Archive | August, 2009

links for 2009-08-28

The Oct/Nov issue of Asimov's has a review of Butcher Bird by Richard Kadrey: "Colorful, fast-paced, action-packed, scary, highly imaginative, theologically thoughtful, funny without ever approaching farce, and skillfully written. Butcher Bird touches all the bases that commercially successful fantasy should touch, far more entertainingly than most bestselling fantasy, and then some." (tags: Richard_Kadrey Butcher_Bird)

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links for 2009-08-27

SF author Nancy Kress reviews The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi: "Paolo Bacigalupi's debut novel, The Windup Girl, is almost unbearably brutal. It is also extremely good." (tags: The_Windup_Girl Paolo_Bacigalupi) Big Dumb Object reviews Wastelands "A truly excellent collection of apocalyptic stories." (tags: Wastelands John_Joseph_Adams)

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links for 2009-08-26

Fantastic Reviews reviews By Blood We Live "Themed anthologies can sometimes become tiresome but — as he did in his anthologies Seeds of Change, Wastelands, The Living Dead, and Federations — Adams avoids that pitfall by his knack for combining excellent stories with varied approaches to the theme." (tags: By_Blood_We_Live John_Joseph_Adams)

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Mark Teppo Reads / Final Covers

Mark Teppo Reads / Final Covers

In the Seattle area? Looking for something fun to do tomorrow night? Then catch Lightbreaker author Mark Teppo reading at Third Place Books. Wednesday, August 26 @ 7 pm, address and directions at this link. And we’ve just posted final covers for two forthcoming books, Graham Joyce’s How to Make Friends with Demons (which Publishers […]

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links for 2009-08-25

Science Fiction Awards Watch reports: Paolo Bacigalupi's story "The Fluted Girl" (which appears in his collection Pump Six and Other Stories) has won the Stalker Award for best translated story. In this case, it must have been translated into Estonian, as the award is given out at Estcon, an Estonian SF convention. (tags: Paolo_Bacigalupi Pump_Six) […]

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links for 2009-08-24

Publishers Weekly reviews The Windup Girl: Starred review. "This complex, literate and intensely felt tale, which recalls both William Gibson and Ian McDonald at their very best, will garner Bacigalupi significant critical attention and is clearly one of the finest science fiction novels of the year." (tags: Paolo_Bacigalupi The_Windup_Girl)

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links for 2009-08-20

ELECTRIC VELOCIPEDE interviews John Langan, author of House of Windows (tags: John_Langan House_of_Windows)

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links for 2009-08-19

BookPage on The Windup Girl: "The Most Important SF Novel of the Year" "Bacigalupi is as unflinching in his examination of the unthinkable cruelty, humiliation and banal evil that humanity inflicts on the Other as he is on the bleak future that our mass consumption society will inevitably unleash. In his fictional vision, there will […]

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Shipping madness and Madness of Flowers

Shipping madness and Madness of Flowers

Yes, we know. Direct shipping is running entirely too slow right now. Not only is our warehouse full to bursting, the result of pushing twenty-three titles to press within two short months, but we returned from WorldCon to find that our primary shipping computer had gone belly-up, taking quite a bit of e-mail with it. […]

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links for 2009-08-17

Library Journal reviews The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 3, edited by Jonathan Strahan: “This collection provides a representative sample of the year’s broad spectrum of interests and styles. Award-winning anthologist Strahan also summarizes trends in an introductory essay. VERDICT The overall quality and eclecticism recommend this anthology to readers who […]

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