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by Sandy Auden
There's so much news happening in the world that it's hard to keep up. SF Site sifts through the details picking out the interesting stuff and following them up.  

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2011
News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media
a column by Sandy Auden
It's all happening on the Supernatural TV show at the moment with Season Six drawing to an exciting close and the news breaking this week that the show's seventh season has definitely been picked up by the CW network. But as the series goes into its usual summer break, we'll all be looking around for somewhere to get our Supernatural fix during the long lazy evenings. So why not try listening to music from Supernatural convention veteran Jason Manns or delve behind the scenes in Nicholas Knight's Official Companion books?

News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media
a column by Sandy Auden
As promised last month, this is the second and final part of the looking back/looking forward articles. This time, two of the busiest men in genre -- PS Publishing's Pete Crowther and the ubiquitous Steve Jones -- share their recent releases in 2010 and their future plans for 2011. Hold onto your hats, there's going to be a lot going on...

News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media
a column by Sandy Auden
At this time of year, we often find ourselves looking back at the year that was and looking forward with hope and high expectations for the year to come. Authors and publishers are no different to the rest of us so here is part one of a whole range of talented people -- including Peter Hamilton, Mark Chadbourn, Jasper Kent, Ramsey Campbell, Tim Lebbon, Juliet McKenna and James Barclay -- talking about what's out and what's coming in 2011.

2010
News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media
a column by Sandy Auden
Tom Lloyd gets devious talking about his latest Twilight Reign novel, The Ragged Man; and David Wellington updates some traditional myths in his new werewolf novel, Cursed.

News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media
a column by Sandy Auden
Tim Lebbon explains how writing can disturb your sleep as well as your wife, and Stephen James Walker's End of Ten delves deep into the real-life story behind the scenes as David Tennant bows out of Doctor Who.

News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media
a column by Sandy Auden
Sometimes a cup of coffee can change your life. For actor and general entrepreneur Todd Stashwick (Supernatural, Heroes) and comic writer/artist Dennis Calero (Heroes, Wolverine) a simple caffeine break together resulted in the launch of a brand new web comic called Devil Inside.

2010
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a column by Sandy Auden
It's sex, stories and rock and roll for author Kevin J. Anderson, ProgRock Records boss Shawn Gordon and all round talented musician, composer and producer Henning Pauly as they talk about the making of the Terra Incognita: The Line In The Sand rock CD and its intimate connections with Anderson's new novel The Map Of All Things.

News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media
a column by Sandy Auden
Mark Chadbourn talks about his new Fantasy series, The Sword of Albion which takes us into the treacherous world of spies in Elizabethan England; and debut novelist Sarah Pinborough gives us the inside skinny about desolate futures, self destruction and getting new novel A Matter of Blood published.

News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media
a column by Sandy Auden
Guy Gavriel Kay mixes fantasy and Tang Dynasty history to create a heady cocktail of war and strife in the 8th Century; while John Meaney blends science fiction and history into long a refreshing tale of spies and deep-seated desires for power...

News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media
a column by Sandy Auden
A distinctly dark flavour to this month's column with Jasper Kent talking about his Russian vampires in Twelve and Thirteen Years Later, and Conrad Williams inhabiting the twilight land between your last breath and your arrival on the other side in Decay Inevitable.

News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media
a column by Sandy Auden
Patricia Briggs talks about coyotes, alpha werewolves and telling whoppers in her latest Mercy Thompson story, Silver Borne; and get ready for flesh-rending gore as editor Christopher Golden and authors Tad Williams and Tim Lebbon take on the scariest monster on the block in Zombie: An Anthology of the Undead.

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Discovering new authors is one of the pleasures of reading. This month, Mike Shevdon and Jeremy de Quidt talk about their debut novels. Mike Shevdon's Sixty-One Nails takes us on a haunting journey as a man's life is torn apart and rebuilt in unexpected ways; and Jeremy de Quidt's The Toymaker takes our children on a snowy and dangerous adventure.

News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media News Spotlight -- Genre Books and Media
a column by Sandy Auden
Actor Rob Benedict is a familiar face to fans of the Supernatural TV series -- he plays Chuck Shurley, the writer and prophet who just happens to be protected by archangels. But Benedict also has another creative role as the lyricist, lead singer and rhythm guitar player in his band Louden Swain. With their new CD -- A Brand New Hurt -- out now, Benedict took the time to tell us how the band was formed and give us an insight into the tracks on the new album.

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