Week in Review

Books for 2013


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What book are you most looking forward to reading in 2013? io9 has compiled an extensive list of essential reads here. If you’re still stuck for ideas, take a look at Abhinav Jain’s (aka Shadowhawk over at The Founding Fields) most anticipated novels here.

Triumph Over Tragedy


Triumph Over Tragedy is an anthology organized by R.T. Kaelin, author of Progeny and Sarah Chorn ofBookworm Blues for the victims affected by Hurricane Sandy. Around 40 of today’s top authors are involved in this project, so you can expect to find a diverse range of short stories in this anthology. All the proceeds go to Sandy relief so grab your copy today at Amazon or at Barnes & Noble.

Gender Bending
Teresa Frohock just completed a fascinating experiment on her website. A number of authors wrote a short piece each under a pseudonym and the readers have to correctly guess the gender of the author. Try it for yourself and see how many you can get right.

  1. Bearna by Jamie Sears
  2. The Ballad of Sophie Nu by Dirigible Elephant
  3. The Education of Rebecca Cavendish by Alice Leakey
  4. Untitled by Jackson Harris
  5. Untitled by S.A. Daniels
  6. Untitled by Kyle Schuler
  7. The Hated by A.K. Reid
  8. White Space by T.J. Breckenridge
  9. The Sea-Folk’s Price by Z. Riddle
  10. Meghan’s Bike by Marian Westwood

And finally the big reveal here.

All the D&D audio books you can ever want

Hundreds of D&D adventures are now available for the first time as audio books. Head over to Audible to catch up with your favourite Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms or Eberron series.

Do you like to re-read?
In this week’s Mind Meld, SF Signal asks a number of authors whether they like to re-read and what are some of the books or series that they re-read. Take a look at this interesting discussion at SF Signal

Evolution of Sci-Fi book covers
The Atlantic has an interesting article on the evolution of Sci-Fi book covers from cartoon to pop art and back again. Which style do you prefer more?