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Omnivoracious interviews Paolo

Over at the Amazon.com blog, Omnivoracious, Jeff VanderMeer has a nice interview with Pump Six author Paolo Bacigalupi. In it, they discuss what Paolo most values in fiction, the appeal of short fiction, common themes in his work, and lots more. Jeff also has a couple extra Q&As with Paolo that didn’t fit into the […]

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Various News Bits

In other news: Terry Dowling’s story, "Toother," from Eclipse One has won the 2007 Australian Shadows Award. Congratulations, Terry! Blogger daydalus calls Wastelands "an excellent collection envisioning humanity’s darkest days." Speaking of Wastelands, Elizabeth Bear’s story from the anthology, "And the Deep Blue Sea," is now available as a podcast from Starship Sofa. (You can […]

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New Reviews of Implied Spaces

There’s a new review of Walter Jon Williams’s Implied Spaces up at SF Crow’s Nest, and it gets a brief mention in the Fantasy Book Critic spotlight. Another review is up at Green Man Review, which starts off: "Implied Spaces is an action-packed story written in an elegant and wryly-humorous prose style. If Dumas was […]

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Independent Publisher Announces Bold New Direction

Independent Publisher Announces Bold New Direction

San Francisco, California April 1, 2008 Night Shade Books editor-in-chief Jeremy Lassen announced today that the San Francisco-based publisher of science fiction, fantasy, and horror would be moving in a bold new direction this year, opening a chain of Night Shade Books-branded taquerias to be known as “Posseberto’s.” “The idea came to me while attending […]

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Wastelands: A Post-Apocalyptic Anthology Done Right

Tech blogger Josh Smith is only part-way through Wastelands, but likes it quite a lot thus far: "One of the strongest parts of the anthology thus far is the decision by Adams to focus on stories which portray life after the apocalypse, forgoing zombies and other provocateurs and focusing on the struggles and stories of […]

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Stainless Steel review of The Sword-Edged Blonde

Over at Stainless Steel Droppings, Carl V. has a glowing review of The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe. He gives it a 4.5/5 rating and says: "The Sword-Edged Blonde is a fun, quick read that leaves the reader both satisfied and anxious for Eddie LaCrosse’s next adventure. At the same time if Alex Bledsoe chooses […]

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PW Reviews Best SF & F, Vol. 2

Publishers Weekly has reviewed The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 2 edited by Jonathan Strahan. Here’s a snippet: "If these 24 stories are any indication, SF and fantasy are continuing their evolution—or ‘dissolution,’ as Strahan calls it—just as they always have: through innovative writers re-examining conventions and redefining boundaries." The whole […]

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Jon Armstrong’s GREY is now available for (free) download!

Jon Armstrong’s shocking high-fashion dystopian novel Grey is now available for download! For free! Why? Because it’s a great book. And because Jon has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award. Way to go, Jon! So, on the one hand, we are giving away this e-book in the hopes that the Hugo voters will […]

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Reviews of Eclipse One, Glen Cook

The Fix has a new review of Eclipse One. Reviewer Ziv Wities calls it a "high quality anthology" and says: "Strahan’s introduction is enthusiastic and even inspiring; he tells us of how the SF/F short story is flourishing and describes the huge quantity of wonderful, imaginative work coming from writers new and old. Eclipse One […]

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Walter Jon & Paolo Quoted in NY Times

The New York Times has just published an article by Dave Itzkoff called "The Fuzzier Crystal Ball," which asks "After Arthur C. Clarke, who are science fiction’s visionaries?" Among the names Itzkoff discusses (and authors he talked to) were Night Shade’s own visionaries Walter Jon Williams and Paolo Bacigalupi.

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