Hopefully you’ve already gone and filled your Kindle with free Mobis from Tor Books’ promotion (expires July 27th, 2008).
Here are some Fun Facts about the writers of 9 of the 24 books available:
Mistborn – Fantasy – Book 1 in a Series
by Brandon Sanderson
In preparation for writing the final book in The Wheel of Time, he re-read the entire series and blogged about the experience.
Old Man’s War – Science Fiction – Book 1 in a Series
by John Scalzi
John Scalzi, besides running the Whatever hangout, is generally hailed as the new Heinlein. I can tell you he’s a less preachy version of Heinlein, if that’s so. His most famous article, across national newspapers and the web alike, is Being Poor.
Spin – Science Fiction – Standalone – Thriller
by Robert Charles Wilson
A fun read from his website: Human Contingency and Finding What You Want at the Bookstore.
Farthing – Alternative History – Book 1 in a Series
by Jo Walton
She currently blogs not just on her LJ, but also on Tor.com, starting off with the kick-ass and hive-kicking entry The Singularity Problem and Non-Problem.
The Outstretched Shadow – Fantasy – Book 1 of the Obsidian Trilogy
by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
Look, even more eBooks of her works from Baen! And he wrote the novel adaptation of the Merlin miniseries; first chapter samples here.
Crystal Rain – Science Fiction – Book 1 of a Series
by Tobias S. Buckell
Dude blogs a lot, by which I mean he’s one of those writers who know-know about blogging.
Lord of the Isles – Fantasy – Book 1 of a Series
by David Drake
You know, I honestly think this is the only heroic fantasy series out there that draws inspiration from Sumerian mythology. He talks about that, and writing the book, here.
Through Wolf’s Eyes – Fantasy – Book 1 of a Series
by Jane Lindskold
Unlike quite a few folks in the fantasy magic wolves business, Jane Lindskold knows about wolves.
The Disunited States of America – Alternate History/Science Fiction – In a Series
by Harry Turtledove
Many know his alternative history work, but his YA Crosstime Traffic series has more than a touch of science fiction. And here’s an audio interview with the master of alternative history himself.
More fun facts for books 10 – 17 and books 18 – 24 tomorrow and Saturday.