01 December, 2010

It's News To Me #35

It's that time again, finals start next week and I make no promises as to how many reviews I'll get out nor how many links will be included in the news segment. Because all of my classes are depending 100% on my final exams, I get a bit stressed at this time of year/semester. Just ask my wife, or better yet don't. :)

Cover Art

Covers like these make me want to read a book (Swanland is my hero):

Surrender to the Will of the Night (Instrumentalities of the Night Book 3) by Glen Cook [US] [UK]

Elfsorrow (Legends of the Raven Book 1) by James Barclay [US] [UK]

News

Brian Ruckley "Answers 8 Rad Questions" that aren't rad and can barely be considered questions. But he's a writer I guess, and of fantasy, so he's good at making things up. :D

The Nook Color is reviewed at Genre Reader. I probably won't get a reader for a while, but Jeff does a great job laying it down with his eReader reviews.

Sarah asks what was your "Gateway Drug" into Speculative Fiction - meaning that book that got you loving the genre, which you'll always love, but which in reality probably isn't the best book ever put to paper.

There's an exclusive excerpt of Orson Scott Card's new book (first in a trilogy), The Lost Gate. (thanks Yagiz).

I've been keeping up on Patrick Rothfuss's Worldbuilders project through donated, signed books and I think it's a great way to make this world a better place. If you have even a little to give, this is a great way to go.

On that note, Pat (Hotlist) is donating all proceeds from his links to Breast Cancer Research. You don't even have to do anything but buy your gifts through these links and you can help.

Oh, and he's not done...and others have things to say about that.

Movies/TV/Videos

I'm obsessed with Game of Thrones on HBO, I'm sure you can't tell, so here's a teaser trailer and if you follow this link, there are 9 other short clips to get you excited:

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

6 comments:

Alec said...

Finished the last gate a bit back and it was pretty good. Almost felt like JK Rowling for adults.

And omg that trailer looks awesome. I honestly can't wait.

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

That's good to hear, I was debating whether I thought it sounded good or not. :)

And yes, I really need Game of Thrones to be out already. I'm dying. And this really better be some good impetus to get the rest of the series out ASAP. I know, it's stupid to hope such a thing after this long.

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Elfsorrow is a damn fine cover. I'm a bit disappointed that the Nook has hardly any presence in the UK, so it's gonna have to be the Kindle for us. Game of Thrones looks fantastic, I'm glad that I haven't read GRRM's series so I can watch it with no preconceptions :)

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

I'm glad I haven't read it for 5 years because I've forgotten most things. :)

I didn't know that about the Nook either. Silly people, I think they'd work across the pond as well. :)

ChrisW said...

Brian Ruckley "Answers 8 Rad Questions" that aren't rad and can barely be considered questions. But he's a writer I guess, and of fantasy, so he's good at making things up. :D

Meanie. I have feelings ya know;)

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

:D