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2008 Hugo Award Finalists

The 2008 Hugo Award nominations are out, and I’m pleased to congratulate editor Jonathan Strahan (Eclipse One, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 1) on his first nomination in the best professional editor (short form) category. Also, congrats to Grey author Jon Armstrong who has been nominated for the John W. […]

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Clute on Pump Six

The ever erudite John Clute has a long, detailed review of Paolo Bacigalupi’s Pump Six over at SCI FI Weekly. As usual, Clute’s review defies excerption, so just trust me that it’s an interesting analysis of the text and click through.

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Just in from The Agony Column…

…comes this MP3 interview with Pump Six author Paolo Bacigalupi and Night Shade’s own Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Lassen. Not only does Rick Kleffel get Paolo to discuss his themes, methods, and intentions, but Jeremy spills the beans on, as Rick puts it, “the business ecology that allows him to thrive in the midst of skyscraper publishing […]

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Listen to Audio Excerpts from Nathalie Mallet’s The Princes of the Golden Cage

The first three chapters of Nathalie Mallet’s Arabian Nights-esque fantasy, The Princes of the Golden Cage, are now available as MP3 downloads. Spellbindingly read by Alex Wilson, this taste of The Princes of the Golden Cage is enough to get anybody hooked. Visit Nathalie’s blog to download today!

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Andy Duncan interview

We’ve just posted an interview with Andy Duncan in which he discusses the inspirations and origins of "Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse," his Nebula Award-nominated short story (which you can read for free!) from Eclipse One. Enjoy!

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Wastelands Conquers All, Says Omnivoracious

Over at the Amazon blog, Omnivoracious, Jeff VanderMeer has a nice piece about Wastelands, which is, incidentally, awesomely titled "Apocalypse Wow: Wastelands Conquers All." In it, Jeff says: "[Wastelands] has been one of the great success stories of the early part of 2008–selling out its initial print run (and going back to reprint), garnering rave […]

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Antick Musings on the Williamses; Dragon Page Investigates Wastelands

Antick Musings on the Williamses; Dragon Page Investigates Wastelands

Over at The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent., Andrew Wheeler points out that he received copies of Snake Agent and Implied Spaces, and says some nice things about the Detective-Inspector Chen series and the previous work of Walter Jon Williams. Snippet: "[Walter Jon] Williams is probably the least-known best writer in the SF field […]

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Paolo Bacigalupi: Science Fiction’s New Prophet

Paul Goat Allen recently interviewed Pump Six author Paolo Bacigalupi for Publishers Weekly. The original interview was edited down, but PW graciously allowed us to publish the entire unedited version here.

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New Reviews: Princes & Demons

Fantasy Book Spot has a new review of The Demon and the City by Liz Williams (Detective Inspector Chen, book two). They gave it a 7.5 rating, and here’s how they summed it up: "An intriguing mixture of mystery, science fiction, fantasy and horror with a richly imagined Eastern setting." In other reviews news, The […]

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Wastelands: Trailer + More Online Stories!

Wastelands sold out its initial print run, so we went back to press for a second printing. To celebrate, we’ve made three more stories from the book available on the anthology’s website. So that’s now a total of six stories you can read online for free; the stories are by Elizabeth Bear, M. Rickert, Cory […]

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