Archive | May, 2010

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THE WINDUP GIRL by Paolo Bacigalupi wins the Compton Crook Award! – “The Compton Crook Award is given to the best first novel of the year in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror. The award is presented by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc., at their annual Baltimore-area science fiction […]

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Fort Morgan Times reviews THE IMPROBABLE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: – "Some of [the stories] are more fun than the original adventures of Holmes. Take some time and have some fun with this one. I honestly could not put it down once I got started."

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Booklist gives a starred review to OCCULTATION by Laird Barron: – "In every tale, everything heard and unheard, seen and unseen becomes creepier and creepier. The protagonists try to escape by drinking, drugging, fighting, fucking, even fleeing. Yet it’s doubtful any of their gorgeously scary stories has much of a sequel."

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Fandomania reviews THE LOVING DEAD by Amelia Beamer: – "A humorous and stomach-turning journey through a very realistic 21st century zombie outbreak. …A page-turner that will have readers wondering with each passing chapter whether [protagonists] Kate and Mike will survive the zombies and lawless thugs that roam the streets, or die trying."

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Night Shade Launches new “literary fiction with an edge” imprint Pugilist Press

Night Shade Books is pleased to announce the creation of Pugilist Press, a new imprint that will focus exclusively on contemporary literary fiction with an edge. Night Shade founder Jason Williams will act as publisher and acclaimed editor Juliet Ulman will serve as editor-in-chief. “Over the past twelve years, Night Shade Books has established itself […]

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THE WINDUP GIRL wins the Nebula Award!

On Saturday, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) presented this year’s Nebula Awards, one of the science fiction and fantasy field’s top honors (sort of like the Academy Award of SF/F). And this year our very own Paolo Bacigalupi won the Nebula Award for best novel for The Windup Girl. The other […]

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SFRevu reviews THE SHADOW PAVILION by Liz Williams: – "Somehow Liz Williams blends occultist, near-future, detective action, with eastern mythology, lovely prose and giggles. No easy feat. This makes The Shadow Pavilion a lot of fun but a tough place to jump aboard. I recommend starting at the beginning with Snake Agent. However, fans of […]

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The Denver Westword profiles Paolo Bacigalupi (THE WINDUP GIRL): – “Bacigalupi spends a lot of time thinking about such things, spinning dark, dystopian fables about what the world might be like in a few decades if we continue down the path we’re headed. His specialty as a storyteller is the post-apocalyptic nightmare: dispatches from a […]

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Dead Reckonings No. 7, due out soon, will have a review of John Langan's HOUSE OF WINDOWS: – "A startling debut. … Seldom is a first novel so powerful and confident all at once. Given that this one falls firmly in the supernatural realist camp—a subgenre that is one of the most difficult to pull […]

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The Agony Column reviews THE LOVING DEAD by Amelia Beamer: – "Beamer [has] some shamblers in her novel, but this is modern farce, purely written and excellently executed. Beamer does not re-invent zombies. She simply puts them in the midst of some twenty-somethings who frankly have other problems just as difficult, mostly one another. Beamer's […]

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