Monthly Archives: February 2013

Paddle-Steamers! Fae! Docks!

Peter M. Ball’s new tale “On the Arrival of the Paddle-Steamer on the Docks of V–” is now up at Eclipse Online and it’s totally worth a read.

With bonus illustration by Kathleen Jennings.

Our tiny hotel room is boiling, even now, but heat doesn’t bother Patrick and he sleeps, shirtless, with the thin sheet coiled round him like a loving serpent.
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The Writing Life: A Really Big Echo Chamber

Here’s the thing about being a writer: we’re all terribly insecure to one degree or another. Although we’ve chosen a solitary profession, preferring largely to spend time with imaginary friends rather than flesh and blood ones, we still want some
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Over at Tabled Fables

Late last night in Australia (and early in the morning in the US), I had a  chat with
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Braiiinnnsss!!

Over at the home of Nyssa Harkness is a pretty comprehensive list of Australian Zombie Writers … or rather, Australians who happen to be writers of zombie fiction … yes, that’s better.

Go here

FYI, she’s
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Women in Horror Month 2013

The lovely Alison Littlewood (whose creepy A Cold Season had me hiding under the doona last year) has blogged over at Bad Reputation about five “Women in Horror”.

I happen
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Short Story Clinic

Okay, QWC’s Short Story Clinic for developing writers will begin on 21 March.

The delightful and erudite Trent Jamieson is teaching this six session clinic. 

Go here to book yourself in or, better yet, book in a friend or relative for their
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Cover reveal – One Small Step

Behold, Amanda Rainey’s cover for FableCroft’s One Small Step anthology!

The Table of Contents has an awesome addition: Cat Sparks and her tale, “Daughters of Battendown” join the cast!

“Sand and Seawater” by Joanne Anderton & Rabia Gale

“Indigo Gold” by
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Another piece of disturbing beauty from Tartarus Press

N. A. Sulway’s Rupetta is the latest book of dark fantasy from Tartarus Press.

It’s garnering good reviews already.

For details, go here.

Forgotten Beasties

Not a dragon, but a zilant

Over at This is Horror, Lisa L. Hannett makes the case for Neglected Night Creatures.

Let the vampires and zombies have a bit of a rest.

Just found …

this. For those who couldn’t attend the Adelaide launch, Sean the Blogonaut gives his take on the event.

And, yes, where are the Norse gods when you need them?