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Kirkus Reviews AlphaOops!

Hooray!! I’m still beaming. From Kirkus: ALPHAOOPS!The Day Z Went First Author: Kontis, Alethea Review Date: AUGUST 01, 2006Publisher:CandlewickPages: 56Price (hardback): $16.99Publication Date: 9/1/2006 0:00:00ISBN: 0-7636-2728-3ISBN (hardback): 0-7636-2728-3Category: CHILDREN’SA hysterical take on what might happen if the letters of the alphabet mixed things up a bit. When A tries to start off the show, Z storms the stage with…

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Genre Chick Interview: Judson Roberts

He’s been a police officer, federal agent, organized crime prosecutor, and private investigator–now he’s an author of young adult historical fantasy. This month, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis interrupts the fascinating Judson Roberts in the midst of writing his debut Strongbow Saga series to talk about book one: Viking Warrior and to pick his brain for juicy stories from his…

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Notes from the Desk of Professor Roberts

Adam Roberts’ hilarious rendition of Macbeth in his Elemental story “And Tomorrow and” has got the book world buzzing. A couple of days ago, Adam posted on his blog the full academic explanation of what led him to write the story…it was more than I could fit into the notes preceeding the story in the anthology, but fans of…

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LA Times Reviews ELEMENTAL

We’ve had a cracking review in from the LA Times for Elemental! Read it here: SUFFERIN’ saurians of Saturn!!! Can reading still be just plain fun? I am so proud of all our contributors.It’s not just for a good cause, folks. It’s actually a GOOD book.Give it a try!

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Genre Chick Interview: Brian Keene

Influenced by such notables as Stephen King, among others, Brian Keene is a horror writer who hopes to bring his readers a release from the horrors of today’s society. His latest book, The Conqueror Worms, is set to release in May. He shares with Genre Chick Alethea Kontis, his earliest memories of horror writing and the latest on his…

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Genre Chick Interview: Tobias S. Buckell

Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the US, and the British Virgin Islands. He now lives (through many odd twists of fate and strangely enough to him) in a small college town in Ohio with his wife Emily. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. His debut fantasy…

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Happy Holidays 2005

Track listing for Happy Holidays 2005: 1. Come all ye Faithful BeeGees 2. It May be Winter Outside Love Unlimited 3. Someday at Christmas Pearl Jam 4. The Simpsons – Homer – Wow, You Must Love This Country 5. Next Year, Baby Jamie Cullum 6. Christmas Day Detroit Junior 7. Last Christmas Savage Garden 8. What About Everything? Carbon…

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Genre Chick Interview: Tom Piccirilli

“She was a girl of many half-completed movements.” –the line that made me throw November Mourns across the room because nobody should be able to write that beautifully. **************** Alethea Kontis: Tell me a little about how your latest novel November Mourns came about. Tom Piccirilli: In terms of setting and themes, it’s something of a carryover from my…

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Genre Chick Interview: Christopher Golden

An icon in the pop culture world for his work on movie tie-ins and in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, the true gems of Chris’s bibliography are his original novels. In Strangewood, The Boys are Back in Town, and the just-released Wildwood Road, Chris takes the reader back to a time when a spinetingling, page-turning book was the…

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