Borders Bookstores will be launching their own eReader campaign this June, complete with an eBook store and the eReader, Kobo. This is the first release of Kobo in the United States after its success in Canada. The Kobo eReader measures in at about 4.7 x 7.2 x 0.4 inches, and weighs less than 8 ounces. […]
Facebook users can now access the official fan page of the Dragon Page and keep up-to-date on shows, news, reviews, and contests with the click of a button! Feel free to come join in discussions and comment on shows… or just stop by to say hello! [Read more...]
We are sad to announce that our beloved friend and colleague Joe Murphy left us today to his ongoing battle with leiomyosarcoma carcinoma. We loved him very much and will be greatly missed in our lives. We bid farewell to a dear and sweet man. [Read more...]
Lyranel's Song by Leslie Carmichael is a book that thoughtful children can relax into and enjoy. The action is steady without being relentless, leaving room for characters to lead lives that young girls, in particular, could imagine themselves living. The two young readers (age 11) that I field-tested the book on often interrupted to supplement the commentary or make suggestions for what characters might do, which I always consider a good sign. [Read more...]
Several days ago, Jim Baen of Baen Books suffered a stroke and was in serious condition. Sadly, he passed away yesterday.
Baen Books is a leader not only in SF publishing, but also is well know for innovation and a willingness to try new things. Jim was a driving force behind this and will be missed.
I'm sure several authors he's mentored over the years will have many great things to say about Jim over the next several days. David Drake is among the first.
Update:David has some updated information:
Toni Weisskopf and Dave suggest that people who wish to make a memorial donation purchase copies of THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN and donate them to libraries or teenagers of their acquaintance.
On Saturday, one of my favorite authors passed away. Octavia Butler was 58 years old.
She wrote a different kind of science fiction, and had a knack for bringing issues of social consciousness out and blending them with "what if.." Her last book, Fledgling, was recently released.
A few weeks ago, Mike and I had the pleasure of talking with Octavia. That interview is scheduled to be released in a couple of weeks, which now seems rather... awkward. [Read more...]