Monthly Archives: July 2011

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
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The Charcloth, Firesteel and Flint Drive-by: Caitlín R. Kiernan

Caitlín R. Kiernan is the author of (among others) Silk, The Five Cups, The Red Tree, Murder of Angels and the novelisation of the film, Beowulf. She’s also produced over one hundred short stories
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How fabulous is this?

From the lovely apple blossom at

Lovely review over at …

… Shades of Sentience of The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales – thanks guys.

There’s a good blend here, some being more horror whilst others being closer to fantasy. There were quite a few surprising endings too, where she either bucks the social norm, or invites us into a well known fairy-tale, then changes the ending on us. In
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The Concrete Drive-by: Gary McMahon

I first read Gary McMahon’s work when I reviewed his Spectral Press novella, What They Hear in the Dark*, and found myself unable to sleep comfortably for a few nights as the nastier side of my imagination had been activated and I
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If you are in Adelaide …

… then you need to go to the launch of Lisa L. Hannett‘s debut collection, Bluegrass Symphony. Ze details:

When:           Friday, August 19 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where:         SA Writers Centre, 2nd Floor, 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia

RSVP: by 12th August 2011

Blurbery: “Lisa L Hannett’s collection plays like a country music album composed in
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Alan Moore Q & A over at

Great interview, this one. My favourite part is below and the rest is here:

I saw footage of you recently campaigning against the closure of your local library. What are your thoughts on the cuts
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Over at Fantasy Magazine … The Princess is Dead, Long Live the Princess

Great article by Helen Pilinovsky over at Fantasy Magazine:

Princess. These days, it’s practically an epithet, but when the fairy tale was at its zenith, there was a clear correlation between hereditary rank and innate
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Special Happy Birthday Shout-out

To Lynda Carter, AKA Wonder Woman.

She had a career, great hair and bought her own jewellery.

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Fablecroft call for submissions

A Public Service Announcement – from the lovely Fablecroft:

Submissions are now open for the next FableCroft anthology, tentatively titled Apocalypse Hope (we toyed with After the Apocalypse, but Maureen McHugh has already pinched that one!).

The world is ending: climate change, natural
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