New Hitchhiker novel to come

Hyperion books is announcing today a new novel in the beloved Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series.  The new novel is to be written by the author of the Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer.  The title of the new book is And Another Thing… The project is endorsed by Adams’ widow, Jane Belson.

The new book is scheduled for release in October of 2009, so we have a year of debate ahead of us if this is a good idea or not.

Poll: Did Star Wars novels get you started on genre?

A point that’s often made when arguing the merits of media tie-in novels is that they bring additional readers to the science fiction/fantasy genre. My own experience runs completely counter to this: Star Wars didn’t get me into SF/F; SF/F got me into Star Wars. Granted, I grew up in a family of readers, and Heir to the Empire was not the first genre novel I borrowed from my parent’s bookshelves before I was old enough to drive. So, I admit, I get a little miffed at the notion that reading these things makes us knuckle-draggers. (What’s wrong with an intelligent reader enjoying a little melodramatic space trash, huh? Wait, don’t answer that.) So, for the sake of science random internet polling: Continue reading “Poll: Did Star Wars novels get you started on genre?”

Bujold Guest Blogs – New Vorkosigan Confirmed Again

Bibliophile and (former?) Stargate Atlantis producer Joe Mallozzi recently convinced Lois McMaster Bujold to come answer questions on his blog after her book Cordelia’s Honor was selected as one of his Books of the Month. (A large percentage of CJers are rather insane for this woman’s writing.)

Interesting insights into the Vorkosigan and Chalion sagas. And she confirmed, again, that she’s working on another Vorkosigan book for 2010. Yays!