Good things going on in the world of sff.
First, Orbit has released the UK cover art for the omnibuses of Daniel Abraham's Long Price Quartet. This is also a chance for me to talk about one of my favorite "new to me" authors. I have to say I'm a fan, not only of the new cover art, but of the series itself. After reading A Shadow in Summer recently, I am hooked and if you haven't read it yet, put down what you're reading right now and get this series immediately.
Second, from an article in Publisher's Weekly (through A Dribble of Ink through Mad Hatter's Bookshelf - hey I wanna comment too!), Lev Grossman's The Magicians will have a sequel called The Magician King. I have The Magicians sitting on my shelf (thanks to Simcha at Sff Chat) and I plan to get to it very soon. It's received mixed reviews in the blogosphere, but I'm excited nonetheless.
Last, Alex Carnevale counts down his Top 100 sff picks of all time here. I find it a bit heavy-handed on a few authors and to be honest I've only read about 20, which makes me feel like I haven't read a darn thing. After saying that, it's his list and he's entitled to his opinion, which I will defend to to the death his right to give. Let me know what you think. :)