Monthly Archives: May 2015

In the mail: Skin Deep

gary2Very pleased to find this in the early post this morning: Skin Deep by my mate Gary Kemble. I critted this one a couple of years ago and am so happy to see it now in print! See, I even
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The Sourdough Posts: The Story of Ink

Kathleen's drawing from Bitterwood's "Spells for Coming Forth by Daylight" - works well here too.

Kathleen’s drawing from Bitterwood’s “Spells for Coming Forth by Daylight” – works well here too.

“The Story of Ink” follows on from “Ash” in that it traces the
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Vale Tanith Lee

TanithLeeWeb1Last night I heard that Tanith Lee had died.

I was fortunate enough to meet her at WFC in Brighton in 2013 and to be on a panel with her; I was even more fortunate to have corresponded with her for
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Mermaids in the Mail

mermaidspgSo this just arrived, the very lovely Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep, edited by the delightful Paula Guran (Prime Books).

Contains stories of awesome by the likes of Lisa L. Hannett, Margo Lanagan, Catherynne Valente, Tanith Lee, Caitlin R.
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Molly Tanzer: Vermilion

mollyThe wonderful Molly Tanzer’s astonishing Vermilion is out and you should read it. Yes, you should.

Set is the Wild Weird West, Publishers Weekly described it as “…a splendid page-turner of a Weird West adventure … this hugely entertaining mixture of
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The Sourdough Posts: Ash

"Traitors-Gate" by Fluous - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

“Traitors-Gate” by Fluous – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

The tale of Ash came from
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SF Travel Fund: Send Haralambi Markov away!

harryTo WFC in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Harry is not only a great reviewer, an informed critic, and an engaged and intelligent fan, he’s also a writer of considerable talent and vision.

So, if you’ve got a few spare dollars, throw them in
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Over at St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Art by Kathleen Jennings

The lovely folk at have reprinted my Aurealis Award winning fantasy story “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls” in its entirety. And with all of Kathleen’s lovely illustrations.

“St Dymphna’s” first appeared
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The Sourdough Posts: The Angel Wood

This story first appeared in the lovely Shimmer #5 in 2006 (and illustrated by a wondrous piece by Sandro Castelli). The title came from a late night episode of Frost, I think, in which there was indeed a
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In the mail: Blood Sisters

BloodsistersmailI love getting books in the mail. Especially ones I’m in.  bs2:mrgreen: