Archive | April, 2011

Soft Apocalypse is the cautionary tale, whispering behind your ear that the world will not come tumbling down in a roar of devastation and destruction but whimper in like a slow boiling pot of water.

Fandomania have given Soft Apocalypse, by Will McIntosh an absolutely awesome review, they say, “It felt like Stephen King’s The Stand without the good versus evil religious over and undertones to it and with just a bit of the “Okay, we survived the zombie invasion, now what?” that is implied at the end of every […]

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SF Signal gives Cloud Roads 4 out of five stars!

SF Signal has posted a fantastic review of Cloud Roads by Martha Wells giving it an amazing 4 out of 5 stars, yes I said 4 out of five! They said, “Wells delightfully plunges into her secondary world with gusto, giving us everything from small hamlets to walled cities to flying ships. She takes time […]

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Brave New Worlds: An Anthology of Dystopian Fiction – review

“Attention short story admirers and science fiction lovers of all ages; have I got a book for you.” says Sacha Nova on the Boom Tron blog, “stories that take place far in the future and foretell of foreboding circumstances are by no means new. In fact, my favorite aspect of this anthology is the way […]

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Three new novels speak to health of Texas fantasy and sci-fi writing tradition

Joe Gross at the American Statesman spoke to Katy Stauber, Martha Wells and Stina Leicht about their recently published novels and why Fantasy and Science Fiction is flourishing in Texas. He says of Stauber’s debut novel Revolution World, “The environment has gone to pieces. Methane generated by cow flatulence is harvested for fuel in what […]

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"McDermott is not afraid to take chances with his characters or his story, and the payoff is intelligent, introspective fiction that challenges the characters even as it challenges the reader."

Jesse Bullington has written an awesome review of Never Knew Another by J.M. McDermott. “I have a weakness for badasses wearing animal skins as hoods. This weakness has led me down many paths, most of them utterly terrible, and yet still I follow the siren song of the badass-with-an-animal-skin-hood…and now, at last, I have found […]

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It's HUGO time again!

Night Shade Books would like to congratulate all of the 2011 Hugo Award nominees. In particular, Jonathan Strahan and John Joseph Adams, who have both been nominated in the catagory of BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR SHORT FORM. Juliet Ulman on her nomination for BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR LONG FORM, and Phil and Kaja Foglio on their 2011 […]

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Take Five with John Klima

John Klima, Editor of Happily Ever After, has shared five facts about his fantastic upcoming anthology with Suvudu. Can’t wait until it hits the shelves in June? Then head on over to the Suduvu blog to find out five things only John could tell you!

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NSB Ending Direct Sales

Over the last ten years we have had a lot of support from the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror communities, and that support has often manifested itself in the form of direct sales. This support has been greatly appreciated. However, our increasing focus on trade editions combined with the industry trend of online sales going to discount retailers has resulted in the volume of our direct sales decreasing dramatically.

The volume of direct sales has now reached levels where direct sales cost us more in staff time to process then they generate in revenue. That being the case, we have decided to discontinue direct sales…

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The New Must Read Fantasy that is not Martin or Rothfuss…

The New Must Read Fantasy that is not Martin or Rothfuss…

Jason Kennedy at The Boswellians, bookseller blog for Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Boswell Book Company, reviews Bradley P. Beaulieu’s The Winds of Khalakovo this week, saying…

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Speculate! with Bradley P. Beaulieu, Gregory A. Wilson and Patrick Rothfuss.

Bradley P. Beaulieu, author of The Winds of Khalakovo, and Gregory A. Wilson have interviewed Patrick Rothfuss for their Speculate! podcast. Head over to their website to listen to the interview. Next week they review Eclipse Four, the next installment in Jonathan Strahan’s Eclipse series, which will hit the shelves in May. Then on the […]

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