I’m tentatively down to do a panel at Conjure (you’ve joined, right?) on What’s Hot? This is, as far as I can tell, a variation on the annual year in review panel CHARLES and I have done in previous years. One thing that is hot – and the Stephen King review below brought this to mind – is zombies. For some reason, everyone from Alex Irvine and Kelly Link to Stephen King is writing about zombies. I’m sure there’s some deep cultural reason for this, but it is interesting.