Archive | May, 2012

Miserere is almost one year old!

“I am really grateful for the awesome reviews Miserere has received from book bloggers all over the Internet. I’m also extremely grateful for all the help from other authors and bloggers in getting the word out about Miserere. I’m celebrating the anniversary of Miserere’s debut with a Goodreads Giveaway! Three autographed copies of Miserere are […]

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Interview and giveaway: G.J.Koch and Alexander Outland

“This interview is a bit late, an email that got lost, but here it finally is. My interview with G.J.Koch. There is also a contest open to all. So read and enter. Welcome! 1. Hello there, G.J.Koch J Could you tell me a bit about yourself (and all you’re alter egos). I write science fiction. […]

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The Double Shadow Episode #4: The Maker of Gargoyles

“Thanks to Night Shade Books, we’re very excited to announce our show’s first giveaway! We’re giving away copies of The Miscellaneous Writings of Clark Ashton Smith, Book of Cthulhu (short stories) edited by Ross Lockhart, Best Horror of the Year v.4 edited by Ellen Datlow (pub. 2012), and Laird Barron’s The Croning. To enter, submit […]

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Publishers Weekly Starred Review for Other Worlds Than These.

“Anthologist Adams (Armored) presents readers with a wide variety of alternate Earths, some only slightly askew and others completely unfamiliar. Some characters are unwilling explorers, such as an astronaut dragged through one world after another in Stephen Baxter’s opener, “Moon Six.” Some travel out of duty, like the soldiers of an America that is the […]

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"Holy sh!t, this is an impressive book!"

“Many fantasy debuts get lots of attention and hype, then fail to live up to expectations. In my experience, it is a rare occasion when a fantasy debut not only lives up to the hype, but exceeds my own expectations and manages to bring something new and fresh to the table. Jeff Salyards’ debut, The […]

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Sleeps With Monsters: Go Thou and Read Mary Gentle

“Mary Gentle is one of the authors who, though I didn’t realise it at the time, had a formative influence on me as a reader. She has a new novel out this summer, The Black Opera: a novel of operas, volcanoes, and the Mind of God, a magnetic story set in the 19th century Kingdom […]

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Special Needs in Strange Worlds | Jeff Salyards – Broken, but Unbowed

“Jeff Salyards swooped onto my radar from left field. One day I had no idea who he was, and the next he seemed to be everywhere. His entrence into all things literary has been quite a bang. He has just released his first book, Scourge of the Betrayer, which is getting lots of reviews and […]

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2012 Debut Author Challenge: Jeff Salyards

“Please welcome Jeff Salyards to The Qwillery as part of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. Jeff’s debut, Scourge of the Betrayer (Bloodsounder’s Arc 1) was published on May 1 by Night Shade Books. You may read Jeff’s Guest Blog – Open 24/7 – here. TQ: What would you say is your most interesting writing […]

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"Worlds Beyond Your Ken: A Guide to the Nebula Awards."

“God’s War by Kameron Hurley: First-timer Hurley has a sensibility not too far removed from Jemisin’s. Both have a fine feel for action and have no compunctions about burying readers up to their necks in conspiracies and bloody intrigue. Where Jemisin works in a vein of mythological overkill, Hurley has a grittier cyberpunk feel to […]

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"By the time I finished reading it, my list of authors to check out was considerably swollen."

“I used to read a lot of science fiction back in the 1960s and 1970s. Among my favorite authors were Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, Barry Malzberg, Ursula K. Le Guin and James Tiptree, Jr. I stopped reading the genre around the time that it took a quantum left […]

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