Second week in a row that I’m late with this…blame my wife insisting that I should interact with people in this “Real World” she keeps going on about. Oh, and sleep — my chief foe (and welcoming friend).
Odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- NPR asks: Can Serialized Fiction Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers?
- Jeff Noon Signs with Angry Robot for Two Book Deal — it was ’95 I think that I read Noon’s Vurt, and there are parts of it I still remember. I’ve intended to, but haven’t gotten around to reading anything else by him. But I will read these.
- The Man Who Invented Fiction review – what we owe to Cervantes — has anyone out there actually read Cervantes? Is there a translation I should try for my umpteenth attempt?
- The Way Into Audio — Connolly’s wonderful The Way Into fantasy series is coming to Audiobooks, which means the one person I was most sure would like it will be more likely to give it a shot (and many others will be exposed, too). I haven’t encountered the Narrator before, but looking at his credits, he’s no slouch.
- ‘Iron Druid’ Author Kevin Hearne-on-his Comic Book and New Fantasy Series — squee
- 18 Terrible Book Characters I Will Always Hate — don’t think I can disagree with any of this list.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel — I’ve gushed enough about this already, but it’s officially out now — get reading!
- How did I miss Outfoxed by David R last week? Seriously, what’s wrong with me? Andy Carpenter, a dog on the cover, with crime and jokes inside — a recipe for fun.
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff — after The Lotus War I’ve gotta give whatever he puts out a shot. Doesn’t hurt that this looks really good.
- GUN by The Gun Collective — an experimental, collaborative novel put out my the mavericks over at Fahrenheit Press.
- City of Wolves by Willow Palecek — A “gaslamp fantasy noir” — I’m not really sure what that means (but I have a pretty good idea), but it looks like a fun read.