Archive | July, 2010

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The Barnes & Noble Book Club reviews OCCULTATION by Laird Barron, calling him "Horror's New Messiah" – I have never come across a contemporary writer who even comes near to [H. P. Lovecraft's] dark, bowel-loosening storytelling brilliance—until now. And his name is Laird Barron. … Laird Barron is horror’s new messiah. If you want to […]

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Some Recent Publishers Weekly Reviews at Night Shade Books – Living Dead 2, Starred Review: "You don’t have to be a zombie-lover to enjoy this outstanding follow-up to 2008’s The Living Dead. Anthologist extraordinaire Adams has assembled 43 stories that showcase strong writing and imagination. … Readers will hope for many further additions to the […]

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Innsmouth Free Press interviews John Joseph Adams (WASTELANDS, THE LIVING DEAD) – "I guess I’m most proud of Wastelands. It was my first anthology and I had no track record as an anthologist at that point, no experience putting together an anthology, and yet, I feel like I put together an excellent book – which […]

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SF Signal interviews Amelia Beamer, author of THE LOVING DEAD: – "I spent months watching zombie movies and reading zombie fiction (notably The Living Dead anthology). I also toured Alcatraz, thinking that the case can be made that it is the safest place in the Bay Area, even if one of the creepiest. Favorite zombie […]

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Barnes & Noble.com reviews THE LOVING DEAD by Amelia Beamer: – Looking for an original zombie novel with some real literary weight? Seek out and read Amelia Beamer’s debut novel. You’ll never look at the undead the same way again… SF Signal reviews HESPIRA by Matthew Hughes – Excellent and intriguing world building … Another […]

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Fangoria reviews THE LOVING DEAD by Amelia Beamer – From start to finish, this novel is a true page-turner. The Wall Street Journal profiles Fritz Leiber and discusses SELECTED STORIES – Leiber was one of the most versatile writers of the 20th century and he left behind an impressive body of work—one that's now enjoying […]

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THE WINDUP GIRL wins the John W. Campbell Memorial Award!

At Readercon this weekend, it was announced that THE WINDUP GIRL by Paolo Bacigalupi is the winner of this year’s John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science fiction novel. This is in addition to having already won the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and the Compton Crook Award, and currently being a finalist for […]

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io9 names ZENDEGI by Greg Egan and THE BEST OF KIM STANLEY ROBINSON as two of the best science fiction and fantasy books for summer escapism –

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Michael Dirda reviews THE WINDUP GIRL by Paolo Bacigalupi for The Washington Post Book Review: – Readers of science fiction will recognize multiple influences on this excellent novel: Cordwainer Smith, J.G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, China Mieville and even, possibly, Margaret Atwood, who proffers a similar vision of post-apocalyptic want, fanaticism and gene-manipulation […]

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Examiner.com reviews THE LOVING DEAD by Ameila Beamer – If Shaun of the Dead had been set in the Oakland hills, it would probably look a lot like The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer.

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