Bookish News | The Flames of Shadam Khoreh, Locus Poll & Survey, Guy Gavriel Kay, SpecFic ’12

Well, yesterday there was a minor medical emergency in my house. We are all okay, but we spent a good chunk of the evening with doctors while one of us got stitched up. Now I’m just exhausted. I don’t handle stuff like that well, I guess. So instead of reviewing, you get my second ever Bookish News bit. I hope you enjoy.

(I will have a review ready tomorrow, I promise).


Epic fantasy author Bradley P. Beaulieu has started a kickstarter (which has been massively successful) for his new project called The Flames of Shadam Khoreh. For a variety of reasons, which you can read about here, the author has parted ways with his publisher and is now publishing his books independently.

The Flames of Shadam Khoreh is the concluding volume in Beaulieu’s The Lays of Anuskaya trilogy. Beaulieu has some great goals for this kickstarter, and some great rewards (is that the right word?) for those who pledge their support. For more about the trilogy, reviews it has received, this kickstarter project (goals, rewards, etc), or whatever else you could possibly imagine, check out this page.


Locus Magazine has posted their poll for their 43rd Annual Locus Awards. You can vote whether you are a subscriber or not, and you get to vote for up to five nominees in each category. Make sure you pop over there to support your favorite authors. This will be open until April 15.

Click here for more information.



Who doesn’t like Guy Gavriel Kay?

I don’t think I’ve ever read an interview with this prolific author and this week I’ve ran across two of them, both fantastic. Check them out at Fantasy Book Cafe and Far Beyond Reality.


The lineup of contributors for SpecFic ’12 has been released. If you’re wondering what exactly SpecFic ’12 is, here’s a bit from Staffer’s Book Review:

Edited by bloggers Justin Landon (Staffer’s Book Review– US) and Jared Shurin (Pornokitsch – UK), SpecFic ’12 collects over fifty pieces from science fiction and fantasy’s top authors, bloggers and critics.

This is an exciting project with some excellent people taking part in it. I suggest you check out the lineup hereIt is set to be published on April 25, 2013.


And I think that’s all I have for today!


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