Last night, Cory Doctorow posted a nice review of Peeps on ur-techogeek blog Boingboing. A short excerpt:
Scott’s managed to write a vampire novel without ever once visiting the tired old tropes of horror fiction. Instead, he invents marvelous, scientific explanations for the characteristics of vampirism . . . This is some seriously inventive science fiction, written in an engaging style that’s bound to spark young readers’ interest in biology and parasitology (there’s a short bibliography on parasites at the end of the novel). For adults, this scientific take on a hoary old subject will inspire admiration in the ability of an original talent to mine fresh ore from even the oldest veins.
But you really must read the whole review.
Boingboing is the first stop on my blogroll pretty much every morning, and yet my savvy publicist at Razorbill managed to spot it before I did. Thus, the news had already spread around the Penguin office, where it was pronounced an excellent way to start the week.
And in keeping with the theme of my last post, all of this happened because I pressed Peeps into his hot little hands at Worldcon. So thanks again to Glasgow, and to Cory, both for this review and for being a force behind one of my favorite media spaces.
Loving the tribe even more now.
Peeps comes out August 25,
but feel free to buy it now.