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Exciting new books for August, part 1

by Paul

What! It’s August already? No, it can’t be. Oh well, that means another great selection of wonderful new science fiction due out any day now. I hope you’re keeping up there, because there are books here you’re really won’t want to miss. As ever, so this whole thing doesn’t become too overwhelming (for me as […]

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William Sanders

by Paul

Still catching up here. While I was away, the death was announced of William Sanders. In person, he seems to have been a somewhat prickly character who made enemies more easily than he made friends, and the obituaries were full of references to controversies that were usually of his making. But as a writer, particularly […]

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12 more books we’re looking forward to in May

by Paul

So, a couple of days ago we gave you a whistlestop tour of some of the space operas and military sf due out this month. But that barely scratches the surface of the books being published in May. So here’s a bunch more books that you’re going to enjoy. The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford […]

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New for May: To Arms

by Paul

Compiling our list of new books out in May, it seems to be a month of space operas and military sf. So we thought we’d start our listing with these nine titles. The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis We start with a swashbuckling steampunk adventure where airships are the front line in an on-going war. Josette […]

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Grania Davis

by Paul

We’re seeing reports of the death of Grania Davis, widow of Avram Davidson and an editor and short story writer in her own right. She was born in 1943, and was married to Davidson between 1962 and 1964, though they remained close after that and she was involved in the numerous posthumous collections of his […]

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William Hjortsberg

by Paul

The death has been announced of William Hjortsberg, the American writer, most of whose work occupied that indeterminate territory where the mainstream and the fantastic merge. As an indication of where his work lies in relation to the fantastic, he wrote a well-received biography of Richard Brautigan, Jubilee Hitchhiker. Brautigan, along with Tom McGuane and Jim Harrison, […]

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Mike Levy

by Paul

The death has been announced of Mike Levy, who has served as Managing Editor of the scholarly journal Extrapolation since 2014. His works include a scholarly edition of A. Merritt’s The Moon Pool, and, co-authored with Farah Mendlesohn, Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction, along with numerous scholarly articles and book reviews. He was awarded the Thomas D. Clareson […]

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The SF Books we’re looking forward to in April, part 1

by Paul

So here we are, a quarter of the way through the year and already we’re seeing some top notch books coming out. So what does April hold for us? Truth is, it’s an incredibly busy month, with more than 20 new books catching our eye; so we’ve decided to split the list, the first part […]

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15 Books We’re Excited About This March

by Paul

What a month this is: new books by some of our biggest names; long awaited sequels; thrillers and traditional space operas and mainstream novels with a twist. These are some of the books that have caught our eye this month. Infinity Engine by Neal Asher The final part of Asher’s spectacular Transformation trilogy features humans […]

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Susan Casper

by Paul

The death, after a long illness, has been announced of Susan Casper. She was not a prolific author, but wrote a number of highly regarded short stories, many in collaboration with her husband, Gardner Dozois. Much of her best collaborative work with Dozois is collected in Slow Dancing Through Time, with also includes work with Jack […]

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