Archive | April, 2012

"Do yourself a favor and give Beaulieu's series a shot. You'll thank me. . ."

“This novel is the sequel to what I considered to be the 2011 speculative fiction debut of the year, The Winds of Khalakovo (Canada, USA, Europe).Bradley P. Beaulieu made quite an impression on me with his first book, and thus I had rather high expectations for The Straits of Galahesh. After showing so much potential, […]

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Eating Authors: Will McIntosh

“Today on Eating Authors we’re reuniting with another author that last year graced this blog with a Q&A interview. I’m referring to none other than Nebula Award Nominee and Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh. Will’s second novel, Hitchers came out from Night Shade Books three months ago, and his short story, “Followed,” which was published […]

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A Chat/Interview between Bradley P. Beaulieu & Rob Ziegler

“INTRODUCTION: In 2011, Bradley P. Beaulieu made an instant impact with his debut novel,The Winds of Khalakovo. Rob Ziegler did the same with his debut, Seed. Both are very talented writers with promising futures ahead. And when the two of them got together for a little discussion/interview, they had a lot of interesting things to say: Brad: Ok, […]

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Episode 42 of Speculate!–Rob Ziegler Novel Review (Seed)

“Welcome back for Episode 42 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we start a new sequence of shows on the work of speculative fiction author Rob Ziegler, giving our reaction to and review of his book Seed, a new ecopunk novel from Night Shade Books which punches you in the solar plexus…and that’s […]

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Bookworm Blues Reviews Scourge of the Betrayer.

“Many tales are told of the Syldoon Empire and its fearsome soldiers, who are known throughout the world for their treachery and atrocities. Some say that the Syldoon eat virgins and babies–or perhaps their own mothers. Arkamondos, a bookish young scribe, suspects that the Syldoon’s dire reputation may have grown in the retelling, but he’s […]

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Opera Has the Power to Raise the Devil, in Mary Gentle’s Spellbinding New Novel

io9 review Mary Gentle’s awesome new novel, The Black Opera, “Mary Gentle is one of the most under-appreciated authors in the U.S. — but the British author’s latest novel might finally be the one to introduce Americans to her deft touch. In Black Opera, Gentle approaches opera and her alternate Italy with the same care and […]

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SFF World Interviews Jeff Salyards!

“Hi Jeff. Thanks for dropping by. Thanks for having me. As a debut writer, I’m sure many readers would like to know a little about yourself. Where’ve you been up to this point? Wow—tough question right out of the gate. Maybe we could warm up with “what’s your favourite colour?” or “how long have you […]

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Today you can win a Signed 1st Edition of The Windup Girl!

Today you can win a Signed 1st Edition of The Windup Girl!
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"With spot on pacing, velvety soft subtleties and brilliantly developed characters, Stina Leicht has breathed new life into a story many of us think we know the ending to."

“Against the backdrop of The Troubles of Northern Ireland in the 1970s, Liam Kelly just wants to live his life.  He’s a teenager at the beginning of the book, and like all teenagers, he finds trouble.  In casual support of the local riots, he’s arrested.  I was addicted to this book on page 2, and […]

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Today's Raffle Giveaway: Signed First Edition of Pump Six!

Today's Raffle Giveaway: Signed First Edition of Pump Six!
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