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message 1: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (sisimka) I came across an interesting review and a couple of serialised novels while poking around the internet this morning. I'd like to share them with you all.

First up, here's what Ursula Le Guin had to say about The Year of the Flood A Novel by Margaret Atwood:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/...

Also, for those who don't mind reading online a couple interesting novels are being serialised for free:

Scott Lynch is publishing Queen of the Iron Sands here:
http://www.scottlynch.us/ironsands.html

Tor is serialising Makers by Cory Doctorow at:
http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=c...

Happy reading!
Sisi


message 2: by DivaDiane (new)

DivaDiane | 170 comments Thanks Sisi!

Another reason why I love UKL, is that she defends and makes such a great case for Science Fiction/Speculative Fiction/Fantasy as respectable literature and almost takes offense at those (Margaret Atwood, for instance) who would say otherwise, or deny that they write it.


message 3: by Mawgojzeta (new)

Mawgojzeta | 178 comments The review by Le Guin was a treat to read. Now I must plan to re-read Oryx and Crake because I would like it fresh in my mind when I start The Year of the Flood A Novel.


message 4: by Stefan, Group Founder + Moderator (Retired) (new)

Stefan (sraets) | 1667 comments Mod
I really should read up on that Cory Doctorow serial.

Another serial novel being published right now is The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, on Catherynne Valente's website: http://www.catherynnemvalente.com/fai...

The novel was actually mentioned in her excellent book Palimpsest.


message 5: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (seeford) | 126 comments Thanks for the links Sisi!

I'm with you Mawgojzeta! I'm going to reread O&C before I attempt the new one.


message 6: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (sisimka) Diane wrote: "Thanks Sisi!

Another reason why I love UKL, is that she defends and makes such a great case for Science Fiction/Speculative Fiction/Fantasy as respectable literature and almost takes offense at th..."


Her review really was a treat, wasn't it? :)


message 7: by DivaDiane (new)

DivaDiane | 170 comments Yes, she writes so beautifully. She seems to be on her soap box about this lately, too. I've read at least one other article/interview and listened to another in which she laments about it.


message 8: by Christine (last edited Aug 31, 2009 01:21PM) (new)

Christine (chrisarrow) I enjoyed UKL's review. That is the one thing that has really annoyed about Atwood in the last few years. I read interview when O&C came out where Atwood said that she didn't write SF because it had ray guns and space aliens (Or flying saucers and something). She said that was H. G. Wells. Then the next week O&C is a featured selection in the SCIENCE FICTION book club. HELLO, Ms. Atwood. SFBC is offering FLood as well. I understand how book clubs work, but SFBC is offering it as a feature. selection. I enjoyed Atwood more when she wasn't so touchy about SF or fantasy. I think she's great still, but now its tinged with something else. Still, I remember when I first read Handmaid's tale in one afternoon while trying to watch the World Cup at the same time.


message 9: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) Thanks Sisimka, I enjoyed reading UKL's review. Atwood is one of my favorite authors but I wish she wouldn't get so hung up on genre classification. UKL's comments about Atwood's male characters is nothing I haven't thought before, which makes me want to agree with just about everything else in the review.


message 10: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (sisimka) Another link for y'all:

http://www.suvudu.com/

Included in their September offerings of free books is Perdido Street Station by China Miéville. It's been on my wishlist for a while - perhaps it will tide some of us over until we can afford/find a copy of The City & The City.

If you have a Kindle, check out the Kindle store at Amazon, they always have the Suvudu free books ready to send straight to your device for free.


message 11: by DivaDiane (new)

DivaDiane | 170 comments Sisimka wrote: "If you have a Kindle, check out the Kindle store at Amazon, they always have the Suvudu free books ready to send straight to your device for free."

Oh man! Why don't they offer the Kindle through the German Amazon?!?! I want one so bad!


message 12: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) Thanks Sisimka! I think Im going to share the site before I forget about it again. Perdido is amazing and I hope more people read it!


message 13: by Chris (new)

Chris  (haughtc) Suvudu also offers PDF files of the same ebooks, for the Kindle Deficient...


message 14: by Christine (new)

Christine (chrisarrow) To tie in with UKL's review of Atwood. This is a link to Ellen Datlow's blog. Apparently there was a huge blow up in Scotland about the literary establishment. Mentions Rowling, though not by name.

http://ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/2...


message 15: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (sisimka) For those of you looking to read our November Sci Fi selection Blindsight by Peter Watts, the author has it available for download on his website: http://www.rifters.com/real/Blindsigh...

It's a great and scary book, I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Happy reading!
Sisi.


message 16: by Stuart (new)

Stuart (asfus) | 136 comments Sisimka wrote: "For those of you looking to read our November Sci Fi selection Blindsight by Peter Watts, the author has it available for download on his website: http://www.rifters.com..."

Just downloaded it.


message 17: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (seeford) | 126 comments Sisimka wrote: "For those of you looking to read our November Sci Fi selection Blindsight by Peter Watts, the author has it available for download on his website: http://www.rifters.com..."

Thanks Sisi!


message 18: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (sisimka) I was checking up to see when Kevin J. Anderson's next book in his Terra Incognita series might be due out and I stumbled across this hilarious parody of Wikipedia:

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Ke...



message 19: by Ron (new)

Ron (ronbacardi) | 302 comments Sisimka wrote: "I was checking up to see when Kevin J. Anderson's next book in his Terra Incognita series might be due out and I stumbled across this hilarious parody of Wikipedia:

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.co..."


Oh, that's fabulous! I love the titles on the Collected And Kevin: "Sauron of Dune", "Klingons of Dune", "The Square Wheel of Time", "Honor Harrington and the F@*&ing Big Thing"...those are hilarious. Thanks for the link!




message 20: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (sisimka) Anytime, Ron. I particularly liked the quote from Julian May. :)


message 21: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (sisimka) Just wanted to share another link to an article that I found VERY interesting:

http://www.ursulakleguin.com/Note-Art...

This is from Ursula LeGuin's blog, which is always very interesting.


message 22: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (seeford) | 126 comments That *is* interesting!
Thanks for sharing Sisimka! Now I need to go figure out how to subscribe to her blog...


message 23: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (sisimka) I did it through Goodreads.


message 24: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (seeford) | 126 comments Thanks!


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