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Jeremy Lassen
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 12:24 pm:   

If anybody sees any Night Shade (or 2004 MoW) titles on the peoples "Best Of 04" lists, please post them here:

I'll start by noting the 3 Night Shade affiliated titles that made it on the Emerald City Best of 2004 list.
http://www.emcit.com/emcit113.shtml#Best

Also, Nick Mamatas has suggested in his blog that Move Under Ground made it to the Locus Years best list -- which I don't believe -- Because really, no one likes Nick, and his books just aren't that good. :-)

http://www.livejournal.com/users/nihilistic_kid/550885.html

Lists like this are critical to keep the Night Share moral up, while waiting for distributor checks to arrive. :-)

So if anybody is penning his or her own best of 2004 list, donít forget The Shade. Thanks.
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Jonathan
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 03:09 pm:   

Hey Jeremy -

I think four or five Night Shade books make the final Locus list. Mamatas's tangled nightmare of prose <g>, the Baker and Roberts collections, and Viator. There is also some pretty nice commentary in the review essays in the issue. You guys had a good year.

J
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Nick Mamatas
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 04:06 pm:   

Liz Williams' great collection was also named on the Locus list!
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Jeremy Lassen
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 04:06 pm:   

Thanks Jonathan.
Nick posted this link.
http://locusmag.com/2005/Issues/02RecommendedReading.html

Is this the offical tally? Can't wait to read the commentary.

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Nick Mamatas
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 04:07 pm:   

Oh, and of course, Zoran's novel The Fourth Circle made the best SF novel list. The Shade is dominant!
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Jonathan K Stephens
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 04:55 pm:   

Well the Shade was sure as hell dominant in my book buying habits last year! I buy 'round 60 hb a year, and a least 10 of those were done by Night Shade. And I'm eyeing the Conrad and Liz Williams books as well, but what to buy? Both authors I haven't read before: if I buy the trade and love it, then I'll kick myself for not ordering the limited with the nifty little bookmark! Crap, decisions, decisions. Stop publishing so many great books! You're going to drive me into bankrupcy!

Now the only way you'd really fuck me up is to run a poll for best Night Shade book of the year! :-)

Best,

Jonathan
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Kage Baker
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 07:10 pm:   

Yeah, Mother Aegypt made the list.
Chins up, guys! Righteousness will prevail.
Wish I could send a couple of old Enforcers over to collect for you...
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Jeremy Lassen
Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 02:01 pm:   

Thanks Kage. B&T came through at the end of the week with a couple of checks -- not everything they owed us, but a sizeable chunk, anyway.

Congrats on the two books on the Locus list!
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Jeremy Lassen
Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 02:04 pm:   

Jonathan,
Thanks for the kind words, and the support. It is greatly appreciated.

I hate to tell you, but we are going to continue to publish great books that you will just have to buy. :-)

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JV
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 07:42 pm:   

Lots of Night Shade books mentioned in my best-of article/essay for Locus.

http://www.locusmag.com/2005/Features/01_VanderMeer_BestOf2004.html

And the rationale behind the decisions here

http://www.vanderworld.blogspot.com

including dealing with possible conflict of interest issues.
JeffV
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JV
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 09:26 am:   

Claude L. puts Viator at the top of one of his lists:

http://www.locusmag.com/2005/Features/01_Lalumiere_BestOf2004.html

JeffV
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Kage Baker
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 08:58 am:   

Hey, guys, Gardner just announced the TOC for his Year's Best SF 22-- and Mother Aegypt is on it!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 09:24 am:   

Hey Kage, where is it announced?
Congratulations!
Ellen
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Christopher Rowe
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 09:56 am:   

Over in one of the Asimov's discussion boards, Ellen. Not that I'm Kage Baker.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 10:09 am:   

Oh, I don't check those so I don't know where they are :-)
Give me a url!
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ellen
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 10:12 am:   

Never mind. Found it!
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John Klima
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 12:44 pm:   

Gee, I should probably ask Gardner, but since he posted it in a public forum:

The book contains:

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, Pat Murphy
START THE CLOCK, Benjamin Rosenbaum
THE THIRD PARTY, David Moles
THE VOLUNTARY STATE, Christopher Rowe
SHIVA IN SHADOW, Nancy Kress
THE PEOPLE OF SAND AND SLAG, Paolo Bacigalupi
THE CLAPPING HANDS OF GOD, Michael F. Flynn
TOURISM, M. John Harrison
SCOUT'S HONOR, Terry Bisson
MEN ARE TROUBLE, James Patrick Kelly
MOTHER AEGYPT, Kage Baker
SYNTHETIC SERENDIPITY, Vernor Vinge
SKIN DEEP, Mary Rosenblum
DELHI, Vandana Singh
THE TRIBES OF BELA, Albert E. Cowdrey
SITKA, William Sanders
LEVIATHAN WEPT, Daniel Abraham
THE DEFENDERS, Colin P. Davies
MAYFLOWER II, Stephen Baxter
RIDING THE WHITE BULL, Caitlin R. Kiernan
FALLING STAR, Brendan DuBois
THE DRAGONS OF SUMMER GULCH, Robert Reed
THE OCEANS OF THE BLIND, James L. Cambias
THE GARDEN: A HWARHATH SCIENCE FICTIONAL ROMANCE, Eleanor Arnason
FOOTVOTE, Peter F. Hamilton
SISYPHUS AND THE STRANGER, Paul Di Fillipo
TEN SIGMAS, Paul Melko
INVESTMENTS, Walter Jon Williams

Some of my favorite Sci Fiction stories are in there.

JK
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John Klima
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 12:44 pm:   

In other news, SF Site ranks FOURTH CIRCLE among its favorites from last year:

http://www.sfsite.com/columns/best05.htm

JK
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 12:46 pm:   

Gardner's taken more from us than he ever has before.
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E Thomas
Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 11:29 am:   

Ellen Datlow: Gardner's taken more from us than he ever has before.

I noticed that. His selection seems to indicate that he thinks SCI FICTION went above and beyond this year! Personally, I'm thrilled because I like reading off of paper more than off of the screen.

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