It’s Friday Monday, which means we are over at Kirkus! (Well, you know, usually we’re over there on Fridays, but still.) Today it’s Thea’s turn, and today she catches up with one of her favorite comic book finds of 2016… The second trade paperback collecting Paper Girls issues #6-10 is available now–and it’s the perfect […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! It’s Thea’s turn this Friday, with a review of one of the most highly anticipated tie-in novels of the year: Bloodline by Claudia Gray. This is the Star Wars book you’ve been looking for. Bloodline is written from Leia’s perspective (sprinked […]
In which we celebrate the publication date of The Beatriceid by Kate Elliott! The Beatriceid Published 12/22/2015 A stunning new short story, written in verse, set in Kate Elliott’s Spiritwalker Universe Before Andevai, the waking of dreaming dragons, the war for Europa, and the cruel treachery of the Wild Hunt, cousins Catherine and Beatrice Hassi […]
“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their Inspirations and Influences. In this feature, we invite writers to talk about their new books, older titles, and their writing overall. On December 22, we will publish The Beatriceid by Kate Elliott–a short story told […]
In which we reveal the cover and open preorders for The Beatriceid by Kate Elliott Today, we are utterly delighted to share with you the cover for The Beatriceid by Kate Elliott–cover art by Hugo Award winning artist Julie Dillon. About the Story A stunning new short story, written in verse, set in Kate Elliott’s […]
It’s Friday Wednesday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Today Thea is STILL going on about Jurassic World and is list-making… Because Jurassic World is deeply flawed, and yet still somehow incredibly entertaining. You want to read books about dinosaurs, or bio-tech thrillers, or genetically-engineered monsters? This list is […]
SFF in Conversation: “On Diversity” Round Table with M Sereno, Aliette de Bodard, Zen Cho, Bogi Takács and JY Yang
SFF in Conversation is a new monthly feature on The Book Smugglers in which we invite guests to talk about a variety of topics important to speculative fiction fans, authors, and readers. Our vision is to create a safe (moderated) space for thoughtful conversation about the genre, with a special focus on inclusivity and diversity […]
It’s Tuesday, which means we’re over at Kirkus! (Well, not usually, but today that is the case!) Today, Thea takes over with some list-making with short fiction on the brain… Because sometimes, during the hectic rush of the holidays, it’s easier to escape in a short story, novelette, or novella, than it is to dive […]
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