Danny Sets Us Straight on Steampunk

Posted by Danny Here's the deal on Steampunk, a potentially huge subgenre a la all those novels featuring vampires, zombies, werewolves, etc.... Steampunk novels almost always take place in a Victorian alt-world wherein this era's technology, usually steam powered hence the "steam" in steam punk, has evolved a thousand times faster than it did in … Continue reading Danny Sets Us Straight on Steampunk

August Top Shelf: ‘Ready Player One’

  Here's a sneak peek at the Top Shelf in this month's Independent, BookPeople's paper newsletter available in-store.  This month, Master Bookseller Kester Smith reviewed the soon-to-be-released novel by Austinite Ernie Cline, Ready Player One. We're planning a big 80's night release party for Ernie on Tuesday, August 23rd, 7p. Details of the party are … Continue reading August Top Shelf: ‘Ready Player One’

Man Booker Prize Long List Announced

The long list of finalists for the prestigious Man Booker Prize were announced earlier today. Congrats to all of the authors (and their publishers) in the Man Booker Dozen: Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Random House) Sebastian Barry On Canaan's Side (Faber) Carol Birch Jamrach's Menagerie (Canongate Books) Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers … Continue reading Man Booker Prize Long List Announced