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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR JAN. 31ST: CHERIE PRIEST GIVEAWAY, IRISH FANTASY, VAMPIRE EARTH, MARGARET ATWOOD, AND MUCH MORE

Interview & Giveaway: Cherie Priest- Bloodshot via Del Ray “…Steampunk is not her only interest…so it’s not [surprising] that her new book, Bloodshot, takes her into new and fun urban fantasy areas.” Like vampires. Blend of Celtic Myth and Irish History Makes Stina Leicht’s Dark Fantasy Debut Simply Extraordinary via … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 30TH: SCIENCE IN SCI FI, VAMPIRE DIARIES, AND REAL BOOK LOVERS READ SCI FI

Can I get some Science with my Fiction? By Matthew S. Dent I’ve been thinking about what precisely science-fiction is. It covers a great deal of subgenres, some of which I’ve written in. But the fundamental idea behind it is in the name, I think. Science-fiction. Equal measures of each. … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAR. 13TH: INTERNATIONAL SCI FI AND FANTASY, COMING OF AGE NOVELS, BEST DYSTOPIAN NOVELS, AND MORE

An Overview of International Science Fiction/Fantasy in 2009 Compiled by Jeff VanderMeer at Locus Magazine Although my year’s best selections included some international fiction, I thought it would be of use to compile a few “core samples” of work mostly in other languages that my contacts found of particular interest … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MARCH 6: THE SWORD IN THE STONE, TRANSLATING TRANSLATIONS AND MORE

TRANSLATING TRANSLATIONS Source: Celine Kiernan at Orbit Books This is a sincere hymn of praise to my wonderful German translator Astrid Finke. She has, at one stage or another, discussed all the following things with me (and many more) I’m unbelievably lucky to have found her. READ MORE HERE THE … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS: MARGARET ATWOOD AND STEPHEN JANIS REVIEW

ATWOOD’S ARTISTIC ADVANTAGE Source: buffalonews Margaret Atwood didn’t study for a liberal arts degree with any idea that she was going to become a great writer –indeed, a dean of modern Canadian letters. All that lay far in the future in her young adulthood; too far to imagine, even for … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS BOOK COVER CLUSTERS: FLOWERS

Because Valentine’s Day was this weekend, our Cover Cluster this month is flowers! Enjoy! The Year of The Flood by Margaret Atwood: The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of … Continue reading

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ARE WE DROWNING IN DYSTOPIAS?

By Ella Saltmarshe at Treehugger When we think about the future of the world, it’s mostly bad. I’m not sure when this dawned on me. It could have been while watching Dune or Children of Men or The Road or perhaps while reading Margaret Atwood’s brilliant new Armageddon novel, The … Continue reading

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MARGARET ATWOOD, SPECULATIVE FICTION’S APOCALYPTIC OPTIMIST

from Scott Thill at Wired For a speculative-fiction visionary who writes about bioengineered catastrophe, commodified humanity and environmental devastation, Margaret Atwood is one seriously sunny personality. “I’m an optimist,” the decorated Canadian author explained by phone to Wired.com during a tour for her most recent book, The Year of the … Continue reading

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A FAMILIAR CAST OF FIGHTERS IN A FINAL BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE EARTH

From Michiko Kakutani at the New York Times The flood referred to by the title of Margaret Atwood’s new novel isn’t the biblical deluge, sent by God to wipe out wickedness and sin, but a waterless one: an uncommon pandemic that cannot be contained by “biotools and bleach,” and that … Continue reading

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