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Strange Horizons reviews Precious Dragon

Strange Horizons has a nice review of the third book in Liz Williams’s Detective Inspector Chen series, Precious Dragon: "The story does dance along lightly, with all kinds of entertaining twists and turns. Hell itself is quite a fun place to explore, with its bureaucracies and officialdom. […] All the different plotlines come together at […]

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Reviews of Snake Agent, Implied Spaces, Glen Cook

A couple of new reviews to report. First, for The Agony Column, Rick Kleffel covers Walter Jon Williams’s forthcoming novel Implied Spaces: "There are gems of absurdist SFnal vision on practically every page, seemingly serious but seriously funny observations that jog a smile while they boggle the mind. Compact, brainy and entertaining, ‘Implied Spaces’ plays […]

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Monsters & Critics *loves* Pump Six

Monsters & Critics reviews Pump Six: “Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi the best science fiction short story collection of recent years. […] So if you enjoy philosophical science fiction stories, read Pump Six. If you hate philosophical science fiction stories, read Pump Six. Because like the evocative concrete rain which continually falls […]

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Australian Review of Eclipse One

In a review in this weekend’s Sydney Morning Herald, reviewer Van Ikin calls Eclipse One editor Jonathan Strahan a "remarkable Aussie who now strides the world stage in speculative fiction," and says that Eclipse One is "superb" and is among "the best introduction[s] you’d get to the very best in the field."

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Bookgasm reviews Eclipse One

Bookgasm has a nice review of Eclipse One: "Strange, dark and eldritch certainly describe this anthology, which collects 15 original fantasy and science-fiction short stories. All the tales in Eclipse One are creepy at the very least, and the spookiest of them could very well keep you up at night." The reviewer singles out "Toother" […]

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Unique Chicken a Nebula Award Finalist

This year’s final Nebula Awards ballot has been released. Andy Duncan’s story "Unique Chicken Goes In Reverse," which was originally published in Eclipse One, is among the finalists in the short story category. Congrats to Andy and to Eclipse editor Jonathan Strahan. The SFWA LiveJournal community has the full ballot.

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Grist.org Interviews Paolo Bacigalupi

Hot on the heels of his Publishers Weekly interview, Paolo Bacigalupi is interviewed by Michelle Nijhuis for Grist.org, a site devoted to environmental news and commentary. In the interview, they talk about Pump Six, the role of technology in SF, and how Paolo brings environmental issues into his writing, among other topics.

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Realms of Fantasy reviews Wastelands and Eclipse One

The April 2008 issue of Realms of Fantasy magazine, which is shipping to subscribers now, features reviews of both Wastelands and Eclipse One. About Wastelands, reviewer Jeff VanderMeer says that rather than being a depressing book, as he initially thought it would be, he "found Wastelands hopeful rather than despairing." He also found it "relevant […]

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The Imago Sequence named a Stoker Award Finalist

Congrats to Laird Barron, whose short story collection, The Imago Sequence, has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, which recognize superior achievement in horror writing. Winners will be named on March 29, at the World Horror Convention. For a full list of the nominees, visit editor Ellen Datlow’s livejournal.

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Grasping for the Wind calls Wastelands the Best Anthology Ever

Grasping for the Wind gives Wastelands a glowing review: "Wastelands is an exceptional anthology. In scope and vision it can only be compared to Harlan Ellison’s Dangerous Visions. […] I highly recommend this anthology for anyone who enjoys reading anything. […] Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse is the best anthology of any kind I have […]

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