Archive | April, 2008

Locus Award Poll Deadline is April 15

Don’t forget: the deadline for voting in the Locus Awards poll is April 15. (Also, don’t forget to do your taxes!) Voting is open to all. Want to vote for Night Shade titles? Sure you do! Well, here’s a handy list of what’s eligible in which categories.

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Final Four Now Available for Pre-Order…

We’ve just added the final four titles scheduled for 2008 to our Website, and they are now available for pre-order… In September, Wastelands editor John Joseph Adams presents The Living Dead, the long-awaited definitive zombie anthology featuring the likes of Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, George R. R. Martin, Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, […]

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New Reviews & an Interview

Joe Sherry at Adventures in Reading reviews Liz Williams’s Snake Agent. Here’s a snippet: "What works about Snake Agent is not so much the details of the story, but rather how Williams tells it. The details, great as they are, are the window dressing to entice readers to open the book. Once readers do, and […]

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All About Paolo

Booklist has a nice review of Pump Six by Paolo Bacigalupi. Here’s a snippet: "These are not subtle stories. Bacigalupi makes no secret of his social attitudes, but he handles political commentary with grace and packs a lot of thought into quite a small space. These pieces aren’t just platforms for cultural critique; they’re solid, […]

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Implied Spaces: Best Book of the Year

Over on his blog, Tobias S. Buckell mentions that he’s just finished reading Implied Spaces and declares it his "favorite SF novel so far this year."

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Starred Review for Implied Spaces

Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams has received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Here’s a snippet: "An intelligent, delicate and precise novel of real depth: a pleasure to read, an undertaking to savor." Read the whole review over at BN.com. (They omitted the star, but according to Kirkus’s website, it’s a starred review.) Also, […]

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Omnivoracious interviews Paolo

Over at the Amazon.com blog, Omnivoracious, Jeff VanderMeer has a nice interview with Pump Six author Paolo Bacigalupi. In it, they discuss what Paolo most values in fiction, the appeal of short fiction, common themes in his work, and lots more. Jeff also has a couple extra Q&As with Paolo that didn’t fit into the […]

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Various News Bits

In other news: Terry Dowling’s story, "Toother," from Eclipse One has won the 2007 Australian Shadows Award. Congratulations, Terry! Blogger daydalus calls Wastelands "an excellent collection envisioning humanity’s darkest days." Speaking of Wastelands, Elizabeth Bear’s story from the anthology, "And the Deep Blue Sea," is now available as a podcast from Starship Sofa. (You can […]

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New Reviews of Implied Spaces

There’s a new review of Walter Jon Williams’s Implied Spaces up at SF Crow’s Nest, and it gets a brief mention in the Fantasy Book Critic spotlight. Another review is up at Green Man Review, which starts off: "Implied Spaces is an action-packed story written in an elegant and wryly-humorous prose style. If Dumas was […]

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Independent Publisher Announces Bold New Direction

Independent Publisher Announces Bold New Direction

San Francisco, California April 1, 2008 Night Shade Books editor-in-chief Jeremy Lassen announced today that the San Francisco-based publisher of science fiction, fantasy, and horror would be moving in a bold new direction this year, opening a chain of Night Shade Books-branded taquerias to be known as “Posseberto’s.” “The idea came to me while attending […]

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