Today I saw a lot of interesting SFF book related news and thought I’d share it with you.

Publisher’s Weekly has an article today about Bitterblue, the forthcoming novel from Kristin Cashore that is connected to her novels Graceling and Fire. There’s now a cover and a release date – May 2012. I enjoyed Graceling and I LOVED Fire, so I’m excited to see it will be coming out next year!

Jacqueline Carey posted an excerpt from Saints Astray, the sequel to the very enjoyable Santa Olivia (review). Saints Astray will be on sale starting November 22.

Martha Wells has an excerpt from The Serpent Sea on her website. This is the sequel to The Cloud Roads, meaning it is a book I cannot wait to read (review). The Serpent Sea is scheduled for release in January 2012.

Lev Grossman’s The Magicians has been optioned by Fox as a television series.  This is awesome news on its own, but the people working on it are the writers who worked on X-Men: First Class, which I absolutely loved. (Just watched it again earlier this week since my husband bought it for me. And it’s renewed my obsession with the soundtrack which I’ve probably listened to about 150 times now.) So all around, this is very exciting news and I really hope it makes it on the air!