Archive | March, 2008

Wastelands: A Post-Apocalyptic Anthology Done Right

Tech blogger Josh Smith is only part-way through Wastelands, but likes it quite a lot thus far: "One of the strongest parts of the anthology thus far is the decision by Adams to focus on stories which portray life after the apocalypse, forgoing zombies and other provocateurs and focusing on the struggles and stories of […]

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Stainless Steel review of The Sword-Edged Blonde

Over at Stainless Steel Droppings, Carl V. has a glowing review of The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe. He gives it a 4.5/5 rating and says: "The Sword-Edged Blonde is a fun, quick read that leaves the reader both satisfied and anxious for Eddie LaCrosse’s next adventure. At the same time if Alex Bledsoe chooses […]

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PW Reviews Best SF & F, Vol. 2

Publishers Weekly has reviewed The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 2 edited by Jonathan Strahan. Here’s a snippet: "If these 24 stories are any indication, SF and fantasy are continuing their evolution—or ‘dissolution,’ as Strahan calls it—just as they always have: through innovative writers re-examining conventions and redefining boundaries." The whole […]

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Jon Armstrong’s GREY is now available for (free) download!

Jon Armstrong’s shocking high-fashion dystopian novel Grey is now available for download! For free! Why? Because it’s a great book. And because Jon has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award. Way to go, Jon! So, on the one hand, we are giving away this e-book in the hopes that the Hugo voters will […]

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Reviews of Eclipse One, Glen Cook

The Fix has a new review of Eclipse One. Reviewer Ziv Wities calls it a "high quality anthology" and says: "Strahan’s introduction is enthusiastic and even inspiring; he tells us of how the SF/F short story is flourishing and describes the huge quantity of wonderful, imaginative work coming from writers new and old. Eclipse One […]

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Walter Jon & Paolo Quoted in NY Times

The New York Times has just published an article by Dave Itzkoff called "The Fuzzier Crystal Ball," which asks "After Arthur C. Clarke, who are science fiction’s visionaries?" Among the names Itzkoff discusses (and authors he talked to) were Night Shade’s own visionaries Walter Jon Williams and Paolo Bacigalupi.

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Eclipse One reviewed at The Book Swede

Chris over at The Book Swede blog reviews Eclipse One, calling it an "excellent anthology"  and a "definite must-read." In other, less-happy news, the Philip K. Dick Award winner (and runner-up) has been announced, and, alas, Jon Armstrong’s Grey, which was a finalist, didn’t win. The winner is Nova Swing by M. John Harrison, with […]

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2008 Hugo Award Finalists

The 2008 Hugo Award nominations are out, and I’m pleased to congratulate editor Jonathan Strahan (Eclipse One, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 1) on his first nomination in the best professional editor (short form) category. Also, congrats to Grey author Jon Armstrong who has been nominated for the John W. […]

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Clute on Pump Six

The ever erudite John Clute has a long, detailed review of Paolo Bacigalupi’s Pump Six over at SCI FI Weekly. As usual, Clute’s review defies excerption, so just trust me that it’s an interesting analysis of the text and click through.

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Just in from The Agony Column…

…comes this MP3 interview with Pump Six author Paolo Bacigalupi and Night Shade’s own Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Lassen. Not only does Rick Kleffel get Paolo to discuss his themes, methods, and intentions, but Jeremy spills the beans on, as Rick puts it, “the business ecology that allows him to thrive in the midst of skyscraper publishing […]

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