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Reason #412 to go to Aussiecon4

There are many reasons to go to Worldcon in Melbourne this September, one of them is that Zeno Literary Agency will be there, looking for unagented authors of the Australian and New Zealandish persuasion only.

Submissions Open for Authors Attending This Year’s Worldcon…

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Honorable Mentions

CoverHuzzah! Queen of the Darkness, Ellen Datlow, has released her Best Horror of the Year, volume two, Honorable Mentions,

Sister, Sister got a mention (Strange Tales III from the glorious Tartarus Press). Peter M Ball’s Horn did too. And Jason Fischer got 3 – count ’em, three! Woooooot!

Other notables include Margo Lanagan, Tansy Rayner Roberts,
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Servant of the Underworld


Forgive me, I am having a slow start to the year and should have pointed this out days ago … the talented Aliette de Bodard has her debut novel coming out this year via Angry Robot (Note for nerds: HarperCollins’ new spec-fic imprint; also publishes Kaaron Warren).

Servant of the Underworld is the first book
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Votey McVoterton

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Oh, c’mon, it’s been a long day.

Fantasy Magazine is running its annual Best Fantasy Story of 2009 Poll and Contest – you can go and vote for your faves. Keep an eye out for Lisa Hannett’s awesome The Good Window, Aliette de Bodard’s lovely Golden Lilies, and Aidan Doyle’s creepily numerate
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In which Fantasy Magazine asks me some questions and promises me a jam donut if I answer …

Actually, Molly Tanzer didn’t promise any foodstuffs, she just asked nicely.

What was your inspiration for “The Chrysanthemum Bride?

I read about two men in a remote part of China who had been murdering prostitutes and selling them as brides for afterlife marriage to families who’d lost unmarried sons. The idea was so weird and so grotesque and so strangely juxtaposed in
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And over in the blue corner …

The awesome Charles Tan interviews the equally awesome Aliette de Bodard … this is from a series of interviews featuring the contributors of The Apex Book of World SF edited by Lavie Tidhar. Filled with readish goodness …

Hi Aliette! Thanks for agreeing to do the interview. First off, how did you first become acquainted with speculative fiction?

In a stealthy way, mostly.
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How Remiss of Me!

Over here http://charles-tan.blogspot.com/2009/08/interview-aliette-de-bodard-by-marshall.html two of my friends talk to each other. Yes, that is important because one of them is Aliette de Bodard (talented writer, possessor of three-book-deal with Angry Robot) and the other is Marshall Payne (also talented writer and most excellent interviewer of people) … and living at Bibliophile Stalker’s awesome site of all stuff spec-fic. Cornucopia anyone?

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Argh! No pressure!

This has just appear at Save the Semiprozine Hugo. Terribly kind to list me there – and no pressure at all! 🙂 . And congrats to my buddies on the list! 🙂

Who are some of the best new writers appearing in semiprozines?

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