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:

Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

1) Ray Bradbury dies at 91: From Bradbury’s website: Ray Bradbury, recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, died on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91 after a long illness. He lived in Los Angeles.

2) Free ebook for June: Phoenix Pick’s free ebook for June is Paul Cook‘s Tintagel. The coupon code, which you’re free to distribute, is 9991527.

3) Free audiobooks for summer: Each summer, when school’s out, SYNC offers two free audiobooks per week that are suitable for teen readers. The schedule for 2012 includes two of our favorite YA fantasies: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud and Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

4) Some History of SF Poetry: Robert Frazier provides some historical perspective on speculative poetry.

5) Crossed Genres Magazine on Kickstarter: A kickstarter for what appears to be a very cool SFF magazine.

6) Leo Dillon dies at 79: Dillon was a multiple Caldecott winning illustrator. Best known for his work in children’s books, but has also done covers for Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Peter S. Beagle, and many more.


  • Justin Blazier

    JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.