as an adult.  Her inventive imagination was a constant source of amazement to me.  If you have never read one of her novels - do so now.  She will be missed.
Diana Wynne Jones via the New York Times
Christopher Priest on Diana.
And another by Neil Gaiman.

I don't have any ink but when I was younger, I used to tell myself that when I turned forty I would get a tattoo on my calf.  I had seen my first calf tattoo when the college theatre group I was working with went to the Edinburgh Fringe.  The kilt wearing soldiers had them and I thought they were very sexy.  But before I could turn forty, my dad retired and got his ear pierced and a tattoo of a red devil on his calf with the words "Born Lazy" tattooed underneath.  If I got a tattoo now, I'd just be copying my dad and suddenly it didn't seem so appealing.  Then I saw these - Literary Tattoos - and I'm rethinking that decision.

N. K. Jemison asks - what should science fiction sound like?  Missing Voices

The Oddest Book Title of the Year - I'm disappointed that The Italian's One-night Love Child didn't win but glad that at least it made the short list.

I am a big fan of Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series.  To kick off their Steampunk Week, Stellar Four has an interesting interview with her.  

How Not To Respond to a Review - Wow.  Go ahead and read the comments on this one.  Just wow. Then take a gander at the Amazon reviews for The Greek Seaman.  Before the kerfluffle, the book had a total of three (positive) reviews.  Now it has over fifty negative reviews added to the total.  At some point, those reviews feel like a dead horse has been beaten, fucked, and then beaten again.

Why Sailor Moon Is Awesome - and revolutionary and kick ass and cool.

A Paranormal Primer - The Hollows, The Paladins, Dark Days,  and Primal Instinct primers by their authors.  

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