Prominent genre review site SF Crowsnest has published a glorious review of the anthology The World and the Stars. The review praises the editor, Chris Butler (who did a smashing job, by the way), and calls out some highlights of the book.
The reviewer calls my story, “The Madness of Pursuit, the Desire of Lonely Hearts“, as a “fabulous adventure”. He goes on to say that “Creating a situation where…technology still allows for an old-fashioned maritime adventure is quite a skill and this story pulls it off nicely.” Well, thank you, Mr Jones! I have the Montpelier Writers Group to thank for helping me shape this into a better story.
A lot of great stories are in this book. Buy it now! Ask for at your local bookstore or get it at Amazon. There is something in it for everyone. You won’t be disappointed.
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You can now own The World and the Stars today. This great book contains stories by some great writers, including Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Colin P. Davies and more, and with a Foreward by Mike Ashley. I am happy to have a story in this anthology. Ask for it at your local bookstore or go to Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.
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I am happy to say that Aliette de Bodard’s novella, ‘On A Red Station, Drifting,‘ has received a great review in LOCUS by Rich Horton, who calls the story ‘an original and ambitous tale’. Moreover, the novella has been placed on the LOCUS Recommended Reading List for 2012, and has also received support from Gardner Dozois.
I am happy for Aliette, who is a wonderful writer. As the publisher of the novella, I feel very proud to have put this wonderful story to print and see it succeed so well. (In case you didn’t know, I am publisher/editor for Immersion Press).
Well done, Aliette!
Additionally, Chris Bulter’s novella ‘Flight of the Ravens‘ has been shortlisted for the BSFA Award for Best Short, 2012. I am also proud to have published this fantastic piece of fantasy fiction.
Good luck to Chris at the awards ceremony this Easter!
Sorry for any delays in posting. After a death in the family, I am refocusing and getting back on track.
Getting ready for Fantasycon. The steampunk book is ready, with one more change in the line-up–added in Aliette de Bodard and “Kung Fu Jesus Man” Lavie Tidhar for what is a really cool anthology. See the awesome cover by Charles Harbour at the Immersion press website.
I shall have a table in the dealer’s room, so come by and say hi and buy a book or two, or three, or four…. (All books will be reduced in price.)
I will have on hand for purchase Lavie Tidhar’s excellent Jesus and the Eightfold Path for sale. It is a beautiful limited-edition hardcover novella. Check out the great cover art from Melissa Gay at the website.
You can also pick up Fun With Rainbows by Gareth Owens, The Immersion Book of SF, edited by me, and The Immersion Book of Steampunk, edited by Gareth D Jones and myself.
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I can finally say I am coming to the end of reworking the TOC for the Immersion Book of Steampunk. If I don’t get bogged down with serious energy-fail, this thing could see the light of day very soon.
Paul Di Filippo
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It’s a great feeling to get a good review in Britain’s longest-running and most influential science fiction magazine, Interzone. In issue 232, Duncan Lunan gives The Immersion Book of SF a thumbs up–and Iam glad. As editor for the book, it feels great to see my choices for stories supported by such a review.
Get yourself a copy of the magazine, or go to TTA PRESS here and purchase a subscription. If you like Sci-Fi, it’s almost criminal not to own a subscription to Interzone.
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It’s been the coolest few months. Between the good reviews for The Immersion Book of SF we had some great nominations for stories and art, as well. The long list for Best Short Story was made by our own Chris Butler for “Have Guiter, Will Travel”, Lavie Tidhar for “Lode Stars”, and Gareth Owens for “The Cloth From Which She is Cut”. Our exceptional cover artist, Charles Harbour, is now on the final list in the Best Art category for the cover of Fun With Rainbows, by Gareth Owens.
Well done to all. And here’s hoping for a win for Charles.
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