Tag Archives: jeff vandermeer

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, a story that disturbed and stayed, sitting in the back
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The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2015 Edition

YBDFH2015-600mock1Utterly 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
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Midnight and Moonshine: new in eBook form!

midnight-and-moonshineAt 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 —
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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 horror story
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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:

Annihilation is set in a remote coastal
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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 well that I can hardly recognise
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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 Jeff VanderMeer?

“I highly recommend Tessa’s demolition process. I
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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


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 VanderMeer

It Came From the North: Finnish Weird Fiction,
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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 Stories, Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer)
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