It’s kind of strange not to have a review that needs to be written since last weekend is the first time I’ve been caught up with reviews since March. I’m hoping to finish Dune in the next couple of days since it’s a long weekend and then it’s on to Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris, the winner of the what to read next poll.

In the meantime, here are some interesting reviews or other speculative fiction related posts I’ve seen lately.

On his blog, Neil Gaiman recently wrote that ARCs for The Graveyard Book are going out and the first review of the book is up. I want this one. A lot.

SQT over at Fantasy & Sci-fi Lovin’ Book Reviews recently read and enjoyed the second First Law book, Before They Are Hanged. It made me want to pick up the copy I still have on my bookshelf, but it will have to wait a bit like most of the other unread books.

It’s a little over a week old but I have to include this review of Ian Cameron Esslemont’s Malazan novel Night of Knives from Speculative Horizons because I really enjoyed reading it.

OF Blog has a review of Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy edited by Ekaterina Sedia. Also of interest is the recent abundance of favorite author polls.

Fantasy Book Critic has a fantastic interview with Greg Keyes, author of the recently completed “Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone” series. There is also a review of the new story collection by Keyes, The Hounds of Ash and Other Tales of Fool Wolf. I’m not normally a big short story fan, but this one did sound good to me.

Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review has a review of the forthcoming Tobias Buckell novel Sly Mongoose. This one sounds very good, too – the to-read list just gets longer and longer.

Sarah of Jumpdrives and Cantrips reviewed a science fiction classic – Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers.

Fantasy Debut has a review of Dru Pagliassotti’s Clockwork Heart.