A couple of links/tabs for your perusal.
Gareth L Powell has a shiny new website up at www.garethlpowell.com, fans of high quality, character driven SF should go check it out and while you’re at it you should take a gander at his new short story collection The Last Reef and Other Stories. The site was designed by Paul Raven of Futurismic/Velcro-City. Paul is also a critic and has a fine essay on Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash up at SF Site, well worth a look.
I’m a little late to the party on this but The Guardian mark’s Roald Dahl Day here. And for all those people whinging that Rowling is too violent or dark: read The Witches – that’s how you do dark, pure horror from beginning to end. Whatever else you think of the man he was a damned fine writer.
That’s it. For now.