Archive | July, 2008

Locus on The H-Bomb Girl

In the latest issue (July 2008) of Locus Magazine, Paul Witcover has a glowing review of Stephen Baxter’s The H-Bomb Girl: “Is there anything that Stephen Baxter can’t do?  He’s written superior space opera, dramatized evolution in a sprawling novel of that name, collaborated seamlessly with Arthur C. Clarke, even delved into fantasy and alternate […]

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Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Lassen talks Comic Con

The Agony Column has a new interview with Night Shade editor-in-chief Jeremy Lassen about his experience at San Diego Comic Con this weekend. [MP3]

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Free Excerpt of Hespira, plus new reviews

Matthew Hughes, author of Majestrum and The Spiral Labyrinth, has made the first chapter of the third volume of the Henghis Hapthorn trilogy, Hespira, available on his website. Bibliophile Stalker reviews Wastelands: “John Joseph Adams assembles a wide variety of apocalypse-related fiction in Wastelands … What you end up with is a diverse anthology covering […]

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The Big Idea behind Incandescence

Over at The Whatever, John Scalzi is featuring a guest-blog from Greg Egan in which he explains The Big Idea behind Incandescence. Here’s a snippet: "Incandescence grew out of the notion that the theory of general relativity — widely regarded as one of the pinnacles of human intellectual achievement — could be discovered by a […]

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An Interview with Night Shade Books Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Lassen

Bibliophile Stalker has an in-depth interview with Night Shade Books editor-in-chief Jeremy Lassen, in which he describes his influences, how he got involved in publishing, and how Night Shade Books came to be, among other things.

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Fantasy Book Spot reviews The Shadow Pavilion

Fantasy Book Spot reviews Liz Williams’s The Shadow Pavilion: “With all due speed Williams draws us into the intrigue, imbuing our imaginations with vivid images full of color and scent that make her stories come alive. With this descriptive skill she lures us in. Then, like the sticky strands of a spider’s web, we get […]

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Everyone Loves Implied Spaces

Book Love reviews Walter Jon Williams’s Implied Spaces: “The depth and detail of this book simply cannot be explained in a simple review. Expanding through both social and hard science fiction, as well as touching on mystery and fantasy, Implied Spaces is an impressive tale that’s surprisingly human at its core.” Blogger Jvstin also really […]

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The Imago Sequence Wins Award for Best Collection

Laird Barron’s The Imago Sequence has won the 2008 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection. The announcement came at Readercon 19 this weekend, where Laird was in attendance to accept the award in person. Congrats, Laird!

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Interviews and Reviews

Concept Sci-Fi has an interview with Walter Jon Williams, author of Implied Spaces. Matt Staggs talks about apocalyptic fiction and says some nice things about Wastelands: “This is pretty much the fiction anthology I’ve always looked for and never could find. It’s perfect, lots of great stuff, and I can’t praise Adams and Night Shade […]

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International Horror Guild Award finalists

Congratulations to Laird Barron, whose novella “Procession of the Black Sloth” and short story collection The Imago Sequence have both been named finalists for the International Horror Guild Awards. Congrats too, to Lucius Shepard, whose novel Softspoken is a finalist as well.

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