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KatG
January 8th, 2007, 09:03 PM
So anybody know why Emerald City is shutting down? Just curious. They had such a pretty, shiny site.

Soon Lee
February 3rd, 2007, 04:36 PM
I read somewhere (and can't find the reference) that it was a combination of Cheryl Morgan losing some of her passion & not having a fixed address anymore making what was already a tough job too difficult.

I hadn't frequented the site as often as I might have, but everything I'd seen & read at "Emerald City" was quality stuff.

Soon Lee
February 3rd, 2007, 04:38 PM
Found the link (http://www.sfwa.org/news/2006/emeraldcity.htm)

KatG
February 4th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Thanks for the info, Soon Lee. So, do we think online book reviews have little use?

Soon Lee
February 4th, 2007, 03:43 PM
I get my suggestions for books to read from a number of sources, online reviews being one. I think there is a place for them & the more reputable & consistent the site, the more valuable they are. Emerald City reviews were consistently good though I may not agree with them. I'll miss it.