Ursula K. Le Guin's work still resonates with readers

This article is about 2 months old, but it's still worthwhile reading --Summer Ursula K. Le Guin's work still resonates with readers The seminal science fiction writer just won another Nebula award, and her themes about the environment, politics and feminism are still fresh. by Scott Timberg | The Writers Life | Los Angeles Times […]

Tim Pratt's Reader-Supported Novella Project

Author Tim Pratt posted a note to his LiveJournal about a project of necessity: Bone Shop: A Reader-Supported Novella As I mentioned yesterday, my wife was laid off this week, and while we both hope she finds a new job soon (and that I sell some more novels, as far as that goes), we're in […]

Sanderson Signs Four Book Deal

Writer Brandon Sanderson is having a pretty good year. Sanderson was chosen by the estate of Robert Jordan to complete work on the final installments of the "Wheel of Time" saga and his current fantasy offering "Warbreaker" is winning critical praise. According to SF Scope, Sanderson has just signed a new four-book deal with Tor.  […]

Suvudu Offers Free Downloadable Books

Have you ever been standing in the bookstore, browsing the sci-fi and fantasy offerings and wondering--will I like this novel or series once I get it home and start reading? Of course, there's always sample chapters of a novel made available on-line by most publishers. But what if you could get a free, downloadable copy […]

Remembering David Eddings

Best-selling fantasy author David Eddings has passed away at the age of 77 according to BBC News. Inspired by the success of the Lord of the Rings, Eddings penned The Elenium series, which follwed the adventures of crooked-nosed knight Sir Sparhawk. His wife Leigh, who died two years ago, played a pivotal role in the […]

Personal Effects: Dark Art: This Book Is Only Half the Story

This Book Is Only Half the Story By Mike Musgrove | Washington Post | Sunday, May 31, 2009 A video game blogger named Rachael Webster created a minor stir in the blogosphere last year, when it turned out that she didn't exactly exist. Sure, Webster has been cranking out interesting enough commentary at a site […]

Roger Zelazny Collections from NESFA Press

The New England Science Fiction Association is the group behind Boskone and NESFA Press, and during 2009, they are publishing the collection stories of Roger Zelazny. Volume 1: Threshold and Volume 2: Power & Light are already available. Coming in July 2009: Volume 3: This Mortal Mountain Volume 4: Last Exit to Babylon Coming in […]

"Turn Coat" Hits USA Today Bestseller List

Good news for fans of Harry Dresden. The eleventh installment of the Dresden Files, "Turn Coat" is another best-seller for Jim Butcher's urban-fantasy series. "Turn Coat" debuts at number ten on the USA Today Best-Seller list for this week. The novel went on sale last Tuesday and according to Barnes & Noble's Bob Wietrak, "Turn […]

Book Tour: Jim Butcher "Turn Coat"

Harry Dresden, a professional wizard, has done his best to keep his nose clean where the White Council of Wizards is concerned. Now Dresden finds himself faced with a nightmarish dilemma: Morgan, formerly his chief persecutor among the Wardens, has been wrongly accused of treason against the White Council—and has come to Harry for help. […]

Obscure Tolkien To Be Published This Year

Can't get enough of J.R.R. Tolkien?   You're in luck. The Associated Press reports that an obscure, early work by the fantasy giant has been unearthed and will be published later this year.  The writing pre-dates Tolkien's work on "The Lord of the Rings" novels and is a reworking in verse of old Norse epics.   "The […]

Amazon to Offer Kindle e-Books On Cell Phones

Amazon is looking to expand its Kindle e-book range in the coming weeks according to the Associated Press. The Internet retailer is working on making to offer Kindle e-books  "on a range of mobile phones"  according to company spokesman Drew Herdener. There is no word yet on which cell phones will be included in the […]

Gaiman wins Newbery Award

Neil Gaiman has won a John Newbery Medal. The Graveyard Book has received the highest award for children's literature from the American Library Association this week. Although Gaiman says on his blog that it's not a children's book, The Graveyard Book tells the story of a baby boy who survives his family's assassination, to be […]

Self-Published Author Gets Book, Movie Deal

Proving that hard work and having a great product can equal success in the publishing world, author Daniel Suarez has had his originally self-published thriller, "Daemon" optioned for a feature film according to Reuters. Producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing the project for Parmount Pictures. "Daemon" centers on an iconic game designer who, […]

One Dollar E-Books

Orbit Books US is offering one title from their e-book catalog specially priced at $1.

Every month, there'll be a different title available for $1, all throughout the year, and you can choose the format you want, Amazon, Sony, Mobi.   [Read more...]

Terry Pratchett Knighted

It's Sir Terry Pratchett now. The best-selling British fantasy author has been granted knighthood for services to literature according to a post on the Pratchett's web-site. Pratchett said that he is "absolutely, totally, gobsmackingly, mindbogglingly amazed" by the honor and that fans "while not calling me Sir, must now refrain from throwing things." Pratchett has […]

Donald E. Westlake Remembered

Mystery author Donald E. Westlake has passed away at the age of 75 according to the Los Angeles Times. Westlake's wife, Abigail told The New York Times the author collapsed as he headed to a New Year's Eve dinner while on vacation in Mexico. His wife says he apparently had a heart attack. Westlake is […]