In the coming weeks, if you find something interesting you think everyone should read, drop me a line via the contact form and let me know, or just post it below. Let’s get started:
1) Stefan Raets starts a new blog: Our very own Stefan Raets is retiring from FanLit so he can focus on his new blog, Far Beyond Reality and his frequent writing assignments for Tor.com. We’ll miss Stefan, but we’ll still occasionally post some of his reviews here after they’ve been up for a while at FBR. Stefan says, “I’ve very much enjoyed these last two and a half years. Fantasy Literature is an amazing site and a tremendous resource for fans of the genre. I learned a lot, I had a lot of fun, and I’m truly grateful that I had the opportunity to be part of the FanLit team. You’ll still see some of my work here at FanLit in the future, but for now please visit me at Far Beyond Reality!”
3) Gene Wolfe to Receive Chicago Literary Hall of Fame: Gene Wolfe’s books account for at least 74% of the used book market in the SFF genres. Andre Norton is the other 26%. No other authors have used books.
4) Samuel Youd aka John Christopher 1922-2012: Another legend shuffles off this mortal coil.
5) Unsettling Undead Art: The squeamish need not apply.
7) ‘Lord of the Rings’ Fan Creates a Middle Earth Family Tree: Once again I find myself speechless at how awesome some fans can be.