The good folks at Brimstone Press have announced the table of contents for their latest volume of Australian dark fantasy and horror, collected from the 2008 crop, and — big smile — my story, “Smoking, Waiting for the Dawn” (one of several to be included from Dreaming Again), is in there. It’s rubbing shoulders with some mighty good yarns:
“The Last Great House of Isla Tortuga” by Peter M. Ball
“The Claws of Native Ghosts” by Lee Battersby
“Pale Dark Soldier” by Deborah Biancotti
“Heere Be Monsters” by John Birmingham
“Teeth” by Stephen Dedman
“Her Collection of Intimacy” by Paul Haines
“A Guided Tour in the Kingdom of the Dead” by Richard Harland
“Moments of Dying” by Robert Hood
“Just Us” by Pete Kempshall
“Painlessness” by Kirstyn McDermott
“The Casting Out” by Miranda Siemienowicz
More details here.
australian dark fantasy and horror #3
Tis good to read at the HorrorScope that Brimstone Press’s Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror #3 is on its way to bookstore shelves and cyber shops. The ‘best of’, which has suffered some delays in production, collects the editor’s pick of Aussie stories published in 2007, which I’m chuffed to say includes my story ‘Kadimakara and Curlew’, which first appeared in the excellent Daikaiju #2 Revenge of the Giant Monsters. Being accepted for the Daikaiju collection was a real buzz — it’s pretty cool getting a giant monster story into print, especially one that includes a swipe at our treatment of Aboriginal Australians, my memories of Uluru and the childhood experience of having the curlew’s cry curl the hairs on the back of my neck … Anyway, it’s awesome to see this yarn given fresh legs, again sneaking its way into the company of some very good writers indeed.
Die Jägerin der Finsternis
Hier ist eine Besprechung von Die Jägerin der Finsternis
Es macht mich sehr glucklich.
Ahem. My German really is very bad. And I don’t have an umlaut key… But as you might have gathered, a German website devoted to the television show Blood Ties has kindly reviewed the German version of The Darkness Within, and given it four stars out of five on the Blood-o-Meter. We think that’s a good thing 😉 Seeing the word “erotic” without a nicht in front of it certainly is 🙂