Five. Friday Five: 5 Best of James Bond
Invisible Cities: Great Imaginary Cities

The Weeks that Were, Causing Pandemonium and Kitschiesness

Invisible CitiesFirst up - just one week from today: Invisible Cities at Foyles. With Kate Griffin, Tom Pollock and Mark Charan Newton. Ms. Griffin's written a cracking guest post for London Calling to get the ball rolling. We can't wait for this event!

On the Pandemonium front, we're creeping closer and closer to our launch dates for Thy Kingdom Come and A Town Called Pandemonium. 1853 is wrapping up as well, and we're even - knock on wood - looking ahead to next year. (Plus, the first two reviews of Lost Souls have been great. Whew.)

Quickly rounding up the last month's reviews:

And guests:

Among ThievesThere's been a shocking lack of book porn lately. The deadline for The Kitschies is approaching (hint), so there's not been a lot of purchasing. If I even think about bringing home something that's not a submission, the pile looms at me. Very scary.

That said, picked up one new (Kitschies-related) prize - a signed copy of Among Thieves. Thanks to Douglas Hulick and Arin and Rich of Starfarer's Despatch for magically making this happen!

Finally, we've made some fun cameo appearances around the Internet:

The first is in the revival of The Hub, an SF-focused digital magazine with rather nifty content. Their recent issue is focused on Eric Brown and has our review of The Kings of Eternity in it.

The other (and I'm incredibly proud of this) is on the excellent John D. MacDonald Covers blog. Apparently the Icelandic Purple is a bit of a rarity. I'm glad I was able to contribute in some small way to the editor's Herculean efforts to catalog every variation of JDM's covers. This is one of my favourite sites, so woo!

Meanwhile, Anne's popping up in the Mail & Guardian. She wins.