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 Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Thalia Sutton reviewed the manga Kingdom of the Winds. Matt Staggs polled which director could bring Dead Beat by Jim Butcher to Hollywood life, as well as interviewed Tim Lebbon, author of Alien: Out of the Shadows! Eric Geller featured the newest Star Wars HoloNet Digest. And I interviewed Pierce Brown, author of the new badass book Red Rising!
In other areas of the professional internet(s), Tor.com posted the tour for Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson, Pyr Books compared The Barrow by Mark Smylie to George R. R. Martin’s work, and Orbit Books features The Power of the Ordinary Hero guest blog post by Simon Morden!
Here are some of the blogging highlights I found outside of Unbound Worlds week ending 2/1/14:
- Guest Blog: Myke Cole, posted by A Dribble of Ink
- Comment: New Cover Roundup, posted by A Fantasy Reader
- Review: N0S4A2 by Joe Hill, read by Fantasy Book Critic
- Review: God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert, read by Fantasy Literature
- Giveaway: Shadow Ops by Myke Cole, posted by Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- Trailer: Maleficent, posted by Sci-Fi Chick
- Finalists: 2014 BSFA Awards, posted by SF Signal
- An Update: The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin, pontificated 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.”