Clippings

Jan. 1st, 2015 02:37 pm
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(Just a place for me to keep track of the reviews and articles that folks have written about my work.)

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:: For Noise Pollution ::


Charles Payseur, on Nerds of a Feather
With a wry punch and a fast pace and a smooth finish, "Noise Pollution" by Allison Wilgus is a golden IPA, just a little brash and bitter but with a taste that makes it incredibly fun and drinkable.

Charles Payseur, on Quick Sip Reviews
It's a great story, fast and with a flow that just made me smile, that, like a song, pumped me up and got me nodding right along. It's just so much fun, and has the benefit of being filled with interesting ideas and strong images.

K. Tempest Bradford, on io9
The battle to keep noise at bay is a lot of fun to imagine, and I’m so down with the world Wilgus has created where musical folk must sing and create music to help people, cure disease, and keep chaotic noise away. More than that, I adore the narrator’s voice. It’s strong and grabby and amazing.

Bob Blough, on Tangent
The setting is not new but the atmosphere is clearly and well created. The characters, although again not terribly original, are drawn very well. As a first sale, this is an evocative piece of writing.


:: For King Tide ::

Joshua Berlow, on Tangent
It’s a soft-spoken story with little overt conflict. Nostalgia for drier days pervades the piece. Scientists warn us that global warming and rising sea levels will transform New York City. This story is a quiet snapshot of what we may expect.

Charlie Jane Anders, on io9
Brooklyn is a trendy place to live right now — but what about after the ocean level rises and the ocean floods in? In the new story "King Tide" by Alison Wilgus over in Vice's science fiction magazine Terraform, we get a sad, contemplative look at a flooded New York.


:: For A Stray in the Woods ::

Alex Thomas, on Pipedream Comics
It’s a brilliantly original piece of story-telling that makes for a really fascinating story, however this collected edition does have a slightly disjointed feeling – but that is to be expected considering the source material and is part of the charm. Although the story is unlike anything else, the true stand out for the book is Wilgus’s simple yet stylish artwork.

Nick Montfort, on Post Position
Perhaps I’ve been primed for this, but I thought the book’s presenation of this rather elaborate process was effective. I thought at first that page numbers would help, but perhaps these might have suggested a CYOA-style book, which this is not. While decisionmaking by mob is not always best, and can rule out nuanced plans, it works well enough in this case.

Little Willow, on GuysLitWire
Well, I read the entire thing in one fell swoop and I can tell you: Very cool. The pictures truly tell a story, with the text explaining all that needs to be explained.


|||| Interviews ||||

with Frank Duran, Real Books Don't Have Batman - 11/18/2013 (video)
with Zack Smith, Newsarama - 8/26/2013
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