Archive | December, 2010

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io9 names Paolo Bacigalupi (THE WINDUP GIRL) to its "Power List: 20 people who rocked science fiction and fantasy in 2010" – "His adult novel The Windup Girl has won almost every major science ficiton award and "stomped the competition" (as Locus puts it) on the trade paperback bestseller list five months running. More than […]

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Rob Bedford of sffworld.com reviews DARKWAR by Glen Cook – "Glen Cook is a rare beast of a writer – he can vacillate between military fantasy, space opera, epic fantasy, mystery, and science fantasy with great ease. His writing is often marked by a purity; that he is depicting life in its most real sense, […]

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Barnes & Noble names the Best Zombie Releases of 2010 – and the list includes THE LOVING DEAD by Amelia Beamer (#2), ZOMBIES OF LAKE WOEBEGOTTEN by Harrison Geillor (#7), and THE LIVING DEAD 2 edited by John Joseph Adams (#8). Left Overs reviews THE LIVING DEAD 2 edited by John Joseph Adams – "All […]

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Quiet Earth reviews BRAVE NEW WORLDS edited by John Joseph Adams – "Brave New Worlds is one of the best primers of dystopian literature you'll find on shelves today. A perfect blend of classic and contemporary short stories about government control, technological subjugation and corporate espionage, each story offers a unique position on how we're […]

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Monsters and Critics reviews PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES by Paolo Bacigalupi – "Bacigalupi’s outstanding debut collection of ten short stories explores the darker side of progress and humanity’s future with inventive, thought provoking twists that exemplify quality science fiction. … These deep, cautionary tales will stay with readers long after the last page is […]

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The San Francisco Chronicle names THE LOVING DEAD by Amelia Beamer one of the best science fiction and fantasy books of 2010 – "Beamer's first novel, the undead uprising finally comes to our own East Bay. When their house party in the Oakland Hills is interrupted by a couple of flesh-chomping zombies, Trader Joe's co-workers […]

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The Speculative Scotsman names THE HABITATION OF THE BLESSED by Catherynne M. Valente the best book of 2010: – "Short, sweet and utterly sumptuous, The Habitation of the Blessed – volume one of A Dirge For Prester John – is my find of the year, without a doubt, and The Speculative Scotsman's favourite novel, genre […]

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The Barnes & Noble Review reviews YARN by Jon Armstrong – Half the fun of Armstrong's books is the lush, ornate, rococco language, worthy of a Russell Hoban or Anthony Burgess. The neologisms are captivating, the dialogue is both sophisticated and rude, and the descriptive passages are boldly visual. In toto, these books do something […]

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Temple Library Reviews reviews SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL edited by Tim Pratt – Sympathy for the Devil is a well thought out anthology, with an eclectic mix of stories all devil-related. The mix of classic and modern authors showed how the imagery of the devil has infiltrated our culture and that, despite our high tech […]

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Fantasy Cafe reviews THE HABITATION OF THE BLESSED by Catherynne M. Valente: – "A gorgeous, introspective book… The ending, the beautiful writing, the legends, and the characters of Hagia and Imtithal have me eager to read volume 2."

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