I am an expert on international science fiction because many of its best authors are my Farmville and Facebook friends, like Gio Clairval. (that’s a joke). It’s very funny that Gio’s blog mentions the film Avatar, commenting that the film affected many people who were not sophisticated, as well as many who were and are –
There is also an overview of international SF/F in Locus, highly-unusual for them, but interesting and cool all the same, written by Jeff VanderMeer.
As to myself, I find art, like music, is a language that speaks to all.
Am I going to do more artwork this year? Perhaps . . .
Also I want to link to the World SF News Blog, as Charles Tan has been more than kind to Book View Cafe and has passed on our news many times. I would also like to note that Lavie Tidhar’s novel The Bookman has a wonderful commentary from Mr. James P. Blaylock. I should think that such advice would even move a hardened individual like William Ashbless to purchase this volume.