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Brian Francis Slattery on Winning the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award

As announced at Norwescon in Seattle recently, Brian Francis Slattery has won the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award for his post-collapse novel Lost Everything. The award is presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction published in paperback original....

The winner of the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award has been announced!

2 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Philip K. Dick Award, for science fiction books originally published in paperback instead of hardcover, has been awarded to Brian Francis Slattery, for his book Lost Everything. Special citation was also given to Andri Snær Magnason's Lovestar. Huge congrats to them both! Read more...

Philip K. Dick Award

They've apparently announced the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award (though not, sigh, at the official site, last I checked...). As, for example, SF Signal reports, Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery took the prize -- with a 'special...Show More Summary

Lost Everything’s Brian Francis Slattery on Why He Wouldn’t Do His Omni Homework

Brian Francis Slattery’s new novel is described as an “incandescent and thrilling post-apocalyptic tale in the vein of 1984 or The Road. In the not-distant-enough future, a man takes a boat trip up the Susquehanna River with his most trusted...

Books: Book Review: Brian Francis Slattery: Lost Everything

An abundance of rich, potent images lurks within Lost Everything, the third novel by Brian Francis Slattery. One of its richest comes early in the book. The wryly named Sunny Jim—a husk of man on a quest to find his son Aaron in the ruins of post-apocalyptic Pennsylvania—makes camp in the shadow of Three Mile Island. Show More Summary

Books: Book Review: Rob Ziegler: Seed

America has been getting the shit kicked out of it in print lately. From Brian Francis Slattery’s Liberation to Robert Charles Wilson’s Julian Comstock, the United States has recently become a prime target for speculative fiction of the post-economic-collapse variety. Show More Summary

Brian Slattery Joins the Third Bear Carnival

The Third Bear Carnival continues, and will continue to continue over the next few weeks, I expect. The latest freakshow act contribution comes from Brian Francis Slattery, who offers some thoughts on "The Goat Variations" and "Three Days in a Border Town" over at The New Haven Review. Show More Summary

Brian Francis Slattery's Top 10 Books That Don't Get Enough Respect

Brian Francis Slattery, author of two of the most original novels of recent years--Liberation and Spaceman Blues--has extremely eclectic reading tastes. In fact, Slattery might just be the ideal "omnivoracious" reader. So I thought it'd be interesting to ask him...

Spaceman Blues, by Brian Francis Slattery [Library of Babel]

I've gotten out of the book-logging habit, but Spaceman Blues is good enough that I feel compelled to write about it. I had heard of the book some time back-- I believe I recall Patrick Nielsen Hayden saying nice things about it at some...Show More Summary

Liberation: a magical road-novel about America in collapse, Bradbury meets Kerouac

6 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Brian Francis Slattery's novel Liberation is a magical, riveting poetic story of a post-economic America where the dollar has vanished and slavery has sprung up in the resulting economic chaos. It concerns the adventures of the Slick...Show More Summary

Liberation Is A Better Novel Than Anathem, Says Amazon [Top 10 Books Of 2008]

6 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The best science fiction novel of 2008 was Brian Francis Slattery's Liberation, according to's new top 10 list, compiled by io9 contributor Jeff VanderMeer. The story of a gang of super-criminals reuniting to save a fallen...Show More Summary

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Titles of 2008

Diversity of approach and subject matter marked the best science fiction and fantasy of 2008, with notable titles by two new writers and excellent efforts by several seasoned pros. Brian Francis Slattery's Liberation combined the serious and the satirical in...

Free Fiction: Spaceman Blues by Brian Francis Slattery

Tor has a new ebook available for download. This time it is Spaceman Blues by Brian Francis Slattery.Same rules apply as always for Tor downloads. ...

Will free books get you hooked?

Publisher Tor has made another book available for free download: it's Brian Francis Slattery's "Spaceman Blues," described as "a literary retro-pulp science-fiction-mystery-superhero novel." The book was originally fished out of a pile of unsolicited manuscripts, and it caught the eye...

Economic Collapse Imminent? Brian Francis Slattery is Here to Liberate You

This month, Tor Books publishes Brian Francis Slattery's Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America. By chance, it's a timely release given the near collapse of our banking system. The...

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