Well, gosh, this is a swell surprise. I wish every week came with such an abundance of good book news.
Anyhow, Fantastic Reviews has a blog, and on this blog they run various good-humored brackets comparing various books against one another. To my complete and utter astonishment, The Coldest War somehow ended up on the top of the heap for the Summer 2012 books. Golly!
And speaking of TCW: a reminder that it will be out from the terrific folks at Orbit UK next month!
In other news, I recently had a really fun conversation with Charlie Stross about his excellent Laundry series. That conversation/interview should appear on the Orbit blog some time in the next few weeks. His series pits modern-day members of a secret wing of British intelligence against unspeakable horrors from another dimension. Which, it might not surprise people to know, is very much the sort of thing I like to read. And write.
We had a lot of fun with it (or, that is to say, I did), and Charlie’s answers are (as one would expect) very smart, entertaining, and informative.