Thank you, Stephen, this is a terrific piece and an important thing to note for ALL programming committees at conventions.
Thanks. zero. We fixed the typo!
Without Ben, I wouldn't have my career as a short story editor. He hired me at OMNI as Associate Fiction Editor-the only things he knew about me was the I had worked in book publishing for several years (not in genre), that I read and loved sf and fantasy, and that I wouldn't stop nagging him for a job at the relatively new magazine. RIP, Ben. And thank you for taking a chance on a total stranger.
And it just won the Eugie Award. Brava to Siobhan, Bravo to Jeoffry.
You might want to read McHugh's acclaimed novel China Mountain Zhang or her two collections of short stories.
I'm so pleased for Priya!
There’s a thriving literary tradition of supernatural detectives for decades from Fitz James O’Brien on.
What a wonderful article. Thank you for this.
It's definitely an outlier. And utterly creepy.
Cassandra has a horror novella coming out in 2021 from Nightfire, the new horror imprint of Tor. So keep watching the skies :-)
There is-right before the story begins
"Please be warned that this story deals with difficult content and themes, including child abuse, incest, and rape."
Mad Hatters and March Hares, edited by me-another anthology of stories inspired by Lewis Carroll's two "Alice" books-
Sure it does. Both the plot and setting (casinos, gambling, the wane of magic shows in Reno and LV) are crucial to the story. it couldn't take place anywhere else BUT in that kind of setting.
Those lengthy year-in-reviews were always included throughout the whole run of the series. Gavin Grant and Kelly Link continued them, And or course, so did I with regard to the horror half of each volume.
The fairy tale series do. The YBFH is virtually impossible because of all the individual rights involved. I know our packager, Jim Frenkel was trying for a long time to get e-rights for the first volume. I don't think he succeeded.
You're correct, holt, I wasn't at all involved in the Borderlands books. It was Terri and Mark Arnold, then Terri and Ellen Kushner.
I feel privileged to have done so.
Congratulations for the story making the Nebula Award ballot. Bravo.
It's dark fantasy/horror.
It is wonderful. Happy to report it won the British Fantasy Award and was nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award.
It's sf/horror, a major subset of science fiction for decades- in the tradition of "Who Goes There" by John W. Campbell (which was made into THE THING), The Fly, "Sandkings," "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream", and dozens of other stories, novels, and movies.
Lucy Taylor has been publishing short fiction and novels for decades. You can check out her bibliography here:
We've been very lucky to be able to use the Bar for free all these years. We encourage the audience to buy drinks-hard or soft-and tip our bartenders well.
Fyi, there's a follow-up, which will be up May 24th.
We'll have to agree to disagree then. As a BA in English lit I would use the word "hung".
POV character can say whatever she likes. It's her pov. Besides, even though "hanged" might be grammatically correct, most people still would say "hung".
kittra: I've published several of her stories in anthologies-reprints and original and there's another story by her here on Tor.com, Rag and Bone published in 2014.
Thanks for the feedback. Btw, it just won the Shirley Jackson Award in the novelette category this past weekend.
It's so good that it could be expanded into a novel, I think.
She has a new one coming on Tor.com in June (very different). And she has one out now in the anthology Nightmare Carvnival.
There is no book. (unless Elizabeth Bear plans to write one -but none in the works as far as I know)
It was influenced by Sleep No more, which I saw with Rick.
I just bought a new story by him for Tor.com
The art, as always, is stunning!
Brad: A new story by Veronica, a novelette called "Among the Thorns," will be posted on Tor.com April 30th.
hey will be considering sci-fi/fantasy material published in 2013 right up to the June 1st cut-off date.--no it's fantasy and horror NOT sf.
Niall, just fyi,"Terrain" is a novelette, not a novella (9400 words)
He also just won the 2013 World Fantasy Award for his collection Where Furnaces Burn.
The "artist" Kadrey is of course, the writer Richard Kadrey who while he has done collages way in the past (I have a couple) and is a photographer, is now known for his Sandman Slim series that I believe is being developed for the movies.
Thanks for catching that--I'll try to get production to fix it Monday.
Nuts! You caught us all: Priya, me, and the copy editor. I'll see if we can get production to fix it. Thanks for pointing it out.
@Andy--been there, done that. I consulting for Tor in the oughts, acquiring and editing novels by Paul McAuley and Jonathan Carroll. ;-)
You're all embarrassing me. Stop it right now! :-) Seriously though thank you.
Um, I meant Poe's Bicentenniel. Astin was really lovely and seemed delighted to be included in the funeral procession.
I met John Astin at an event in Baltimore in honor of his Bi-Centenniel. Several actors played different people from Poe's life. Here's a little about it:
here are photos from his "funeral"
Stephen Dedman had at last three stories published in professional markets beginning in 1994 so I believe would have been ineligible for the Campbell in 1998.
To be fair SheilaRuth, many post-apocalyptic societies are dystopian.
Terri Windling and I have a YA anthology of dystopioan stories coming out in 2012. It's called AFTER, and each story takes place after some cataclysmic event where everything changes. We emphasized that we wanted stories with an energy and verve to counteract the possibly depressing circumstances of the characters.So far, we've gotten a magnificent variety.
The anthology was a harder sell than novels as we believe that a whole book of many dystopic stories could be too depressing. We think we've avoided that.
I took the tour of the Baltimore Poe house after participating in the various events celebrating Poe's Bicentennial Events in 2009. I'm really sad to hear about this. I've signed the petition and written a note to the Mayor. I urge everyone to do the same and I'm reposting this on my own blog/FB.
"Miraposa" by Nancy Springer was published in FIREBIRDS not THE FAERY REEL.
@Kij--Brava--I'm glad you didn't flinch (although I did).
Great, heartbreaking story.
Ralph was one of a kind and he'll be missed, both personally and professionally.
Thank you for a very moving post.
I've... ahem... just given my set to a book dealer to sell for me ;-)
Nick, I wasn't sure which editions to mention but sure, there are often cheap editions on offer in used bookstores and online.
These posts are most definitely not meant to be all-inclusive. They're the books/items I'm aware of and that I really liked. There's sooo much more out there (some awful, some ok, and some brilliant, that I just haven't read or encountered)
More recs coming next week.
Sorry to just get here--I forgot to check for comments until now ;-).
I'm also sorry to hear that there are so many typos in some of the books.