Archive | July, 2009

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Bookgasm reviews The King’s Daughters by Nathalie Mallet "Mallet is not subtle with her foreshadowing, so you’ll be racing ahead trying to get the author to admit what you already know, but that’s a minor annoyance, given her penchant for storytelling. Most of her main characters are succinctly drawn, with real motivations and realistic behaviors. […]

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Publishers Weekly reviews Bar None by Tim Lebbon & An Empire Unacquanted With Defeat by Glen Cook Bar None: "A fun, engaging, exceptionally strange and refreshingly original tale for fans of postapocalyptic fiction." An Empire Unacquanted With Defeat: "The stories share settings and characters, including the despotic empire itself, which lurks as an unseen but […]

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BookPage Magazine reviews By Blood We Live edited by John Joseph Adams "More than anything, this anthology demonstrates that the vampire is not only undead but mutable, and in the best writers’ hands, a tool for analyzing our mortal frailty and resilience in the teeth of unadulterated evil and unimaginable love." (tags: Night_Shade_Books By_Blood_We_Live John_Joseph_Adams)

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Mad Hatter's Bookshelf reviews Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams "Williams has amazing ideas about technology and what could happen to society given the chance … Williams somehow mashes up conspiracies, zombies, AIs, government bureaucracy, planet crushing weapons, and galactic war yet it never seems absurd. … Williams is definitely not done with this universe […]

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Book Review: Moon Flights – Monsters and Critics "This collection of fifteen short stories span nearly two decades of Moon’s writing career. … Indeed, those familiar with Moon’s work will recognize and delight in revisiting her many universes. Strong and inventive, some of these stories include adroit social commentary while a couple are liberally sprinkled […]

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The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One table of contents announced!

The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One table of contents announced!

The table of contents lineup for editor Ellen Datlow’s upcoming anthology The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One has been announced. And what a great lineup it is! Table of Contents: Cargo — E. Michael Lewis If Angels Fight — Richard Bowes The Clay Party — Steve Duffy Penguins of the Apocalypse — William […]

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The Night Shade Interview: THE KING’S DAUGHTERS’s Nathalie Mallet

The Night Shade Interview: THE KING’S DAUGHTERS’s Nathalie Mallet

Recently, I had a chance to sit down and chat with Nathalie Mallet, author of the Prince Amir mysteries, Princes of the Golden Cage and its recently-released sequel, The King’s Daughters, about real-world inspirations, worldbuilding without maps, literary influences, and writing across genres. So take a few minutes, click on through, and read the Night […]

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Praise for Tim Lebbon’s Bar None

Reviews of Tim Lebbon’s Bar None are starting to roll in, and the consensus is awesome. Highlander’s Book Reviews calls Bar None “a novel which transcends the genre… every bit as good as Cormac McCarthy’s critically acclaimed The Road. In many ways it’s similar, a post apocalyptic road trip, but for me this is the […]

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Today’s News, Reviews, & Interviews

Strange Horizons reviews Fast Ships, Black Sails, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer "While there are plenty of risks taken and there is plenty of originality to be found in the book, this is ultimately a no-frills collection of pirate stories, not particularly fancy or revolutionary but rather undeniably solid, reliable, steady. No weak links […]

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