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Free Fiction from Night Shade Books

Now available in our downloads section are two award-nominated stories from Eclipse One, Andy Duncan’s Nebula-nominated story “Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse” and Garth Nix’s Ditmar-nominated story “Bad Luck, Trouble, Death, and Vampire Sex.” These are available in a wide variety of formats, so click on over, check ’em out, and (if you’re eligible) VOTE!

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Paolo Bacigalupi at the Night Shade offices

Paolo Bacigalupi at the Night Shade offices

Pump Six and Other Stories author Paolo Backgalupi was recently in San Francisco visiting the offices of Night Shade Books. A great time was had by all. And Paolo got his first look at the finished version of his collection. Needless to say, we think he approves.

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Fall Titles Now Available for Pre-Order

We’ve just added a number of forthcoming titles to the Website, and they’re all now available for pre-order. Coming in September is Fast Ships, Black Sails, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, a swashbuckling collection of original tales of piracy and plunder, guaranteed to make you walk and talk like a pirate. Also coming in […]

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Paolo Bacigalupi at Publisher’s Weekly

Publisher’s Weekly is currently featuring an interview with Pump Six author Paolo Bacigalupi, and not only calling him “Science Fiction’s New Prophet,” but a “powerhouse” who embraces “weighty issues like the future of humankind.” Check it out for Paolo’s insights on SF cautionary tales, environmentalism, and where humanity will be a century from now.

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By popular demand… they’re back!

That’s right, the Night Shade Books message boards have returned! We’re still adjusting the final look and feel, but everything should be fully functional, and all discussion board threads and accounts should remain the same. Thanks everybody for your patience.

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Charles de Lint reviews The Sword-Edged Blonde

Charles de Lint has some great things to say about Alex Bledsoe’s The Sword-Edged Blonde in this month’s issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction: “…once you get past the novelty of a hardboiled fantasy novel, you’ll forget that it’s a novelty because there’s meat on the bones of the story to be found here… I […]

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Paul Di Filippo on Eclipse One

Paul Di Filippo has some great things to say in his review of Eclipse One over at WashingtonPost.Com: “…it’s refreshing to find an editor who is sanguine about short fiction, and who, moreover, can assemble a volume of fresh wonders to justify his optimistic stance. Such is the case with talented compiler Jonathan Strahan and […]

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Forthcoming Titles Now Available For Pre-Order!

We’ve just added a number of forthcoming titles to the Website, and they’re all now available for pre-order. Coming in May is Neal Asher’s Shadow of the Scorpion, a hard-hitting Polity novel filling in Ian Cormac’s early years. May will also see the release of Greg Egan’s Incandescence, a new novel of hard SF, and […]

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Richard Kadrey at Whitechapel

Warren Ellis is featuring a heavily-medicated Richard Kadrey (author of Butcher Bird and “Still Life with Apocalypse” from Wastelands) over at Whitechapel. Richard discusses Butcher Bird, comics, and fetish photography. Key quote: “I’m an American. I like magic, but I like guns, too. Why shouldn’t angels wear steel-toe boots? Why shouldn’t fairies carry knuckledusters? I […]

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Eclipse One at Stainless Steel Droppings

Carl V. over at Stainless Steel Droppings has some nice things to say about Eclipse One: “This book sat on my to-read shelf for all of two days before I began reading it. My intention was to savor the stories, reading one or two at a time in between other novels I was reading. It […]

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