Winner: 2008 Hugo for Best Related Book

Runner-up for the 2008 Locus Award for Non-fiction

An ALA Outstanding Reference Source for 2007

New York Library Association “Best of Reference” 2008

Reviews and other press for Brave New Words.


Grasping for the Wind

Kirkus (opens PDF file; review is on page 14)



SF Site

Fantasy & Science Fiction

The Agony Column

Seattle Times

Lisa Tuttle for the London Times

Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish — I think it’s a positive review, but the available Swedish-to-English machine translation leaves a lot to be desired)

The Blog of M’Gath

Uncle Orson Reviews Everything

Voyages of Imagination

World Wide Words

Library Journal

Big Dumb Object


Podcast with Rick Kleffel

With John Joseph Adams for Sci Fi Wire

Visual Thesaurus (login required)

With Gayle Surrette for

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