Orbit Links for November 28th 2008
- - November 28th, 2008
“Happy Thanksgiving / Black Friday shop-til-you-drop-fest!” to our US readers. “Chin-up, it’s nearly the weekend!” to our UK readers. “Smile, it’s the weekend already!” to our Australian readers. And to everyone else: hello, and welcome, whatever your timezone, to our regular round-up of Orbit Author links:
- Marie Brennan posts a selection of first lines from as-yet unwritten short stories.
- Sotheby’s are auctioning an incredibly rare manuscript by the late, great Arthur C Clarke in New York on December 11th.
- David Farland has been interviewed over at Suvudu.com where they ask him about writing, being published and what he’s got coming up on the horizon.
- Charlie Huston points the way to a free download of his crime novel Six Bad Things and subsequently sings the praises of giving away free e-books for promotional purposes.
- Ken MacLeod reveals that he has “a (commissioned and expert-advised) short story about what it might be like to be a space tourist in 2103 in the January 2009 issue of Focus, the BBC’s glossy magazine of science, technology and the future.”
- There’s an extensive and detailed interview with Karen Miller online at swbooks.co.uk, all about her experience of writing for the Star Wars universe.
- Hagelrat has posted a quick review of Christopher Moore‘s The Stupidest Angel on Un:Bound.
- Matt Staggs takes a quick look at Orcs by Stan Nicholls, over at Enter the Octopus.
- Free fiction from Jennifer Rardin this week as she unveils Jaz’s Roots and begins to tell the tale of the Daemon Wars, with Parts I and II.
- Brian Ruckley displays the cover of his next novel, Fall of Thanes “in all its beardy and mail-clad glory”.
- One from the archives, as Chris from Geek Monkey reviews Glasshouse by Charles Stross over at Un:Bound. And via Sci-Fi-London we learn that Charles will be signing books at Waterstone’s West End in Edinburgh on December 11th at 6.00 p.m.
- Sean Williams has posted a round-up of recent online coverage, including a set of extracts from all three Astropolis novels posted at ConceptSciFi. There’s also a new interview with Sean, talking about his Star Wars: The Force Unleashed novelisation, over at Tor.com.