Sometimes I get jealous of other countries' covers. Okay, so I would pretty much prefer any cover over the US cover on any given day. Lamentation is an exception for the US (although becoming less so) but here, yet again I find another country's cover art is better (but at this point it's nothing to complain about). Nice work France.
News and Discussion
For all those Malazan fans (me included) Steven Erikson has announced he has 10 chapters left on The Crippled God. At first I thought, Yay!, then I remembered his chapters are a tad lengthy. Still a good sign, but he may not be able to finish in time for the scheduled release date of August 2010. Esslemont's Stoneweilder is still due out for November 2010. Both UK release dates, good thing for Book Depository. (Thanks Wert).
Speaking of The Wertzone, Adam's got an interesting discussion going titled "The Story So Far..." I thought it was an interesting topic, should author's give a synopsis of what the story has been so far especially in a long, drawn-out series where memory tends to fade in between release dates. I fully support them in case you were wondering. I realize, as GRRM points out, that the author may highlight only the subtle foreshadowing that's important, but I say it's worth it. If the story were that fresh in my mind, then I'd skip the summary anyway, but since it's not, I need the reminder. Only in rare instances do I go back and reread. Maybe I should.
Stomping on Yeti's calling out for submissions cause he's getting married or something. Stop by if you want to try your luck stomping on yeti.
In funnier news, Terry Goodkind has signed a 3 book deal with Tor and it's more Richard and Kahlan. IMO, Alec wins for the funniest response. I've had the good luck to be warned away from anything Goodkind's written so I guess that counts me out for having a say. I have, however, read some interviews and if that's not enough to keep away from his books, I don't know what is.
Yup, I'm the last person in the world to see Avatar. Actually I found out recently that there are still quite a few people who haven't. Enjoyed it quite a bit and I really think it won the right oscars because otherwise it was a bit cliche, but I don't mind cliche. The military guys really cracked me up (Colonel Miles Quaritch). DVD and Blu-ray come out tomorrow (April 22).
And that's the news...at least to me.