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V.25 No.23 | 06/09/2016

Literature

Local Fantasy/Space Opera Writer at Page 1

Daniel Abraham, best-selling local fantasy and space opera author, will be at Page One Books at 4pm on Saturday, June 25, to talk about and sign his latest epic fantasy novel, The Spider's War: The Dagger and the Coin Book 5, which marks the conclusion to this series.

The book is described as such: "Lord Regent Geder Palliako's great war has spilled across the world, nation after nation falling before the ancient priesthood and weapon of dragons. But even as conquest follows conquest, the final victory retreats before him like a mirage. Schism and revolt begin to erode the foundations of the empire, and the great conquest threatens to collapse into a permanent conflict of all against all. In Carse, with armies on all borders, Cithrin bel Sarcour, Marcus Wester and Clara Kalliam are faced with the impossible task of bringing a lasting peace to the world. Their tools: traitors high in the imperial army, the last survivor of the dragon empire, and a financial scheme that is either a revolution or the greatest fraud in the history of the world."

Abraham is the author of the critically-acclaimed Long Price Quartet. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy awards, and won the International Horror Guild award. He also writes as MLN Hanover and (with Ty Franck) James S.A. Corey. Corey's space opera books have been turned into "The Expanse" TV series on the SyFy Channel, which has been renewed for a second season. He lives in Albuquerque with his family.

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Event Horizon

No Fear of a Black Planet at Wyrdteenth

Sunday, Jun 5: Wyrdteenth

Celebrate cultural aesthetics and critical dimensions of Afrofuturism with zines, poetry and performances from Ebony Isis Booth, Marya Errin Jones, Brielle Leilani, Tanesia Hale-Jones.
V.24 No.34 | 08/20/2015
Bubonicon 47

Alibi Picks

Badass Ladies of Sci-Fi

Bubonicon 47

Women of Wonder--in literature, comic books and TV shows--are the focus for New Mexico's annual Bubonicon.
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
The Magician’s Land

Arts Feature

The World Is Ending or Light Is Dying

Lev Grossman’s journey to lit magic

To become a bestselling fantasy novelist, Lev Grossman (who’s coming to Santa Fe) first had to realize what he wasn’t.
V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014

Book Review

All That Glitters Is Foretold

Crystal Eaters

An unusual, existential fantasy novel counts down to death.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014

Book Review

First World Problems

Hard to Be a God

Don Rumata seems like any other obnoxious noble with money to spend and ladies to court, but he’s actually a Communist operative from Earth.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014

Get Lit

Sunday Best

Artemis Awakening

Whether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.
V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013

Idiot Box

Jason and the Anglophiles

“Atlantis” on BBC America

A shameless mashup of “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Game of Thrones” comes to the boob tube.

Book Review

Farewell, My Metaphysic

Something More Than Night

Ian Tregillis’ genre-warper Something More Than Night isn’t quite your typical mystery. For one thing, it’s set in Heaven, and the VIP who got himself rubbed out just happens to be the angel Gabriel.
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V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013

Book Review

Covenant’s Courage

The Last Dark: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

In this final book of the series, Thomas Covenant must traverse a near-apocalyptic world in hopes of defeating the evil entity Lord Foul.
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V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
jackvance.com

In Memoriam

RIP Jack Vance

The cusp of the demon is the iPad in your lap

If you said “Jack who?” you might want to know George R.R. Martin once called him the greatest living science fiction writer and a master of fantasy “right up there with Tolkien.” That’s right, buddy, Tolkien. Unfortunately, as of Sunday, May 26, 2013, he no longer qualifies as living and will have to settle for merely being the greatest.

Carlo Rotella’s overview of Vance’s significance as a writer in The New York Times Magazine is probably the best thing I’ve ever read about him. I suggest you read it too. “The Eyes of the Overworld” (from the second Dying Earth book) is a prescient and deeply ironic metaphor for this avatar-obsessed virtual non-life we’re cultivating as a race of touchscreen and phone addicts. And this, 40 years before FaceBook. It’s also hilarious. Thank you, Jack Vance, for just being you.

V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011

Arts Feature

Five Seven Five

The winners of our 19th annual Haiku Contest

It wasn’t easy editing the results of our 19th annual haiku contest. Below the winners wax poetic on subjects ranging from “APD” to “Erotic” to “Breaking Bad.”

V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011

Culture Shock

Bubonicon, Steampunk Style

A totally killer schedule is in place for Albuquerque’s annual, homegrown festival of science fiction and fantasy. The theme of this year’s convention is steampunk, which we at the Alibi are crazy about [Feature, “Full Steam Ahead,” July 21-27]. There’s a costume contest on Saturday night, a discussion on “Steampunk Definitions: More Than Victorian Clothing,” a make-and-take workshop with gears, and vendors selling corsets, cloaks and all the other bits and bobs to fulfill your mechanical-wonder needs.

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