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BEYOND THE RIFT makes for a great holiday gift

Tap, the online entertainment component of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, included the new Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift as part of their “Holiday Gift Ideas 2013: Guide to 100 best books for readers young and old.” Hard-hitting sci-fi stories about human-alien encounters, brain programming and religion, including Watts’ brilliant re-imagining of “The Thing” from the so-called monster’s […]

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James Morrow: “an absolute master of the sardonic”

On his More Red Ink blog, award-winning book and copy editor Marty Halpern recounts his working relationship with James Morrow, “an absolute master of the sardonic.” His account culminates with the forthcoming The Madonna and the Starship, which he’s currently copy editing for Tachyon. So, here I am working on The Madonna and the Starship, a […]

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Not All Small Presses Are Created Equal

Bestselling author Michael J. Sullivan, writer of the forthcoming Hollow World, offers some excellent advice on how writers (especially neophytes) should choose a small press publisher. When it comes to small publishers doing print they usually fall into one of two categories: Those that do a print run and have a distribution partner Those that use […]

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BEYOND THE RIFT is a “strong collection of short fiction that shows the author’s versatility”

At SF Signal, Paul Weimer reviews the Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift. A strong collection of short fiction that shows the author’s versatility and range at shorter lengths. (”The Things“ opens a strong selection of the best of an underrated writer.) <snip> For me, what Greg Egan is to Science Fiction from a Physics point of […]

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Freelance and Fiction interviews Peter Watts

The fine folks at Freelance and Fiction interviewed Peter Watts about hard sf, vampires in space, writing, and of course his new short story collection Beyond the Rift. This has been a pretty good year for collections; my whole short oeuvre up to last year has just come out in Poland (under the title An Antidote […]

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THE COMPANY OF THIEVES “brings Kage Baker’s lyrical style, dark humor, and lovely prose.”

The Canary reviews the final Kage Baker collection In the Company of Thieves. It’s a bittersweet experience, reading posthumous publications of a favorite author written by someone else, and it always leaves me feeling both desperately grateful and bereft. Still, this collection brings Kage Baker’s lyrical style, dark humor, and lovely prose. I adore how her characters […]

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“[T]here can be no denying Watts’s skills as a writer,” proclaims Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly reviewed the new Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift. While the occasional piece takes a more optimistic bent (“Mayfly”), Watts is drawn to gloomier conclusions like a moth to the flame. Though some readers will struggle to read more than a few stories at a time, there can be no denying Watts’s skills as […]

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Beyond the Rift had all the cogs in Tabitha the Pabkins brain whirring at full power

Tabitha the Pabkins loved the new Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift at both My Shelf Confessions and Suvudu. She not only reviewed the collection as a whole but devoted space to each individual story. A wonderful collection of unique stories, Beyond the Rift had all the cogs in my brain whirring at full power. Watts has a […]

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The “provocative and extremely well written” BEYOND THE RIFT comes “very highly recommended”

Lori L. at She Treads Softly favorably reviews not only the new Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift as a whole but devotes space to each individual story. I really enjoyed Beyond the Rift. It was provocative and extremely well written. This is one of those collections that I think benefits from reflection after each story, and […]

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BEYOND THE RIFT preview: “Outtro: En Route to Dystopia with the Angry Optimist”

In celebration of the newly released Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift, we are offering an excerpt a day from each story in the book. Today’s preview comes from Watts’ concluding essay “Outtro: En Route to Dystopia with the Angry Optimist.” I’m quite a cheerful guy in person. Apparently people are surprised by this. I don’t […]

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