It is Banned Book Week, and the ALA has a history of the most challenged books of the last century. I don’t know what’s worse, people banning books or people banning books because they don’t understand them. Apparently people thought 1984 promoted communism.
Kirkus releases their latest column in a series about understanding science fiction terminology, complete with annotations recommending excellent books that deal with each concept.
Watch this great interview and author introduction with Cherie Priest on Sword and Laser.
David Brin reads the first chapter of his new novel, Existence, in this video.
Fantasy magazine Black Gate announced that they will start publishing adventure fantasy stories on their website for free every Sunday.
Join fantasy and science fiction greats Alan Dean Foster, Patricia C. Wrede, Barbara Hambly, Ellen Datlow and John Jakes as they discuss their definitions of the difference between science fiction and fantasy.
Audible is hosting Shock-tober. Each week this month, new monsters will pop up in their sale, with 40+ of your favorite books added each week for $6.95, starting with vampires. Sale ends October 31, 11:59 PM ET (US).
Our October book is Charles Sheffields marvelous collection, Georgia on My Mind and Other Places. The coupon code for October is 9991264 and will be good from October 2nd through October 31st. Link, as usual, from our online catalogue page at http://www.PPickings.com The collection includes the Nebula and Hugo winning title novelette.
Please note that we have offered the novelette alone as a free give-away, but never before the complete collection.
DESCRIPTION OF BOOK
A collection of some of the finest short stories pennedby a master of hard science fiction, this anthology includes Charles Sheffield’s highly acclaimed novelette, Georgia On My Mind.
Georgia On My Mind won both the Hugo and Nebula when originally published in 1993. The accompanying stories were written by the author between 1987 and 1994.
“Sheffield, a physicist, proves to be one of the most imaginative, exciting talents to appear on the SF scene in recent years.”—Publishers Weekly
What do you think of the above links? What great things have you seen on the internet this week?