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Dabel Brothers Goodness

There’s a veritable perfect storm of announcements coming from Dabel Brothers Productions regarding upcoming series they’ll be publishing. A fan of romantic fantasy? Check out the forthcoming adaption of Kinley MacGregor’s Lord of Avalon: Sword of Darkness. Or perhaps you’re a big fan of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake? Feast your eyes on this original comic story written by Hamilton, Anita Blake: The First Death. Or perhaps you’ve a yen for the work of George R.R. Martin? Try The Hedge Knight II: The Sworn Sword.

Another Mirador Chapter

Sarah Monette has now put up the second chapter of The Mirador on her website (the first is also up there). This is the sequel to Mélusine and The Virtu.

A Second Kushiel’s Justice Preview

For May, Jacqueline Carey has updated her official site with a second sample chapter from for Kushiel’s Justice, the second book in the second Terre d’Ange trilogy.

Red Prophet hardcover released

Dabel Brothers Productions and have published the Red Prophet hardcover, collecting the six issues of the mini-series as well as an adaption of an original, never before published “Enderverse” story by Orson Scott Card.

Dabel Brothers Interview

The Fantasy Book Critic has posted an extensive interview with Ernst and Les Dabel of Dabel Brothers Productions. Topics cover past, current, and future publications.

Eisner Awards

The nominees for the 2007 Eisner Awards have been announced. There are a number of excellent nominated works, including All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, , Jack of Fables by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, Tony Atkins, and Andrew Pepopy, and Absolute DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke.

Free Literature

It’s International Pixel-stained Technopeasant Day today (all started due to these comments from the SFWA’s current vice-president), which means a heap of free stories from published authors. Browser the community—John Scalzi, Charles Stross, Diane Duane, and many more have contributed works.

Locus Poll Finalists Posted

The top five nominees in each of the Locus Poll categories have been posted. The results will be revealed on June 16th during the Locus Awards Ceremony.

Buffy Bargain

One of Amazon’s deals for today is the complete set of all Buffy seasons at 51% off, making it just under 100 dollars. Now that’s what I call a bargain.

Kurt Vonnegut RIP

Kurt Vonnegut, acclaimed author of novels such as Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat’s Cradle has passed away at the age of 84.

The Mirador ARC Auction

Sarah Monette has posted to her livejournal that she will be auctioning off a freshly printed ARC of The Mirador, with the proceeds from the auction going to the John M. Ford Memorial Book Endowment. The auction will open on April 12th and it will run for twenty-four hours, closing at the same time on April 13th. More details here.

Locus Poll

The annual Locus Magazine poll is currently running, and voting is open to everyone who’s interested. The awards has one of the largest voter bases among SF/F literature fandom, and is very well-laid out, with suggestions for each category plus room to include fill-ins.

The deadline is April 15, so vote quickly.

More Malazan art

The Dabel Brothers are continuing their teasing when it comes to their planned comic book adaption of Steven Erikson‘s acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen epic fantasy series. First, they gave us Whiskeyjack and now some friends have joined him. The new sketches feature Sorry, Tattersail, and Topper.

Fatal Revenant Excerpt

An except from Fatal Revenant, the second book in The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, has been added to Donaldson’s official site. The second half of the first chapter will be posted on May 9th, and the book is due out in October.

Romance and Swordswomen

After a bit of a reading dry spell, the Easter weekend ended up being dedicated to a bit of unplanned but very enjoyable binge reading as the copy I won of Anne Bishop’s Belladonna arrived, shortly followed by the long-awaited Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner.