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IGMS reviews Mallet

Over at Intergalactic Medicine Show, Tobias S. Buckell reviews The Princes of the Golden Cage by Nathalie Mallet, saying "It is refreshing to see a medieval fantasy novel of sorts that isn’t grounded in the usual setting tropes. Mallet wafts a cool breeze reminiscent of 1001 Arabian Nights through the novel with her unique setting. […]

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SF Crowsnest: Wastelands is “impressive”

SF Crowsnest just published a nice review by Tomas L. Martin of Wastelands: "In this, his first anthology, [Adams] collects together an impressive array of post-apocalyptic short stories. […] Stands out as one of the best short story collections I’ve read in a while."

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Locus reviews The Sword-Edged Blonde

The February 2008 issue of Locus Magazine has a nice review by Faren Miller of The Sword-Edged Blonde, in which Miller says that the book is a good example of "genre hybrids that are more than just an authorial stunts like juggling apples and oranges." Miller then goes on to say: "The classic hardboiled mysteries […]

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The Denver Post and Locus Love Pump Six

In a glowing review in The Denver Post, science fiction reviewer Fred Cleaver describes Paolo Bacigalupi as having made "a big splash with a small number of well-written and emotional stories," and says that his debut collection Pump Six "succeeded brilliantly." Also, Locus Magazine’s review from their February 2008 issue is now online. In it, […]

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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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Night Shade authors Make Annual Locus Recommended reading list!

Congratulations to all the Night Shade authors who made the Locus Recommended list: Fantasy novels * The Spiral Labyrinth, Matthew Hughes * softspoken, Lucius Shepard First novels * Grey, Jon Armstrong * The Sword-Edged Blonde, Alex Bledsoe Collections * The Imago Sequence and Other Stories, Laird Barron * Hart & Boot & Other Stories, Tim […]

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ALA loves Laird Barron!

Congratulations to Laird Barron. The American Library Association put his collection The Imago Sequence on their annual Best Adult Genre Fiction list. I knew this was an important collection, and most reviewers seem to have concurred, but its nice to see the third pillar of American fiction (librarians) recognizing the merits of Barron’s work.

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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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Precious Dragon is a “work of art”

Jacob Malewitz at Compulsive Reader has a nice review of Precious Dragon by Liz Williams, which he calls "a work of art that is different, flawed, and powerful." And in other news, the first part of WIRED Science’s interview with Pump Six author Paolo Bacigalupi is up. Stay tuned throughout the weekend for the rest […]

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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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