- This past weekend the International Thriller Writers handed out their annual awards. Click here for the full story.
- Everyone is talking about the new Nordic Noir of Lars Kepler (actually a husband and wife team). Click here for an interview and here for more info on The Hypnotist from the awesome resource, Nordic Bookblog. I am going to be on this site often.
- I have been holding on to this one since last week, but big news, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction will now be online and FREE!
- Via RA Online, a link to the podcast for the BEA program featuring librarians called, The Great Readalike.
- And finally, with the long awaited 6th installment of George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series coming out tomorrow, I can assure you many patrons will have a long wait, so get prepared ahead of time with these readalike lists from other libraries:
- NYPL's Winter is Coming list
- Tolkien Readalikes from the Williamsburgh Regional Library. The list includes Martin.
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's list of readalikes for The Wheel of Time which includes Martin.
- Skokie Public Library's Martin Read Alike list
- Amazon's Geroge R R Martin page with similar author suggestions
- Fantastic Fiction page for Martin; scroll down for books he has recommended and other similar authors.
- Gnooks Literature Map for Martin
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