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REVIEW: Missing Pages

REVIEW: Missing Pages

A temporal physicist mourning the loss of his son learns that tampering with time is not without consequences

Missing Pages

Starring Hatsunori Hasegawa, Shinsuke Kyo, Nobu Mizutani, Takahashi Murata, Makoto Honda, Austin Uchino, Hinonori Okuyama, Daiichiro Yuyama, Florence Duranton, Fu Takato, Daisuke Hibiki, Sumiko Nogi, Go Hirokawa, Moe Nagata, Junko Iemura

Written by Jerome Olivier
Directed by Jerome Olivier
Speaking Pictures
Not Rated
Running Time: 24 minutes

Watch it on YouTube

Grade A-

After thirty-five years of hard work, Professor Kiyoshi Tanokura (Hasegawa) has finally perfected time travel. (more…)

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Brave New Worlds site now live!

Since the book is now on sale, today I launched the website for my new anthology, Brave New Worlds. Browse around to find the Table of Contents, the Free Fiction page, and read some Author Interviews.

Also: Michael Lee, the production manager at Night Shade Books, whipped up these fancy banner/box ads for Brave New Worlds. If you like, feel free to post on your own site and otherwise share them about. (If you do, please have the images linked back to the Brave New Worlds site.)

Brave New Worlds edited by John Joseph Adams

Brave New Worlds edited by John Joseph Adams

Brave New Worlds edited by John Joseph Adams

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Interview: Nick Sagan

[Note: This interview first appeared in Science Fiction Weekly in 2006.]

Nick Sagan is the son of astronomer Carl Sagan and artist/writer Linda Salzman.  He was born in Boston, MA in 1970, and grew up in Ithaca, NY and Los Angeles, CA. Prior to becoming a novelist, he worked for several years in Hollywood, writing scripts for a variety of projects, including several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager.  His novels include Idlewild (2003), Edenborn (2004), and Everfree (2006).  You can visit his website at

Science Fiction Weekly interviewed Sagan via e-mail in April 2006. (more…)

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Interview: Poppy Z. Brite, Andrew Fox & Albert Cowdrey (post-Katrina)

[Note: This interview first appeared in Science Fiction Weekly in 2005.]

In late August 2005, a Category 5 hurricane called Katrina struck New Orleans, causing over thirteen hundred deaths, and over $100 billion dollars in damages. It was a hurricane so destructive, and one that has made such an impact on America’s social consciousness, that it’s under consideration by Time Magazine to be deemed its “Person of the Year” (a distinction once given to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin). And when Katrina’s storm surge caused the 17th Street Canal levee to break, flood waters overwhelmed the city, ensuring that the city, and it’s residents, will never be the same.

Just as Hurricane Katrina affected America as a whole, so did it affect the science fiction community. Three members of our community in particular witnessed Katrina’s impact first-hand, these being: long-time New Orleans residents Poppy Z. Brite, Andrew Fox, and Albert E. Cowdrey. Science Fiction Weekly tracked down these Katrina survivors and asked them to relate their experiences and to speculate on their beloved city’s future. (more…)

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Interview: Richard K. Morgan

[Note: This interview first appeared in Science Fiction Weekly, in 2004.]

Richard K. Morgan was born in London, England in 1965, but lives in Glasgow, Scotland these days.  He worked for fourteen years in the English Language Teaching industry, then his first novel, Altered Carbon (2002 U.K./2003 U.S.), was sold to major publishers on both sides of the pond (Gollancz/Del Rey) and subsequently optioned by Hollywood for a sum large enough for him to quit his day job…and he’s been writing ever since.

He is also the author of Broken Angels (2003 U.K./2004 U.S.) and Market Forces (2004 U.K./forthcoming, U.S.).  You can visit his website at

I interviewed Richard via email in April 2004. (more…)

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The Book of Cthulhu

I’m editing another anthology of reprint fiction for Night Shade Books, this time focused on Cthulhu/Mythos fiction. It will be called The Book of Cthulhu and will be released sometime next fall. As I’ve done with most of my other anthologies, I’d like to solicit recommendations, so if you have any outstanding examples of Cthulhu fiction you’d to point out to me, please feel free to let me know about them by entering them into my Cthulhu/Mythos Fiction Database.

This project has been canceled. See this post for details.

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Brave New Worlds Table of Contents

Brave New Worlds

Here’s the table of contents for my forthcoming dystopian anthology, Brave New Worlds, which comes out in January.

  • Introduction — John Joseph Adams
  • The Lottery — Shirley Jackson
  • Red Card — S. L. Gilbow
  • Ten With a Flag — Joseph Paul Haines
  • The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas — Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Evidence of Love in a Case of Abandonment — M. Rickert
  • The Funeral — Kate Wilhelm
  • O Happy Day! — Geoff Ryman
  • Pervert — Charles Coleman Finlay
  • From Homogenous to Honey — Neil Gaiman & Bryan Talbot
  • Billennium — J. G. Ballard
  • Amaryllis — Carrie Vaughn
  • Pop Squad — Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Auspicious Eggs — James Morrow
  • Peter Skilling — Alex Irvine
  • The Pedestrian — Ray Bradbury
  • The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away — Cory Doctorow
  • The Pearl Diver — Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Dead Space for the Unexpected — Geoff Ryman
  • “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman — Harlan Ellison®
  • Is This Your Day to Join the Revolution? — Genevieve Valentine
  • Independence Day — Sarah Langan
  • The Lunatics — Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Sacrament — Matt Williamson
  • The Minority Report — Philip K. Dick
  • Just Do It — Heather Lindsley
  • Harrison Bergeron — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • Caught in the Organ Draft — Robert Silverberg
  • Geriatric Ward — Orson Scott Card
  • Arties Aren’t Stupid — Jeremiah Tolbert
  • Jordan’s Waterhammer — Joe Mastroianni
  • Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs — Adam-Troy Castro
  • Resistance — Tobias S. Buckell
  • Civilization — Vylar Kaftan
  • For Further Reading — Ross E. Lockhart

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Aggiecon 42 Guest of Honor

I’ll be attending Aggiecon 42 in March 2011 as a guest of honor, along with Catherynne M. Valente. There’s not much information about the convention on the website as of yet, but the subtitle of this year’s con is “Life, the Con, and Everything”–a nod to Douglas Adams, given this is Aggiecon number 42. Aggiecon is put on annually by the Cepheid Variable group at Texas A&M University.

Aggiecon 42 takes place March 25-27, 2011, in College Station, TX.

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