Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Trailer for Barb Galler-Smith's Druids released

Here's the video trailer for Druids (Edge Press), the first novel by Barb Galler-Smith, written in collaboration with Josh Langston. The book will be released September 1.

Cover art for Cory Doctorow's Makers

Cory Doctorow has posted the cover art for his new novel Makers, from both the and U.K. (HarperCollins) and U.S. (Tor) editions.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Radio interview with Edward Willett online

Edward Willett was recently interviewed by Ian Goodwillie for Saskatoon Book Report on Saskatoon's CFCR community radio station. Minus the first few minutes, you can now listen to the interview online.

Simon Rose's The Doomsday Mask now available

The Doomsday Mask (Tradewind Books), Simon Rose's sixth novel for children, is now available.

Here's the synopsis:

The legendary crystal ceremonial mask of Kulkaan, high priest of Atlantis,was believed to have been endowed with incredible powers. In the ancient civilization's destruction, the mask was thought to have been shattered and irretrievably lost, eventually being forgotten. Long considered to be a myth, the artifact’s fragments have now been found and the mask of Kulkaan reassembled. In a desperate race against time, Josh and Erica must prevent the mask from falling intact into the hands of the shadowy Crystalline Order to save the world from catastrophe.

New video to promote Lorina Stephens's From Mountains of Ice

Lorina Stephens has just posted this video to promote her upcoming novel From Mountains of Ice.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cory Doctorow's Little Brother on stage in Chicago

Chicago's Griffin Theatre has mounted a live production of Cory Doctorow's young adult novel Little Brother, adapted by William Massolia. Cory writes, "This is incredibly exciting; Time Out Chicago gave it four stars, saying, 'Doctorow raises many worthy points about the relationship between our safeties and our freedoms, and in this bracing production, newcomer Mike Harvey as Marcus makes a confident tour guide.' Bill Shunn, writing in Sci-Fi Wire, said, 'Little Brother is an exciting and thought-provoking production, imaginatively staged on a bare-bones set with some multimedia elements stirred in.'"

Little Brother runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m., through July 19 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Tickets are $15-$25, from 800-982-2787. More information, here.

The play is directed by Dorothy Milne, who previously worked with Massolia on the Griffin's 2005 adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Stardust.

(Via SF Scope.)

Matthew Hughes interviewed by ActuSF

An online interview with Matthew Hughes has been posted at ActuSF. It begins:

I have always earned my living as a writer. It was the only thing I could do well enough to earn enough to feed my family.

Read the whole thing!

Monday, June 15, 2009

John R. Little wins Stoker Award

John R. Little has won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for his novella Miranda (Bad Moon Books).

The Bram Stoker Awards are presented annually by the Horror Writer's Association, and are named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. The award is an eight-inch replica of a fanciful haunted house, designed for HWA by sculptor Steven Kirk. The door of the house opens to reveal a brass plaque engraved with the name of the winning work and its author.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009