Archive | June, 2008

Paolo Bacigalupi on NPR

Paolo Bacigalupi’s collection Pump Six and Other Stories has been featured on today’s broadcast of NPR’s All Things Considered. For SF, ecological themes, and the economies of scale that made Pump Six possible, click on through and check out this amazing interview! Click here to listen.

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Bookgasm Loves Wastelands

Bookgasm reviewer Ryun Patterson on Wastelands: “Few books have had the impact on me that Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse did. … Wastelands is a great collection that gets my highest recommendation.”

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Today’s Reviews and Interviews

Over at Religion Dispatches, Gabriel McKee has a thoughtful review of Wastelands. Here’s a snippet: “Editor John Joseph Adams has chosen stories that show so much variation, not just in setting but in tone. There are several elegiac tales here, to be sure, but there are just as many optimistic ones, and even one or […]

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New Reviews of Pump Six, Wastelands, A Cruel Wind

Over at Bibliophile Stalker, Charles Tan has a nice review of Pump Six by Paolo Bacigalupi. Here’s a snippet: “Bacigalupi’s stories pack a whallop while remaining compelling and accessible.” Tan gives the collection a 4/5 rating. With a “4” being identified as “Highly recommended and is easily a pioneer of the genre.” SciFiDimensions has a […]

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New Reviews of Implied Spaces

A couple new reviews of Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams:   From Library Journal: “In a distant future where artificial intelligences care for humans’ needs and death is curable, computer scientist-turned-swordsman Aristide, along with his talking AI cat, Bitsy, explores the pocket universes created by machine intelligences, searching for the implied spaces—pieces of sculpted reality […]

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Matthew Cheney on Pump Six

In the latest issue of The Quarterly Conversation, Matthew Cheney has some nice things to say about Paolo Bacigalupi’s Pump Six: “At their core, these stories are about human empathy and its limits, with ecological catastrophes providing the opportunity to vividly test those limits, both emotionally and philosophically.” Also, over at Bibliophile Stalker, Charles Tan […]

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More Implied Spaces Reviews

Two new reviews of Implied Spaces. First up is a new review in the June 2008 issue of Locus (not online) by Russell Letson. Here’s a snippet: “Williams’s characters are built with plenty of humanity and humor, and the various worlds-in-the-wormholes are vividly textured. And behind the thrill-ride of intrigue, special effects, and battles lurk […]

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Reviews Galore!

The latest issue of Neo-Opsis magazine has a nice review of Matthew Hughes’s Majestrum and The Spiral Labyrinth. Here’s a snippet: “Anything by Matthew Hughes is in the ‘must read’ category. … Hughes is a master of the ironic monolog … And just underneath the irony lies a whole other layer of philosophical debate that […]

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