The Monstrous Allure of the Book

I’ve been down for the count for the past few days with a terrible cold — throat still throbbing, can hardly speak — so I missed this when it first came out last week: the piece I wrote about Margaret Irwin (she of the most excellent weird story ‘The Book’ and the fantastic slipstream/time travel…… Continue reading The Monstrous Allure of the Book

Here’s looking at you, 2011

Last day of the year… so like many of you I’m feeling the urge to commit a bit of retrospective bloggery. 2011 sucked. Then it was awesome. Then it sucked again. Then it got better than ever… And so on. This was the rollercoaster year to beat all others, and it often felt like I…… Continue reading Here’s looking at you, 2011

As the Weird Turns

Angela Slatter’s editorial is up at the WeirdFictionReview site, and it’s full of awesome recommendations for weird summer reading. Here’s a little snippet to whet your appetites: When I was a kid (yes,Virginia, dinosaurs walked the earth then), I read Saki’s “Sredni Vashtar” and have regarded garden sheds with an acute suspicion ever since. M R James was responsible…… Continue reading As the Weird Turns

Also, Cheeky Frawg Books!

Cheeky Frawg Books has launched a new website. Does it sell Cheeky Frawg ebooks? Yes! But very…cheekily. It’s an interactive and mysterious experience you truly won’t want to miss, in a 180-degree scrollable environment. Free content, hidden treasures, singing fish, the animated Myster Odd video, and, of course, the full catalogue of Cheeky Frawg ebooks,…… Continue reading Also, Cheeky Frawg Books!

Where Do You Get Your Weird? Your Non-Denominational Source for The Weird launched today, a website devoted to The Weird and created by Luis Rodrigues. The project is the brainchild of editing-writing team Ann & Jeff VanderMeer. Hugo Award-winner Ann VanderMeer until recently edited Weird Tales Magazine and has co-edited several anthologies with her husband. Jeff’s last novel,…… Continue reading Where Do You Get Your Weird?

Cheeky Frawg: Here, there, everywhere in 2011

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s latest publishing venture, Cheeky Frawg e-books, is very exciting. Between now and the end of 2011, this imprint will publish or reprint an eclectic array of titles, by an equally diverse selection of authors. You can read an e-version of Amal El-Mohtar’s wonderful collection, The Honey Month; a sampler of Women…… Continue reading Cheeky Frawg: Here, there, everywhere in 2011