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Reopening Day


Just a quick post to say that I am back, having had a great WFC–more later, but major congratulations to friends Lavie Tidhar and Ken Liu for their World Fantasy Award wins (thrilled for Ken, who has done the hat trick of winning the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award in the same year with his “Paper Menagerie”, though for my money I still think “The Man Who Ended History: a Documentary” was a stronger and more thought-provoking tale).

That’s it for tonight; I shall get myself to bed…

Shameless plugging


Because, you know, I enjoyed those things when I critted them, and now they’re out in the wide world!
-T.L. Morganfield sidewise-nominated “Night Bird Soaring” is up at Escape Pod. I’ve loved this story since critiquing an early draft of it five or six years ago, and I’m definitely tickled pink that it’s had such a good career. And the ending is a killer (though T.L. might not agree with me on this, but hey, I’m entitled to my personal early reader opinion :)).
-Rochita Loenen-Ruiz “Return to Paraiso” is going to be in the October issue of Realms of Fantasy. It’s a fantastic, magical story with Rochita’s wonderful and ethereal use of language. You can get a peek at the illustration for it here.
-And now, for something I didn’t crit: Lavie Tidhar’s Osama is available from PS publishing and for the Kindle (US, UK). From the blurb:

Osama tells the story of a private detective hired to locate the obscure writer of pulp novels featuring one Osama bin Laden: Vigilante. The detective’s quest takes him from Vientiane to Paris, London, New York and Kabul, across a subtly-changed world where nothing is quite as it seems – including himself.

I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve enjoyed the short stories, and Lavie’s interview about its release (in Interzone this month) brings up fascinating topics about terrorism and the myths it engenders, and how to use the pulp fiction frame to tackle hard truths. And the book has been getting rave reviews, too, so definitely worth checking out.

In which I visit other people’s Internet space


-Maria Zannini interviews me for the Online Writing Workshop. In which I talk about critique partners, and writing rules (and how to break them)
-The full version of Jenny Barber‘s interview of me can be found in the latest issue of Dark Horizons, the British Fantasy Society magazine.
-And, from now until the 14th of September, I’ll be guest-blogging over at Futurismic, along with fellow IZ authors Gareth L. Powell and Lavie Tidhar. Check out today’s post, which is full of geekiness about rice and rice cookers.

On a more personal note, I am utterly swamped, and finding it difficult to get into much of a writing groove at all. Feeling decidedly cranky about this.

Music for Another World and Immersion Book of SF available


Mark Harding’s awesome music-themed anthology, Music for Another World, is now available (here on the Mutation Press website, or on amazon). It includes my novelette “Silenced Songs”, as well as contributions from friends like VDer Stephen Gaskell, LJ friend Vaughan Stanger, Neil Williamson, and Jim Steel .
You get discounted shipping if you order via the Mutation Press website, BTW.

Also, Carl Rafala’s The Immersion Book of SF is available for pre-order on amazon. It contains my story “Father’s Last Ride”, aka the one with aurora riders and weird aliens. Sharing a TOC with Tanith Lee (I will not hyperventilate I will not hyperventilate…), Lavie Tidhar, Gord Sellar, Chris Butler, Gareth Owens, Eric James Stone, Jason Erik Lundberg and Al Robertson . (OK, I’ve just realised I know, in one way or another, 70% of the TOC. Wow).
ETA: apparently, The Immersion Book of SF already ships from some booksellers like Barnes & Noble.
ETA2: it would seem the cover is inspired by my story. *speechless*