Bash Bash Revolution gets Starred Review

Becky Spratford is a book critic and she recently posted her review of Bash Bash Revolution for Booklist along with some additional comments on her blog.

Not only will you think twice before opening a game app on your phone after completing Lain’s novel, but you may also start wondering if we are already living as pawns to a superintelligent machine. This is not a cartoonish sketch, it is a realistic and bleak look at the post-singularity world. An easy suggestion for fans of current, accessible science fiction that thoughtfully contemplates AI such as Ready Player One or Sea of Rust, but it is also a great choice for those who enjoy John Scalzi’s narrative style.

Read the whole blog entry from Becky Spratford on her blog.

The Philip K. Dick Award Nominees 2016 Podcast

2016podcastThe Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States and this years nominees (Maguerite Reed, PJ Manney, Adam Rakunas, Ramez Naam, Douglas Lain and Brenda Cooper) decided to record a conversation about the PKD award, their own novels, the science fiction genre, and Philip K Dick himself.

These six nominees, in conjunction with their publishers, have also decided to offer a giveaway. You can enter to win all six titles at

Edge of Dark by Brenda Cooper (Pyr)
After the Saucers Landed by Douglas Lain (Night Shade Books)
(R)evolution by PJ Manney (47North)
Apex by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot Books)
Windswept by Adam Rakunas (Angry Robot Books)
Archangel by Marguerite Reed (Arche Press)