Morning Cuppa – 03/12/13 – Game of Thrones! Terry Brooks! Elizabeth Bear!

Twice in a week! Okay, my apologies once again for my absence to those of you who check in daily here. I had some family in town for the weekend and I should have anticipated that I wouldn’t be writing much at all while they were here. This should hopefully be the end of interruptions, at least for the foreseeable future. On to the links then…

  • There’s an advanced review of Elizabeth Bear’s forthcoming book, Shattered Pillars, her second from the Eternal Sky series which is set in a fictionalized version of the 12th-13th century Asian Steppes. 
  • Terry Brooks, author of the Shannara series, among others, did an AMA yesterday on Reddit. The conversation is now closed but you can still read through it. Some interesting tidbits about the annotated Shannara that recently came out.
  • In just 9 days, season 3 of Game of Thrones will begin! The Mary Sue has a quick 14 minute roundup from HBO that has the actors and executive producer recounting what happens in season 2. Watch it and prepare to loose the dragons!
  • And, if you’re still following the SFWA/Random House tiff that’s going on, John Scalzi rounds up his own posts on the matter for you here.