The Mirage makes Locus magazine’s 2012 recommended reading list

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Locus magazine’s February 2013 issue, on newsstands now, includes their 2012 recommended reading list, and The Mirage is on it. Quoth senior editor Tim Pratt: “[The Mirage] is more than a clever inversion of the War on Terror… in my review I called it a modern answer to Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle, and I stand by that.”

In other news:

Pulp-O-Mizer* The Mirage trade paperback will be on sale next Tuesday, February 12. (Links for online preorder here.)

* I’ve been getting a lot of emails from fans in Germany asking when a German translation of The Mirage will be available. I don’t have an exact date yet, but my current understanding is that Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag will be publishing it sometime late this year or very early in 2014.

* The latest in procrastination technology: Bradley W. Schenck’s Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual website presents the Pulp-o-Mizer, which lets you create custom pulp sci-fi magazine covers and download them as .jpgs or, for a fee, have them printed on posters, cards, and coffee mugs. It’s a cool thing, and I hope the ‘Mizer is expanded to include other pulp genres. (Assuming my current book proposal goes well, I’ll be in the market for a horror/weird tales version.)

* Stewie, the world’s longest house cat (4 feet from nose to tail) has died at age 8.

* …but Shiro lives!

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1 Response to The Mirage makes Locus magazine’s 2012 recommended reading list

  1. Tom Britz says:

    Great news Matt. It is the only book of yours I haven’t read as of yet. I will remedy that soon.
    Tom

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