Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Mid Week Link Round Up

Here we are, people, for a quick look at some of the articles and reviews that have been catching my eye just lately on the blogosphere.

Because it's topical with regards to the weekend of love ahead of us, let's kick off with Stomping on Yeti's look at what to buy your loved one from the speculative fiction arena. From the choices he offers up, I would concur with The Time Traveler's Wife and Outlander (called Cross Stitch here in the UK): both are very lovely books that your partner will definitely appreciate. Also, look out for the film version of The Time Traveler's Wife on DVD this weekend - it was a competent effort at putting the book on screen.

Next we head to a distinctly unromantic gent! The extremely scary Sam Sykes is turning the tables on the bloggers, and inviting them in for interview on various topical matters. The first interview is with The Book Smugglers and a grand account they give of themselves, too.

Now to catch up with the Speculative Scot! On his site this week we find an excellent review of Horns by Joe Hill. After a week or two of Niall providing controversy thanks to his damning review of The left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman, it is nice to see him getting down with some good ole reviewing again!

A quick canter over to my sister site for a cute picture of a baby - one of my fellow reviewers has successfully brought a beautiful new reader into the world. Welcome to Kayla - when can we get her reading The Hobbit? *grin*

Look here for something both hopeful and disappointing at the same time: GRRM is progressing A Dance with Dragons, but isn't done yet. Hurry up already, with the greatest respect!

Heading away from books briefly and into other media, over at Temple Library Reviews Harry Markov has been catching up with some of the Sci Fi movies that passed him by on original release. I agree wholeheartedly with his thoughts on District 9.

Graeme (the guy who obviously never sleeps, looking at the amount of books he marches through!) offers us his thoughts on The World House by Guy Adams, one of a slew of new titles Angry Robot is pushing this year. Based on Graeme's review, I do believe I'll be giving this one a look!

And just to pander to Aidan's ego in showing how important he is to the blogosphere in general (*grin*) here is a link to the exclusive excerpt he managed to grab of Tad William's latest, Shadowrise.

I'm a little late on this one, from Book Chick City, but I wanted to give a shout out to a regular series of articles she plans on running that I, personally, find fascinating. She invited Molly Harper in to discuss Where Stories Are Made, a feature in which authors lead us through their writing process and location. I look forward to more in this series.

I'm sure I've missed an absolute ton of excellent posts, but these are some of the blogs that have been catching my eye. Go visit them! And look out for semi-regular link-backs to the blogosphere in the future.

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