Linkblogging For 05/06/13

So people know the plan for the next few weeks, I plan to finish the Beach Boys essays for book two this week (only Looking Back With Love and Youngblood to go). Then for the rest of this month I’m going to mostly post book reviews here — I need, for starters, to review the most recent books by Lawrence Burton and Philip Purser-Hallard, and I’ve been reading a lot more recently. I may mirror those reviews to my Goodreads account (as a way of helping boost authors I like — since authors are no longer allowed to post reviews on Amazon). I’ll still be doing the Doctor Who posts on Mindless Ones.

At the start of next month, the book version of the Beach Boys essays will come out, and I’ll also put up the Kickstarter for the music books. The blog will then go quiet (apart from live reviews of Blondie and Mike Love’s Beach Boys and linkblogs) for a couple of weeks while I do the second draft of my novel. What appears after that will depend on the Kickstarter. If the Kickstarter is successful, it’ll be an album-by-album look at the work of Harry Nilsson. If not, it’ll probably be the first of a series on Liberalism I’m planning (that will get written anyway, but will wait if the Kickstarter is successful).

Once the novel is completely finished with, I’ll be serialising a new fiction project on here, as well. And once the Who posts are finished, I’ll be starting the Promethea book I’m writing with Holly.

So that’s the plan for the next couple of months. Links now:

Labour and Tory MPs have a new twist on an old game. Block democratic reform. Then criticise lack of democratic reform

A short vampire story by Peter Watts

A list of those Lib Dem MPs that voted against the government and for the party policy on decarbonisation

A statistical analysis of the uses of the words ‘geek’ and ‘nerd’, which proves my contention that I am not a geek.

Harry Nilsson’s final album, Flash Harry, is being reissued in August, a month after the box set of all his RCA works.

Calamity Jon on Secret Wars II

Alex Wilcock on CD releases of Doctor Who

Andrew Rilstone on The Name Of The Doctor

And Greg Egan lets you know how quickly you have to respond if your friend ever falls towards a black hole.

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2 Responses to Linkblogging For 05/06/13

  1. Mike says:

    No Cerebus on the schedule?

    • Andrew Hickey says:

      When the Promethea posts finish up, so autumnish. Quicker if I don’t do any music ones. I just have far more book ideas than time to write them — they’ll all get done eventually.

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