Monthly Archives: October 2015

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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A Ghostly Gathering

ggIn the lead-up to Halloween, I feel I should mention this Kindle mini-collection from the Mammoth Books series.

A Ghostly Gathering contains four stories by Thana Niveau, Ramsey Campbell, Mark Morris, and moi. Edited, as always, by the most excellent Stephen Jones.

It can
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Focus 2014 Interviews: Thoraiya Dyer

Photo Credit - Cat Sparks

Photo Credit – Cat Sparks

Today, the delightful Thoraiya Dyer talks about her Focus 2014 tale, “Wine, Women and Stars”.

What was the inspiration for this story?

The inspiration for “Wine, Women and Stars” was reading
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Prize Pack from are giving away a Slatter prize pack (to USians and Canadians – except Quebec. Sorry, Quebec). So if you’d like to nab a copy of the novella Of Sorrow and Such, and the collections Sourdough and Other Stories and The Bitterwood
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Focus 2014 Interviews: Angela Slatter

Focus2014CoverSMOnce again, I’m talking to myself. This time about “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls”, which is reprinted in Fablecroft’s Focus 2014.

What was the inspiration for this story?

The title for this story came from a friend’s throwaway line about
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Focus 2014 Interviews: Sean Williams

Credit – James Braund

The legendary and delightful Sean Williams talks about his tale “The Legend Trap”, which appears in Fablecroft’s Focus 2014.

What was the inspiration for your story?

“The Legend Trap” is set in the universe of
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Avid Event: The Politics of Myth

200_politics_of_mythThis one looks interesting:

Join author Stephen Knight in-conversation with Bronwyn Levy discussing his book, The Politics of Myth at Avid Reader.

Monday the 12th of October
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary Street West End
6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
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Cover for Finnegan’s Field

And Irene Gallo does it again!! This is the cover by Greg Ruth for my novelette, Finnegan’s Field. Purchased by Ellen Datlow for, this will appear on 13 January 2016.

Art by Greg Ruth

Art by Greg Ruth

In Irish lore, when children go
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Focus 2014 Interviews: Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter, author of the Alex Caine urban fantasy series, talks about his Focus 2014 story.

What was the inspiration for your story “Shadows Of The Lonely Dead”?

I’ve had a lot of experience with extended terminal
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