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
What a pleasant surprise, waking up this morning to see that Lament for the Afterlife has appeared on the 2016 Australian SF (‘Ditmar’) Awards ballot in the ‘Best Novel’ category! Thanks so much, everyone, for this nomination! A ‘no award’ option will be added to each category, but otherwise the Ditmar ballot for 2016 looks…… Continue reading LAMENT makes the 2016 Ditmar Awards Ballot!
I’m not in the habit of seeking out reviews, but when your publishers sends you a link accompanied by smiley faces and exclamation marks, then it’s impossible not to click through and give it a good read — which seems only fair, in this instance, since the review itself (and the insightful reviewer, Haralambi Markov)…… Continue reading SF Signal gives LAMENT FOR THE AFTERLIFE 4.5 stars!
Gazing back at 2015, I feel a bit like Scuttle in The Little Mermaid, flipping the telescope to look through both ends. What is near weirdly seems so far off and then — bam! — what was well away in the distance is brought instantly close. All of a sudden it’s New Year’s Eve, the…… Continue reading Here’s Looking at You, 2015
I’ve been back from the States for a week now, which means World Fantasy was done and dusted nearly a fortnight ago… and yet it has taken me this long to get into the swing of things enough to post about my NY adventures. I need Hermione’s time-turner, so that I can do all the…… Continue reading WFC 2015 (The ‘Better Late Than Never’ Post)
Well, Launch the Second is done and dusted, and a great time was had by all! The evening was blessedly cool and only mildly humid — a treat, given that most of my memories of Brisbane are sweltering — and a sweet crowd came out to Avid Reader Bookshop in the West End to help…… Continue reading Launched! (Brisbane edition)
Brisbane is the place to be this weekend! It’s GenreCon time again, a brilliant event focused on All Things Genre, featuring some of the best writers, publishers, editors, illustrators and readers in the business. I’m particularly stoked to hear the 2015 Special Guests so I’m definitely going to trot along to the sessions in which…… Continue reading GenreCon 2015: In which I will both launch — and blab about — books!
Well, it’s official: Lament for the Afterlife and Twinmaker: Fall have been launched in Adelaide! Saturday night was such a blast. If you ever find yourself in a position to have a joint book launch and celebration with one of your most excellent friends, do it. It was so much fun launching Sean’s book and…… Continue reading Launched! (Adelaide edition)
Now that Lament for the Afterlife has begun to show its face on reviews lists and bookshelves (both virtual and real) it’s high time to celebrate its being in the world! (I know, I know. Any excuse to pop the champagne, right?) I’ll be heading up to Brisbane at the end of October to participate…… Continue reading Lament for the Afterlife: Brisbane Launch!