Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Hardest Part: David Drake on Night & Demons

Pittsboro author David Drake has had a long and prolific writing career, and when I saw his recent newsletter mention the word count of new introductions for his new collection Night & Demons (Baen, October 2), I thought I knew … Continue reading

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The Negative Zone #002: The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

THE NEGATIVE ZONE #002: THE DROWNED CITIES by PAOLO BACIGALUPI by Andrew Neal When I was younger, I never would have thought I’d get tired of post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, but the rest of the world caught up with my … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part: Nick Mamatas on Bullettime

[Editor’s note: this debuts a new weekly Wednesday feature, “The Hardest Part”, where creators talk about the hardest part of putting together their most recent book or other work.] Nick Mamatas is the Hugo-nominated editor of Haikasoru, an imprint of … Continue reading

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Sunday quick update: events today, Wednesday, Thursday, …

Two events today (Sunday, September 9): 4 pm — Screening of the short local horror film “Foodie” as part of the Carrboro Arts Center’s Second Sunday film series along with three other short films. Ticketed event: $5. More info: … Continue reading

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The Negative Zone #001: Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu

THE NEGATIVE ZONE #001: SORRY PLEASE THANK YOU by CHARLES YU Hey there. My name is Andrew. I sell comic books and graphic novels for a living. I also draw and write. The Negative Zone is my new review column … Continue reading

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Breaking event news: Quail Ridge Books to host Brandon Sanderson for A Memory of Light

UPDATE: This event has been re-scheduled to February, though the final date has not yet been determined. The long-awaited conclusion to The Wheel of Time series, A Memory of Light, is set to be published in January 2013. And, as … Continue reading

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September newsletter: Scott Sigler, Andy Duncan, Neil Gaiman, and Teen Writing Contest details

Vol 2. No 6. September 3, 2012: Welcome to September, which is so packed with speculative fiction events that I’m thinking of calling it “Spec-tember”. Any objections? Before I get too far here, there are two big-name ticketed events coming … Continue reading

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