Some sad news and interesting tidbits from the interwebs today:
First up, there is an interesting article at LibraryJournal.com called Epic Journeys that details the important differences between setting trends and chasing them...
And Daniel Polansky is definitely all over the web this week with an article of his called "Slums of the Shire" featured on The Eloquent Page , he is interviewed at The Qwillery and reviews of his novel Low Town are featured at Bookworm Blues, My Bookish Ways, Darkeva's Dark Delights and many other places. All the reviews I've seen are more than positive and the book is on my TBR list!
At Tor.com they are offering an escape from the sweltering dog days of summer into the cool, shadowy underworld of back alleys, jazz joints, hardboiled hooligans and tough talking femme fatales with Noir Week!
And finally the SF world has experienced a great loss with the passing yesterday of Colin Harvey. Harvey wrote Winter Song and Damage Time for Angry Robot and reviewed regularly at Strange Horizons. An obituary is up at the Angry Robot website, where his fellow AR authors and several others have expressed their sadness and shared their memories of this talented writer.