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Book news, reviews, and musings 7 October 2010

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News and features

Science fiction author Stephen Baxter has a trilobite named in his honour. Yep, thats how you know youve hit the big time!

Are you interested in joining a virtual book club?

The new, typo-free edition of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen will be available on the 11th of October. Heres hoping my typo filled version, one of only several million just like it, will become a sought after collectors item.

Kate Harrison, author of the Secret Shopper series, has signed a YA book deal.

In the spirit of this Halloween month, Jeanette Winterson turns her hand to horror.

Were running a giveaway of Jandy Nelsons fabulous The Sky is Everywhere. Click here to enter.'Were also running a giveaway of Lara Morgans Genesis: The Rosie Black Chronicles #1. Click here to enter.

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Lara Morgan, author of the great dystopian YA the'Rosie Black Chronicles, is interviewed at If you like the sound of the book, dont forget to enter our giveaway!

Senses 5 Press chats with Amal El-Mohtar.


Rob Around Books is reviewing a short horror story for each day of October.

David Brown gives us a fabulously thoughtful review of Fahrenheit 451.

Book Chick City checks out Beware by Richard Layman? The verdict: Its lame, man (sorry, sorry, please dont throw tomatoes!)


LA Weatherly tells what inspired her love of books and reading.

Literary criticism at the movies? Apparently so.

The Guardian asks whether interactive fiction is the future of books.

The YA Bookshelf wants to know what you like to see in a book trailer.

Just for fun

Cornelia Funke gets funky in a fairy-tale dress.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday Thomas Keneally!

Quote of the Day

Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

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One comment

  1. Thanks for linking to my commentary on the Freefall book trailer. Much appreciated. Plus some of these other articles look interesting Ill have to check them out. :)

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