Friday, February 4, 2011
FINALLY! Someone answered our zombie-loving prayers and brought back the classic Chose-Your-Own-Adventure style novel.
This was sent our way today from St. Martins and we just had to pass on the excitement . . . Underland folks, we should be proud for keeping the dream of CYOA alive...
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Author Jeff VanderMeer poses a great question on his Facebook page: "What're the top 10 non-stupid fantasy worlds of all time?" (I believe Ambergris is a given, c'mon.)
Check out the answers his fans and friends posted here.
[Note: you may have to 'friend' him first, but trust--his wit and frequent status updates are well worth it. You can find his page here.]
Monday, January 10, 2011
Finch is unstoppable.
First it was the World Fantasy Award nomination, and now it's made a very important short list: the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has awarded Vandermeer's Finch a coveted spot on their Fantasy Short List.
This is especially exciting because those infinitely-precious librarians out there consult these lists when looking to buy new books. In fact, the RA for All blog suggests that "These awards are among the only designations we have for "the best" in many of these genres . . . All public libraries should own the winners and short-listed titles." Check out their post on the announcement here.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Enter the mind of John Shirley: Musician. Storyteller. Clairvoyant evil genius?
John talks to us about his upcoming book, In Extremis, and waxes poetic on the piece he wrote exclusevely for this collection, The Gun as an Aid to Poetry. (Get it? Okay, I promise a pun-free interview. Just click here.)
Friday, December 17, 2010
And when he says 'extreme,' trust us--he really means it. Don't read this before bed. Or at work. Or on public transportation. Or really anywhere someone will be able to see over your shoulder. But DO read it, for it is awesome and bizarre, just how we like it.
In the meantime, check out Shirley's latest interview in Dark Discoveries Magazine, in their Dark Science Fiction Special.
More deets and treats (like excerpts) coming soon!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Happy Holidays from Underland!
Brian Evenson's Last Days out NOW on Brilliance Audio CD and MP3 CD.
Guaranteed to liven up any road-trip; take Brian Evenson's magnetically disturbing world to go. Performed by Chris Patton, theatrical actor and narrator, this audiobook is a great way to introduce others to Last Days or revisit the journey yourself.
6 Hours, 21 minutes of audio availible on CD or MP3 CD through your favorite audiobook retailer (we like audible.com).
...It's like we're doing your holiday shopping FOR you!