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Hugo Nomination Thoughts, 2018

Time for my annual post on what I’m thinking about for Hugo nominations. As ever, I’ll caution that I have read a lot of short fiction, but that I am less up on the other categories. I have seen a fair quantity of movies, too, however. Let me reiterate something I said last year – though I participate with a lot of enjoyment in Hugo nomination and voting every year, I am philosophically convinced that there is no such thing…

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Future Treasures: 95 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in 2018

Hand in hand with the new year comes brand new schedules from the major genre publishers like Tor, DAW, Ace, Angry Robot, Solaris, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and many others. The Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog has compiled a magnificent list of 95 Books Sci-Fi & Fantasy Editors Can’t Wait for You to Read in 2018, and I was surprised and delighted to see Black Gate authors well represented, including Myke Coke, Todd McAulty, and Patrice Sarath. There’s also plenty…

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The November Fantasy Magazine Rack

A fine crop of magazines this month, with original fiction by Nancy Kress, Brian M. Sammons, Barry N. Malzberg, Mercedes Lackey, Tina Connelly, Karin Tideck, Sue Burke, and many others. Here’s the complete list of magazines that won my attention in early November (links will bring you to magazine websites). Black Static — fiction by Ruth EJ Booth, Ralph Robert Moore, Mel Kassel, Carly Holmes, Andrew Humphrey, and Georgina Bruce. Cover by Tara Bush Clarkesworld — new fiction by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, Sue Burke,…

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October 2017 Nightmare Magazine Now on Sale

If you’ve never tried Nightmare magazine… well, let’s face it, what better time than October? The latest issue has a nice assortment of creepy tales, including Joanna Parypinski’s “We Are Turning on a Spindle,” a short fable about a traveler who tirelessly searches the universe for a very particular castle, with a legendary resident. The universe, it turns out, is downright lousy with castles. After years of searching, he found the castle on a remote forgotten world in an abandoned corner of…

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May 2017 Lightspeed Magazine Now Available

I often forget that, in addition to doing double duty as editor of two leading magazines (Lightspeed and Nightmare) and one of the most celebrated and successful anthologists in the industry (Cosmic Powers, What the #@&% Is That?, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy), John Joseph Adams also edits his own line of novels for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In his editorial in the most recent issue of Lightspeed, John brings up up to date on the exciting novels he’s…

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January 2017 Lightspeed Magazine Now Available

Black Gate author Jeremiah Tolbert (“Groob’s Stupid Grubs”) has had a nice run of stories in Lightspeed recently, including “Taste the Singularity at the Food Truck Circus” (August 2016) and the Dungeonspace tale “The Cavern of the Screaming Eye” (October 2016). Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews speaks very highly of his new story in the January issue, “The West Topeka Triangle.” The story unfolds at a time that many would point to as the golden days of modern America….

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John DeNardo Proves Lovecraftian Fiction is Alive and Well

Over at Kirkus Reviews, the tireless John DeNardo gives us the rundown on the latest in Lovecraftian horror, including The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson. In this haunting novella, Kij Johnson takes readers on a journey across a dream landscape reminiscent of Lovecraft’s weird and wonderful writing. The protagonist, Professor Vellitt Boe, who teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College, learns that one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world. Because this…

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August 2016 Lightspeed Magazine Now Available

The August issue of Lightspeed is now fully available online. This month editor John Joseph Adams offers us original fantasy by Adam-Troy Castro and Tristina Wright, and fantasy reprints by co-authors Kevin J. Anderson & Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Delia Sherman, plus original science fiction by Mercurio D. Rivera, along with SF reprints by Kameron Hurley and Maureen F. McHugh. Best of all, there’s also a brand new SF tale by Black Gate author Jeremiah Tolbert (“Groob’s Stupid Grubs,” BG 15), which…

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The Top 50 Black Gate Posts in July

Black Gate had 1.26 million page views last month, very nearly a record. Much of that bump in traffic was due to a series of very popular posts. Derek Kunsken has long been one of our most popular bloggers — his interview with Christopher Golden was our third most popular article in October, and last month his piece on Rebirth: DC’s corrective reboot was #5. But he thoroughly dominated the charts in July, claiming both the #2 slot, with his look back at Marvel’s…

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New Treasures: The Lure of Devouring Light by Michael Griffin

Ross E. Lockhart’s Word Horde press has done some darned impressive horror volumes. Just counting the ones we’ve covered recently: The Fisherman by John Langan Mr. Suicide, Nicole Cushing Cthulhu Fhtagn!, edited by Ross E. Lockhart Vermilion by Molly Tanzer The Children of Old Leech, edited by Ross E. Lockhart and Justin Steele Yeah, that’s a pretty good list. A list like that wins you some serious credibility. So when Word Horde offers us an intriguing new debut collection from…

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