Archive | October, 2011

A Review: The Emperor's Knife

The Ranting Dragon gives The Emperor’s Knife an awesome review! “The Emperor’s Knife is Mazarkis Williams’ stunning debut and the first book in the Tower and Knife series. This stunning tale of magic and political scheming is published by new UK publisher Jo Fletcher in October and will be published in the US on December […]

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A Review: The Winds of Khalakovo

Rising Shadow reviews The Winds of Khalakovo, “A REVIEW OF BRADLEY P. BEAULIEU’S THE WINDS OF KHALAKOVO I became interested in Bradley P. Beaulieu’s The Winds of Khalakovo after I read Courtney Schafer’s The Whitefire Crossing, because it also seemed to be a fascinating fantasy book. I don’t regret reading it, because it’s without a […]

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A Review: Z: Zombie Stories

Fandomania reviews Z: Zombie Stories, “What sets apart Z: Zombie Stories is the population it focuses on. Instead of the adults, who are often cast as the victors and victims during the zombie apocalypse, this book is all about the younger crowd. What is it like to come of age while zombies are taking over […]

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An Interview: Jeremy Lassen

Justin at Staffer’s Musings sat down with Night Shade Books Editor-in-Chief, Jeremy Lassen, “I’ve been pretty open about my praise for the 2011 Night Shade line-up of debut authors. Having positively reviewed The Whitefire Crossing, Seed, The Emperor’s Knife, Necropolis, God’s War, and Infidel, I was interested in finding out what Night Shade’s plan of […]

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SF Signal Guest Post from Author Michael Dempsey

Necropolis author Michael Dempsey discusses A Recipe For A Headache Martini: Add Three Genres And Shake Vigorously… “Don’t snort with derision, but when I wrote my novel Necropolis, I didn’t know what genre it was. Not because I couldn’t decide-because I wasn’t even aware that the genre existed. Growing up, I loved crime stories; film […]

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An Interview: Ross E. Lockhart

Jeff Vandermeer has interviewed The Book of Cthulhu editor Ross E. Lockhart for his Omnivoracious blog, “Could it be that the lessons taught by Lovecraft were less mechanistic and existential, less hideous and ritualistic, than I had thought? I had to get to the bottom of this strange phenomenon—by interviewing the editor… Amazon.com:The Book of […]

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A Review: Necropolis

Tor.com reviews Necropolis by Michael Dempsey, “Paul Donner, a New York police officer who was murdered in the early 21st century, finds himself brought back to life several decades later, in the wake of a viral attack that caused the “Shift.” Donner becomes part of the new underclass known as the “reborn”: reanimated corpses who […]

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An Interview with Bradley P. Beaulieu

The Qwillery interviews Bradley P. Beaulieu for their 2011 Debut Author Challenge, “TQ: What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? Bradley: I’d have to say it was the way in which I generated the ideas and some of the primary characters for The Winds of Khalakovo. I stumbled on the technique, and […]

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A Review: The Cloud Roads

“Reader Gut Reaction: I wasn’t familiar with SFF author Martha Wells, but I was intrigued by the refreshing premise of her YA fantasy novel The Cloud Roads. You’ll find no vampires or werewolves here, but you will find shapeshifters who can morph into flying beings both beautiful and terrible. In a starred review of an […]

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A Review: Southern Gods

SF Signal says of Southern Gods by John Hornor Jacobs, “It’s 1951, in the Deep South. The Jim Crow South is still a festering swamp of racism. On the music front, Rhythm and Blues is slowly starting to break free of its minority origins, threatening to increase in popularity. Not yet — it’s still the […]

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