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BOOK HOTLINKS FOR FEB 14TH: FOREVER EXCERPT, E-BOOKS, VAMPIRE FICTION GAME, TOLKIEN, AND MORE

by Dawn, February 14, 2011

Maggie Stiefvater reads from FOREVER via Maggie Stiefvater

Forever is the third book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series (after Shiver and Linger) and will be out July 12th. I cannot recommend Shiver enough.

The Pitfalls of E-Book Buying: What to Look Out for Before You Purchase via PC World

I don’t really read e-books. I pretty much only get them if they’re free (via Barnes and Noble’s PC Nook and Amazon’s free Kindle app). Do you have and e-reader or read e-books?

Some fans toting e-readers to book signings via Winston-Salem Journal

Would you have an author sign your e-reader or would you bring something else?

Vampire character Dahlia ‘plays’ nice in ‘Dying for Daylight’ via USA Today

“Dahlia Lynley-Chivers, a vampire who appeared in several of Harris’ short stories, is the protagonist in Dying for Daylight, a new PC game. It’s the latest interactive game based on works by authors including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Agatha Christie, James Patterson and Nora Roberts, created for downloadable game site I-play.”

The ‘Tolkien Professor’: Corey Olson via The Washington Post

That’s a really good interview. It was really interesting to read some of the deeper meaning and origins of themes of the books.

Tulane geographer finds the kernel of truth behind ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ via NOLA

“But as with any good work of fiction, there’s a kernel of truth behind it, and Tulane University geographer Richard Campanella explains all in his fascinating and exhaustively researched new book “Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in New Orleans History.”

Del Ray Spectra 50 Pages: Elizabeth Bear via Del Ray

“Please enjoy this extensive excerpt of Dust, available in paperback and ebook now. The series continues with the 2010 Philip K Dick award nominated Chill (also available in paperback and ebook now) and concludes with Grail, due out on February 22nd.”

Escaping Into Science Fiction by Kevin J. Anderson

“I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin in the US, a rural area with farms, big red barns and tall grain silos . . . and nothing interesting to do…I remember the day the boxes were delivered to our door, and we spent the afternoon unpacking books, looking with delight on title after title, chosen by the staff of the Airmont Library as the greatest works ever written… War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, Frankenstein, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Master of the World, Treasure Island, Stories of Edgar Allan Poe.  It opened the whole world.”

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