Archive | February, 2008

Strange Horizons reviews Precious Dragon

Strange Horizons has a nice review of the third book in Liz Williams’s Detective Inspector Chen series, Precious Dragon: "The story does dance along lightly, with all kinds of entertaining twists and turns. Hell itself is quite a fun place to explore, with its bureaucracies and officialdom. […] All the different plotlines come together at […]

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Reviews of Snake Agent, Implied Spaces, Glen Cook

A couple of new reviews to report. First, for The Agony Column, Rick Kleffel covers Walter Jon Williams’s forthcoming novel Implied Spaces: "There are gems of absurdist SFnal vision on practically every page, seemingly serious but seriously funny observations that jog a smile while they boggle the mind. Compact, brainy and entertaining, ‘Implied Spaces’ plays […]

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Monsters & Critics *loves* Pump Six

Monsters & Critics reviews Pump Six: “Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi the best science fiction short story collection of recent years. […] So if you enjoy philosophical science fiction stories, read Pump Six. If you hate philosophical science fiction stories, read Pump Six. Because like the evocative concrete rain which continually falls […]

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Free Fiction from Night Shade Books

Now available in our downloads section are two award-nominated stories from Eclipse One, Andy Duncan’s Nebula-nominated story “Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse” and Garth Nix’s Ditmar-nominated story “Bad Luck, Trouble, Death, and Vampire Sex.” These are available in a wide variety of formats, so click on over, check ’em out, and (if you’re eligible) VOTE!

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Paolo Bacigalupi at the Night Shade offices

Paolo Bacigalupi at the Night Shade offices

Pump Six and Other Stories author Paolo Backgalupi was recently in San Francisco visiting the offices of Night Shade Books. A great time was had by all. And Paolo got his first look at the finished version of his collection. Needless to say, we think he approves.

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Fall 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 September is Fast Ships, Black Sails, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, a swashbuckling collection of original tales of piracy and plunder, guaranteed to make you walk and talk like a pirate. Also coming in […]

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Australian Review of Eclipse One

In a review in this weekend’s Sydney Morning Herald, reviewer Van Ikin calls Eclipse One editor Jonathan Strahan a "remarkable Aussie who now strides the world stage in speculative fiction," and says that Eclipse One is "superb" and is among "the best introduction[s] you’d get to the very best in the field."

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Bookgasm reviews Eclipse One

Bookgasm has a nice review of Eclipse One: "Strange, dark and eldritch certainly describe this anthology, which collects 15 original fantasy and science-fiction short stories. All the tales in Eclipse One are creepy at the very least, and the spookiest of them could very well keep you up at night." The reviewer singles out "Toother" […]

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Unique Chicken a Nebula Award Finalist

This year’s final Nebula Awards ballot has been released. Andy Duncan’s story "Unique Chicken Goes In Reverse," which was originally published in Eclipse One, is among the finalists in the short story category. Congrats to Andy and to Eclipse editor Jonathan Strahan. The SFWA LiveJournal community has the full ballot.

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Grist.org Interviews Paolo Bacigalupi

Hot on the heels of his Publishers Weekly interview, Paolo Bacigalupi is interviewed by Michelle Nijhuis for Grist.org, a site devoted to environmental news and commentary. In the interview, they talk about Pump Six, the role of technology in SF, and how Paolo brings environmental issues into his writing, among other topics.

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