Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Yard Gets a New Inmate...

... in the form of a tiny slice of "Wylde's Kingdom," available here. The sample is the same one that's included here, at Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing's website. But this one comes with a soothing soundtrack (see above). And some wikis...

Friday, April 25, 2008

Why am I not in this anthology?


Obviously, because "Wylde's Kingdom," which is in a fundamental way, all about squid, just like the Squidpunk manifesto says it should be, has not yet appeared.

Not that I'm bitter...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

My Dinner with Claude...

...Lalumière, that being, the editor of Tesseracts Twelve and my story "Wylde's Kingdom," of which you've all heard plenty on this blog over the past month. Claude also noted my tendency to drone on and on and on about T12 and my great big story, and so assumed that I'd seen the cover for the book, which is all done now and looks like this -



- only less blurry. I had not. So I checked it out here, at EDGE's online catalogue. (There's a .PDF of a T12 promotional booklet containing samples of all the stories, as well as foreword and afterword, here) For the less blur-tolerant among you Yard-apes, allow me to describe: it's a depiction of an attractive, short-haired young woman, carving herself out from a block of stone. Think of a Stone Angel cover - approved in an alternate timeline, where a far more literal-minded Margaret Laurence was pitching to the Canadian SF crowd, and Angelina Jolie'd been cast to play Hagar Shipley in the movie.

I think this cover kicks ass. It should sell lots of books, and perhaps also inspire a few intriguing websites that are nevertheless not safe for work.

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Added April 22:



Psych.

Edge put up a better image file, so I pass it along to you.




Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Sloan Men goes Theatre of the Mind...

You know, that tag-line dates me more than I'm actually dated.

What I mean to say is, "The Sloan Men," available for free to read here, will be available to listen to here, at Pseudopod, sometime in the near future. Just got word that the well-known horror podcast wants to do an audio adaptation of the story - so soon as I can get the contract signed and sent, and they can fit it into their schedule...

And in other news - Tesseracts Twelve, in which my novella "Wylde's Kingdom" plays a prominent role, is now available ... for pre-order, from Amazon.ca, here. You still have to wait until September to get it, though...

Some day, I may subtitle a collection 'Nice Stories for Kids'...

... but not the story collection coming out from ChiZine next year, now that we've decided on the title Monstrous Affections. The table of contents isn't finalized yet (I'm writing a couple new stories exclusively for the collection) but so far there's nothing in it that violates the Criminal Code of Canada, and calling it Monstrous Affections: Nice Stories for Kids would be false advertising.