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Excerpt: The Best of R. A. Lafferty by R. A. Lafferty

Excerpt: The Best of R. A. Lafferty by R. A. Lafferty

Tor Essentials presents science fiction and fantasy titles of proven merit and lasting value, each volume introduced by an appropriate literary figure. Acclaimed as one of the most original voices in modern literature, a winner of the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement, Raphael Aloysius Lafferty (1914-2002) was an American original, a teller of acute, indescribably loopy tall tales whose work has been compared to that of Avram Davidson, Flannery O’Connor, Flann O’Brien, and Gene …

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The Art of The Mandalorian Says ‘Peekaboo’ in This Exclusive Preview

The Art of The Mandalorian Says ‘Peekaboo’ in This Exclusive Preview

The Mandalorian has always put its concept work front and center—from behind the scenes looks in shows like Disney Gallery, to literally every episode of the series itself, since its end credits highlight the concept work that helped bring what you just watched to life. Now, as we journey through the second season, a… Read more…

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Constellations, conspiracy, and coalescing.

Constellations, conspiracy, and coalescing.

  Prime among the party slogans in Orwell’s 1984 was the chilling IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. Like all the best lies this slogan is build around a core of truth. Ignorance often conveys a false sense of competence and ability. The Dunning-Kruger effect is a more formal encapsulation of this truism. I can’t count the number of times people have felt confident arguing with me on topics where my knowledge vastly outweighs theirs – technical topics …

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New & Notable Books, November 2020

Susanna Clarke, Piranesi (Bloomsbury US 9/20) This much-anticipated new novel from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell departs from Clarke’s magical 19th century to follow the ingenu­ous title character for whom the massive House is the entire world, with halls and rooms that go on forever, an ocean in the lower floors, and only a mysterious Other and corpses for company. “The elegant and ingenious structure of the …Read More

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Excerpt: Engines of Oblivion by Karen Osborne

Excerpt: Engines of Oblivion by Karen Osborne

Karen Osborne continues her science fiction action and adventure series the Memory War with Engines of Oblivion, the sequel to Architects of Memory—the corporations running the galaxy are about to learn not everyone can be bought. Natalie Chan gained her corporate citizenship, but barely survived the battle for Tribulation. Now corporate has big plans for Natalie. Horrible plans. Locked away in Natalie’s missing memory is salvation for the last of an alien civilization and the humans they …

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New Book

New Book

My horror novella Downdraught is now available as a paperback via Amazon. The story takes place in the same universe as my short stories ‘The Last Reef,’ ‘Flotsam’ and ‘Hard Rain.’ Here’s the back cover copy: Lee and Kerri are two outcast teenagers in a small Welsh border town. One of them will grow up … Continue reading “New Book” The post New Book first appeared on Gareth L. Powell.

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New Books : 24 November 2020

New Books : 24 November 2020

New books this week are by R.J. Barker, Holly Black, Ernest Cline, Paul Cornell, Mark De Jager, S.C. Emmett, Benedict Jacka, Mercedes Lackey, Mur Lafferty & S.B. Divya, Kalayna Price, and Nora Roberts. * Barker, R. J. : Call of the Bone Ships (Orbit 978-0-356-51184-9, $16.99, 528pp, trade paperback, November 2020) • Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Nov 2020 • Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316487986 • The Tide Child Trilogy #2 Fantasy …

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See Dan Curry’s Star Trek Work Come to Life (or Death) in This Exclusive Art Gallery

Dan Curry is a Star Trek icon. Across The Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise, he shaped the look of the strange new worlds, new life, and new civilizations our heroes boldly sought out week in and week out. He also helped put together some of the most iconic space battles and creature encounters… Read more…

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2020 Costa Book Awards Shortlists

Shortlists for the 2020 Costa Book Awards, for books “by writers resident in the UK and Ireland,” have been announced. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury) and The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey (Peepal Tree) are on the four-title Costa Novel Award shortlist. Finalists were also announced in First Novel, Biography, Poetry, and Children’s Book categories. Category winners will be announced January 4, 2021, and will each receive £5,000. …Read More

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