WWW: September 28, 2011

I’m back from my hiatus due to zombie attack. It turns out they weren’t zombies after all, just new neighbors. I had a hard time explaining why I Molotov-cocktailed their eldest boy. That dude needs to get some more sun… geez. Oh well, it’s nothing a fruit basket and a “Get Well Soon” card won’t fix. Despite the false zombies, I did manage to find a few links to share. 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) SF Signal’s NPR top 100 Flow Chart: I love me some flow charts, and this is a dandy that Fanlit reviewer Ryan gave me a heads-up on.

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews2) Best Selling Author Sara Douglass Passes Away: Sara Douglass had a large following and will be greatly missed.

3) Aspen Mountain Press in Trouble: SFWA publisher Aspen Mountain Press has gotten into some trouble. Take note if you happen to follow any of their authors.

4) Border’s Employees Air Their Grievances: A bit of sour grapes, and may shed some light on why the company was struggling. I sympathize with the employees, but this was just a little unprofessional and not that funny. Borders was my favorite big chain bookstore, and I’m sad to see it go.

5) Sirius Black up for Adoption: Yeah, you read that right. I’m pretty sure this fellow will find a home quickly.

6) Suvudu Casts Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: Nathan Fillion could play Leia and it would still be awesome.

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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. I want those dogs! Awwww.

  2. It can be so embarrassing with the neighbors. I threw wolfbane at the boy next door because I thought he was a werewolf–turned out he was just in a grunge band. Sad to read about Sarah Douglass; and I resent bitter, passive people who write lists and use “we” and “us” when it is only one person. Clearly, the Borders person didn’t belong in a bookstore.

  3. I used to actually love trying to find that blue cover with an airplane that turned out to be a green cover with a train on it for customers. It was fun to see happy customers when we found the book they were looking for. I loved working in a bookstore, and hope to do it again when I retire from my current job.

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