V.25 No.33 | 08/18/2016
Weekend in Review
Settlers of Catan
By Maggie Grimason [ Mon Aug 22 2016 4:30 PM ]
A wild weekend settling Catan
V.25 No.23 | 06/09/2016
Local Fantasy/Space Opera Writer at Page 1
Press Release [ Thu Jun 23 2016 10:00 AM ]
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.
V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016
Local Fantasy Writer at Page 1 Books
Press Release [ Fri Jun 10 2016 10:15 AM ]
Local fantasy author to visit Page 1 Books.
Courtesy of Wyrdteenth's Facebook Event Page
No Fear of a Black Planet at Wyrdteenth
Sunday, Jun 5: Wyrdteenth
By Robin Babb [ Fri Jun 3 2016 11:00 AM ]
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.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016
Local Author Fair at Page One Books
Press Release [ Sun Mar 27 2016 12:00 PM ]
Buy books from local authors and small presses.
V.24 No.34 | 08/20/2015
Badass Ladies of Sci-Fi
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Aug 26 2015 8:00 PM ]
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 World Is Ending or Light Is Dying
Lev Grossman’s journey to lit magic
By Erika T. Wurth
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
All That Glitters Is Foretold
Review by Samantha Anne Carrillo
An unusual, existential fantasy novel counts down to death.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
First World Problems
Review by Lisa Barrow
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
By Lisa Barrow
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
Jason and the Anglophiles
“Atlantis” on BBC America
By Devin D. O’Leary
A shameless mashup of “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Game of Thrones” comes to the boob tube.
Farewell, My Metaphysic
Review by Lisa Barrow
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.
V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013
Review by Leo P. Neufeld
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.
V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
RIP Jack Vance
The cusp of the demon is the iPad in your lap
By Jerry Cornelius [ Wed May 29 2013 5:00 PM ]
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
Five Seven Five
The winners of our 19th annual Haiku Contest
By Summer Olsson
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.”
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