09/08 On the Bookshelf . . . “Living Dead 2” & “The Zombies of Lake Woebegotten”

Living Dead 2 Zombies of Lake Woebegotten

Received this zombie duo from Night Shade Books.  Been waiting and looking forward to Living Dead 2, as it features stories from the likes of Cherie Priest, Mira Grant, Max Brooks and S. G. Browne to name a few.  As for Zombies of Lake Woebegotten, I already knew of its existence and have a feeling it’ll be showing up for a BookBanter Boon giveaway, possibly even for the next episode on September 15th.

The Beauty of the Internets

I was surprised to see a hit spike for the Gardner Dozois interview I recently put up, especially since I hadn’t done my PR piece yet of spreading the word about it.  Thankfully, the Internet has the ability to do that itself with search engines and word of mouth, or e-word rather.

Was happy to find that the interview had been linked and got a mention on Westeros.org, which you can find here.  SF Signal also mentioned it, thanks John.

The really unusual mention was from a Polish site no less, which you can find here.

BookBanter Episode 34 A Selection of Book Reviews + Gardner Dozois Interview

Gardner Dozois

Gardner Dozois

A new month, and a new interview and episode for BookBanter. We start with an exlusive interview with Gardner Dozois, co-author of Hunter’s Run, but primarily known as the editor of many different publications, including The Years Best Science Fiction series, and has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards.  One of his more recent anthologies is Warriors. In the interview Gardner talks about how he got involved in editing books, what he likes most about his work, how he comes up with and develops an idea for an anthology, and what he looks to do with his own writing.

There is also a new episode of BookBanter featuring a selection of book reviews, including some “From the Vault” and kid’s choices. “Coyote” by Allen Steele, “Reckless” by Andrew Gross, “Freedom” by Daniel Suarez, “Deep Fathom” by James Rollins, “Black Hills” by Dan Simmons, “Abarat” by Clive Barker, and “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman. The episode  can be downloaded by right-clicking and saving THIS LINK, or played on the player at BookBanter

Please join me next time, on September 15th for a new interview. In the mean time, be sure to keep checking back for news, updates, and lots more new book reviews!

Until then, keep reading!

Alex C. Telander.

2010 Hugo Award Winners

And the Hugo Award results are in . . .

  • Best Novel: TIE: The City & The City [got a copy of this to review, so now I’m really looking forward to it], China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK); The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
  • Best Novella: “Palimpsest”, Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace, Orbit)
  • Best Novelette: “The Island”, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos)
  • Best Short Story: “Bridesicle”, Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)
  • Best Related BookThis is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”), Jack Vance (Subterranean)
  • Best Graphic StoryGirl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the StormWritten by Kaja and Phil Foglio; Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Long FormMoon Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones; Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Short FormDoctor Who: “The Waters of Mars” Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)
  • Best Editor Long Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Best Editor Short Form: Ellen Datlow
  • Best Professional Artist: Shaun Tan
  • Best SemiprozineClarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan
  • Best Fan Writer: Frederik Pohl
  • Best FanzineStarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith
  • Best Fan Artist: Brad W. Foster

And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): Seanan McGuire.  [This was the really big news, congratulations Seanan!  You can check out my reviews for Rosemary and Rue and A Local Habitation, as well as the interview. Feed continues to be one of the most read reviews on BookBanter, as well as my post on it, and you can also check out a written interview with Mira Grant.]