Book news, reviews, and musings 15 October 2010

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News, Reviews, and Musings is a new daily feature. Feel free to chime in, or to tweet/email us if we've missed something that you'd like to see featured.

News and features

Vector Editors is inviting your votes for best SF books by female authors.

Booker winning author Howard Jacobson has raised some eyebrows by bringing a comedy to the Booker prize table.

Bookseller Barnes & Noble has set a shareholders meeting for the 17th of November.

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The podcast Dealing In chats with a range of authors, including Gail Carriger, author of Soulless (see our review)

Rick Kleffel chats to author Stephen Kotler.

Beth Cornelison is interviewed over at book blog Between Your Sheets.


We review Monster High by Lisi Harrison.

Gwendolyn Dawson looks at The Elephants Journey by much-lauded author Jose Saramago.

Beas Book Nook reviews Ivan and Marya by Anna Kashina.

SciFi and Fantasy Books reviews Amortals by Matt Forbeck. The book is'a recent outing from new(ish) publisher Angry Robot Books.


Andrea Cremer discusses place over at Kirsten Millers website.

Author Andrea Seigel discusses her book cover experiences.

Are mashups dead? Certainly not, says Wayne Josephson.

Just for fun

Not at all book-related, but tweeted by HarperCollins Canada, so close enough: pugs in costumes. I laughed so much I cried!

Author birthdays

A big day for author birthdays today! Happy birthday Italo Calvino, Mario Puzo, Friedrich Nietzsche, and PG Wodehouse!

Quote of the Day

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Sir Francis Bacon

Beautiful book cover of the day

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