The internet(s) gives and gives and gives.
There are some great sci-fi/fantasy bloggers out there, fans who are devoting a lot of time and energy into supporting authors and their readers. Variety is the spice of life, as they say, and with the menagerie of unique and very different individuals out there contributing, it produces a whole that is better than its parts.
Last week we saw some interesting highlights. Unbound Worlds celebrated the 25th Anniversary of publisher Spectra, and had a guest blogging appearance by bestselling writer Raymond E. Feist. Tor Books posted a long excerpt of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. And the World Cup started, forcing the people of the United States to actually watch soccer for a change.
Oh wait. That isn’t sci-fi news.
Or is it? Magic must be involved for that to happen!
Anyway, here are some of the other blog highlights outside of Unbound Worlds for last week:
- Cover Art: UK Shadowheart by Tad Williams, posted by A Dribble of Ink
- News: Malazan Information, posted by A Fantasy Reader
- Review: Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton, read by All Booked Up
- Review: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, read by BookGeeks
- Comment: Darth Vader Is Not Stable, posted by Club Jade
- Review: Splice, watched by DaveBrendon’s Fantasy Weblog
- Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore, read by Dead Book Darling
- Interview: Shadowrise by Tad Williams, conducted by Fantasy Book Critic
- Review: Fugitive Prince by Janny Wurts, read by Fantasy Literature
- Review: Procession of the Dead by Darren Shan, read by Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review
- Cover Art: Magic at the Gate by Devon Monk, read by a GREAT read
- Book Donation Plea: Help Nashville Rebuild Their School Libraries, posted by Janicu’s Book Blog
- Contest: Brent Weeks / Greg Bear Chapbook, conducted by The Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf
- Giveaway: Bearers of the Black Staff by Terry Brooks, given by Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- Guest Blog: The Way of Kings Introduction by Brandon Sanderson, posted by Tor
- News: A Game of Thrones HBO Update, posted by Wertzone
I highly recommend all Unbound Worlds readers to visit these fine examples of sci-fi / fantasy blog work! Get involved, post your thoughts, and enjoy what else is out there!
And feel free to talk about it or anything else on our Forum here!
Till next week…