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Down the Rabbit Hole: WEIRDFICTIONREVIEW.COM


Myrtle Von Damitz

I seem to have agreed to become the managing editor for Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s new weirdfictionreview.com site, which is launching the end of this month. The site is being created by Luís Rodrigues and the awesome
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Something wise snurched from China Miéville’s Rejectamentalist Manifesto

‘A principal rule for writers, and especially those who want to describe their own sensations, is not to believe that their doing so indicates they possess a special disposition of nature in this respect. Others can perhaps do it just as well as you can. Only they do not make a business of it, because it seems to them silly
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Meanwhile, over at SF Signal: The Dream Anthology

The delightful John DeNardo at SF Signal asked a few people to pick and choose for their dream anthology, citing what you’d choose and why. The answers were so big, they had to split the post in two.

Mine is here, as is that of Nancy Kress (hallowed be her name), Violet
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And so, post-book launch

So, Kaaron Warren and I had our joint book launch Friday last at WorldCon. It was awesome.

Publisher Russell B. Farr wore his kilt
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Kraken

Yesterday also included a sybaritic book-buying binge. One of the books purchased is Dr Miéville’s Kraken. You want to know why he’s so damned good? His opening lines:

“The sea is full of saints. You know that? You know that: you’re a big boy.”

It’s an awesome opening: it invites the reader
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Drive-by from the Diogenes Club: Kim Newman

Kim Newman is an amazing writer of both fiction and non-fiction as well as a commentator on all things horror, fantasy and science fiction’ish. He’s an expert on Dracula and his bloodsucking kin, a scriptwriter, a director and, let’s face it, a dandy of awesome sartorial heft. 

His awards include, but are
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A Drive-by from Perdido Street Station: China Miéville

China Miéville continues to distinguish himself by writing stuff that is good …very good … come to think of it, that’s probably why he also continues to win awards. His short story collection, Looking for Jake, will blow your socks off (so
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Day Five …

… of a migraine and I’m over it … days 1-2 were low level annoying throbbing pain behind the eyes … day 3 was OMG-give-me-painkillers-or-take-off-my-head-please agony … days 4-5 are back to low level aching … I just want it to go away … and so, a lolcat in lieu of actual content until my brain and eyes stop trying
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Avatar = "wow-porn"

China Miéville on Avatar (aka Pocahontas in Blue) and its ilk … which was fun and visually spectacular (hell, I saw it twice), but let’s be honest: filled with narrative fail and in need of a good edit.

Why the Na’vi Are Making Me Blue (Essay)

There’s a bumper crop of science-fiction wow-porn either currently or recently in movie
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And Now the Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For …

China Miéville is blogging. Well, he’s starting … more words will be added as they occur … words in progress …

Fer real, ya-huh.

Over here at the fabtabulously named “rejectamentalist manifesto” http://chinamieville.net/.

Bring a dictionary, the man has seven (7) brains and is not afraid to use ’em. Throws out Latin
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