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Over at Tor.com: Five Mosaic Novels You Should Read

Art from Lavie Tidhar's Central Station

Art from Lavie Tidhar’s Central Station

Yay, my PhD didn’t entirely go to waste coz I got to write this article for Tor.com!

Five Mosaic Novels You Should Read

A mosaic novel, you say? What’s that when it’s at home?
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A Feast of Sorrows – In My Hands, However Briefly

Got my paws on a physical copy – my sister’s, alas, so I had to sign it and give it back!

And so I wait (im)patiently by the mailbox, waiting for my author copies to went their way across the sea, schlepped by very tired and overworked carrier pigeons.

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A Feast of Sorrows available for pre-order

FeastofSorrows_Cov_V01Yes, as per the heading, my first ever US collection A Feast of Sorrows: Stories is available for pre-order.

While it’s mostly a reprint collection of fairy tales and Sourdough/Bitterwood world stories, the important thing
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Beyond the Woods!

In the mail!

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Despatches from KSP: Day One

Welcome basket from KSP. Contains chocolate!

Welcome basket from KSP. Contains chocolate!

Travel is the great discombobulator.

We are taken out of our normal environment, sundered from our daily routines. Our habits, we find, are no longer easy. This can make us grumpy: we go
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Lament for the Afterlife – a reminder

Photo by Lisa!

Photo by Lisa!

A gentle reminder, my fellow Brisneylanders: on Oct 29 at 6pm, Lisa L. Hannett will be at Avid Reader launching her new book Lament for the Afterlife. Do you want to be there?

Of course you do, you’re all
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Beyond the Woods: Retold Fairy Tales

BeyondTheWoods-400Beyond the Woods: Retold Fairy Tales is a new reprint anthology from the lovely Paula Guran and Night Shade Books.

It will be out in July 2016, and I’m delighted to say that my story “The Bone Mother” is contained therein, along with
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The Sourdough Posts: Under the Mountain

Image taken from page 78 of "Songs for Little People," published in 1896. (The British Library)

Image taken from page 78 of “Songs for Little People,” published in 1896. (The British Library)

The Sourdough Posts: Under the Mountain

Ah, and the last Sourdough
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In which the Dance of Happiness is Done

Lisa's photo

Lisa’s photo

So I woke to a text from my dearest Brain, Lisa L. Hannett, sent while she was exploring far-flung Lindisfarne on her Great Viking Adventure Time, saying “WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP, MY BRAIN, YOU’RE ON THE WFA SHORTLIST!”

And
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Archivist Wasp: Nicole Kornher-Stace

nksThe 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,
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