Friday, December 31, 2004

Rhea Rose poem in Tesseracts 9

Rhea Rose’s poem “Mermaid” will appear in the forthcoming Canadian speculative anthology Tesseracts 9.

Mary Choo poems online

You can find Mary Choo’s poem “Christina” on the Chizine website. More of Mary’s poetry appears in the new online SF/F/H anthology Whispering Worlds.

Eileen Kernaghan novel featured at Endicott Studio site

The Alchemist’s Daughter, Eileen Kernaghan’s latest historical fantasy from Thistledown Press, is a featured young adult novel for 2004-2005 on Terri Windling’s Endicott Studio website.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

E. L. Chen sells story to Tesseracts 9, short comic to Say...

E. L. Chen has sold a short story ("Fin-de-siècle") to Tesseracts 9 and a short comic to Say...have you heard this one? Her fantasy story "Tickling the Siroko's Chin" is currently in Challenging Destiny.

Dave Duncan turns in new two-part fantasy series to Tor

Dave Duncan has turned in Children of Chaos and Mother of Lies, a two-part fantasy series, to editor Patrick Nielsen Haydn at Tor Books, per agent Richard Curtis.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Holly Phillips book out in January

Holly Phillips's new book, In the Palace of Repose, will be out in January from Prime Books. Holly also recently sold a short story, "The Lass of Loch Royal," to Jabberwocky for its premiere July issue and a Readercon launch.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Ahmed A. Khan science fact article in Visions

Ahmed A. Khan's science fact article "Non-verbal Communication: Fact and Speculation" has been published in the Australian magazine Visions. This is an extensively revised version of an article of his published earlier in Strange Horizons.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Nalo Hopkinson Christmas story online to aid hurricane relief

Nalo Hopkinson has posted a brand-new Christmas story online. From her introduction:

A few days ago, I wrote a Christmas story. I had originally intended to use it as a Christmas card, but to be honest, I've never yet managed to send out group Christmas cards to anyone. And since it is the season of giving, I've decided instead to post the story to be viewed for free. If you appreciate the gesture, please consider using the make a donation to hurricane relief in the Caribbean, which is still very much needed.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Cory Doctorow begins monthly column in Popular Science

Cory Doctorow is now writing a monthly column for Popular Science; his first column appears in the January 2005 issue.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Joe Mahoney, Robert J. Sawyer revamping third pilot of SF radio show Faster Than Light

Joe Mahoney reports that he and Robert J. Sawyer have been given resources to revamp the third pilot for their science fiction radio show Faster Than Light ("We're calling this version FTL 3.1," Joe says), assisted by producer Alison Moss, with whom Joe worked on Nora Young's show NEXT last summer. "The CBC brass definitely believe in Faster Than Light," Joe says. "They've sunk quite a bit of money into developing it. They've told us to take our time and get it absolutely right before handing it in, and we're definitely taking them up on that. Rob was in last week and we were trying to hammer out a number of issues such as tone and overall approach. We're going to finish it after Christmas sometime."

Joe is also producing another project that Sawyer is writing with Michael Lennick, a pilot for a potential series of original SF dramas called Emanations. "The pilot episode is called 'Birth'...we've just approved the outline and they are currently writing the first draft," Joe says.

He also reports that he recently recorded an SF pilot directed by Tom Anniko, a comedy called Steve the First which has been picked up for several episodes. They'll be recorded and aired shortly. Joe says there are several other SF dramas in development, although not all of them will make it to production.

Check Joe's Web site for updates.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Film version of Joël Champetier's La Peau Blanche sold internationally

Rights to the film version of Joël Champetier's novel La Peau Blanche (White Skin), which was directed by Daniel Roby and won Best First Canadian Feature Film Festival at the Toronto Film Festival, have now been sold to Tiberius Film in Germany, Selectavision in Spain, Terra Entertainment for Ex-Yugoslavia and Eureka Entertainment for Thailand. The film has also been sold to Starz Encore in the U.S.

"We are very pleased with the market reception for White Skin, following its successful premiere at the Toronto Film Festival," says Executive Producer John Hamilton, co-president of Seville Entertainment, which produced and distributed the film and is now selling it abroad. "The film continues to gather strong critical praise around the world, which is driving sales internationally."

"We are particularly excited about the re-make potential of the film," adds Seville Co-President David Reckziegel. "There is a huge demand for films in the Horror and paranormal genre. All the major U.S. studios and several independents are considering the film for an English re-make."

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Matt Hughes sells novella to F&SF

Matt Hughes has sold a short novella, "The Gist Hunter," to Fantasy and Science Fiction. Editor Gordon Van Gelder says it will be Matt's first cover story.