Saturday 22 November 2008

Linky links + update

Just got back from Manchester Christmas market, which was fun, but - in the words of Doc Emmet Brown - it was "cold...damn cold!" Plus it was absolutely heaving with people, as usual. Still, it was fun to check out all the stalls and soak up the scents of roasting chestnuts, mulled wine, etc. OMG SANTA. 

Anyway, back to business. I'm halfway through Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon, so anticipate a review at the tail-end of the coming week. I've also sent some questions to Ian Graham, so look out for what promises to be an interesting interview appearing in the near future...

Right, some linky-links for you all. Some cool/interesting stuff from around the blogosphere this past week. 

Jeff has posted a review of David B. Coe's The Horsemen's Gambit.

Graeme has been partially cured of his aversion to shared-world fiction, after reading and reviewing Paul S. Kemp's Shadowrealm.

John has also read and reviewed Shadowrealm over at Grasping for the Wind.
Those of you that are interested can check out a new trailer for the new Harry Potter film. Seems darker in tone, in keeping with the last couple of films. 

Adam's reviewed Scott Bakker's The Judging Eye, which has been getting cracking reviews in the blogosphere so far. One to watch for 2009.

Rob has posted his review of Brent Weeks' second novel The Shadow's Edge at sffworld, and has had plenty of books in the mail... 

Dark Wolf has got the winners of the 2008 International Horror Guild Award. Good to see Dan Simmons win 'Best Novel.' Damned good novel that. 

Joe Abercrombie has continued his series of posts about cover art (and very interesting they are too). The latest concerns the finished proofs of the artwork for Best Served Cold. Another book to watch for next year...

Right, that's shoulder's started aching - the legacy of a childhood spent hunched over a video game console...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


Todd Newton said...

Nice, I'm loving the new HP trailer.

I keep searching for news on ASOIAF/HBO and not finding anything new. Has anyone speculated a date for the airing of the pilot? I don't currently get HBO, sadly, but I'm almost beside myself waiting for the LA version of the greatest epic fantasy of modern times.

James said...

From what I've read, I don't think there's any date yet.