World Book Day 2012: A.J. Scudiere

I have always been a conscientious reader. I don’t just like a book, I figure out WHY I like the book. So when people ask what inspired me, I don’t even have to think about it. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Nabokov can give you a glimpse into a character with a simple turn of phrase. […]

World Book Day 2012: Veronica Belmont

Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams was probably (to the best of my memory) the first time I had ever read something in the fantasy genre. It's been decades, but I always think back fondly on that book for lighting the reading spark inside of me. Tad Williams has remained one of my favorite authors to […]

World Book Day 2012: J.C. Hutchins

The book that made the greatest creative impact on me was the 1983 “Choose Your Own Adventure” book called Escape. It was written by R.A. Montgomery, one of the two undisputed maestros of the CYOA format. (The other master was Edward Packard.) I was a reluctant reader as a child, save for those CYOA books. […]

World Book Day 2012: Tee Morris

One Writer’s Inspiration By Tee Morris Looking back on my adolescence in Richmond, Virginia, my circle of friends appears less like a circle and resembles more of a globe. I kept with an eclectic company of people. Most of them, though, nurtured a shared love for music and science fiction. Two great tastes that, for […]

World Book Day 2012: Matthew Wayne Selznick

Celebrating My Story Father On World Book Night World Book Night is a celebration of the love of books and reading. I'm pleased to see some of my favorite authors in the official list of thirty titles selected by the publishers, booksellers and distributors on the board of directors and advisory council... authors like Sherman […]

World Book Day 2012: Our Inspirations

Throughout the day today in honor of World Book and Copyright Day and its associated event World Book Night we will be having a series of guest blog posts from authors, artists and others on the topic of a book that inspired them in their creative efforts. Those you will be hearing from today are: […]

Reading Diary #04: WebGenii's Reads

I picked up Garth Nix's "Troubletwisters" at a Scholastic Book Fair. The book is co-written with Sean Williams.   [Read more...]

Reading Diary #03: WebGenii's Reads

This is WebGenii, with another installment from my "Reading Diary". So what have I been reading lately?

I started with "The Bible Repairman and Other Stories" by Tim Powers, published by Tachyon Publications.   [Read more...]

Reading Diary #02: WebGenii's Reads

This is WebGenii, with an installment from my "Reading Diary". So what have I been reading lately?   [Read more...]

Reading Diary #01: WebGenii's Reads

This is WebGenii, with an installment from my “Reading Diary”. For those of you who’ve been listening to Cover to Cover for a while, it should come as no surprise that I read many more books than I actually review. But even if I don’t review a book, it doesn’t mean that I didn’t like it. It probably meant that I just ran out of time.   [Read more...]

The Year in Fantasy 2011: World Fantasy Con Panel (Part 2)

Yesterday we gave you the first part of the recommendations of some of the best in new and upcoming fantasy, from the "The Year in Fantasy" panel at World Fantasy Con. The panelists; Ellen Datlow, Jo Fletcher, Paula Guran, David Hartwell and Jonathan F. Strahan, editors and publishers also gave us a nice list of Collections and Anthologies to consider.   [Read more...]

The Year in Fantasy 2011: World Fantasy Con Panel (Part 1)

At this year's World Fantasy Con the "The Year in Fantasy" panel gave us a nice list of some of the best in new and upcoming fantasy. The panelists were all editors and publishers in the genre; Ellen Datlow, Jo Fletcher, Paula Guran, David Hartwell and Jonathan F. Strahan.

Here are their book recommendations from the panel, collected by our roving reviewer WebGenii   [Read more...]

NaNoWriMo 2011: Tales from the Desks

Are you a NaNoWriMo 2011 participant, or winner? Or were you a casual observer or writing buddy support system this year?

Share your tale of story discovery here!   [Read more...]

Dragon Page: A New Look

If you haven't been by in a while, welcome to the new look Dragon Page!

In addition to the scifi, fantasy and horror coverage that's been the staple genre for so many years, coverage of mysteries and thrillers will continue to increase, with more reviews and interviews planned for the future.   [Read more...]

"Cover to Cover" on vacation

Don't Panic!

Dragon Page Cover to Cover is taking a summer break of a sort. Mike Mennenga is stretching his TV mogul muscles over at Slice of SciFi TV, and Mike Stackpole has travel and deadlines to work on.   [Read more...]

SF Signal Asks: "What forthcoming SF/F/H books are you most looking forward to?"

SF Signal asked a panel of genre aficionados what upcoming science fiction, fantasy and horror books due out in 2011 that they were looking forward to the most.

Respondents include Mike Resnick, Mur Lafferty, Patricia Briggs, David Louis Edelman, and yours truly, Summer Brooks.   [Read more...]