Sunday, January 29, 2006

EMERALD CITY: Shriek Article, Review, and Book Give-Away

Like SF Site and a few other online SF/Fantasy review websites, Emerald City has the distinction of coming out every month, like clockwork--chockful of reviews, convention reports, and interviews, all written by or coordinated by Cheryl Morgan. Cheryl consistently covers all manner of fantasy and science fiction in an interesting, lively, and thoughtful way.

This month, Cheryl is featuring dozens of interesting new reviews, commentary on the best of 2005, and:

My article on politics and fantasy

A review of Shriek

A special offer

The special offer is five copies of the Pan Macmillan Shriek, signed by me, to be given away to new subscribers to Emerald City.

But Emerald City is free, you say. Well, it is, but it's a bit like PBS or any other non-profit organization that depends on donations to survive. It's free and here now, but it might be gone before you know it, like a couple of websites that have closed down recently. Not to mention, it's a lot of hard work to keep putting out something like EC month in and month out.

So, please, if you want the chance to win a free, signed copy of Shriek and/or you read Emerald City regularly and you're not yet a subscriber, go ahead and subscribe. It's not a lot of money--only $12--and it's a good way to show your appreciation for one of the most stable, dependable SF/Fantasy review sites on the web.

In fact, I'll throw in some Ambergris stickers and some other small "Ambergris extras" for the five lucky winners. So subscribe early and subscribe often. :)



At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you're showing up how gutless were the responses of many so-called literary authors in the UK and US who claimed that there was no way literature could respond to the events of 9/11. That it was too big an event for words. They didn't have the courage to tackle it and shame on them if they couldn't find anything to say except to publicly say that words failed them.

Glad also to see that being politically engaged and responding to events and experiences as they happen can inform your work just as well as it did in Moorcock, Ballard and co's work in the '60s and '70s.


At 11:40 PM, Anonymous Daneel Lynn said...

A wonderful essay about politics and fantasy, especially those build a secondary world. Living in a quite politicized society ("You're Blue or Green" which is quite equal to "You're for China or for Taiwan"), I read quite a few fantastical creative writings on politics, but most of them nakedly expresses the author's political stance and are more like sarcasm to the other side, and these works are quite awful. Remodelling these issues in a secondary world is a better way, I think.

By the way, the election season here (yes, we nearly have a big election per year, for the positions from the president to villiage leaders, and all kinds of councilors) is quite like the Festival of the Freshwater Squid.

At 6:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Daneel!!!

Okay, now I have to check out Taiwanese politics!



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