Gym Reads Poll #3 (Non-U.S. Edition): What should I read next?

It's that time again!  Another Gym Reads Poll!  Thus far, you all have made me read the following:
  • The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr. (1978)(podcast forthcoming)
  • Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler (1991)
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (1997)(almost done)
Now, I need something new to read while I'm at the gym.  This time, I'm mixing things up by providing a list of books by authors who are not originally from the United States.  The following list includes authors from England, Australia, India, Nigeria, Jamaica, South Africa, Portugal, Ireland, and Germany! Read More

Call for Review Copies: World SF Authors and Creators (Books, Comics, etc.)

As you may know, my podcast, The Skiffy and Fanty Show, is hosting a year-long feature called the World SF Tour.  And because I'm dedicated to world sf in general, I want to do more than just post podcast episodes and reviews of foreign films for the "2010:  A SFF Film Odyssey" feature.

So this is a call for review copies.  I'm looking for books, movies, comics, and other forms of media that fulfill the following:

  • They are works of speculative fiction, broadly defined (and I do mean broadly defined; the only thing I won't read is erotica, because I'm really not the right audience for it)
  • They are works created by people from outside the United States (I will give special attention to works outside the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom)
  • They are works which are professionally published (note:  this does not necessarily mean they must be published through traditional means) OR of professional quality (a subjective measure, I know)
I cannot guarantee I can read and review everything under the sun.  As such, this is what I'm offering:
  • Reviews of 1-2 titles a month (depending on the medium; I can review more movies than books, for example)
  • Guest post slots on my blog and The Skiffy and Fanty Show for anyone whose work I cannot review due to time restraints (so you can talk about your book, your writing, etc.)
That's it.  Spread the word!