Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Take Some Time Out for Steampunk Reloaded

Time Out Chicago was nice enough to review Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded recently. Says Jonathan:
"Though it may be the brass’s flash that first attracts readers, it’s the grime and verdigris that makes the stories, and this anthology, so compelling."
It's what we were going for. Read the rest here!

Also, did you catch the New York Times piece on The Search for Philip K. Dick reprinted in the International Herald Tribune? Good news travels fast.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The New York Times on The Search for Philip K. Dick

Today's online New York Times and tomorrow's print edition feature a front page article on Philip K. Dick and The Search for Philip K. Dick. In this thoughtful piece by Scott Timberg, for which he went to Point Reyes to interview Anne, he comments: "The book, while refraining from literary analysis, is invaluable for Dick fans and scholars because it’s told by the one person he was close to at an important turning point in his career."

Friday, November 19, 2010

Indie-Debut recommends a Booklife

I'm stuck on "debut of a debut," but Indie-Debut 2010 is a really cool website that features first time authors touting small press offerings.

Luckily for us, they've spotted the quintessential guide for first-time (or any-time) authors, Booklife: Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st-Century Writer, concluding: "I highly recommend this book to any writer who is nervous about navigating the virtual landscape."

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Genreville's Year in Review

Genreville's Rose Fox only got five spots for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror for Publishers Weekly's Top 100 books of 2010 (which you can find here). Just five spots!

This was a great year for SF/F/H fans, and there are definitely more than five books out there worth reading, so Ms. Fox followed up the top 100 with a list of her own: The Best, and Next Best, of 2010 (You may notice a certain Third Bear gets a mention)

Monday, November 08, 2010

The Nightmare Before Thanksgiving - 12 Scary Stories

Just because Halloween is over doesn't mean you can't enjoy some great horror fiction. The Chicago Tribune has some suggestions: 12 Spine-Tingling Short Stories, two of which--"Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament", and "Calcutta, Lord of Nerves"--are available in Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror.