Les VanderMeers’ Bestiary Anthology (*squeeeeee!*)

Jeff VanderMeer has announced the ToC (thus far) of the bestiary anthology he and Ann are putting together: Auricle – Gio Clairval Bartleby’s Typewriter – Corey Redekop Counsellor Crow – Karen Lord Daydreamer by Proxy – Dexter Palmer Enkantong-bato – Dean Francis Alfar Figmon – Michael Cisco Guest – Brian Conn Hadrian’s Sparrikan – Stephen Graham…… Continue reading Les VanderMeers’ Bestiary Anthology (*squeeeeee!*)

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2010: A Year of Writing, Writing, Writing (and Teaching!)

So, teaching is well and truly finished and now it’s my last day at the Research Centre until next year. The summer looms before me (theoretically; I mean, how cold is it?!? It’s the solstice and I’m wearing my winter clothes, and we actually turned the heater back on last night to take the chill…… Continue reading 2010: A Year of Writing, Writing, Writing (and Teaching!)

Links of great news

Over at the New York Review of Books’ website, Samantha Holloway offers a detailed introduction and review of the soon-to-be-released Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded anthology. I think it’d be hard to find a more enthusiastic or positive report on the fantastic work Ann & Jeff VanderMeer have done on editing this anthology, and I for…… Continue reading Links of great news

Steampunk Reloaded

Angela Slatter and I have collaborated on a couple of short pieces for Jeff and Ann VanderMeer’s Steampunk Reloaded, including “Notes & Queries: The Curious Case of Physically-Manifested ‘Bed-Sheet Mania’” with related interrogatories on “The Prisoner Queen,” “The Great Air Ferry Disaster,” and "Oyster Rime Spores", and including correspondence related to the Mecha-Ostrich’s inquiries.Take a quick gander at…… Continue reading Steampunk Reloaded