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, Unbound Worlds featured the First 50 Pages of The Demon Awakens by R.A. Salvatore. Logan Balestrino continued his re-read of Fellowship of the Ring, just in time for the release of The Desolation of Smaug. Matt Staggs posted the slimy news that a new sea slug has been named after George R. R. Martin’s Daenerys Targaryen! Eric Geller featured the newest Star Wars HoloNet Digest. And I asked a poll of all of you, How do you rate The Desolation of Smaug?
In other areas of the professional internet(s), Tor.com posted an excerpt from A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway, Pyr Books posted new about The Doctor & the Dinosaurs by Mike Resnick, and Orbit Books posted the UK cover for The High Druid’s Blade by Terry Brooks!
Here are some of the blogging highlights I found outside of Unbound Worlds week ending 12/28/13:
- Review: The Desolation of Smaug, posted by A Dribble of Ink
- Release Updates: Lynch, Cameron, and McClellan, posted by A Fantasy Reader
- Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth, read by Fantasy Book Critic
- Comment: Favorite Books of 2013, read by Fantasy Literature
- Review: Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis, read by Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- Giveaway: Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis, conducted by Sci-Fi Chick
- Mind Meld: Favorite Dragons, posted by SF Signal
- Review: The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold, read 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…
Shawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel bestselling author Terry Brooks calls, “a fine tale by a talented writer.”