NEWS/AUTHORS/WEBSITES (Staff, 7-9, 10-12)
There is an excellent special feature in the literary journal, Fiction Focus, which I want to share: Wow websites – book inspired web wonders, linking to websites which are an extension of books and series. I would strongly recommend these websites if you’re a fan of these books/series, or even if you’re not. Just go in and have a look. They’re brilliant even just from a design point of view. And many of them are interactive, so you can have some fun.
Here are the links to author websites provided by this article (click on the titles):
Angie Sage’s Septimus Heap series
Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series
Charlie Higson’s Young Bond series
Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider series
Robert Muchamore’s Cherub series
For Picture Book authors, there are links to the following websites:
Chris Priestley’s Tales of Terror Gothic feel site
The selected works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
The CMIS Fiction Focus blog include more extensive links to more blogs and websites of young adult authors and illustrators.
Fiction Focus also has an excellent article on Steampunk,
a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction. At the core of steampunk is the notion of altered history (often Victorian and London-Victorian at that) combined with technology that is historically impossible, and therefore all the more intriguing.
CMIS Fiction Focus has also given us a taste of Steampunk in their blog which is worth checking out, but I can’t resist including all the Steampunk blog links given here as well.
Antipodean Steampunk Adventures with an Australian slant
Do read the Fiction Focus blog post about Steampunk.
Or drop into our library – Mrs Jimenez has put together some great Steampunk book information in a brochure for you.
And for those of you who have made it to the end of this post, here’s a reward for you – a video showing a Steampunk exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford – the strangest thing I’ve ever seen.
This has been partially cross-posted from Brave New World.