WWW: January 26, 2011

Welcome dear readers to another World Wide Wednesday. It’s been a rough week for me. I somehow managed to pinch a nerve in my lower back. This whole week I’ve felt like a character from a Joe Abercrombie novel. I was completely unaware that a human being could endure this sort of thing. I went to the doctor, but he vehemently refused to remove the lower half of my body. The X-rays came back with nothing serious, and I was relieved to learn I would not die a slow and agonizing lower-back death. I owe my wife a big thanks since she has been a real trooper in caring for a 240lb invalid for the last several days. With some good stretching tips and lots of TLC I was able to trek my way across the internet to find you all some worthy links. If in the coming weeks you find something interesting you think everyone should read, drop me line via the contact form and let me know, or just post it below. Let’s get started

1) Invisibility cloak gets a step closer: Step by tiny step technology inches us closer to achieving every boy’s dream of being invisible. The day this technology is accessible to the public is the day infrared security is installed in every girls locker room.

2) Are you writing a vampire novel, too?: This link came in from a reader, and is actually from a blog I frequent.fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsI never thought I’d be linking noted skeptic P.Z. Meyers in my WWW post, but here he is. He’s talking about his frustration with some urban fantasy characters and their constant whining at being cursed with super awesome abilities. Also know as Cursed with Awesome.

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews3) Girl Geeks get their own convention: Are you a geek? Are you a girl? Then you should definitely take a peek at this.

4) BSC picks Best Fantasy Movies of the Decade: 2000-2009: Not a bad list, but there are few that I consider questionable. Noticeably absent in my opinion is the Narnia movies, I rather like them. I was really disappointed when Eddie Izzard did not reprise his role as Reepicheep.

5) 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards is Complete: The votes have been tallied and the results are actually a good mix, but with only a couple surprises.fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews

6) Last day to vote for FanLit: If you like us, pleased vote for Fantasy Literature at the Preditors & Editors Poll for Best Review Site. Today’s the last day. Thanks!

Author Chum

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In this section I’ll post bits and pieces of news from various fantasy authors:

That wraps it up for this week. Thank you for joining me. Feel free to post your own links in the comments below, or submit them to me for next week via the contact form.


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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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4 comments

  1. There’s this blog if you want to read the prologue to The Dragons Path

    http://www.orbitbooks.net/2011/01/26/the-dragons-path-the-prologue/

  2. Damn doctors, refusing to remove the whole lower half of your body. LOL.

    Seriously, though, I’ve pinched my sciatic nerve and I do not recommend lower back nerve pinching to anyone. You have my sympathy!

  3. yeah the doctor pretty much told me…”you’re 6’4″..and now over 30..you should probably start remembering that”…stupid doctors what do they know?

  4. Hey there would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with?Silver Picture Frames. I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

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