May 5th, 2008

books

link salad (client edition)

Jay Lake, was diagnosed with a type of cancer last week and is bravely facing the surgery and other curative measures. Lend him your support. And support your friends and family who are dealing with the same or similar challenges. And watch out for the magic cancer hat.

Among other things, Ken Scholes talks about the difference between his writing approach to Lamentation vs Canticle (book 1 and 2 of his new series to be published by Tor).

Steve Miller posts Liaden Infodump 68 which includes information about the new Liaden Universe novels to be published by Baen Books.

Sharon Lee on the contract between reader and writer. I, the Writer, agree to tell you, the Reader, a lie, hereinafter referred to as a story.You, the Reader, agree to suspend your disbelief in this falsehooduntil the end of the story, OR until I, the Writer, drop the cake.

Several of my clients express regret about Eight Belles and what people will do in the name of commerce.

Win a Tuckerization in the opening novel of Laura Anne Gilman's new urban fantasy series in Brenda Novak's auction for diabetes research. (The item I'm offering - evaluation of a proposal plus a meeting - goes live in 12 days for a one-day-only auction.)

C.E. Murphy is on Magical Musings talking about her new book: The Queen's Bastard (The Inheritors' Cycle, Book 1), and how she's both excited and nervous because this book is a departure from her previous ones. She wonders how her readers will react...