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Suspended in Dusk II: Alan Baxter

Today’s SiD2 guest at the blog is the inimitable Alan Baxter.

1. What was the inspiration for your SiD2 story, “Crying Demon”?

Two things. The first was that I wanted to address some aspects of bullying. I was relentlessly bullied as
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Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2018 ToC

Mermaid from one of Kathleen Jennings’ calendars

I’m delighted to announce that “The Little Mermaid, in Passing” has scored a berth in Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Dark Fantasy  & Horror 2018 from Prime Books!

The ToC is amazing …

“Sunflower Junction,” Simon Avery (Black
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Aurealis Shortlist

The shortlist for the Aurealis Awards was released into the wild this morning and I’m delighted to see that “No Good Deed” (New Fears 1, Titan Books) is on the list for Best Horror Novella and “The Little Mermaid, in Passing” (Review of Australian
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On Reading

Specifically, on the reading you need to do when you’re a writer.

Reading out loud.

In front of an audience.

This is terrifying enough on its own, but you can manage it. Here are a few hints that I find useful:

Practise your reading before you
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Muse Canberra: Mad Hatters and March Hares

So the night before Conflux, Muse will be hosting myself, Kaaron Warren and Ellen Datlow to talk about the new anthology Ellen’s edited, Mad Hatters and March Hares.

Both Kaaren and I have stories in there, and we’ll be doing readings
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Speculative Fiction Festival 2017

Superheroes Panel, Speculative Fiction Festival 2017. L-R: Margo Lanagan, Robert Hood, Maria Lewis. Photographer: Cat Sparks

Nice write-up of the NSW Writers Centre Spec Fic Festival of last weekend!

Thanks, Dr Katie Lavers.

The biennial Speculative Fiction Festival is an extraordinary festival organised by the
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Ticonderoga Publications: New Bookshop

Ticonderoga Publications has opened a new online bookshop!

You’ll find many fine works there, including Lisa L. Hannett’s Bluegrass Symphony, Alan Baxter’s Crow Shine, Ian McHugh’s Angel Dust, Kaaron Warren’s Dead Sea Fruit, and several of my own collections like The Girl with
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Mad Hatters and March Hares

And this new anthology from Ellen Datlow is up for pre-order, Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

Gentle Alice – Kris Dikeman  (poem)

My Own Invention – Delia Sherman

Lily-White & The Thief of
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Mad Hatters and March Hares – Cover Art

Huzzah! Final cover art for the new Ellen Datlow anthology, Mad Hatters and March Hares, which contains stories inspired by the Alice mythos.

Table of Contents

“A Comfort, One Way” by Genevieve Valentine
“Alis” by Stephen Graham Jones
“All the King’s Men” by Jeffrey
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Mad Hatters and March Hares

John Tennial's wonderful Alice

John Tennial’s wonderful Alice

Huzzah! A new anthology from Ellen Datlow, Mad Hatters and March Hares, will be published by Tor next year.

I’m very excited to have a story in this (representing with Kaaron Warren), along with these amazing authors:

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