Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Blog Tour -- Where the Map Ends 2

Well, you see...I had my posts made up last week, not knowing I would be sick and therefore away from the computer on which they were stored. So I'm posting two on the same day. Sue me!

I'd thought I was fairly well read in the CSFF genre; after all, it isn't that big. However, Where The Map Ends lists a lot of books that I'm not familiar with. It's time to expand my reading once again. I especially appreciate that Jeff has set this section up as either graphic or links only, depending on the speed of one's internet connection. This means that I can access this part of the site on dial-up. Jeff has also done brief write-ups for many of the books--a useful addition. They're not full-fledged reviews, but more of a taste test.

Jeff has included a section of speculative art as well. Very cool, although my daughter's site isn't on it! Also listings of other media: ezines, graphic novels, book cover designers, websites, manga, computer games, and machinima. Don't know what that is? Neither did I! Jeff says: "Machinima is a relatively new art form created at the intersection of computer animation, filmmaking, and computer games."

I found a review of one of Jeff's novels at Grace Bridge's. As an author that has been launched in part by Jeff's skills, Sharon Hinck posts an interview. Rachel Marks posts a two part interview. Eve Nielson also has an interview. Mirtika Schultz has a terrific Jeff-style giveaway yesterday (too late, I know), today and tomorrow as well as a terrific interview. I tried to enter today but Blogger was being...well, Blogger. I'll try again later. The last site I'd particularly like to draw your attention to is Gene Curtis, who discusses Jeff's vision for a pod press. More on that tomorrow.


WayneThomasBatson said...

Cool overview, Valerie. You just created a map for me to follow!

Janey DeMeo said...

You did an excellent review Valerie. You captured the essence of Jeff's site and blessed us all.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the link Valerie! Looking forward to reading more of your posts (and Hanna's too), especially since were all Canadians:)