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Strange Horizons, w/c 24th October, by Rachel Monte (10/31/11)
This week we have: "Cosmic Horror in John Carpenter's "Apocalypse Trilogy"" by Orrin Grey Genevieve Valentine's column, "Intertitles: There's No Happy Ending with Me: The Fall" Jeannine Hall Gailey's poem, "Tickling the Dragon" And reviews of Jesse Bullington's The Enterprise...
Strange Horizons, w/c 17th October, by Rachel Monte (10/23/11)
This week we have: Shaenon K. Garrity's short story, "Librarians in the Branch Library of Babel" "Strange Oblivion, a poem by David C. Kopaska-Merkel And reviews of Neal Stephenson's Reamde, by Indrapramit Das, Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns, by Katherine...
Sunday Reading, by Niall Harrison (10/23/11)
A slim volume this week: The Silver Wind by Nina Allan, which collects five stories, two previously unpublished, into something less straightforward than a normal fix-up, but something more than a normal collection. I've written a little about Allan's work...
Strange Horizons, w/c 10th October, by Rachel Monte (10/16/11)
This week, we have: The second part of Vandana Singh's column "Diffractions", read the first part here "The Fourth Board", a short story by D J Muir G. O. Clark's poem, "American Poetry 101 Mashup" And reviews of Jane Rogers'...
Sunday Reading, by Niall Harrison (10/16/11)
This week I’ve been travelling for work-related reasons (first Belgrade, now Brussels), which has meant enough time on planes to finish Infidel, Kameron Hurley’s just-published second novel. Anyone who follows me on Twitter may remember that I got a bit...
Links for the Day, by Niall Harrison (10/10/11)
Some things from around the internet today (or, in the case of the awards thing, "recently"). 1. Gollancz have launched their new ebook portal/community site, the SF Gateway, and very impressive it looks too, with plenty of tempting authors and...
Fund Drive Target Reached!, by Niall Harrison (10/10/11)
We've done it! Or more accurately: You've done it! A huge, enormous thank you to everyone who's blogged about, tweeted about or donated to this year's fund drive -- we've just hit our target!   We'll leave the main fund...
Hours to Go, by Niall Harrison (10/10/11)
We have less than five hours left in this year's fund drive, and we've raised 94% of our goal! So here's one more reminder about our prize draw, and about the things people have blogged about us, and the last...
Strange Horizons, w/c 3rd October, by Rachel Monte (10/09/11)
This week, we have: David J. Schwartz's short story, "Destiny, with a Blackberry Sauce" "Haruspicy", a poem by Gemma Files And reviews of Karen Lord's Redemption in Indigo, by Victoria Hoyle, Chris Adrian's The Great Night, by Paul Kincaid, and...
Sunday Reading, by Niall Harrison (10/09/11)
As promised, some more thoughts on The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, which as Adrienne Martini notes arrives as the most high-profile of a small wave of fantastical circus books, including Genevieve Valentine's Mechanique, Christopher Rowe's Sandstorm, Kim Lakin-Smith's Cyber-Circus...
Lex Luthor Winner, by Niall Harrison (10/08/11)
So we have a winner of the final bonus prize, signed hardback copies of Paul Cornell's Lex Luthor arc for Action Comics, and it is ... Jamie Rubin! Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who's donated this week. We're not done...
Agatha H Winner, by Niall Harrison (10/07/11)
The winner of Thursday's bonus prize draw for a copy of Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja Foglio is: William Vennell. Congratulations! Here are some more fund drive blog posts from the last little while: Haddayr...
Bonus Draw for Friday Donations, by Niall Harrison (10/07/11)
It's the last of our bonus prize draws! Anyone who donates today (by 23.59 PST) will be entered into a draw to win signed copies of the two hardbacks collecting Paul Cornell's Lex Luthor arc for Action Comics: Thanks to...
Creature Court Winner, by Niall Harrison (10/07/11)
Slightly later than planned, the winner of Wednesday's bonus prize draw for a copy of Tansy Rayner Roberts' Creature Court trilogy is ... Eve Proper! Congratulations to her. I'll do the draw for Agatha H later today. And there might...
Horizontal Connections: 06 October 2011, by Niall Harrison (10/06/11)
Horizontal Connections returns after an extra week, mainly due to fund drive busyness. The two-week schedule should resume now. (Apart from anything else, I'm travelling next week, and won't be able to put a post together.) In the meantime, as...
Bonus Draw for Thursday Donations, by Niall Harrison (10/06/11)
Time for another bonus draw; the winner of yesterday's prize will be announced later. Those of you who donate today will be entered into a draw for a copy of Agatha H. and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja...
Fantastic Cities Winner, by Niall Harrison (10/05/11)
I've just done the draw for yesterday's bonus prize draw, and copies of Other Cities and An A-Z of the Fantastic City will be winging their way to ... Nick Hubble! Congratulations to him. As serendipity would have it, thanks...
Bonus Draw for Wednesday Donations, by Niall Harrison (10/05/11)
That's it! If you haven't donated by now, you've missed your chance to win the speculative cities books; the winner will be announced later today. But never fear, we have another bonus prize for donations today: signed copies of the...
Bonus Draw for Tuesday Donations, by Niall Harrison (10/04/11)
For the final week of the fund drive, we've decided to mix things up a little. In addition to entry into the main prize draw, and the free Strange Horizons in 2010 ebook, we're going to be doing a few...
This Week..., by Niall Harrison (10/03/11)
Another week, another issue. This time around we have a new story by David J. Schwartz, a new poem by Gemma Files, a fund drive update, and the usual selection of reviews, starting with Victoria Hoyle on Redemption in Indigo...
British Fantasy Award winners 2011, by Niall Harrison (10/03/11)
Well, we didn't pick up an award in the end, but congratulations to Black Static who did, and to all the other BFS winners! Here's the full list, as tweeted by Maura McHugh: Best Novel: (the August Derleth Fantasy Award):...
Strange Horizons, w/c 26th September, by Rachel Monte (10/02/11)
This week, the fund drive continues, and we also have: Nicholas Pell's interview with David Agranoff, "Vegan Apocalypse" Mark Plummer's article, "Paraphernalia: Beyond the Enchanted Convention to the Enchanted Peter R. Weston Memorial Defibrillator Station" April Grant's poem, "Wallpaper" And...
Sunday Reading, by Niall Harrison (10/02/11)
A very brief reading update today. Most of this week's reading time has gone on Jo Walton's Farthing, which I'm going to be writing about for Torque Control's Future Classics discussion series, when I have time to actually get my...
Fund Drive Posts #6, by Niall Harrison (10/01/11)
We've passed the half-way mark! Thanks to all who have donated so far. Here are some more posts from the past few days: Shweta Narayan: "You might remember that, earlier this year, SH was called on racefail. Both their response...