Monthly Archives: January 2014

New words

6a00e54fcf7385883401901c7292b8970b-800wiToday 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
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Magic City: Recent Spells edited by Paula Guran

MagicCity-300New anthology from Prime!

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 “Dog
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The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter, now in Polish

Corka-trumniarza--Angela-Slatter-bc26489And, 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
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Strange Tales IV

stivMr 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!

Containing:

‘By Leaf and Thorn’ by Christopher Harman ‘The Secret Passage’ by Rhys Hughes ‘Gone
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The Alternative Typewriter and The Jacaranda Wife

the-girl-with-no-handsOver 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
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The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2014 edited by Paula Guran

YBDarkFH2014cover300Huzzah! 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 Darkness
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What Shines Brightest Burns Most Fiercely

rackI’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”.

Mr
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First Lines – Once Upon A Time

once-500And 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
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Once Upon A Time: New Fairy Tales

paulaPaula Guran has brought out a new anthology for Prime Books, it’s called  ouat(as the header might hint) Once Upon A Time: New Fairy
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Back on the Mainland!

Just back from 13 days touring around Tasmania with the Tech Support Badger!

“Bluebeard” by Ashley Versekaites

“Bluebeard” by Ashley Versekaites

Much to catch up on – sooooooo much.

But until I manage to get organised, here are links to the delightful Haralambi Markov’s dissection
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