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If only every fantasy novel was as smart as Coldest Girl in Coldtown

I am not a vampire person. It’s not that I don’t get the allure of the vampire story — I’ve just always found the metaphors for sexuality, power and old money's exploitation of youth too obvious and overblown. So I was pleasantly shocked that I pretty much loved Holly Black’s newest YA novel, The Coldest Girl in… » 11/04/13 1:30pm 11/04/13 1:30pm

Bordertown has never looked so lovely: Your first look at the Welcome…

We loved the anthology Welcome to Bordertown, featuring authors ranging from Neil Gaiman to Catherynne M. Valente revisiting the ground-breaking urban fantasy setting of the 1990s. And now we're stoked to bring you the first official look at the cover for the paperback edition, featuring a sultry elf and a brick wall… » 3/27/12 2:46pm 3/27/12 2:46pm

Our Love For Steampunk Is A Longing For Machines That Don't Suck

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet impressarios Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant have signed up to publish a new anthology of young-adult steampunk stories, featuring well-known authors, comics creators and YA authors. We asked Grant why people — especially young people — are so fascinated with steampunk. » 5/28/09 11:30am 5/28/09 11:30am

What Would a Steampunk Gibson Chair Look Like?

One of the most interesting panels at this year's Readercon was an exploration of the steampunk design movement, as it emerged into the mainstream with May's New York Times Style article. Writer/puppeteer Mary Robinette Kowal, YA fantasy novelist Holly Black, Tor editor Liz Gorinsky, and speculative fiction writer… » 7/20/08 4:00pm 7/20/08 4:00pm