Excerpt up for Sarah Rees Brennan‘s UNSPOKEN. I adored her Demon’s Lexicon trilogy and cannot wait to see what she delivers in this new series.
Andrea Höst contributed to a fantasy round table with some other fantasy authors on the topic of “One Step Sideways: What’s Fantasy FOR?”. All their thoughts are great and well worth a read, but I loved how Ms Höst started off:
Fantasy, for me, is straightforward fun, awe and delight. Like many others, I’m in it for the giddy dance of wonder, heart-stopping strangeness, numinous dusks, and the hidden, dreadful unknown. Danger, adventure, romance, high stakes, epic magery, and most particularly Girls Doing Stuff. I’m all for that.
She makes other really excellent points about why writing (and reading?) fantasy is so attractive as well, but I’m not going to even try and quote them here, else I would end up copying the entire thing.
Sharon Lee has sold two more books in her CAROUSEL TIDES world – I really enjoyed CAROUSEL TIDES, so am thrilled with this piece of news.
And a couple of other links I tweeted this week:
- Seanan McGuire‘s ASHES OF HONOR has a cover – very pretty.
- Lois McMaster Bujold‘s CAPTAIN VORPATRIL’S ALLIANCE also has a cover – less pretty, alas, and without Ivan on the cover (but with Baen’s track record, that is probably a *good* thing). She also put up her thoughts on the best series reading order for the Vorkosigan books (and her other books) – I have to say I’m one of those who isn’t convinced that FALLING FREE is the best place to start.
- Sharon Shinn has signed a contract for a TROUBLED WATERS sequel, tentatively titled AIR AND HEIR – I’m really pleased that we get to learn more about that world.