Archive | June, 2012

Interview: Paul Tobin, author of Prepare To Die!

“I’m very excited to have Paul Tobin on the blog today. Paul’s brand new book, Prepare To Die!, just came out in May, and he was kind enough to answer a few questions about the book, and more! Please welcome Paul to the blog! Paul, you’re an accomplished comic book writer and also have a few short […]

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"For fans of tales about superpowered people, a must-read."

“Tobin, a veteran comic-book writer who has tackled some of the genre’s most notable characters (Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, etc.), creates his own cast of superheroes in this exciting and emotionally resonant novel. Steve Clarke, otherwise known as Reaver (because his punch can rob a person of a year of his life), is captured by Octagon […]

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Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Provisional speculative fiction Top 5 of 2012

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist names their top 5 titles of the year so far, find out what they are here!

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My Favorite Bit: Bradley P. Beaulieu talks about The Straits of Galahesh

“I met Brad when we were taking Orson Scott Card’s Literary Bootcamp back in 2005. He was one of the people whose story made me think, “Yep. This guy will have a career,”  because it had really interesting world-building combined with lovely writing. Behold! I was right. How smug I feel to recognize someone else’s […]

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Q&A with Gini Koch

“Q: Tell us a little about yourself and your career as an author. A: I’m a wife, mother, have dogs and cats (the Canine Death Squad and the Killer Kitties), ride horses, and up until a couple of years ago, I worked full time for Corporate America. I wrote for six years before I ever […]

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"Datlow’s anthology serves not only as an accessible collection of stories, but also as a comprehensive and reliable reference for the insatiable horror-fiction fan."

“In the introduction to Night Shade Books’ THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR: VOLUME FOUR, editor Ellen Datlow tidily states, “The sixteen stories and novelettes chosen this year (2011) were published in anthologies, magazines, a webzine, single author collections, and a literary journal.” Well, yes, but that hardly gives you an idea of the massive […]

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Other Worlds Than These: Interview with Michael Swanwick

“Tell us a bit about your story.  What’s it about? It’s a love story. What was the genesis of the story–what was the inspiration for it, or what prompted you to write it? I was thinking about my wife, Marianne Porter.  We were married thirty-some years ago and with every passing day she’s become more […]

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Bookgasm Reviews Osiris!

“An author can do her job too well. E.J. Swift’s debut novel, OSIRIS, explores the ocean-bound, meticulously engineered future city of its title through the eyes of two characters, Adelaide and Vikram. Vikram is an orphan, ex-con and political activist from the terribly inhumane slums that fill the western part of the city, while Adelaide […]

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"Part Waterworld, part 1984, E.J. Swift offers a new dialogue in Night Shade's conversation on climate change that began with Paolo Baciagalupi's The Windup Girl."

“It begins with the execution of Eirik 9968, rumored leader of the NWO. Vikram, his friend and sometime conspirator, watches from the crowd as the skadi carry out The Council’s sentence. Not a Citizen and only recently released from prison himself, he’s helpless to stop it. Also watching is Adelaide Mystik, daughter of a founding […]

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One Theory That Finally Explains What’s Going on in Prometheus

Night Shade author David Constantine talks Prometheus over at io9, ” However you feel about Prometheus, one thing’s for sure: This movie has inspired more arguments than any film in the past few years. What’s it all about? Does it actually mean anything at all? David J. Williams, author of The Mirrored Heavens, The Burning […]

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