Buying, Making, Reviewing, Judging
Saturday, June 29, 2013
A very quiet week on the blog which means there may be "mass reviews" in the near future as I try to catch up. Oops.
First, a few new finds:
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women, edited by Marie O'Regan. I started reading up on this because, well, they're a competitor. Then I saw that it had folks like Kim Lakin-Smith and Gaie Sebold and Nina Allan and...
Now that I've got it in my hands, I'm even more excited - some of the 'vintage' contributions are amazing. Amelia Edwards and Mary Wilkins Freeman are especially fun to see - authors that I started reading while doing the research for Lost Souls. This is a really impressive anthology. (Darnit.)
The Theatre of the Gods by M. Suddain. A+++ for the marketing campaign, down to creating an utterly plausible "new" imprint. Also A+++ for this review from Tor.com, which was about as intriguing a write-up as I've ever read. The book itself is also a work of art - absolutely beautifully produced. The conclusion is... well, it, just feels like someone at the publisher loves this book, and that kind of passion is pretty infectious. Looking forward to it. (Also had a chance to meet the author and get a couple bonkers inscriptions. Yay!)
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