Finale of the Suvudu Cagematch
For the last couple weeks, the people over at Suvudu organized a fantasy bracket consisting of a series of cagematches. The matches have been pretty epic so far, and the finale may be the best of them all, as Mistborn’s Vin and Malazan’s Quick Ben face off. A winner will be selected by the audience: you can vote for your winner until tomorrow! Who to vote for? What kind of question is that?! Vin, obviously. Who else?
The consolation match between Jon Snow and Perrin Aybara is now over, but it’s still worth checking out who won, though!
Vote for the Gemmell Awards
The Third Annual David Gemmell Legend Award for Fantasy is now open for voting. You can cast your votes for Best Debut, Best Fantasy and Best Cover Art. The books on the long lists are all pretty amazing, so making only one choice may be hard. However, a lot of the books on the list are also on the Locus Recommended Reading List, so we’ve been equipping you to make an informed choice, right?
The voting will run until the 20th of April. A shortlist will be announced at EasterCon in Birmingham, and more information will be put up on the Gemmell Awards website that weekend.
The 41st Annual Locus Awards
And speaking of the Locus Recommended Reading List, the final week of voting for the Locus Awards has commenced. The voting will take about ten minutes of your time, which is quite long, but if you consider the prizes we are offering you in return, it’s actually not that long at all.
Head over to our Locus Poll Voting Guide to be inspired to make a collection and get a chance to win one of three huge boxes of Tor books (each box includes seven Tor books, all released in 2011!) or one of three digital half-year subscriptions to the Locus Magazine.
Pornokitsch’s V Days of Rome
Despite their ridiculous (though inspired) name, I’ve always considered Pornokitsch to be one of the coolest genre blogs out there. This week, though, they have totally outdone themselves. For five days, they changed their blog into a Roman-themed website.
Though the five days ended on Friday (I’m still sad about that), they have a lot of great content for you to catch up on. How about a review with #1 Rome inspired author Sophia McDoughall—in not one, not two, but three parts, or a great article on Romans in Space?
Other interesting linkage!
- Genre for Japan has ended, but here are the results.
- Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review reviews Moon Over Soho.
- Iceberg Ink does Pat Rothfuss’s The Wise Man’s Fear justice.
- Bradley P. Beaulieu talks about The Winds of Khalakovo and cultural influences.
- And Mat Hatter’s throws a giveaway of The Winds of Khalakovo in the mix as well.
- China Miéville talks to Only the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy…
- And Steven Erikson chats with Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist.
- Peter Orullian talks about violating your expectations over at the Tor blog.
- Kirkus Reviews has a nice list of ten Can’t-Miss genre books of 2011.
- Splash of Our Worlds has a pretty great list of epic villains.
- Last but not least, you can win copies of The Five and All the Lives He Led.
Rounding up The Dragon
To conclude this Sunday’s Roundup, a lot has been going on at The Ranting Dragon as well. For those who missed it, here’s an overview:
- We reviewed Daniel Abraham’s The Dragon’s Path and Daniel Fox’s Dragon in Chains.
- We interviewed Peter Orullian, author of The Unremembered (released on Tuesday!).
- We also interviewed Del Rey Editor-in-Chief Betsy Mitchell.
- Peter Orullian made Sam Sykes sing, and Sykes took his bloody revenge.
- We took a look at all the forthcoming releases for May 2011.
- Of course, we also reviewed some Locus list books:
- The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff,
- A Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough, and
- The Sorcerer’s House by Gene Wolfe.