Dave Duncan has sold two new books. The Death of Nnanji is a sequel to Dave's 1989 trilogy, “The Seventh Sword”. E-Reads is the current publisher of the trilogy and bought the new book sight unseen. As well, Brian Hades of Edge Books will be publishing a standalone SF, Wildcatter, set in a different universe than Pock's World. Both books should appear paper and e-book format in 2012.
These recent sales mean that Dave will have four new books from four publishers over the next twelve months. When the Saints will be coming out from Tor in November 2011, and Against the Light from Amazon in January 2012.
Matthew Hughes has a novella from PS Publishing and a novel from Underland Press, both featuring his fat forger/thief, Luff Imbry, coming out next month. You can read the first chapter of the Underland Press book at Matt's website. A tie-in novel set in a D&D gaming world will be published in February 2012, and another novel in the Actionary series is scheduled for April. "And," Matt adds, " I've got another novella in the November/December F&SF and another Luff Imbry novella (third in the series) coming out next summer/fall."
Casey Wolf has sold three stories to the upcoming anthology Writers on the Wrong Side of the Road, edited by Clayton Bye and Sassy Brit. The theme of the anthology is “anything goes” and Casey’s stories demonstrate this well. “Pronghorns” is a stark look at double suicide. “The Cenotaph” brings together two men, one living, the other dead, who face the decision of whether or not to go to war. The final story, “Triona’s Beans”, with Finnish writer Päivi Kuosmanen, is a silly one about several rambunctious aliens and one lonely kid. Release date: 21 November.
Invicta" Sold to The Link
The Link magazine will be publishing Casey's short story "Invicta", wherein a love of books carries a woman through all the difficult days of her life. Casey says, "Invicta" was inspired by my mother's tales of her thirst for books at a young age and her first visit to a library when she was in her early twenties. She vowed to read every book on the shelves and made a very good go of it. In light of Toronto mayor Rob Ford's attacks on the public library system, the story is a timely one." (Follow this link to read Margaret Atwood's defense of the library system.)
Casey's story "After Hours at the Black Hole" airs on Saturday September 24th at Beam Me Up! the science and SF show at WRFR in Rockland, Maine. For more information, visit Casey's blog. And Casey’s readers theatre work “This is for Mrs Zaberewsky” will be performed at Vcon 36. Exact time to be announced. Date, somewhere between 29 September and 2 October. Casey comments: "It is probably even sillier than 'Triona’s Beans'.”
Now available from Lobster Press: Spring 2011: Number 5 in Linda DeMeulemeester's bestselling Grim Hill series:Forest of Secrets: A sensational roller-coaster ride. Readers will find the potent mix of fantasy, legend and magic simply spellbinding.” CM magazine
Congratulations to Clélie Rich, who has been named 2010 Magazine Association of BC Volunteer of the Year, in recognition of her services to magazine publishing in British Columbia,
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Meanwhile, Matt's new novel The Damned Busters, from Angry Robot, has been reviewed in The Guardian , which writes , This is a funny and surprisingly endearing book with some interesting discussions about the role of sin and our reactions to it. Also of note is that it is published by the interesting young
.imprint Angry Robot ...and it comes with a delightful cover by Guardian cartoonist Tom Gauld. You can read more about The Damned Busters in an interview with Matt on the Drying Ink blog.
As well, Matt has sold Quartet and Triptych, the first of three Luff Imbry novellas, to Gordon Van Gelder at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. This Matt's twentieth sale to the magazine
Books 1 and 3 of Dave Duncan's “The King’s Blades”, (The Gilded Chain and Sky of Swords), have return to the Amazon Kindle e-book list. A new e-book of Part 2, Lord of the Fire Lands is scheduled for April.
Mary E. Choo's short story, "The Man Who Loved Lightning," appears in the anthology of fusion fiction, Like Water for Quarks (see http://www.mvp-publishing.com). As well, her poem, "The Malcontents (from Grannie's Garden)," which was published in Room 32.2, has been selected for the new Gothic anthology, Candle in the Attic Window.
Mary's poem, "Witch Sticks," appears in the Volume 47, Week 12 (June 20 – 26, 2011) mega-issue of ChiZine ; the installment is part of the overall mega-issue that runs from April through June, 2011 and features new work from contributors every week.
Rhea Rose's short story "Alia's Angel" received honourable mention in Ellen Datlow's Year's Best Horror for 2010.
Eileen Kernaghan read from Tales from the Holograph Woods, along with other poems, at a National Poetry Month event at the New Westminster Public Library, 7 p.m. on April 6th. Eileen is interviewed on small press vs big press on Krista D. Ball's "Writer in Residence" blog.
"Through the Window of the Garden Shed" from Tales from the Holograph Woods: Speculative Poems, read at Poetic Justice, New Westminster BC, August 21, 2011.