Archive | January, 2011

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Barnes & Noble.com reviews OF BLOOD AND HONEY by Stina Leicht: – "Stina Leicht’s debut novel Of Blood and Honey – a dark fantasy that brilliantly and violently blends Celtic mythology with the entho-political turmoil of 1970s Northern Ireland – is simply extraordinary reading fare. It’s like a literary kick to the groin, with Leicht’s […]

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Publishers Weekly reviews REVOLUTION WORLD by Katy Stauber: – "Stauber's near-future debut describes the romance of Seth Boucher and Clio Somata against the backdrop of a burgeoning revolution against a vastly overreaching U.S. government. Seth is affiliated with Omerta, a security group from the Charlotte Islands; Clio's family runs Floracopia, a gene-splicing laboratory in Ambrosia […]

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Monsters and Critics reviews OF BLOOD AND HONEY by Stina Leicht – "The action is gritty, realistic and complex enough to ring true as it concludes on a note of hope and a promise of more to come." SF REVIEWS.NET reviews OF BLOOD AND HONEY by Stina Leicht – With this fierce and darkly original […]

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Publishers Weekly names REVOLUTION WORLD by Katy Stauber as a Top Ten SF/F book of Spring 2011 – "If this all seems too gloomy, turn to Jody Lynn Nye's The View from the Imperium, which puts a Wodehousian twist (or perhaps that should be "twit") on space opera, or Katy Stauber's Revolution World, which involves […]

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Tor.com reviews BRAVE NEW WORLDS edited by John Joseph Adams: – "Even if you don’t agree that all of the stories in Brave New Worlds are dystopias, you’ll find them all thought-provoking. Even the weakest are interesting thought experiments, and the best examine the darkness in the human spirit with compassion and generosity." The Ranting […]

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Rue Morgue reviews THE LIVING DEAD 2 edited by John Joseph Adams – "There are tons of themes and riffs that I’ve never encountered before. This collection is recommended for zombiephiles of all stripes … [I]f you’re looking for a showcase for the subgenre’s versatility, or proof that short-form horror is the place to find […]

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Tired of the same old Urban Fantasy heroine?

Well, are ya, punk?

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Mad Hatter's Bookshelf & Book Review interviews Kameron Hurley (GOD'S WAR): – "I lived in Durban, South Africa for a year and a half where bugs were just a way of life. I’d wake up with cockroaches on my pillow, and watch nests of bugs swarm out from under the tub in the bathroom, and […]

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Mad Hatter's Bookshelf & Book Review reviews GOD'S WAR by Kameron Hurley – "God's War dissects and melds bugs to machines while humans can control swarms of bugs to do their bidding. There is high technology on this world although much of it is given more a magic feel as the people who master the […]

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Fantasy Book Critic reviews NEVER KNEW ANOTHER by J. M. McDermott – "Incredibly fascinating." Lightspeed Magazine interviews Paolo Bacigalupi (THE WINDUP GIRL, PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES): – "Bacigalupi’s work always seems to be one step ahead of both trends and history. The Windup Girl was published at a time when the public had just […]

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