Archive | January, 2008

ALA loves Laird Barron!

Congratulations to Laird Barron. The American Library Association put his collection The Imago Sequence on their annual Best Adult Genre Fiction list. I knew this was an important collection, and most reviewers seem to have concurred, but its nice to see the third pillar of American fiction (librarians) recognizing the merits of Barron’s work.

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Paul Di Filippo on Eclipse One

Paul Di Filippo has some great things to say in his review of Eclipse One over at WashingtonPost.Com: “…it’s refreshing to find an editor who is sanguine about short fiction, and who, moreover, can assemble a volume of fresh wonders to justify his optimistic stance. Such is the case with talented compiler Jonathan Strahan and […]

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Precious Dragon is a “work of art”

Jacob Malewitz at Compulsive Reader has a nice review of Precious Dragon by Liz Williams, which he calls "a work of art that is different, flawed, and powerful." And in other news, the first part of WIRED Science’s interview with Pump Six author Paolo Bacigalupi is up. Stay tuned throughout the weekend for the rest […]

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Forthcoming Titles Now Available For Pre-Order!

We’ve just added a number of forthcoming titles to the Website, and they’re all now available for pre-order. Coming in May is Neal Asher’s Shadow of the Scorpion, a hard-hitting Polity novel filling in Ian Cormac’s early years. May will also see the release of Greg Egan’s Incandescence, a new novel of hard SF, and […]

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The Imago Sequence on the preliminary Stoker Awards ballot

Congratulations to Laird Barron, whose short story collection, The Imago Sequence, has made the preliminary Bram Stoker Awards ballot. The Stokers, which are presented annually by the members of the Horror Writers Association, honor superior achievement in horror literature. HWA members will vote to decide which preliminary nominees make the final ballot. The HWA hasn’t […]

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Balefires artwork by David Palumbo

Balefires artwork by David Palumbo

We’ve changed up the artwork for the upcoming mass market paperback release of David Drake’s Balefires, and David Palumbo has recently turned in the final cover art.

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Science Fiction Friday on WIRED Science

Correlations, the blog of the PBS series WIRED Science, will have an interview with Pump Six author Paolo Bacigalupi this Friday (Jan. 25) as their "Science Fiction Friday" feature. Here’s how the interviewer (and show producer), Damon Gambuto, teases the the conversation: "Tune in Friday for a lively discussion about Paolo’s career, the project of […]

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Fantasy on Grey: “an imaginative debut”

A few new reviews have rolled in: Grey, which was recently named a Philip K. Dick Award finalist, was just reviewed by Fantasy Magazine, which calls it “an imaginative debut novel,” and says that the “fast-paced action, flamboyant characters and teen-angst make [it] an enjoyable read.” The Breathing Corpse blog reviews Strangers on the Heights […]

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Richard Kadrey at Whitechapel

Warren Ellis is featuring a heavily-medicated Richard Kadrey (author of Butcher Bird and “Still Life with Apocalypse” from Wastelands) over at Whitechapel. Richard discusses Butcher Bird, comics, and fetish photography. Key quote: “I’m an American. I like magic, but I like guns, too. Why shouldn’t angels wear steel-toe boots? Why shouldn’t fairies carry knuckledusters? I […]

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The Dragon Page reviews Princes of the Golden Cage (twice!)

The Dragon Page has not one but two new reviews of Nathalie Mallet’s debut novel, The Princes of the Golden Cage. The first, by Brian Brown, sums up the book as “a younger Sherlock Holmes set in the Arabian Nights universe,” and calls it a “nice amalgam” of mystery and epic fantasy. The second, a […]

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