Holly Black’s giving away copies of The Poison Eaters every day this week.
Aaaaand, we have lovely new posts coming from these fine folks:
The word exotic is merely a way to measure the distance from home to the unknown, and it is my opinion that such a word has no place in the lexicon of the speculative fiction writer
I paid special attention to ‘trashy’ novels.
Some of the keenest pleasures in fiction come from meeting the characters who seem to be moving sideways between the world constructed for them on the page by the writer and the more lasting, more ephemeral world of the readers’ continued imagination.
and Karen Joy Fowler:
This same wild world used to be a source of great comfort to me in times of need. I thought it was eternal, that my place in it (and therefore my troubles) was small and inconsequential. Now I walk along the ocean and I know that I’m looking at a system in peril.
and, at least for this week we have craaaazy sale prices! Git your prezzies here!