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Author of the WeekStarting next Monday, November 2nd, I will be interviewing a science fiction/fantasy author every week, as well as reviewing one or two pieces of their work. There will be questions about their pieces, getting published, the experience of being an author and a writer, how they choose their characters and why, along with many other topics.

There will also be some book giveaways, for those who might be interested.

I’m looking for suggestions on your favorite science fiction and fantasy authors who you might like to see interviewed. I love talking to the big name authors, but I think an interview and review event such as this would most benefit the less well known authors, those authors just getting started. I’m hoping that the draw of the bigger names will help bring attention to the smaller authors.

And of course, I’m hoping that everyone who stops by will learn something about what being an author means, and what science fiction and fantasy mean to readers and authors alike.

My first guest author will be Tobias Buckell, Caribbean science fiction writer. I’ll be reviewing Crystal Rain, the first book in his science fiction series, and Tides From the New Worlds, his short story collection.

For a full list of the authors already signed up and scheduled, visit the AOTW page tab at the top.

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As I become more involved in the literary community, through authors and other bloggers and websites, I come across some really awesome posts, links, gadgets, etc. Every Monday, I’ll make a post about what I’ve found that’s new and exciting over the past week. Here’s the first installment. (I love suggestions, too, so if you think there’s a website I should visit, or blog I should read, etc, please tell me in the comments.)

  • First up, if you haven’t heard of e-books by now, you’re a moron. Not to offend anyone, but it’s true. The world is going digital, and some publishers have been quicker on the uptake than others. One of the fastest is Baen Books, the Science Fiction branch of Tor. The Baen Free Library is an (ever-growing) collection of some of their most well-loved titles by some of SF’s most successful authors. For FREE. In e-Book format. My blackberry is full of these titles, and I’ve bought the entire Honor Harrington series by David Weber, because of the Baen Free Library.
  • Speaking of progress, a new gadget for the future was revealed this week at the London Book Fair. The Espresso Book Machine is the “ATM for books” according to the Guardian article. Read on for more information. (Holy crap, I want one!)
  • Blog-wise, I have long been reading Outside of a Dog: Kate Nepveu’s Book Log. She’s got a great critical mind, and reads a wide range of books. Also, I love her blog name. For those not in the know, it comes from this famous quote by Groucho Marx:
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.

  • If you’re looking for a great new author to read, please don’t hesitate to pick up a copy of N K Jemisin’s upcoming title, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. It’s currently due out in February of 2010, but is available for pre-order on Amazon. Read her blog for more info.
  • Finally, I wanted to let everyone know that this coming Wednesday, April 29th, is my birthday. So if anyone feels the urge or the necessity to buy me a present, how about an awesome recycled/repurposed book purse?! Rebound Designs makes really cool and functional purses out of old (and some not so old) book covers. I’m partial to Pride and Prejudice myself, pictured at the top of this post. (hint hint!)

I hope you’ve enjoyed the first edition of Book Links. I can’t wait to see what I find this week!

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