New Books (May-June)

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Featuring: Ramona Ausubel, Stephen Baxter, Peter S. Beagle, Matthew Blakstad, Marie Brennan, Gail Carriger, Joe Carter, Wesley Chu, Richard Cohen, Catherine Coulter, Justin Cronin, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Mark de Jager, Cindy Dees, Matthew Dunn, Brian Evenson, Bill Flippin, Frederick Forsyth, Tod Goldberg, Michael Hjorth, Jon Hollins, Emmi Itäranta, Cassandra Khaw, Jay Kristoff, Travis Langley, Alex Marshall, Hollie Overton, Terry Pratchett, Tim Pratt, Hans Rosenfeldt, Anthony Ryan, Jamie Sawyer, Adam Sisman, Martin Cruz Smith, Cass R. Sunstein, Michael Swanwick, K.B. Wagers, Ren Warom, Chris Whitaker, Walter Jon Williams

Above artwork: Witchfinder: City of the Dead #1 (crop), by Julian Totino Tedesco (Dark Horse Comics)

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Guest Post: “Reader/Writer Collaboration — Wave of the Future?” by Cindy Dees

DeesC-AuthorPicThanks so much for inviting me to be here, CR! So, let’s get the housekeeping items out of the way, first. I’m Cindy Dees. I grew up on a horse farm, dropped out of high school at age fifteen to go to university, got a degree in Russian and East European Studies, spent twelve years as a U.S. Air Force pilot and part-time spy. I wrote my first book on a one-dollar bet with my mother that I couldn’t do it. Fifty books (military romance and thrillers), a bunch of awards, and New York Times bestseller status later, I’ve more or less won the bet.

My first epic fantasy novel, co-written with the brilliant Bill Flippin, is called The Sleeping King. It’s an old school, doorstop-sized epic fantasy, complete with dragons, elves, dwarves, monsters and the like, and is the first of what I fondly hope will be a lengthy series. In it, a boy and a girl go in search of a legendary sleeping king who is prophesied to save them all from the evil empire. I assume it goes without saying that hijinks ensue. Continue reading

New Books (May)


Featuring: Michael Arnold, Rob Boffard, Mike Brooks, James L. Cambias, Wesley Chu, John Henry Clay, James S.A. Corey, Cindy Dees, Bill Flippin, David Hair, Laurell K. Hamilton, Nalo Hopkinson, Andrew Michael Hurley, N.K. Jemisin, Chuck Klosterman, Gayle Lynds, K.M. McKinley, David Mitchell, Keith Richards, Slash, Bradley Somer, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Mick Wall, Django Wexler, Bill Willingham Continue reading