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The latest

Sorry things have been quiet on the blog lately, but I’ve been putting the finishing touches on a new P.S. section—think literary equivalent of DVD extras—for the trade paperback edition of The Mirage. Some news: * I recently did an … Continue reading

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SF Chronicle reviews The Mirage

Home, happy but exhausted, from the L.A. Times Festival of Books. I’ll have a report on my adventures there shortly, but in the meantime, while I was away, the San Francisco Chronicle weighed in on The Mirage: The Mirage is … Continue reading

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Two—no, three!—new Mirage reviews

Over the weekend, the New York Times finally weighed in on The Mirage. It’s not the rave I was hoping for, and my secret wish that they’d tap Salman Rushdie to write it didn’t come true either, but they did … Continue reading

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Bookslut reviews The Mirage

Over at Bookslut, the ever-so-kind Colleen Mondor shares her thoughts about The Mirage: With his latest novel, Matt Ruff shows yet again that he is a master of crafting intricate, complex plots that read as effortless dreams. The Mirage is a book … Continue reading

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Talking to Rick Kleffel about The Mirage

Rick Kleffel, who interviewed me in San Francisco for KQED radio, has posted his review of The Mirage and an extended podcast version of our interview on The Agony Column website. Thanks to Rick, and to Cory Doctorow for this … Continue reading

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The Mirage week four recap

I’ll be in San Francisco for the next three nights (see my event schedule here for details). Before I head for the airport, here’s a quick rundown of last week’s Mirage highlights: Reviews Salon.com reposts Paul Di Filippo’s piece from … Continue reading

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The Mirage week three recap

The big news of the week is that HarperCollins is ordering a second printing of The Mirage. Thanks to all the early buyers who helped make this happen! If you still want a first edition, you should track one down … Continue reading

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The Mirage week two recap

This week’s highlight reel: Reviews The Oregonian — “It’s bracing to read a novel that generates a fresh look at Our Troubled Times without the exhausted polemics and manipulative sentiments. In fact, The Mirage is a 9/11 novel we’ve been … Continue reading

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The Mirage publication week recap

Hard to believe The Mirage has only been out since last Tuesday. I’m having a crazy fun time so far. Here’s a quick recap of the highlights: Reviews Publisher’s Weekly (STARRED REVIEW) — “Both entertaining and provocative, exactly what the … Continue reading

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Paul Constant reviews The Mirage for The Stranger

Ruff is a world-class world builder who, perhaps better than any other writer, can create exotic, mysterious worlds and communicate their unique rules and consistent logics both clearly and concisely. Ruff cleverly constructs UAS analogs to our western world: He … Continue reading

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