WWW: December 7, 2011

I’m super busy taking classes for work this week, so I’ve just listed a few interesting items below. If you’ve got something you think SFF fans should know about, please post it below as a comment.

1) Magick4Terri: Editor Terri Windling, who’s been working closely with many SFF authors for decades, needs some assistance herself. The SFF community is responding by holding an excellent auction. You can bid for the opportunity to create some of the character names for Catherynne M. Valente’s next Fairyland book, or have the next Steven Brust novel dedicated to you.

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews2) Want to be an audiobook narrator?: Tanya Perez, publicist for Blackstone Audio has a series of columns inspired by a letter she received from someone who wants to narrate audiobooks. In the column I’ve linked, she explains how much audiobook narrators earn. Previous columns answer other questions from the same letter.

3) Time-Lapse video of cover art creation: This is a time-lapse film of artist Dei Gaztelumendi creating the cover art for the comic book magazine Xabiroi.

4) A n00b’s Guide to Speculative Fiction Poetry: Over at Electric Velocipede, John Ottinger from Grasping for the Wind gives us a short course in SFF Poetry Appreciation.

5) Orbit’s digital short fiction goes international: e-shorts from Orbit authors will now be available in the UK and other markets.

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JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff September 2009 – September 2012) Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on Tolkien. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. Justin lives in a small home near the river with his wife, their baby daughter, and Norman, a mildly smelly dog. He doesn't have much time for reviewing anymore, but he still shows up here occasionally to let us know how he feels about stuff.

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  1. There is some amazing stuff up for auction at Magick4Terri. Even if you don’t know and love Terri Windling’s work (I do), you should check it out just to see all the amazing swag. And really, how could you not feel good about so many people getting together to help a fellow author/editor?

  2. Yeah, there’s lots of cool stuff! That so many authors have come together to help her says a lot about Ms. Windling.

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