This week Josh interviews Joe Abercrombie, author of the highly acclaimed First Law trilogy. They talk about Joe’s new book Red Country, darkness in modern fantasy, and what Joe is doing on tour in Australia.
Well would you look at that. 2012 has arrived, and is already starting to fly by. Resolutions have already fallen by the wayside, but the holiday fat is beginning to disappear (hopefully). Work is starting back, school as well, and the days are getting shorter or longer, depending on where you live.
And there is a new crop of books just waiting to be printed, pressed and delivered.
Ryan Lawler and Josh Hill have set out to give you the run down on the best, biggest, and … the rest, of the fantasy books being published in 2012. So have a read, and stick around all week as we build up to their personal choices for Most Anticipated Books of 2012.
E-book sales at Hachette UK now 5% and catching US E-book sales at Hachette UK quadrupled in the first quarter of 2011 and are more than 5% of HUK’s trade sales, the company revealed, adding that it was beginning to catch up with the US, where e-books now account for 22% of sales. It projected [...]
Below is a list of the top 10 science fiction and fantasy audio-books downloaded on www.audible.co.uk during February 2011. A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness (Unabridged) An epic, richly inventive, historically sweeping, magical romance. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it’s an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully [...]
SFcrowsnest.com, the hugely respected online fantasy and science fiction publication, has published its chart for the Top 100 fantasy, science fiction and horror books (as voted for by the readers) of the last year. It is of course the fantasy titles that stand out for us and we would like to lay further praise on [...]
In it’s “The Short List of Things to Do” for the week of February 14, Time Magazine has this to say about Joe Abercrombie’s latest book, ‘The Heroes’. Here’s what to do while you wait for George R.R. Martin’s next fantasy novel: read Joe Abercrombie’s. It’s a magnificent, richly entertaining account of a single three-day [...]
This is the second part in a three part post which will look at the most anticipated books for 2011. Vague Release Date Books, Random Other Books of 2011 and My Most Anticipated Books of 2011. Enjoy. – Josh Random other books of 2011 Eona by Alison Goodman The second book of the Eon duology [...]
I sat down last night and picked up ‘The Blood Knight’, the third in Greg Keyes’ The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series. I finished the second book, ‘The Charnel Prince’ maybe a month or two ago and promptly found myself without the third (and fourth) to continue on with. The order from a certain [...]
British fans gearing up for the Weekender (the UK equivalent of the Comic-Con), have been given the news that Stephen Hunt will now be appearing with genre stars such as John Barrowman (Torchwood), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville), Lis Sladen (Doctor Who) and a number of the world’s best-selling science fiction authors and [...]
We would like to welcome Preita Salyer, the latest addition to our ever-expanding review team. Preita’s first review is now live and she has provided a thoughtful and insightful look at Joe Abercrombie’s latest offering Best Served Cold. In conclusion Preita says “All-in-all this was an enjoyable and smart read. The dialogue is well written [...]