Thursday, January 24, 2008

Publisher's Weekly features Cory Doctorow's Little Brother

Publisher's Weekly has a feature article on Cory Doctorow's YA novel Little Brother.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Several SF Canada members on Stoker preliminary ballot

Several members of SF Canada appear on the preliminary ballot for the 2007 Bram Stoker Awards, announced this morning.

In the Superior Achievement for Long Fiction category, "Trolling Lures" by Steve Vernon and "Placeholders" by John R. Little both appear. John's novel The Memory Tree is also on the preliminary ballot in the Superior Achievement for First Novel category.

The Superior Achievement for Fiction Collection category includes No Further Messages by Brett Alexander Savory.

Active members of the Horror Writers Association will now vote on the preliminary ballot to narrow down the groups to four per category from the current 10 or so.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Video trailer for Edward Willett's Marseguro

Here's the video trailer Edward Willett has created for his new novel Marseguro, due out February 5 from DAW Books:

Karl Schroeder's Queen of Candesce gets good Globe & Mail review

The Globe and Mail gave Karl Schroeder's Queen of Candesce a very favorable review on Saturday. An excerpt:

A less skillful writer might have lost the characters and the momentum of plot in such a strange universe, but Schroeder keeps his story moving while world-building. With Queen of Candesce, the author has achieved a clockwork balance of deftly paced adventure and humour, set against an intriguing and unique vision of humanity's far future.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Steve Vernon novella out from Bad Moon Books in February

Here's the cover art for Steve Vernon's new novella Plague Monkey Spam, coming out from Bad Moon Books this February. Hellnotes has a review.

John R. Little sells story to Doorways Magazine

John R. Little has sold a story to Doorways Magazine, scheduled to run in the summer issue.

Ahmed A. Khan's short-short story "Infringement" now online

Ahmed A. Khan's short-short 80-word story "Infringement" has been published at Mindflights.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Stephen Kotwych short story sells in Finland and Argentina

Stephen Kotowych reports that the Finnish magazine Spin and the Argentinian magazine Axxón will be publishing his story "Borrowed Time" in translation later this year.

Matthew Hughes on Nebula Award preliminary ballot

Matthew Hughes's novella "The Helper and His Hero," published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, is on the preliminary ballot for the Nebula Awards, nominated for and voted on each year by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

The other works on the preliminary ballot in the novella category are Bruce Sterling's "Kiosk," Gene Wolf's "Memorare" and Lucius Shepard's "Stars Seen Through Stone," also published in F&SF , and Nancy Kress's "Fountain of Age," published in Asimov's.

Marcelle Dubé story in latest Challenging Destiny

Marcelle Dubé's story "Jhyoti" is in the latest issue of the online magazine Challenging Destiny, which also contains a number of updates about authors previously interviewed by the magazine, many of the SF Canada members.

Two Simon Rose radio interviews online

A radio interview with Simon Rose that aired on Alberta's CKUA radio network on January 9 can be heard online.

A longer interview with The National Writing for Children Centre in Kansas City, recorded January 10, is online here.

Douglas Smith short story becomes short film

Douglas Smith reports that his 2002 supernatural horror story “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down," which appeared in the 13th edition of The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, has been made into a short film by director Anthony Sumner of TinyCore Pictures to be shown at indie film festivals. You can see photos of the filiming here. Doug has more details in this blog post.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Edward Willett posts chapters from upcoming novel online

Edward Willett has posted the first two chapters of his upcoming SF novel Marseguro (due out from DAW Books February 5) online.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Good review for Brett Alexander Savory at Fantasybookspot

Fantasybookspot has posted a good review of Brett Alexander Savory's In and Down.

Steve Vernon sells article to Fate

Steve Vernon's new article "The Phantom Ship of Chaleur Bay" will be appearing in an upcoming issue of Fate magazine.

Colleen Anderson sells flash fiction to Shroud

Colleen Anderson has sold what she describes as "my nasty little flash fic piece," entitled "Amuse-bouche," to Shroud magazine for Issue 2.

Colleen Anderson poem in Descant

Colleen Anderson's poem "Battle Dress" is in issue #139, "Apostasy/The Primer," of Descant, launching in Toronto on Thursday, January 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Cervejaria Downtown Bar, 842 College St. W.

Douglas Smith launches revamped website

Douglas Smith has completely revamped his website: among other things, it includes a revamped foreign markets list. Check it out!

Horror World reviews John Little, Brett Alexander Savory

Horror World has posted good reviews of John Little's novelette "Placeholders" and Brett Alexander Savory's novel In and Out.

Cover of Rae Bridgman's new novel Fish & Sphinx

Here's the cover for Rae Bridgman's upcoming children's fantasy novel Fish & Sphinx, due out in April from Great Plains Publications.

Fish & Sphinx is the third of the MiddleGate Books. It features the adventures of young cousins Wil and Sophie, who come up against an ancient and magical secret society, The Serpent's Chain.

Edward Willett's Marseguro gets good review

Edward Willett's upcoming SF novel Marseguro (DAW Books) has received an excellent review from Harriet Klausner at Genre Go Round Reviews.

Good review for Eileen Kernaghan's The Sarsen Witch

The new edition of Eileen Kernaghan's The Sarsen Witch received a good review from Harriet Klausner at her Alternative Worlds and Genre Go Round Reviews sites.