I've accumulated some news and links that can't wait until my monthly roundup. Here goes:
Free ebook time! Download a free copy of Susan Grant's THE STAR KING at Kobo. You'll have to create an account to download it, but it's free and easy. I downloaded a copy right before this post and got it without any problems. *Cue hyperactive TV commercial narrator's voice* This is a limited time offer, so act now!
Carina Press has started a forum where readers and authors can meet and greet. How cool is that? It gets better: Check out the "Carina Press Cosmic Cantina (Science Fiction) and Fantasy Foyer"!
Head on over there to see what I've been stirring up. :P
Verona St. James reviewed John Scalzi's OLD MAN'S WAR as part of her "Summer of SFR" series:
That said, if you like military SF with great world-building, engaging characters and a fabulous narrator, then definitely give this book a shot. I highly recommend it. :)
Hmmm...d'you think she liked it? ;)
At Author!Author!, Anne Mini had praise for the first page of Natalie Hatch's girl space pirate adventure, BREEDER:
A little praise to start out, however: Natalie’s book definitely has a great premise, an interesting protagonist in an interesting situation, facing a genuinely difficult conflict...As the pros say, though, it all depends upon the writing. As it happens, that writing is quite good...
Also, tomorrow I'll be linking to a podcast at SF Signal, which I think will be very interesting--so much so that I'm going to link to that in lieu of my regular post. So stay tuned...