I know it’s still early, but over the weekend I announced the 2012 New Author Challenge as well as a new one. The Outlander Reading Challenge will ocus on the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. That challenges start January 1st and the sign-up pages are active.
An ebook of Angie Fox’s Accidental Demon Slayer is going for $.99 right now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Dark Horse has a free preview of their new graphic novel, House of Night, based on the series by PC & Kristen Cast.
- Amanda Stevens, author of The Restorer – Wicked Little Pixie
- Carolyn Crane, author of Mind Games – Bastard Books
- Chloe Neill, author of Drink Deep – Geek Speak Magazine, Booking It
- Dani Harper, author of Changeling Dream – Amberkatze’s Book Blog
- Eileen Wilks, author of Death Magic – Dark Faerie Tales
- Hannah Jayne, author of Under Attack – All Things Urban Fantasy
- Ilsa Bick, author of Ashes – Paperback Dolls
- Jeaniene Frost, author of The Bite Before Christmas – RT Book Reviews
- Jessica Sims, author of Beauty Dates the Beast – Paperback Dolls
- Jim C. Hines, author of The Snow Queen’s Shadow – SF Novelists
- Kelly Meding, author of Trance – Book Faery, Smexy Books, Kevin Hearne’s blog, All Things Urban Fantasy,
- Michele Hauf, author of The Sin Eater’s Promise – Sidhe Vicious Reviews
- Monica Burns, author of Inferno’s Kiss – Dark Faerie Tales
- Rosalie Lario, author of Mark of the Sylph – Dark Faerie Tales
- Sandy Williams, author of The Shadow Reader – All Things Urban Fantasy
- Shiloh Walker, author of If You Hear Her – Murder She Writes
- Shona Husk, author of The Goblin King – All Things Urban Fantasy
Subterranean Press has announced some fabulous new titles that will be releasing in 2012: Strange Embrace/69 Barrow Street by Lawrence Block (May 2012), Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa by Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey (April 2012), Indignities of the Flesh by Bentley Little (May 2012) and The Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard (May 2012). In addition, they’ve just released a fabulous new novel by Caitlin R. Kiernan, Two Worlds and in Between.
Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Volume One) presents a stunning retrospective of the first ten years of her work, a compilation of more than two hundred thousand words of short fiction, including many of her most acclaimed stories, as well as some of the author’s personal favorites, several previously uncollected, hard-to-find pieces, and her sf novella, The Dry Salvages, and a rare collaboration with Poppy Z. Brite. Destined to become the definitive look at the early development of Kiernan’s work, Two Worlds and in Between is a must for fans and collectors alike, as well as an unprecedented introduction to an author who, over the course of her career, has earned the praise of such luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, Charles De Lint, and Clive Barker.
The Signed Limited Edition will feature sixteen pages of artwork from a variety of artists who’ve worked with Kiernan over the years, pages from her work on the DC/Vertigo comic The Dreaming, and a new chapbook, The Crimson Alphabet.
Speaking of Subterranean Press, they are currently having a 50% off special when you preorder 5 different Limited and Trade edition titles between now and October 28th.
There are always more fabulous covers popping up. To see them all, head over to facebook, where I’ve added them to the FB album for your viewing pleasure.
Blastr found this fantastic shadow play of Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland is simply fantastic. Even though it’s in Spanish, for those familiar with the novel, you should be able to follow along pretty well. Now I’m thinking I should have read it when Jesse had it checked out from the library.
Io9 is sharing the news of a study they’ve found that says print is not dead. The Researchers at The Media Convergence Research Unit of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany found some interesting results after comparing the IPad, Kindle 3 and good ole fashion books.
Want to know how to prepare for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse? The CDC has it covered. Blastr doesn’t seem to be impressed with the corporate graphics, but honestly, it’s just hilarious to read how calm someone could be when told there may be a zombie epidemic.
Galaxy Express as another fantastic roundup of all things news and goodness in the realm of science fiction romance.
Michelle’s Book Blog is giving away a Book Depository gift card – ends October 31st.