The Bestiary, The Library, and a New Awesome Patreon

Look what arrived yesterday! My contributor’s copies of The Bestiary, a GORGEOUS volume edited by Ann VanderMeer with artwork by Ivica Stevanovic, and authors including (amongst others) Karen Lord, China Miéville, Catherynne M. Valente, Amal El-Mohtar, Karin Tidbeck … and me! This is (without too much hyperbole) an absolutely stunning book: hard-cover, filled with incredible…… Continue reading The Bestiary, The Library, and a New Awesome Patreon

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A Bestiary and a Winter Bundle

A bit of holiday gift-giving spruiking! Know someone who loves strange, brilliant, fantastical fiction and wants a selection of said books all bundled in a great deal? Well, search no further. The VanderMeer Winter Mix Tape Bundle, curated by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, is an often exclusive selection of ten wonderful novels and fiction collections…… Continue reading A Bestiary and a Winter Bundle

Unquotable Quotes

As we struggle to the end of all the required ‘stuff’ required to get a book out into the world, we thought we’d share some of our less-than-successful requests for cover quotes. Note: none of this may have happened. George R.R. Martin: Who the FUCK are these people? Neil Gaiman: If I ever find this…… Continue reading Unquotable Quotes

China Miéville: First in the Lair!

Greetings and welcome, one and all, to the inaugural Lair of the Evil Drs Brain, where we “invite” (i.e. conduct virtual kidnappings of) other writers and artists for a chat (which occurs right after they stop demanding to be released and saying ‘Who are you and why I am in a comfy wingback chair?’and ‘These are not…… Continue reading China Miéville: First in the Lair!

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

World Fantasy winners

The World Fantasy Award winners for works published in 2009 have been announced on Locus online: Novel The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan UK/ Del Rey) Blood of Ambrose, James Enge (Pyr) The Red Tree, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland) In Great Waters, Kit Whitfield (Jonathan Cape UK/Del Rey) Novella “Sea-Hearts”,…… Continue reading World Fantasy winners