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All Things Upcoming

Having had a great few months, book-wise, I turn my attention to the latest Immersion Press title, The Immersion Book of Steampunk. I am really happy that my friend Gareth Owens contributed a tale. His new story really adds some mean coolness to this anthology. And with Paul di Filippo rounding off the book, you can’t go wrong. Unless you don’t like steampunk…

Charlie Harbour once again demonstrates why he has been nominated for a BFSA Award for artwork, as his cover for the steampunk book is by far his best yet! I can’t wait to show it to you.

As a recent convert to the genre of steampunk, I must say there are some really cool stories out there. Give it a try, if you haven’t already.

Being a Lavie Tidhar fan makes this next announcement all the more fantastic. Immersion Press will be releasing a hardcover, limited-edition of his novella Jesus and the Eightfold Path, which I hear is coming along smoothly. I’ve seen the cover art and it kicks ass!

While I have had to bow out of EasterCon, I will hopefully see some of you at FantasyCon in Brighton.

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Immersion Book of SF Review in Interzone

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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BSFA Nominations

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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Another Good Review

Well, 2011 starts off with a good review of The Immersion Book of SF from the good people at the very cool Abyss & Apex Magazine.

That makes four good professional reviews (six reviews in total, if  you feel generous and want to count two good reviews from personal blogs).

Here’s hoping 2011 shapes up to be a mighty fine year.

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Kind Words From Gwyneth Jones

Kind words from the esteemed Gwyneth Jones, who states the following:

“Respect for the traditions of genre, uniformly solid writing and a refreshingly international feel, what more could you ask? Cunningly placed for Christmas shoppers, The Immersion Book of SF bodes well for Carmelo Rafala’s Brighton based Immersion Press.”

Along with good reviews from Gardner Dozois and Rich Horton in LOCUS, this is a great way to end the year.

Links round up:

Visit Gwyneth Jones and read her excellent blog.

 

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LOCUS Reviews Immersion Book Of SF – Thumbs Up!

Gardner Dozois and Rich Horton have given positive reviews to the book I edited, “The Immersion Book Of SF” in LOCUS magazine.  I am very pleased with such a great result–and in such as great magazine as LOCUS!  Gardner’s only real negative was the slimness of the book and the somewhat high American price. Point taken (and that can be resolved in the near future).

I’d say that effectively caps off a very busy year with a sterling result. Thanks to all the authors who contributed.

Happy Christmas and a great New Year!

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Interview at SF Signal

The incredible Charles Tan conducts an interview with me over at the reknowned SF Signal website. We talk all things SF, including The Immersion Book of SF, fiction, Immersion Press, and, well, you go read the rest.

SF Signal is a great place for news and reviews of all things going on in the world of speculative fiction.  I am very stoked to be on the site, as it is one of the best places to go for SF, and there is something there for everyone. You could, literally, spend a whole day going through all the great information there.

So go on! Get going!

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