The first thing I read by Nicole Kornher-Stace was The Winter Triptych from Papaveria Press … which utterly stunned me. Winter. Queens. Ghosts. Roses. Castles. And that cover, oh that cover. Stunning writing, visceral imagery, a story that disturbed and stayed, sitting in the back
Utterly delighted to have my fourth outing in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, this time in the 2015 Edition (Prime Books) – and to share it with Lisa Hannett in her first appearance there makes it even more special!
Our title story from The Female Factory collection (Twelfth Planet
At last, it’s here: Midnight and Moonshine is up at Amazon, ready for downloading to your Kindle’ish devices, people!
The gods are dead, but will not be forgotten.
When Mymnir flees the devastation of Ragnarok, she hopes to escape all that bound her to Ásgarðr —
Grand Master of Melodramatic Horror Mayhem, John Llewellyn Probert, (The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine is well worth the read) is one of the Spectral Book of Horror Stories authors and kindly answers some questions for us.
1. Can you remember the first horror story
Annihilation, the first book of the Southern Reach trilogy and Jeff VanderMeer’s first novel in four years, is in barnstorming mode to say the least. You can purchase it here (you know you want to).
The story so far:
Annihilation is set in a remote coastal
Continuing the posts of the exegetical component of my PhD – no criticism intended, merely analysis. This section looks at mosaic novels and other forms of fragmented storytelling.
Part Three: Mosaic
‘My lies and the fragments of truth I remember mingle so well that I can hardly recognise
So, Tessa Kum is available to edit your work and her flensing services are second to none. That is all you really need to know. Go here.
Not quite convinced? How about listening to Jeff VanderMeer?
“I highly recommend Tessa’s demolition process. I
Jeff VanderMeer’s gorgeous Steampunk Bible and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant’s equally fabulous Steampunk! Both hard cover goodness filled with awesome.
And in the latter is Kathleen Jennings’ truly wonderful graphic novelly, steampunky story about finishing schools and dentists.
… to a LOT of emails telling me that Sourdough and Other Stories has been shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award for Best Collection.
Which was awesome, because look at the other folk in the category:
What I Didn’t See and Other Stories, Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer)