Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Little Match Girl

See full size imageI’d forgotten about this. One of my first short stories appeared on Pseudopod last year and it remains one of my faves. The audio of The Little Match Girl lives here http://pseudopod.org/2008/03/13/flash-the-little-match-girl/ and is not suitable for
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Has anyone? Or just a bit of a shout into the void …

Has anyone turned any of their short stories into comics/graphic novel-ish substances? Am curious about the process and how people have found it …

Kind Words – Review of New Ceres Nights

A very  nice review of New Ceres Nights from Alexandra Pierce lives here at ASif http://www.asif.dreamhosters.com/doku.php?id=new_ceres_nights

It includes these kind words about my story “The Piece of Ice in Miss Windermere’s Heart”:

Finally, the anthology is wrapped by Angela Slatter, in “The Piece of Ice in Miss Windermere’s Heart.” It wraps up the whole anthology in a rather delicious way that can’t
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Kyle Cassidy's Where I Write: Fantasy & Science Fiction Authors in Their Creative Spaces

This is cool … it’s awesome … in fact, it’s a gravy boat of awesome sauce. Photographer Kyle Cassidy’s series of photos of writers in their work spaces lives here http://www.whereiwrite.org/ and it’s fab. C’mon, haven’t you ever wondered? 

And count the cats …

Here’s One We Prepared Earlier – or Richard Morgan is top of Author Behaviour 101

The Steel Remains (GollanczF.)

I was lucky enough to go along and see Richard Morgan at his QWC-FQ gig in Brisneyland last night. He was funny, erudite and unpretentious. He talked about his writing, his inspiration, his journey to becoming a fulltime writer, and his complete lack of planning when he writes (a comfort for
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New story at The Daily Cabal 'Aeaea St' – a title for the uber-nerdly amongst ye …

They ran on all fours, pausing only to sniff the air and howl.

Sometimes they were men, sometimes wolves, always grey though, always hungry. The moon lit their way as they slipped like shadows along the streets. Sometimes they got distracted by trash cans ripe
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Available for Pre-Order: 'Horn' by Peter Ball

It’s good – very good. I beta read it back in the days when I had time for that sort of indulgence. Go here http://twelfthplanet.livejournal.com/ and pre-purchase with impunity.

'Eyes Like Stars' – or the Destruction of the Fairycake

Hilarious! My lovely, talented friend (and occasional lovely, talented editor) Lisa Mantchev has produced not only a wondrous debut novel, Eyes Like Stars, but also a child with wings and a fairycake and you-tubery. Is there anything this woman cannot do? The fairy’s outfit even matches the cake, and the wings and the hair-decos tone in beautifully.

And I want those wings!! Watch! Laugh!
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Argh! No pressure!

This has just appear at Save the Semiprozine Hugo. Terribly kind to list me there – and no pressure at all! 🙂 . And congrats to my buddies on the list! 🙂

Who are some of the best new writers appearing in semiprozines?

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Q: Is the publisher always right?

I don’t know. I’m still thinking about this. More to come …