Monthly Archives: January 2013

February newsletter updated with tons of new events!

Yup, it always happens. I click “send” on the newsletter and shortly thereafter find out about a long list of upcoming events. Here’s a quick roundup: FEBRUARY 2013 NEW-NEW: 2 (Saturday) 5 to 7 pm — Chapel Hill Comics hosts … Continue reading

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February newsletter: James Maxey, Kim Harrison, Cory Doctorow, and Brandon Sanderson! More!

Vol 3. No 2. January 28, 2013: Welcome a bit early to the February newsletter! I’m sneaking this one in ahead of the end of the month to make sure everybody gets a chance to hear about the Witchbreaker book … Continue reading

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WUNC’s The State of Things to air interview with Samuel R. Delany

Today (Thursday Jan 24) in the noon hour Eastern Time, WUNC’s The State of Things will have author Samuel R. Delany on in a taped phone interview segment. It will broadcast over the airwaves state-wide at noon, with a re-broadcast … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part: Gail Z. Martin on Ice Forged

After six books across two publishers in the world of her Chronicles of the Necromancer series, Charlotte author Gail Z. Martin‘s new book, Ice Forged (Orbit, January 2013) remains firmly in epic fantasy territory but otherwise starts an entirely new … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Ice Forged by Gail Z. Martin

Ice Forged By Gail Z. Martin out January 8, 2013 from Orbit                 Ice Forged is the story of what one man from Donderath, Blaine McFadden, will do to save his little sister Mari from harm. He gets sentenced to … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Sunset of the Gods by Steve White

Sunset of the Gods Out January 1, 2013 in trade paperback from Baen 2nd Volume in the Jason Thanou Series (1st volume was Blood of the Heroes and 3rd Volume will be Pirates of the Timestream) Jason and his three … Continue reading

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Friday quick updates: Jan 18-19 readings from Hal Johnson, and The Screwtape Letters

Whew! Last weekend’s illogiCon was really fantastic; I’ve leave the con reports to others for now (Natania Barron rounds up a couple, including JL Hilton’s, here) but I do have some photos, and I’m working on transcribing the Tim Powers … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part: Daniel M. Kimmel on Shh! It’s a Secret

Daniel M. Kimmel’s last book, a collection of sf film criticism entitled Jar Jar Binks Must Die… and Other Observations about Science Fiction Movies was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Related Work; it also contained Kimmel’s review of … Continue reading

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Day one of illogiCon is here! Also: Gail Z. Martin starts a new fantasy series with Ice Forged

With registration opening at noon, and opening ceremonies and programming (and the dealer’s room) getting started at 3, illogiCon ii: Schrodington’s Revenge is finally here: There are readings, panels (I’m moderating one on “The Local Scene” at 5 pm) and … Continue reading

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What to Do With That Gift Card, Part 2: Science Fiction Reads for 2012

Here are some suggestions for what to spend your holiday gift cards on if you are a science fiction reader. First, a couple of caveats: in order to pare down the number of books we need to cover, we the … Continue reading

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