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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: John Llewellyn Probert’s The Life Inspector

JLPHomePagePic2AtomicGrand 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
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Area X Marks the Spot: Welcome to the Southern Reach

annihilationoneAnnihilation, 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:

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Exegesis, Part the Third: Mosaic

Kay Nielsen

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
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Sandpaper & Salt

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
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In today’s mail …

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.

 

 

Cheeky Frawgs and Honey

Squeee!

The Cheeky Frawg ebook empire has officially released Amal El-Mohtar’s wonderful The Honey Month.

It can be found here.

Other titles will be coming soon, including:

The Troika by Stepan Chapman (novel)

ODD? edited by Ann & Jeff
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And this morning I woke up to …

…  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:

Best Collection

What I Didn’t See and Other
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The Sad Tale Drive-by: Jesse Bullington

As well as being possessed of an impressive moustache and a shoulder ferret, Jesse Bullington is also in possession of a prodigious writing talent. His debut novel from Orbit, The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart, sent two nutters off on crusade and met
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More on the Otter front

It’s the end of the year … like many folk, my exhaustion levels are very, very high … so I’m finding a lot of things either hysterically funny, or tragically melancholy. On the hysterically funny side, are the number of otter-related comments I’ve been getting since the “I am sure I have a pet otter” dream. This has included Jeff
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Questions, answered.

Mr DeNardo over at SF Signal is asking questions again. This time it’s about what to give the geek/nerd in your life for Christmas/insert holiday of choice here. People answering include, but are not restricted to, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Martha Wells, Jeff VanderMeer and moi.

Go here for geeky giftly goodness.

For the record: I still want an otter.

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