Monthly Archives: October 2010

Review at Dirty Sexy Books

Lovely review over at Dirty Sexy Books of The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales. Ms Rebecca gave it a 5 star rating, which equals “It kept me up all night”. Huzzah! ūüôā

After I had my first dark, delicious taste of Angela Slatter‚Äôs idea of a fairy tale in her first story, ‚ÄúBluebeard,‚ÄĚ I was addicted to The Girl
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New: Dark Fiction Magazine

Snurched from the blog of writer-reviewer Simon Marshall-Jones is advice of a new thingy:

LONDON, MIDLANDS AND MANCHESTER, UK, 26 Oct 2010. Dark Fiction Magazine ( is pleased to announce the launch of a new service for fans of genre fiction. Beginning Oct 31st (Halloween), Dark Fiction Magazine will be launching a monthly magazine of audio short stories. This is a
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A repost – unlike refried beans

From Crackpot Palace, a repost:

The inimitable Jeffrey Ford advises that that Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded is out and about.

Steampunk Reloaded,¬†an anthology edited by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer,¬†from Tachyon, is reportedly out in book stores.¬† It contains my story about a steam plague, “Dr. Lash Remembers,” which is mischeviously meddled with¬†by Angela
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A breach in the hull of my house on Wed night saw the significant other trundling over at 11 at night with wire and all manner of manly toolbox items to do a quick fix. As a result of the late interruption¬†– I’d been ready to go to bed
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New feature: a Bestiary

Okay, so my plan is to gradually post entries¬†on the Bestiary page¬†for all the writers who’ve been kind enough/foolish enough to do drive-bys with me. This will be done as wit and time allow. Here’s one I prepared earlier …

A Flying Monkey Drive-by: Aidan Doyle

Aidan Doyle is a Clarion South 2009 survivor. Quotes for which he will be remembered are: “Bears are my unicorns”, “The zombies didn’t work for me from a programming perspective”, and “Needs more monkeys”. He is a traveller, writer, computer programmer and is publishing new stories at a
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Wooot! Publishers Weekly reviews Sourdough and Other Stories

I haz a star – that’s good, right? Thanks to Trent Jamieson for pointing it out :-).

 Web Exclusive Sourdough and Other Stories Angela Slatter,
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Awesome Post

From the virtual pen of Deanna Hoak, Zen and the Art of Copyediting, which lives here. In fact, go over here for regular visits, for there is much useful goodness.

Every once in a while, I get a request from a production editor that makes me realize how
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If you decide to remove a character at some point in a story, make it one of your duties to go through and excise that character from the rest of the text. Similarly, if you change someone’s name/profession/appearance/superpower, go and change it all the way through. I’m just saying …

A Mondy Drive-by: Ian Mond

Mondy (him on the left, tormenting Rob Shearman)¬†has written Dr Who stories featuring the Dr and Bernice Summerfield for Big Finish Productions. He’s been Tuckerised in Kate Orman’s novel¬†Blue Box.What else do you need to know? Is that
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