Posted in henry kuttner, Review, Science Fiction, tagged 1940s, Astouding Stories, Black Gate, Black Gate Magazine, books, drinking, henry kuttner, John W. Campbell, kuttner, Review, robots, Science Fiction on July 9, 2009|
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James Enge, author of the new sword and sorcery novel Blood of Ambrose from Pyr, posted a truly excellent review of the Planet Stories edition of Henry Kuttner’s Robots Have No Tails yesterday. It’s the latest post on what is shaping up to be one of the more interesting pulp fiction blogs on the Intnernet, over at the homepage for Black Gate Magazine, which is probably the most pulp-like of any fiction magazine on the market today (which certainly makes it one of our favorites). I urge you to pop over and read James’s great review, but take a while and stick around for other insightful blog posts from a wide range of Black Gate authors and supporters.
As to the “perfect book”–the new issue from Paizo Press’ Planet Stories line, Henry Kuttner’s Robots Have No Tails, may not be perfect in some absolute sense (although it comes pretty close) but it’s certainly one that I and others have been looking forward to for years.
Thanks for the kind words, James! We’d love to publish more Henry Kuttner (I’m currently reading a great never-reprinted novel from Startling Stories that is just begging to be published). If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out Robots Have No Tails and would like to see more work by Henry Kuttner, please do pick up a copy! Your purchase could be the one that puts us over the top on getting more of his excellent work in print.
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Posted in Fantasy, henry kuttner, Pulps, Review, tagged books, Fantasy, henry kuttner, Pulps, reviews, Science Fiction, sword & sorcery, the dark world on June 25, 2009|
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Henry Kuttner's The Dark World
Jared over at Troll in the Corner has just posted an excellent review
of the Planet Stories edition of Henry Kuttner’s science-fantasy classic The Dark World
. In doing so he manages to encapsulate the entire point of the reprints in the Planet Stories line so far:
Books like The Dark World remind me why I love fantasy/sci-fi so much in the first place. Here I’ve spent the better part of two decades reading every great author I can get my hands on, and not only are there new ones coming out constantly, there are still gems from years ago I have yet to read.
Major chain bookstores took a pretty paltry order for The Dark World, I’m sorry to say, so if you haven’t had a chance to pick up this recent release yet, I suggest ordering directly from the source at Paizo.com.
Thanks for the review, Jared! And thanks to all of you who have given Henry Kuttner a shot, either in our earlier releases such as Elak of Atlantis or in our brand new release, Robots Have No Tails.
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