THE PURE COLD LIGHT returns

My 1993 Nebula-Award-nominated novel, The Pure Cold Light, has returned in .mobi and .epub formats at Book View Cafe at $4.99 for your Nook, Kindle, or iPad. (It’ll appear later at Amazon and B&N, but why not support an independent online genre-wide bookstore?) I was somewhat taken aback in prepping it for ebook format how weirdly prescient was some of what I thought to be pure dark satire. This adultscience fiction thriller set mostly in a near-future or alternate Hieronymus-Boschian Philadelphia garnered a fair bit of praise its first time around:

“The Pure Cold Light delivers all that a thriller junkie could ask for (and) sounds like horror or magical realism but Frost’s prose is closer to Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash—hip, tough, and funny.”

-SFRA Review #214

  “…read this one for it bizarre details, complex background, its extremity, and its humane sympathy for people caught up in a world where public betrayal is a daily fact and the best most can hope for is survival.”

-John Kessel, F&SF “Short Takes”

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“[Frost] takes us over familiar territory, but does it expertly, and the destination…is unexpected.”

-Aboriginal Science Fiction

 

“Author Gregory Frost imagines a nightmarish future where the world is run by a drug-pushing, media-managing, government-corrupting multinational corporation…far out even by science-fiction standards.”

-Philadelphia Inquirer

The “Cooking the Books” Roundtable

Fran Wilde’s Cooking the Books Roundtable is now up at Strange Horizons. Along with yours truly there’s Elizabeth Bear, Scott Lynch, and Nalo Hopkinson. Now that you’ve made it through Thanksgiving, we can’t hurt you with food talk anyway. Right?
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