Welcome back to the British Genre Fiction Focus, Tor.com’s regular round-up of book news from the United Kingdom’s thriving speculative fiction industry.
This past Saturday, we heard that Jonathan Ross had volunteered his time to take on the responsibilities of Toastmaster at LonCon3 later in the year. The news was—to put it politely—not well received by the community. What followed was a day of debate that ended as surprisingly as it began.
Later on, Joe Abercrombie fills us in on the future of The First Law, Nick Harkaway considers the Kitschies, Damien Walter wonders whether we’re already living in a sort of singularity, and the better to top Odds and Sods off with something pretty, Orbit have hosted a cover art extravaganza of their own.