Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. It was Independence Day in the States and we blew up a respectable amount of stuff in celebration. I personally managed to unwittingly turn a Chinese lantern into a floating fireball of death. An unknown insect made a suicide dive into my wife’s cornea, but nobody was permanently damaged and we all had a good time. Despite the ongoing festivities, I managed to find a few links for you. In the coming weeks, if you find something interesting you think everyone should read, drop me a line via the contact form and let me know, or just post it below. Let’s get started:
1) 10 Classic SFF Books that were Originally Considered Failures: Fellowship of the Ring sure turned out to be a real stinker.
4) Doh! Germans ship A Dance with Dragons Early: Oh boy. Watch out for spoilers. The web is apparently crawling with them after Amazon Germany started accidentally shipping Martin‘s highly anticipated release way too early.
5) 60 Rules for Short SF (and Fantasy): Terry Bisson writes 60 rules to follow when writing short fiction. This is all pretty solid advice. I did find it amusing that he used the word “quotidian” in the rule about ordinary language.
6) 2011 David Gemmell Award Winners: A solid lineup with several of my favorites.