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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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“This really isn’t my kind of novel, but let me go on about it at length anyway…”

From the first paragraph of David Gates’ New York Times review of Salman Rushdie’s The Enchantress of Florence: “I’m probably not Rushdie’s target audience: in literature, at least, I find the marvelous tedious, and the tedious—as rendered by a Beckett … Continue reading

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Appearing today in the London Telegraph

Sam Leith, the book editor for the London Telegraph who reviewed Set This House in Order a few years back, asked me to review Dr. Richard Baer’s (purportedly) non-fiction MPD treatment memoir A Life in Pieces (U.S. title: Switching Time). … Continue reading

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