LOCUS Magazine Editor-in-Chief Liza Groen Trombi joins our Brent Bowen at the World Fantasy Convention to discuss trends in the industry, the health of print short fiction (Realms of Fantasy’s folding. Though, it’s since been purchased and will continue.), and their January 2011 launch into the digital editions. You can find finalized details about LOCUS Magazine’s digital editions and get your digital copy of issue #600 – January 2011 now.
The Purloined Boy is about a lanky twelve year old named Trevor Upjohn. He was stolen by a bogeyman right out his bed when he was just a wee lad. But that’s not what makes him special. What makes him special is he knows he was stolen. More than that – he wants to go home again. His care-givers, the Guardians, won’t hear of it. Worse, the bogeymen have other plans for him – plans too awful to even mention here. Fortunately for our hero the Venerable Guild of the Sun Eaters is working to save him. Even better, a talking mouse named Zephyr comes to Trevor’s aid and promises to take him home, but with one proviso! And just in case you were wondering, purloined means stolen! Read The Purloined Boy today.
- Harlan Ellison is selling his first typewriter for the sum of 40K. We discuss his candidate explanation and relate it to Spider Robinson’s comments from the anthology BEFORE THEY WERE GIANTS.
- Random House ebook sales soared in 2010, with some of their top titles selling equal number electronic editions and paper copies! Shaun then laments his lack of an ebook reader.
- Orson Scott Card suffered a mild stroke on New Years Day. We also discuss his new novel, a fantasy entitled THE LOST GATE.
- The guys discuss Lou Anders blog comment from Episode 109 regarding piracy. And, yes, our voicemail number is broken, but we’ll get a new one soon.