Archive | September, 2011

A review: The Emperor's Knife

“One of the most important decisions an author has to make is how much to tell, how much to imply, and how much to show. In fantasy this even more true in creating a secondary/alternate world. For a debut fantasy author it’s triply difficult, because no one (editor or consumer) is going to buy an […]

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Listen to a fantastic short story by Will McIntosh

“She came wandering down the sidewalk like any other corpse, her herky-jerky walk unmistakable among the fluid strides of the living. She was six or seven, Southeast Asian, maybe Indian, her ragged clothes caked in dried mud. Pedestrians cut a wide berth around her without noticing her at all…” Listen to the full story on […]

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J.M. McDermott guest posts at SF Signal

J.M. McDermott Says Our Digital Future is Already A Few Months Behind Us, So What Is It, Exactly, and What Should We Do About It? “Welcome to the Future, Which Will Be Evenly Distributing Itself Sooner Than We Think, But Not That Soon… The digital age is already here. It is not evenly distributed, but […]

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Publishers Weekly give Seed a STARRED REVIEW!

Seed, the amazing novel from first time author Rob Ziegler, has received not just a great review from Publishers Weekly but a STARRED review. They say, “Fans weary of common postapocalyptic tropes will greatly appreciate Ziegler’s imaginative world-building, vivid writing, and compelling and racially diverse cast full of unique voices.” Read more. Seed is released […]

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A review: Necropolis

Justin Landon over at the Staffer’s Musings blog gives yet another awsome review of a Night Shade title! Necropolis, the debut novel by renowned screen writer and playwright Michael Dempsey, is out early October. Justin says, “Demsey successfully takes components of film, science fiction, melodrama, and crime fiction and puts them together in what is […]

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St. John of the Throwdown

Violet Blue reads a short story set in the wonderful world of The Panama Laugh. In case you didn’t know, as well as being an award winning author, Violet is also a sex educator and makes reference to this in the first few minutes. Don’t say I didn’t warn you 🙂 Now go listen to […]

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A review: Infidel

Justin Lanon reviews Infidel, the second book in the awesome Bel Dame Apocrypha series by Kameron Hurley, “There’s a fine line between dark and compelling and horrifying and off-putting. When a story comes right up to the line without crossing it a certain dichotomy comes into existence whereby I want to look away and forget […]

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A review: Southern Gods

The reviews for Southern Gods, the deliciously dark debut novel by John Hornor Jacobs, just keep getting better! Check out this awesome review from the My Bookish Ways blog, “It’s getting closer and closer to my favorite time of the year. October is just around the corner (which of course means Halloween),and the weather is […]

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A review: The Book of Cthulhu

Paul Goat Allen has called The Book of Cthulhu the, “ultimate Cthulhu anthology”! He continues, “Whether you know it or not, if you’re a hardcore H.P. Lovecraft fan, chances are good that you’ll be sending Ross E. Lockhart a heartfelt “thank you” letter sometime soon – I’ve already added him to my Christmas card list. […]

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A review: Dancing With Bears

“Dancing with Bears is a book heavily dependent on wit and any reader ready for this kind of amusement will enjoy it. The book is, thankfully, not merely jocular, in quite the same way that Aubrey Darger, from whose point of view the quote above is taken, has more than wits about him. It is […]

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