Sunday, May 25, 2008

Apologies for Being So Quiet

I know this blog's been quiet of late. Reason? I've been away for 24 days in China - in Changsha, SuZhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Back now, jet lagged and ill. But will blog the trip, with photos, once my brain & body returns.

In the meantime, here are some news items worth pointing out / catching up on:

The Blade Itself author Joe Abercrombie has partaken of a mammoth Q&A on Stargate: Atlantis executive producer Joseph Mallozi's Blog.

Over on Omnivoracious, Jeff Vandermeer called Kay Kenyon's Entire and the Rose series (of which Bright of the Skyand A World Too Nearhave so far been published) a "modern classic." Whereas Greg L. Johnson of SFSite, calls the series "one of the most imaginative creations in recent science fiction history."

Joe Crowe of RevolutionSF has reviewed Chris Roberson's Paragaea: A Planetary Romance."Parageaa is a step ahead of most modern fantasies. It's not a blatant setup for a 17-part trilogy. Roberson isn't so in love with Paragaea that he spends pages of real estate describing the flora or the history. It's a backdrop for his characters to move through, and that's plenty. Best of all, it's fun. It plays in the backyard of Philip Jose Farmer, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Michael Moorcock."

There's probably more, but I can't think straight right now.


ces said...

24 days! That's a long time! I look forward to your trip blog.

Meanwhile, rest & get well!


Lou Anders said...

Thank you Christine. Still bed ridden on the second day back, but the light at the end of the tunnel is at least visible...