- SF Signal's new Mind Meld is up (I took part this time around, actually). The question: Which science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror books would you recommend to a friend who has never read them before?
Got any suggestions?
- Gizmodo makes an interesting argument as to why Asimov's Laws of Robotics are total B.S. Interesting stuff.
- Tumblon talks about why fantasy literature matters for children. I absolutely agree.
- Aliette de Bodard lists some great software for writers. Worth checking out.
- Jeremiah Tolbert suggests some interesting reasons why not to blog about writing. I don't necessarily agree, but it's interesting stuff nonetheless.
- Follow the Reader asks whether the new Kindle blogs feature is a double-edged sword. What do you think?
- Publishers Weekly talks about book marketing methods and which ones are most effective. (Thanks to SF Signal)
- ScifiWatch lists five ways to increase sales, save money, and promote publicity. Good stuff.
- Fantasy Book Reviewer raises some valid concerns about reviewing books too early. I've often thought that doing so is counterproductive, but his post says everything I'd like to say about the issue, and then some.
- Catholic Sensibility has a really interesting take on theology and science fiction. I don't necessarily agree, but it's still worth reading. Seriously. Apocalyptic language and science fiction. Good stuff.
- Electric Velocipede talks about starting a zine, with a few humorous bits tossed in there. (Thanks to whomever I got this from)
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Sunday, May 24, 2009
I have a handful of new links that you all might be interested in. The blogosphere is certainly alive this month! Enjoy: