I usually try to keep my posts focused on either teen book reviews or emerging technology topics, but it’s fun to see stories about up-and-coming authors, if only to be reminded that the past-time of reading is still going strong.
In the upcoming (July 15th) issue of Forbes magazine, they’ll be highlighting a new fantasy author, 21-year-old Bloomsbury publishing intern Samantha Shannon. After reading its synopsis, I’ve already placed a hold on The Bone Season, first in a seven-part series about “clairvoyants in a dystopian future struggling against a totalitarian government and its supernatural overlords”. The book is due to be released on August 20th.
Online article about Ms. Shannon can be found here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2013/06/26/is-21-year-old-samantha-shannon-the-next-jk-rowling/