Weekly Roundup

Happy Friday to the blogosphere! Here are the best links I found on the Interwebs this week, for your reading pleasure…

Book News

Have I geeked out at you yet about SF&F writer Elizabeth Bear? No? I’ll have to do that, because she’s awesome. In the meantime, she has a new book out this week, Range of Ghosts. It’s epic fantasy inspired by Genghis Khan, and you can read about it in a Big Idea piece on John Scalzi’s blog.

General Geekery and Science

Somebody has re-created what Shakespeare’s works sounded like in the original pronunciation.

Scientists have figured out how to make cyborg snails (aka the mollusc militia).

The New York Times interviews scientist Rachel Graham,  the Jane Goodall of sharks.

Inspiration

Offbeat Home finds a Belgian B&B that belongs in a fantasy novel.

For Writers (and Interested Third Parties)

If you’re writing fantasy or science fiction, Juliette Wade offers some ways to approach measurements in your worldbuilding.

Deborah Biancotti points out that we are all running our own race.

Hope to see you back here on Monday, when I’ll be talking about¬†Queen’s Man, the new science fiction release from KD Sarge at Turtleduck Press. Until then, happy weekend!

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4 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. I’m totally intrigued by a book inspired by Genghis Khan. May have to check that out.

  2. Cassie, I know, right? Much as I love JRR Tolkien and George RR Martin, we need more epic fantasy that’s not set in quasi-medieval Europe!

  3. Thanks for the link! :)

  4. I’m always happy to pass on the good stuff, Deborah!

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