Archive | May, 2011

Rucker’s Newest Reimagines the Orphic Myth – With Sex, Drugs, and Blue Baboons.

The fantastic new novel, Jim and the Flims, from Rudy Rucker is due out in June. Set in Santa Cruz, it tells the tale of Jim Oster and his mission to save Earth and his wife with the help of a posse of surf-punks. Jim and the Flims is the Orphic myth retold for the […]

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The Science of the Story: Greg Egan talks Zendegi and Orthogonal

Greg Egan’s wonderful new novel, Zendegi, was released in paperback format earlier this month. Diamond Book Distributors have interviewed him about this and his upcoming trilogy, Orthogonal. “Even in the genre of science fiction, few writers would combine artificial intelligence, brain mapping, and virtual worlds with the pro-democracy movements in the Middle East. But that’s […]

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What Guillermo del Toro Taught Me About Writing Child Characters

Teresa Frohock’s fantastic debut novel Miserere is due out in July. It tells the story of exiled exorcist Lucian Negru, who deserted his lover in Hell in exchange for saving his sister Catarina’s soul, but Catarina doesn’t want salvation. She wants Lucian to help her fulfill her dark covenant with the Fallen Angels by using […]

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Cleanse your palette with Of Blood and Honey and find out just how good Urban Fantasy can be.

A Dribble of Ink has posted a wonderful review of Stina Leicht’s novel, Of Blood and Honey, in which the Fey and the Fallen clash against the backdrop of the English/Irish conflicts. A dribble of ink says, “Urban Fantasy. Is that a dirty phrase to your ears?[…] “Oh, I don’t like that stuff,” you say. […]

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Wings of Fire wins Aurealis Award

Following on from his success last year with Eclipse Three, Jonathan Strahan has once again won the Aurealis Award for Best Anthology. This year the fantastic Wings of Fire, a collection of short stories about Dragons, has come out victorious! The full list of winners is available at the Aurealis website. Congratulations Jonathan!

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"If you like dystopian stories, this anthology is a must have."

Janson Sanford has written a fantastic review of Brave New Worlds for SF Signal. He describes the anthology edited by John Joseph Adams as, “One of the best reprint anthologies of recent years, which does a marvelous job of bringing short dystopian fiction to the attention of the public.” If that sentence alone doesn’t convince […]

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A new installment of Eclipse is always something to celebrate.

Check out the review for the latest installment of Eclipse, edited by Jonathan Strahan over at io9, “Like a lot of the best short stories, several of the best stories in Eclipse Four will worry at you and come to mind after you’ve put down the volume. You’ll find yourself thinking about the marmalade cat […]

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This week Bradley Beaulieu, author of The Winds of Khalakovo, has joined the two Mikes on The Dragon Page Podcast. “Brad talks about the Russian and Persian influences on the story and how those informed the development of character and cultural traits of the story as he was writing it, and about the writing symposiums […]

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Locus Awards 2011 Finalists

Congratulations to all the Night Shade authors and editors who have been nominated for a 2011 Locus Award. These include Amelia Beamer, nominated for Best First Novel, Kim Stanley Robinson for Best Collection and Ellen Datlow for Best Editor. Night Shade would like to congratulate Jonathan Strahan on his nomination for Best Editor and thank […]

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Salon Futura reviews Eclipse Four

Eclipse Four is the latest installment of the critically acclaimed Eclipse series edited by Jonathan Strahan. Karen Burnham has written a fantastic review for Salon Futura that not only talks about the success of the book as a whole but also delves deeper and discusses many of the individual stories. She sums up by saying […]

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