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

Mega-Catchup Post, Part One: WFC

Travel, writing, marking essays, launching Midnight and Moonshine, editing, applying for jobs… Any and all of these things explain my general lack of updatery lately. That’s no excuse, you say? True. True. So I shall endeavour to fill you all in on the events of the past month in a short series of Mega-Catchup Posts…… Continue reading Mega-Catchup Post, Part One: WFC

My World Fantasy schedule

The con starts tomorrow (yay!) so I guess it’s high time I post my schedule: Thursday, November 1 — I’m doing a reading in the Aurora room at 3.30 Sunday, November 4 — From 12.30 onwards I’ll be banqueting and celebrating the World Fantasy Award winners. In between — I’ll be going to as many…… Continue reading My World Fantasy schedule

Ann VanderMeer’s Introduction to Bluegrass Symphony

Ann VanderMeer’s wonderful introduction to Bluegrass Symphony is now up at Ecstatic Days! Jeff kicks things off with a little stroll down memory lane… I first met Lisa L. Hannett when I taught at Clarion South in 2009, and I was impressed with her originality and her prose. (She also looked like she could kick…… Continue reading Ann VanderMeer’s Introduction to Bluegrass Symphony

WFR’s Managing Editor, Angela Slatter

Last night Jeff VanderMeer posted an awesome welcome to Angela (better known here as Brain or 1/2 of the Evil Drs Brain) as Managing Editor of the new Weird Fiction Review website: Behind the scenes, Angela Slatter has been working as WFR’s managing editor by, among other efforts, answering queries, working with writers on solicited submissions,…… Continue reading WFR’s Managing Editor, Angela Slatter

‘In Conversation’ over at the Speakeasy blog

In the lead-up to the reading I did last week at Speakeasy, the lovely Alicia Carter and I chatted about my writing process, inspiration, and all things Bluegrass Symphony. Thanks for the awesome questions, Alicia — and for tough ones like this: Which other writers, contemporary or otherwise, inspire you?    This is such a…… Continue reading ‘In Conversation’ over at the Speakeasy blog

World Fantasy Award Shortlists!!

I’m always excited to see who gets the WFA nod, but this year! THIS YEAR IS SO FREAKING EXCITING I HAVE TO WRITE IN CAPS!!! BELOVED BRAIN (aka Angela Slatter)’S AMAZING COLLECTION, Sourdough and Other Stories HAS BEEN NOMINATED!!! WOOO HOOOOOOO! Also, super-exciting: Jeff VanderMeer’s Third Bear is nominated in the same category; Alisa Krasnostein…… Continue reading World Fantasy Award Shortlists!!


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