Here's some links of interest:
- John Clute reads Jeffrey Ford's "Girl in the Glass. Clute says, "...at the best, The Girl in the Glass is magic."
- Kelly Link is interviewed at Jeff Vandermeer's Vanderworld blog. Also, Claude LaLumiere talks about Link's story "The Faery Handbag" in her new collection "Magic for Beginners." (That story can also be found in "The Faery Reel" and Fantasy: Best of 2004.) Also Link's story "Magic for Beginners" is in the September issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine. There's also another short interview with Link at One Story. UPDATE: I just saw Link's home page thanks to Shaken & Stirred and note that "The Faery Handbag" is free online, along with a few other stories. Enjoy.
- Apparently Peter Berg will try to bring Bran Mak Morn to the screen. Bran Mak Morn is a character from Robert E. Howard short stories (not novels, as the link suggests). Maybe they'll do a Howard character correctly, although I'm not holding my breath. The Conan movies were fun, but they don't capture the true character. (Link found at SciFi Daily.)
- The Hugo awards were announced. Among the winners, "The Faery Handbag" (mentioned above) for best novelette and the Battlestar Galactica episode "33" for dramatic presentation short form. They have also announced that the best editor award will be broken in two. Next year, there will be best magazine editor and best book editor awards. Patrick Nielsen Hayden talks about that decision here.