Catching up after time away and largely off-line at Adelaide Writers Week, and there’s good news:
Barbara Jefferis Award shortlist: Claire Corbett’s SF novel When We Have Wings (which I am STILL to read, damnit) is on the shortlist of the Barbara Jefferis Award. Sean the Bookonaut, who I met for the first time in Adelaide, recently interviewed Claire: listen here.
Mythic Resonance: editor Stephen Thompson — how long has it been since he compiled the Vision writers group’s Glimpses anthology? — has a new anthology, Mythic Resonance, which, as the name suggests, riffs off myths. Excerpts are available at the Specusphere.
Thirteen O’Clock: a new aggregator of dark fiction news has hit the interwebs. The blog also posted an excellent piece on the difference between horror and dark fantasy recently.
Narrelle Harris reveals Showtime: The Melbourne author of The Opposite of Life is the latest in Twelfth Planet Press’s Twelve Planets series, offering ghosts, vampires and zombies in a four-story collection that includes an appearance of some old friends.
Aurealis #48 in the ether: Aurealis #48, with stories by Rick Kennett and Greg Mellor, is available from Smashwords.
Ticonderoga living large in 2013: the WA press already has an exciting schedule for 2013, including several collections by both veteran and tyro writers and the continuing Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.
And Chris Meade on Queensland’s writing future: the if:book pioneer reflects on his experience in Queensland and considers how my home state might leverage itself in the global literary landscape with ‘big sky writing‘. It’s also worth checking out if:book Australia’s 24 Hour Book Project for a hands-on view of how technology is changing the publishing industry.
We have been sharing the same brain space today it seems. Now can you tell me where I left the keys?
LOL. At least you’ve written up your Adelaide Writers Week experience. I still haven’t got to that yet…
That is GREAT news about Claire; I am keen for Showtime and Aurealis #48; I’m trying to think of some genius ideas to attempt to get into those Ticonderoga anthos; I can’t WAIT for Juliet’s and Cat’s collections as well as Patty’s novel. YIPPEE!
It’s all happening! I’m struggling to keep up!
I have made a wish on twitter for When We have Wings to be made into a movie, so watch out for it in 2015. 🙂
LOL If that gets up, I might have a few more things to add to your wish list!
Unfortunately being a skeptic and student of psychology I know its just coincidence and confirmation bias – sigh.
Reality bites, don’t it? 🙂
It’s become really hard for me to enjoy theological horror.
I know what you mean: it’s hard to suspend disbelief to accept the underlying assumption of the mythos.
I can still do it. In much the same way I can enjoy a well constructed fantasy, but the resonance is gone. Mind you on the plus side I sleep better after watching things like the exorcism of emily rose.
Thanks for the link to Specusphere, Jason.