At the Edge of Waking a McNally Robinson Book of the Day

“Portraying human reaction to dire change or extreme circumstance, combining the real intruded upon by the fantastic or the fantastic grounded in reality, Phillips describes the world as it is, as it may be, as something impossible yet entirely acceptable, enthralling the reader with her words.”

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E-book Giveaway for Ghosts: Recent Hauntings!

Over on our Twitter feed, we’re doing a giveaway! Between now and September 25th, tweet at us your favorite ghost story and be entered into the drawing for a free ebook of Ghosts: Recent Hauntings.

Edited by Paula Guran, Ghosts contains stories by Neil Gaiman, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Peter Straub, Joe R. Lansdale, and many more!

Publishers Weekly reviews Rock On, edited by Paula Guran

“This collection of twenty-four stories, ranging from new works to decades-old Hugo nominees … evokes rock music’s legacy of pushing boundaries and railing against the establishment ethos.”

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The Agony Column reviews John Shirley’s Everything is Broken

“Regardless of your politics, Everything is Broken is a ripping yarn that will keep you engrossed as it deconstructs the thin veneer of civilization. It’s a perfect example as well of unspeculative fiction. Shirley, who has written lots of great novel that involve well-imagined speculation, here employs those talents to explore the emotional arcs of characters good and bad. This is not a happy novel; Shirley explores the darkness with acuity and an unflinching stare at just how awful we can be to one another. But he manages to do so in a manner that makes for a compelling reading experience.”

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Publishers Weekly reviews Shelf Life, edited by Greg Ketter

“Ketter’s collection of fantasy stories celebrating bookstores, first published in 2002, begins with an introduction by Neil Gaiman and contains 15 original stories plus Harlan Ellison’s “The Cheese Stands Alone.” … Bookshop owners and habitués will appreciate the palpable affection for literary havens.”

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