Wow. It has been almost three months since we last did a round-up. Yikes.
Brushing most of the summer under the carpet, a few recent highlights include guest posts from Tom Pollock, Jeff Norton and Lauren Beukes. Our latest Friday Five guests have included Lou Morgan and Sara Westrop (on angels) and Den Patrick (on game worlds).
Sarah Lotz and Mark Charan Newton both went under the gun in our new "Hindsights" feature - explaining what they'd change in their own books. This series has been a lot of fun. (Highlight so far may be Ms. Lotz's editor dropping by in the comments...)
Also, we interviewed KJ Parker. Eep.
Off the site, we've weaseled a few cameo appearances. Anne and I brought our collective madness to A Fantastical Librarian and I got to interview the talented Tom Pollock for London Calling. This is a little late, but we also guest-posted over on A Dribble of Ink - highlighting some of our favourite UK authors for the North American crowd.
BUT ENOUGH OF THE PAST. What are we, archaeologists? Three months in internet time is like six years in puppy time which is a half century for humans and six millenia for teens. Not that teens read this site, but you know, whatever. We're cool with the kidz - we watched the first two seasons of Skins. The British one, even.
What's coming up? Setting aside the Pandemonium stuff (SMOKE IS ON SALE FOR HALF PRICE DURING THE OLYMPICS), we've got a corking event coming up for The Kitschies. Tuesday, 11 September, Lauren Beukes, China Miéville and Patrick Ness are all going to be geeking it up (in an intelligent, entertaining and progressive way) at the Free Word Centre. (Hurry up and nab your tickets, they're going quickly!)
A few more upcoming events in Londonland... Fantasy Faction are having an Epic Shindig with Joe Abercrombie, Peter Brett and Myke Cole on August 17th at Blackwell's. The youf get their own back the following day, as Will Hill, Tom Pollock, Laure Eve, Kim Curran and James Dawson talk about fiction for the aforementioned kidz. Teh Pollock is also at Forbidden Planet next week for the launch of The City's Son.