Thursday, March 17, 2005

Quick Hits

Well somebody else is thinking about the publishing industry and black folks. Black Issues Book Review and Target Market News have teamed up to produce this site. Doesn't seem like it's being updated very regularly.
Then again, even the BBB has off days.

Speaking of BIBR, the web content from the current issue is now online, including reviews of news novels by Tayari Jones, Pearl Cleage (though her site isn't really updated - odd, that) and Valerie Wilson Wesley.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Butler's Back

On a quick search I found this university newspaper story about an appearance by Octavia Butler and was happy to see that she has a new novel due out this year, Fledgling is the title. But I have yet to find a link to a synopsis on the book - oh well, we'll just have to wait and see.

And here's a Z.Z. Packer review in the NYTimes of Charles Johnson's new collection, Dr. King's Refrigerator and Other Bedtime Stories.