WIN! Copy of The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney via Sugar Scape
They’re giving away 20 copies, so your chances are pretty good 🙂
H.P. Lovecraft’s 10 Favorite Words and a Free Lovecraft eBook via Tor
“Last December, I became frustrated when attempting to find an Nook-compatible eBook, free or otherwise, of the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft. Initially, I used a nearly-complete file from the Australian Project Gutenberg and turned it into a mildly useful but still incomplete and unstructured ebook. That wouldn’t do, so I did what any good librarian-in-training would—I took the time to create a proper complete works eBook and released it to the public.”
Hot new book series: The Iron Fey series: 5 Things About The Iron Queen via She Knows
“Tension comes to a boiling point in Julie Kagawa’s third novel in the Iron Fey series, The Iron Queen. In The Iron Queen, with an ongoing war, enemies become allies and survival instincts take over.”
Best SFF Novels of the Decade: An Appreciation of American Gods via Tor
I haven had American Gods on my bookcase for over a year and I haven’t read it yet. Other books keep getting in the way, even though I know I’m going to love it. Norse mythology + Neil Gaiman? There’s no question.
10 Great Philip K. Dick Stories that Hollywood Hasn’t Filmed Yet via io9
I want to go see The Adjustment Bureau this weekend.And I’ve liked previous movies that were Philip K. Dick stories. So as long as Hollywood doesn’t mess with them too much, they should keep making them.
Stories About Girls: Readers’ Recommendations via Wired/Geek Dad
“Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer, recommended by Gina Gagliano
This is a book of which the plot is: magical hot chocolate apparatus in the wrong—very wrong—person’s hands! Two cousins, Kate and Cecelia, correspond to each other, Kate sending letters from London to her cousin in the English countryside. Their mysterious magical occurrences don’t seem to be connected—but clearly if you’re forced to dance with someone called The Mysterious Marquis, not everything is happening in the traditional sort of way.”
The (Un)Handsome Prince via b[mused]
This was inspired by a twitter discussion started by Robin McKinley (awesome author, btw) about why she doesn’t always use “the hot guy” as her main male character. The article said “It was so important to the story that he not be the golden boy, that I came to love him for all his physical blandness, just like Lissla.” More stories should have guys that aren’t perfect, because no one in the real world is.
“Broadly Speaking: Romantic Speculative Fiction” Podcast via The Galaxy Express
“Broadly Speaking brings you interviews and insights from women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror – and all the realms in between.”
Top 10 tales of metamorphosis via Lit Lists
“Thomas Bloor is the author of the three book series that begins with Worm in the Blood, continues with Beast Beneath the Skin, and concludes with Heart of the Serpent. [H]e named a top ten list of tales of metamorphosis for the Guardian”