Friday, October 19, 2012

Read an Excerpt of Emperor's Soul

Want to read an excerpt from Brandon Sanderson's new novella, The Emperor's Soul? Done! has posted the prologue and first chapter for your enjoyment, which you can find over here. 

Emperor's Soul could not wait to get on shelves, so as soon as it was printed it escaped from the warehouse for an early release. That means it's available now! Good news, because once you check out the excerpt you will need to keep reading.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wonders of the Invisible World starred Library Journal review

Today's Library Journal features a rave review for Patricia McKillip's new collection, Wonders of the Invisible World:

"A researcher goes back in time to visit Cotton Mather and finds the preacher’s visions are not what he expected in the title story of McKillip’s (The Bards of Bone Plain) latest collection of mesmerizing short fiction. From the deliciously macabre retelling of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” to the elegant story of courtship and obsession depicted in “The Kelpie,” the 16 stories collected here display the author’s talent for creating tales both delicately beautiful and heartbreakingly cruel. The text of her Guest of Honor speech at WisCon 2004, included within, offers valuable insight into the mind of the writer. VERDICT: Any collection of McKillip’s short stories will be a valuable asset to any library and a joy to her many fans."

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Friday October 12, SF in SF and Litquake Present: Tad Williams, Ken Scholes, and Andrew Mayer

Are you ready for an EPIC night?

This week's SF in SF is going to be legendary! Legendary as in Tachyon's  anthology, Epic: Legends of Fantasy.  We're going to have three epic fantasy authors to read and answer your questions. Come see Tad Williams, Ken Scholes, AND Andrew Mayer for a fantastic night of classic adventures.

Tad Williams is the author of The War of the Flowers and the Otherland series, which is being adapted into an MMO game. His most recent novel is The Dirty Streets of Heaven.

Ken Scholes is the author of the Psalms of Isaak saga. Publishers Weekly called book one, Lamentation, a "mesmerizing debut novel" in a starred review.

Andrew Mayer is the author of The Society of Steam trilogy, which is currently at book two: Hearts of Smoke and Steam. When he's not writing he works as a videogame designer and digital entertainment consultant.

Litquake! This SF in SF a special Litquake event. Litquake is a celebration of books and booze and Bay Area writers. Check out their website for more events.

EPIC: Legend of Fantasy
Friday October 12th
The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance next to Citibank on Market St. 582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery San Francisco, CA 94104

Doors and cash bar open at 6 PM
Event starts at 7 PM

All proceeds go to Variety Children's Charity

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Ann VanderMeer calls upon Steampunk Week

Hurrah! It's Steampunk Week on Today you can get a preview of Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution, in the introduction by our Intrepid Editrix and Global Adventuress Ann VanderMeer. This is NOT your Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother's Steampunk: The Revolution has Begun!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

October Fiction: Wonders of the Invisible World

Patricia A. McKillip's Wonders of the Invisible World is live and in concert on shelves now! This collection features some of McKillip's best short fiction yet, and it just made io9's "can't afford to miss" list for October.

More praise for Wonders:

"Endlessly astonishing and impressive fantasist McKillip (The Bards of Bone Plain) travels the shadowy twilight realm between worlds and returns with the raw stuff of dreams." Publishers Weekly, starred review 

"A casket full of wonders. I think each one is my favorite, until I read the next. McKillip has the true Mythopoeic imagination. Here lies the border between our world and that of Faerie." 
P. C. Hodgell, author of the Kencyrath series 

"This brilliant new collection puts on display the audacity, the warmth, the intelligence, and depth of [McKillip's] huge and magnificent talent." 
—Peter Straub, author of Ghost Story and A Dark Matter 

"I loved all the stories in this collection and if I still have to tell you to try this out, well, you haven’t been reading my review.... Patricia Mckillip is a master at what she does. Strongly recommended."