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The Mirage: in stores today!

Yes, I am excited. Here’s a quick roundup of reviews so far: Publisher’s Weekly (STARRED REVIEW) — “Both entertaining and provocative, exactly what the best popular fiction should be.” io9.com — “An addictive, fascinating read, which keeps you guessing.” John … Continue reading

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The AP and the New York Post review The Mirage

“An alternate history of the events surrounding 9/11 creates a unique and compelling read in Matt Ruff’s The Mirage.” — Jeff Ayers, for the Associated Press. Full review here. “Like Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, in which Nazi-sympathizer Charles … Continue reading

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“A Man in the High Castle for the age of global terror”

The February issue of Locus magazine, on newsstands this week, has a lengthy review of The Mirage by Tim Pratt, who does me the honor of summing up his feelings about the novel with a Philip K. Dick comparison: “In … Continue reading

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The Seattle Times reviews The Mirage

Money quote: “…one of the most daring 9/11-inspired novels to emerge after that horrific day more than a decade ago.” Full review here.

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The Mirage gets two thumbs up from the SF blogosphere

io9.com has posted Charlie Jane Anders’s review of The Mirage. She liked it: The Sept. 11 attacks and the Iraq war have reverberated through science fiction and fantasy for over a decade, giving us plenty of stories of terrorism, wars … Continue reading

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The Mirage gets a starred Publishers Weekly review

We’re still two and a half months from publication, but Publishers Weekly has already posted its starred review of The Mirage. (Note that the review contains minor spoilers.) Money quote: “[The Mirage] is both entertaining and provocative, exactly what the … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint reviews “Set This House in Order” in F&SF

I’m not sure what inspired Charles de Lint to rescue Set This House from the depths of his to-read pile (he was at my Richard Hugo House reading in October, though, so maybe he liked what he heard), but I’m … Continue reading

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“Beat the Reaper,” by Josh Bazell

My review of the above is on page 8 of tomorrow’s New York Times Book Review. The short version: It’s a good read, and if you like thrillers you should check it out.

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Review of the Richard Hugo House reading

In this week’s Stranger, Paul Constant has some nice things to say about last Friday’s reading at Richard Hugo House: Aimee Bender took full advantage of the casual feel. Her piece—about a young woman traveling with a boyfriend who loves … Continue reading

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A good Sunday for the home team

Bad Monkeys got a nice mention on Paperback Row in yesterday’s Times Book Review. And Neal Stephenson’s novel Anathem debuted in the #1 spot on the hardcover fiction bestseller list.

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