Archive | August, 2012

Library Journal Reviews The Constantine Affliction

“London, 1864—and not how the history books usually tell it. Science has the city firmly in its grip, leaving clockwork and alchemical wonders in its wake. Through it all looms the Constantine Affliction—a malady that has the misfortune of transforming those it does not kill into the opposite gender. But the Affliction makes some things […]

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Interview With John Love, Author of FAITH

“As regular readers know, my blog covers a wide range of topics within my various areas of interest. One theme that has risen to the top lately is literary Science Fiction. It’s a genre I love, and it’s a genre I also dabble in myself in the hopes of getting some work published some day. […]

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"McIntosh has an interesting and spooky view of the afterlife that will give readers something to think about long after the final page."

“Most people are in agreement that picking up a hitchhiker is not the best idea. Author Will McIntosh has created a new type of hitchhiker – one that can really get under your skin. When a terrorist attack kills half a million people in Atlanta, Finn Darby begins blurting out strange statements in the voice […]

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"A novel that demands and rewards the reader's attention from the first sentence to the last."

“Faith begins with the kind of opening sentence that grabs readers by the throat and demands their attention: “His pregnancy convulsions dragged him out of unconsciousness.” It becomes clear shortly afterwards that we are in the future, in a period that is never exactly specified, and that humans have expanded beyond Earth to form an […]

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"Brimming with creativity, adventure, and characters both relatable and endearing."

“The Serpent Sea is the second book in The Books of the Raksura series by Martha Wells, following The Cloud Roads. The third book, The Siren Depths, is scheduled for release in December 2012. Warning: Since this is the second book in a series, there may be spoilers for the first book in this review. […]

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Anne Lyle Reviews The Whitefire Crossing

“Dev is an outrider: a talented mountaineer who helps scout out potential rockslides and avalanches for merchant convoys crossing the Whitefire Mountains. He also has a nice sideline smuggling illegal magical items from the mage city of Ninavel across the border into Alathia. But when he’s asked to smuggle a person across the border—a young […]

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Night Shade Books Announces Revised and Expanded Edition of Brave New Worlds

SAN FRANCISCO (August 25, 2012) — Night Shade Books are delighted to announce the release of a revised and expanded edition of the critically acclaimed anthology Brave New Worlds, edited by Hugo-nominated editor John Joseph Adams. An engaging collection of thirty-six of the best dystopian short stories, Brave New Worlds is a shining example of […]

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John Langan on The Croning

“THE CRONING, Laird Barron’s powerful, jagged new novel, opens with a variation on the fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin. If this seems an odd, even whimsical way for a horror novel to begin, Barron’s treatment of the materials sets any concerns swiftly to rest. In a voice bitterly contemporary, his narrative departs the court of the […]

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Read an excerpt from Osiris, a novel about revolution in a post-apocalyptic, floating city.

“Just out from Nightshade Books is Osiris, the first novel from London author E. J. Swift, and the first in a trilogy called The Osiris Project. We’ve got an excerpt. First, here’s the plot overview of the book: Rising high above the frigid waters, the ocean city of Osiris has been cut off from the […]

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"God’s War has an opening that should not be ignored."

“God’s War has an opening that should not be ignored. It’s one of the best I’ve ever read, and it continues to impress me. Author Kameron Hurley elegantly weaves an unbelievable amount of characterisation, plot and intrigue into those slick opening lines, and one thing you know for sure after reading them is that this […]

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