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Book news, reviews, and musings 8 Dec 2010

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News and features

Stephen King will be chatting about his new short story collection tomorrow at 7pm US EST time. To join the chat, go here.

A scrap of work by Leonardo Da Vinci has been discovered in a French library.

Morrigan books is looking for ebook submissions and is also looking to fill an editorial position.

Submissions for the 2011 Sydney University Student Anthology are now open.

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Sales, goodies, and freebies

Sales, goodies, and freebies is a new section, so feel free to notify me if you have something I should feature!

The Melbourne City Library is having a massive sale with $1 books, DVDS, and CDs.

Pyr books has a free download of Travellers Rest by James Enge.

Barrel Books has a free download of Erasmus Jones and the Galactic Zapp Machine by DC Green. Well be reviewing the sequel down the track, so keep an eye out.


Black Dog Books interviews Dean Jones, author of All Through the Night.

The Agony Column interviews Guillermo del Toro.

Jeremy Jones interviews Theodora Goss.


Elizabeth Bear reviews Juliet by Anne Fortiers.

Chicklish reviews Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt.

The NYT reviews Lost Souls by Lena Herzog.


Lou Anders muses on Google Books.

Tansy Rayner Roberts muses on science fictional fantasy.

Jonathan Rogers muses on the author/editor relationship.

Just for fun

After a bookish t-shirt? Look no further!

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, John Milton, Louis de Bernieres, John Banville, and Bill Bryson!

Quote of the day

The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best and therefore never scrutinize or question. Stephen Jay Gould

Beautiful book cover of the day:

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  1. That book cover is gorgeous!! Im looking up the book just to see if it sounds worthy of such a pretty cover :-)
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    • Stephanie /

      Its stunning, isnt it? Ive only read a little bit of Diana Wynne Jones, but I think shes a wonderful author. Highly recommended if you havent read her before. :) Shes the one behind Howls Moving Castle.

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