Thursday, July 2, 2009

SFR LinkFest For July, 2009

The Stars Wild Blue YonderThis July will see the release of Sandra McDonald’s latest book, THE STARS BLUE YONDER (Tor, July 21). I’ve had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy and Holy Sydney, Australia, is it ever an exciting blend of romance, time travel, space opera, and Aboriginal mythology. It’s the third in a trilogy and easily the most romantic of them all.

I’ll be featuring more on Sandra McDonald and her books in late July, but until then, you can enjoy her two free short stories at Strange Horizons.

They’re not SFR, but should appeal to SF&F fans:

“Lost and Found”

“Diana Comet” Part I

“Diana Comet” Part II

And now for the other fine links....

Science Fiction Romance Events

On July 5, here at The Galaxy Express we’ll be kicking off Parallel Universe, a two week online event that will coincide with the Romance Writers of America 29th Annual National Conference (Washington, D.C.).

If you’re attending the conference and will share science fiction romance tidbits via Twitter, our consortium of bloggers has started a conversation with the hashtag #rwasfr. (I've placed the term in the right-hand corner of TGE for easy reference. Spread the word!)

Industry Information of Interest

Three epublisher editors weigh in on digital publishing at ESPAN:

A Call To Action by Angela James (Samhain Publishing)

The Author Advantages of E by Raelene Gorlinsky (Ellora’s Cave)

Investing by Treva Harte (Loose Id)

Now for the down low on BookScan (and if you ask me, it’s scarier than a horror novel):

Author Alert! What you don’t know about BookScan can hurt you

Agent Andy Zack provides his perspective in The Lie that is BookScan

For Authors

A friend told me about a graphic design artist who does covers. This would especially benefit authors with an ebook release. Check out her work at Kanaxa.

For Readers

Why not recommend a science fiction romance to your book club today?

Bookaholics Romance Book Club

In Forever Young at Starship Reckless, Athena Andreadis (The Biology of Star Trek) offers a thoughtful post on “scientific details in Star Trek.”

Author Features

Rowena Cherry is interviewed on The Authors Show about her novel KNIGHT’S FORK.

I stumbled across a neat interview with Dara Joy from 1997 at All About Romance.

And finally, the August 2009 issue of RT Book Reviews will feature a review of Jess Granger’s BEYOND THE RAIN (Berkley, August 2009)! According to the author’s blog, “There’s an article featuring the book on page 29, and the official RT review on page 96.” Congratulations, Ms. Granger!

Joyfully yours,