The Mirage makes Locus magazine’s 2012 recommended reading list

by Matt Ruff on February 7, 2013


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!

Tom Britz February 7, 2013 at 10:32 am

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

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