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Stainless Steel Review of Wastelands

Review blog Stainless Steel Droppings has a rave review of Wastelands, giving it a 4.5/5 rating. The reviewer says: "Editor John Joseph Adams’ collection of 22 stories, representing a wide-variety of post-apocalyptic scenarios from some of the field’s most prolific authors, is a must-have volume for fans of the this subgenre of science fiction. What […]

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Locus Reviews Wastelands

Rich Horton has a new review of Wastelands in the latest issue of Locus Magazine. In it, he has extensive commentary about a variety of the stories, singling out "The End of the Whole Mess" by Stephen King, "The People of Sand and Slag" by Paolo Bacigalupi, "Speech Sounds" by Octavia E. Butler, and "Killers" […]

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Download Richard Kadrey’s Butcher Bird for free!

Back in 2005, a very different version of Richard Kadrey’s novel Butcher Bird began its life as a free download posted on The Infinite Matrix. At the time, it was called Blind Shrike, and we at Night Shade Books liked what we read. In 2007, Night Shade Books published our version. Now, with the cooperation […]

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More Wastelands Interviews

Ideomancer has a looooong interview with me by Sean Melican, in which we talk about Wastelands, post-apocalyptic fiction and film, football, and death metal, among other things. Here’s a link. Also, The Quiet Earth has a shorter interview, which includes some discussion of my forthcoming zombie anthology, with me here

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Strange Horizons reviews Pump Six

Abigail Nussbaum has a nice, very detailed review of Pump Six up in Strange Horizons today. Here’s a snippet: "Pump Six is effectively a retrospective of Bacigalupi’s career thus far, and as such offers us a chance to observe a writer growing, discovering his voice and dominant themes, and perfecting them. […] the collection as […]

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New York Metro on Grey, More 2007 Recommended Reading

New York Metro has a brief review of Grey and an interview with Jon Armstrong. In other news, critic Dave Truesdale has posted his 2007 Recommended Reading list of short fiction, which includes "Toother" by Terry Dowling, "Electric Rains" by Kathleen Ann Goonan, and "The Last and Only or, Mr. Moscowitz Becomes French" by Peter […]

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Free Stories From Pump Six

Paolo Bacigalupi, whose debut story collection, Pump Six and Other Stories, was just released, has posted several of the stories from the collection online: "The Tamarisk Hunter," "The People of Sand and Slag," and "The Fluted Girl."

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