The Locus 2017 Recommended Reading List is out!
I’m thoroughly delighted to see so many friends on the list – and even more delighted to see that Corpselight made the list too!
As did Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales from
Ellen Datlow, Kaaron Warren, Angela Slatter at Muse. Photo by Cat Sparks
So the title is so misleading!
It was great! Grimm but great! But not grim.
As some of you’ll know from my constant stream of selfies (sorry!) I spent this past weekend in
Specifically, on the reading you need to do when you’re a writer.
Reading out loud.
In front of an audience.
This is terrifying enough on its own, but you can manage it. Here are a few hints that I find useful:
Practise your reading before you
So the night before Conflux, Muse will be hosting myself, Kaaron Warren and Ellen Datlow to talk about the new anthology Ellen’s edited, Mad Hatters and March Hares.
Both Kaaren and I have stories in there, and we’ll be doing readings
And this new anthology from Ellen Datlow is up for pre-order, Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
Gentle Alice – Kris Dikeman (poem)
My Own Invention – Delia Sherman
Lily-White & The Thief of
Art by Greg Ruth
I’m so excited to announce this: I’ll be collaborating with the wonderful Vicki Madden of Sweet Potato Films (writer of the award-winning The Kettering Incident) on a project inspired by my novelette “Finnegan’s Field“, which was
Huzzah! Final cover art for the new Ellen Datlow anthology, Mad Hatters and March Hares, which contains stories inspired by the Alice mythos.
Table of Contents
“A Comfort, One Way” by Genevieve Valentine
“Alis” by Stephen Graham Jones
“All the King’s Men” by Jeffrey
And the shortlists for the Aurealis Awards (for 2016 works) has been released.
I’m delighted to have five nominations, and I’m extra delighted to be in such great company on these lists!
BEST HORROR SHORT STORY
“The Red Forest”, Angela Slatter (Winter Children and Other Chilling
So, just in case you were wondering, my eligible Ditmar works:
“Finnegan’s Field”, at Tor.com, Ellen Datlow (ed.), January 2016.
“Change Management”, in Dead Letters, Conrad Williams (ed.), Titan Books, April 2016.
“Tin Soldier”, Dark Discoveries Magazine, Aaron J. French (ed.) Issue #35, Summer