This week’s linkage:
Major spoilers for Anne Bishop‘s “Twilight’s Dawn” at Dear Author – I normally avoid spoilers like the plague for books that I plan to get, but I’m glad I read this one as I would have hated to be blindsided by the last story in this collection. Having read the spoiler, I’m in two minds about whether I’m going to be getting this book when it comes out next March. I haven’t been blown away by the recent Black Jewels books, so maybe it’s time to call a halt instead of reading something that goes somewhere I don’t want it to go.
I don’t think I’ve linked to this previously (though my memory has been like a sieve recently so I wouldn’t guarantee that), but here’s an interview with Lois McMaster Bujold at Worlds Without End. She describes the Ivan work-in-progress as a series prequel, with the “…mode so far as comedy/romantic-suspense or something like that”. No contract yet, so it sounds as though it’ll be a while until we see this one on the shelves. You know, I adore Miles, but just thinking about having Ivan as the main protagonist puts this crazy grin on my face.
I’ve been seeing reviews start popping up for Stephanie Perkins‘ “Anna and the French Kiss”, led by Angie’s review (or maybe it’s because I see a review at Angieville, and then start paying more attention?). I’m curious, but put off by the price – it’s around £10 and not available in e-format here, so I’m holding off for now.