Monthly Archives: January 2014
Today was supposed to be editing day, but new words are pushing their way out.
I know better than to fight.
“There are bones buried beneath, he can feel it; unhappy, exhausted bones, used long beyond their intended years. But not even a
Magic City: Recent Spells edited by Paula Guran
Magic City: Recent Spells has a cracking ToC.
“Paranormal Romance,” Christopher Barzak “The Slaughtered Lamb,” Elizabeth Bear “The Land of Heart’s Desire,” Holly Black “Seeing Eye,” Patricia Briggs “De la Tierra,” Emma Bull “Curses,” Jim Butcher
The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter, now in Polish
And, yes, “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter” has been translated into Polish and is available for reading online (if you read Polish, naturally) over here at Poltergeist Magazine.
Originally appearing in A Book of Horrors, this story is also now the first story in
Strange Tales IV
Mr Lewis kindly calls “The Badger Bride” a ‘memorable fantasy’ in his review of Strange Tales IV.
Look at what Tartarus Press have done with this glorious cover!
‘By Leaf and Thorn’ by Christopher Harman ‘The Secret Passage’ by Rhys Hughes ‘Gone
The Alternative Typewriter and The Jacaranda Wife
Over at The Alternative Typewriter, Harry Markov continues his dissection of The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales. Today he looks at “The Jacaranda Wife”, which originally appeared in Jack Dann’s Dreaming Again anthology.
Let’s do this. Friday has arrived and
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2014 edited by Paula Guran
Huzzah! My nasty story “Cuckoo” (originally published in A Killer Among Demons) has scored a berth with Paula Guran’s 2014 Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror.
The ToC is below, and is declared “awesome”!
“Postcards from Abroad,” Peter Atkins (Rolling
What Shines Brightest Burns Most Fiercely
I’m working on another Tallow-Wife collection story (as well as the last two stories for Lisa’s and my Twelfth Planet Press collection, which we’re pingponging back and forth). This is the opening to “What Shines Brightest Burns Most Fiercely”.
First Lines – Once Upon A Time
And as a bonus, here are the story openings from Once Upon A Time: New Fairy Tales:
‘In an empire at the wide sea’s boundaries, where the clouds were the colour of alabaster and mother-of-pearl, and the
Once Upon A Time: New Fairy Tales
Paula Guran has brought out a new anthology for Prime Books, it’s called (as the header might hint) Once Upon A Time: New Fairy
Back on the Mainland!
Just back from 13 days touring around Tasmania with the Tech Support Badger!
Much to catch up on – sooooooo much.
But until I manage to get organised, here are links to the delightful Haralambi Markov’s dissection