I’ve heard The Terror is excellent and sounds like it’s well worth a limited Subterranean Press edition. Also in the same news story its mentioned that Dan Simmons contributed a 26,000 word novella to the new Songs of Dying Earth anthology tribute to Jack Vance. I’m looking forward to getting my copy of this even more now!
Monthly Archives: June 2008
Moorcock Re-issue ‘Masters of the Pit’
Great pulp reissue from Paizo Publishing, Masters of the Pit is one of the Martian fantasy romances that Moorcock wrote imitating Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Locus Award Winners Announced
Locus Award winners have been announced, mostly the usual suspects, but I thought an award for Terry Pratchett was a bit of a surprise, although well deserved.
Michael Moorcock interview on Starship Sofa
Update on last post on this – the videos are actually on YouTube in video format – search for Michael Moorcock, although the MP3 is now on the Starship Sofa site too!
Here’s the first part – which definitely rocks!
Jack Vance Songs of Dying Earth Update
Good news for the Songs of Dying Earth anthology – stories added from Mike Resnick and Jeff VanderMeer plus Jack Vance himself!
Get an advanced copy of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book
A nifty idea for a book promotion – suggest your own 25 word epitaph for your tombstone! Subterranean Press are running this promo for Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.
Website for the book is here.
My epitaph is:
A man of talent and wit,
Writer of words sad yet funny.
Some said “a shame he didn’t see fit
To ever write a check to us for our money”.
StarShipSofa goes video with Michael Moorcock interview
Just read about this Michael Moorcock interview – seems like it’s well worth a listen!
Jack Vance Reader Now Available from Subterranean Press
I haven’t read these titles, but they do sound interesting! Great cover:
Green Fingered Early Agriculturalists Wore Green Beads
A simple but rather wonderful theory – that as agriculture developed, farmers wore green bead amulets for luck. More green stuff around I guess in the fertile crescent.
Implications for world building – simple and obvious associations sometimes the most realistic?
Harry Harrison’s Response to the Pravda Piece
Thank goodness – Harry Harrison didn’t mean it after all! It’s all getting a bit cold-war deja vu with Russia isn’t it!