Friday, June 29, 2007

Dave Duncan turns in The Alchemist's Code to Ace

Dave Duncan has turned in The Alchemist's Code, sequel to The Alchemist's Apprentice, to Anne Sowards at Ace, per agent Richard Curtis. Both books are fantasy mysteries set in Renaissance Venice.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Excerpts from Holly Phillips interview now online

Excerpts from the interview with Holly Phillips that appeared in Locus Magazine are now online.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Eileen Kernaghan's next YA novel due out in 2008

Eileen Kernaghan has announced that her latest YA historical fantasy, Wild Talent, will be published by Thistledown Press in 2008. Eileen says it's a "novel of the supernatural, and it's set in London and Paris, 1888-89. The research was a lot of fun."

Cory Doctorow Locus Award-winning novelette now free online

In honor of its winning the Locus Award as best novelette, Jim Baen's Universe has made Cory Doctorow's "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth" freely available online.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Review of Karl Schroeder's Queen of Candesce online

Don D'Ammassa's most recent science fiction reviews include one of Karl Schroeder's Queen of Candesce: "Some very clever stuff wrapped in very good writing."

(Via Andrew Wheeler's Blog in Exile.)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Cory Doctorow wins Locus Award for best novelette

Cory Doctorow has won this year's Locus Award for Best Novelette for "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth" (Baen's Universe, August 2006). The winners of this year's Locus Awards, voted by readers of Locus Magazine in the annual Locus Poll, were announced this afternoon at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Seattle. Complete results are online here.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Online review of Janine Cross's Touched by Venom

CA Reviews has posted an online review of Janine Cross's novel Touched by Venom, gives it 8 1/2 stars, and concludes, "This novel is the excellent debut of a new voice in fantasy; and not one to be missed."

(Via Andrew Wheeler's Blog in Exile.)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dave Duncan interviewed at SCI FI Wire

SCI FI Wire has a brief interview up with Dave Duncan concerning his new book, Mother of Lies.

Michael Colangelo sells horror story to MagusZine

Michael Colangelo has sold horror story "Stock Footage" to new online magazine MagusZine, for publication in July. MagusZine will be distributed for free via this Yahoo group.

Monday, June 11, 2007

"An Evening with Heather Spears" in Salmon Arm June 24

Heather Spears will show drawings, read new poems, and discuss her forthcoming new book, The Creative Eve: an artist’s guide to visual perception during "An Evening with Heather Spears," being hosted by the Shuswap Association of Writers on Sunday, June 24, at the Saga Public Art Gallery, located at #70 Hudson Street in downtown Salmon Arm. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets at the door are $7. Refreshments and door prizes will follow Heather’s presentation.

In July, Heather will be offering two courses at Metchosin International School of the Arts in Victoria, BC.


Holly Phillips on British Fantasy Society Awards long list

Holly Phillips's novel The Burning Girl (Prime Books) is on the long list of nominees for the 2007 British Fantasy Award for best novel. The British Fantasy Awards, which are voted on by members of the British Fantasy Society, will be presented at Fantasycon September 21 to 23 in Nottingham.

Janine Cross sells German rights to trilogy

Janine Cross reports that her agent has sold German rights to her Dragon Temple Saga trilogy to Heyne, part of Random House Germany.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Holly Phillips story online at Clarkesworld Magazine

Holly Phillips's short story "The Oracle Spoke" is now online at Clarkesworld Magazine.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Holly Phillips interview featured in June Locus

An interview with Holly Phillips, "Drawn to Darkness," is featured in the June edition of Locus. Excerpts will be posted at Locus Online later in the month.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Cory Doctorow speaking at the University of California Irvine

Cory Doctorow will speak at the University of California Irvine on Wednesday, June 6, at 3 p.m. He says he'll be "giving a variant on my copyright and trade-policy talk, called 'Happy Meal Toys versus Copyright: How America Chose Hollywood and Wal-Mart'—and why it's doomed us, and how we might survive anyway."

Although the lecture is free, space is limited. Go here for reservation and location information.

A recording of Cory's similar talk on May 21 as part of the Authors@Google series is available on YouTube here.

(Via SF Scope.)

Leslie Brown sells to On Spec and Strange Horizons

Leslie Brown recently sold two short stories: "Manna," to the On Spec Theme Edition, and "Waking Beauty," to Strange Horizons.