20 October, 2010

It's News To Me #29


Again, busy week. We we won our first round of trials, lost our second and now just waiting to see if we made semi's. Not bad for not knowing what we were doing. :)

Cover Art

Love it! The final Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, The Crippled God, cover art. Just love it. (Thanks to Aidan)

Interviews

Here's one with Alex J. Cavanaugh at Speculative Book Review. His book, CassaStar (my review), just came out yesterday. Enjoy.

News

Esslemont tells Pat where Stoneweilder fits in with the Malazan timeline. Let's just say I was right (not that it was difficult), but he gives a bit more info.

I guess there's what's been called an "embargo" on reviews for Towers of Midnight, the penultimate volume in the widely-read Wheel of Time series. A couple bloggers of spoken about other bloggers "breaking the rules" in regards to holding off reviews until release day.

In my oh-so-humble opinion, I think it's just one more item in the publisher's bag of tricks. They say no, bloggers break the rules, more hype, etc., etc.

I don't really understand the point of the ARC unless it's to be read before the date of publication, especially with a big release like this. It is called "advanced" correct? And everyone is going to read it anyway.

Top Reviews

1. The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie: Reviewed by Speculative Horizons - I'm dying to get my hands on this. All I have to say is Black Dow.

1. Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin: Reviewed by The Speculative Scotsman - Been wanting to read this for a while, probably should just do it already.

1. Against All Things Ending by Stephen Donaldson: Reviewed by Speculative Book Review's Peter William - I own the first trilogy but never read it. It will happen. Oh, and this is a 10 out of 10 review. Not too shabby.

And that's the news...at least to me.

4 comments:

Jamie Gibbs said...

I really like the cover, especially the colours and the defiant post of the character.

The release of CassaStar was insanely popular online, I loved how much support he got for the release :)

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

So cool. Agreed.

Yeah, I'm always happy when independently published authors (with good stuff) get lots of support.

ediFanoB said...

Alex J. Cavanaugh takes care on his readers and that is one reason why he got so much support.

Fevre Dream is my favorite vampire novel.

Black Dow is a tough character. Of course I want to read The Heroes too. But as I wait for the paperback it will take sometime until I will get my copy....

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

@edi - That's good to hear. Fevre Dream is moving higher and higher in my TBR pile.

I'm wondering if I can wait that long for the Heroes.