Michael J. Martinez's The Daedalus Incident has an irresistible premise: 18th century sailing ships flying around space, thanks to strange alchemical inventions. And here's an exclusive excerpt where two of those ships do battle while sailing the solar winds.
Underland Press has put out some amazing books in the "scary and strange" genres, including horror and the "new weird." And now it's being bought by Skyhorse and Start, the same two companies that are buying Night Shade Books.
Over the past week, authors and literary agents have been worried about what will happen to the 160 authors whose books were published by the struggling Night Shade Books. Now the prospective buyers, Skyhorse and Start, have agreed to offer a better deal than the one they originally planned.
Night Shade Books has published some of the coolest books of the past several years, but it's also run into financial difficulties. Now Night Shade is trying to sell out to two other entities, in a deal that authors and agents have criticized. We talked to the prospective buyers, and they explained their side of…
We were afraid of this. Now that Night Shade Books is being sold off, this means a premature end to Eclipse Online, the online magazine started by Jonathan Strahan as a continuation of his acclaimed Eclipse book series.
Yesterday, we reported that Night Shade Books is being sold, and some authors aren't happy with the terms they're being offered as part of the sale. We reached out to Night Shade Editor in Chief Jeremy Lassen for comment, but didn't hear back from him in time for our deadline yesterday. Now Lassen has sent us a…
Some of the edgiest, most interesting writing in the past several years has come out of Night Shade Books, a scrappy indie publisher in San Francisco. But now, it looks like one way or another, Night Shade might not be around much longer.
One of the great bright spots in the world of short genre fiction has been Jonathan Strahan's Eclipse anthology series — Eclipse Three, in particular, was one of the best anthologies of the past decade. Following in the footsteps of Dangerous Visions and Starlight, Eclipse gathered cutting-edge stories from some of…
Just out from Nightshade Books is Osiris, the first novel from London author E. J. Swift, and the first in a trilogy called The Osiris Project. We've got an excerpt.
To celebrate the publication of award-winning author Michael Swanwick's new novel Dancing with Bears (Night Shade Books), we're running Swanwick's complete short story "The Little Cat Laughed to See Such Sport." It's a story about Darger and Surplus, the protagonists in Dancing with Bears, and was originally…
The io9 Book Club meets once per month to discuss a book, then chat with the author. In March, we're meeting on the 29th to discuss God's War by Kameron Hurley. We also have free epub copies of the book for you!
Night Shade Books, publishers of Paolo Bacigalupi's multi-award-winning The Windup Girl and many other great books, just put out an ad seeking a full-time editor. If you live in San Francisco (or can move there) and want to edit science fiction books for a living, this is a great opportunity. Details at the link. […
Genre publishing has taken some hard hits in recent years — but a slew of independent publishers is still out there, charting the unknown regions of book publishing and keeping your reading lists weird. Here are our favorite indy presses.
Science fiction about the environment can get preachy, so Paolo Bacigalupi's hard SF novel The Windup Girl is a welcome change. Set in Thailand's future, the book follows scientist spies hunting good genomes in a world ruined by GMO diseases.
In anticipation of that upcoming movie with that guy who was in Weird Science, Night Shade Books presents The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The game is afoot! Or perhaps atentacle.
Nothing epitomizes the fun summer geek read more than Seamus Cooper's Mall of Cthulhu (Night Shade). A charming buddy team - lesbian FBI agent Laura and loser barista Ted - fight monsters and white supremacists in a Providence mall.