Via Sean Williams, an exposé about donut hunting by Robyn Tatlow-Lord 🙂
Why I am awake this early? There is a damnable bird in a tree outside my window twittering -.-; it’s just gone 4.30am. Get a clock, Nature! *grumble*
… over at Guy Salvidge’s place. Sprawl is the latest anthology from TPP and has some awesome stuff from the likes of Peter M. Ball, L.L. Hannett, Sean Williams, et al.
He says nice things about Brisneyland by Night:
“Brisneyland by Night” by Angela Slatter is an intriguing and complex tale about the Weyrd, and more specifically a kinderfresser or child eater. Worse, it seems unscrupulous sorts are harvesting the tears of young children in the creation of some kind of elixir. Our protagonist, Verity Fassbinder, is half Weyrd and half Normal herself, and is thus mistrusted by both groups. She’s on the trail of some missing children, and her investigations force her to confront the heinous misdeeds of her own Weyrd father, the odious Grigor. I enjoyed reading this so much that I was genuinely disappointed to turn onto the last two pages.
The rest is here.
Posted in News, tagged Cambridge Rowing Eleven, canoes, jack dann, Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, retreat, robert shearman, sean williams, the economy of light on September 14, 2010| Leave a Comment »
And so, the retreat. The Edge writers group took off for its annual retreat. We subbed writing stuff, we spent a chunk of one day group critting, then the next day everyone had individual crits with our tutors du jour – or in this case, tutors de l’année. Then the next few days are spent writing, percolating, editing, eating, drinking, talking, etc. In our case, there were also canoe-related activities … which brings me to our tutors: this year’s tutors of awe were Jack Dann and Robert Shearman – and we also had a special guest appearance by the inimitable Sean Williams. The natural link between tutors and canoes? Shearman had to be rescued from one by Dann. And Deb, whose injury is documented below. Shearman’s rep as Britain’s Greatest Writer is intact … however, he did have to hand over his medallion from the Cambridge Rowing Eleven … it was promptly given to Jack in reward for his work as lifeguard.
The location was sourced by Kate and Rob and was awesome to the power of rad – and it shall continue to remain undisclosed coz, quite frankly, I don’t want just anyone finding their way up there :-).
Posted in News, tagged brisneyland by night, prohibition blues, ragged run, red dead heart, sean williams, speakeasy, sprawl, ticonderoga publications, twelfth planet press on September 12, 2010| 1 Comment »
No, no, no, I really am working!
I finished off the latest collab with Lisa Hannett, Prohibition Blues, on Friday night (faeries, shoes, werewolves, bayous, tie-pins!). Then last night I finished off Sun Falls (talking head in a box). Today I am going to take a tilt at the novella Ragged Run (oh, too complicated), which follows on from the story in Sprawl, Brisneyland by Night.
I’m not just sitting on my backside eating choclit frogs provided by Sean Williams. Really, I’m not.
Posted in News, Pimping/Promoting!, tagged ausralia imaginarium, Deborah Biancotti, dirk strasser, FableCroft Press, ian mchugh, Lee Battersby, lucy sussex, margo lanagan, marianne de pierres, michael pryor, rowena cory daniells, sean williams, Thoraiya Dyer on July 12, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Oooooh, the cover at last. And the order-ish details are here http://fablecroft.com.au/australis-imaginarium/pre-order-australis-imaginarium
Basically, it’s a book of quintessentially Australian fables.
Posted in News, Pimping/Promoting!, tagged dirk strasser, fablecroft, ian mchugh, Lee Battersby, lucy sussex, margo lanagan, marianne de pierres, mychael pryor, neil gaiman, rowena cory daniels. deborah biancotti, sean williams, the jacaranda wife, Thoraiya Dyer on July 6, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Tehani at FableCroft has announced the final table of contents for Australis Imaginarium:
Posted in News, Pimping/Promoting!, tagged Alan, and Trent Jamieson, aussiecon4, Baxter, cat sparks, Chris Greene, Deborah Biancotti, dirk flinthart, ditmars, Felicity Dowker, frozen, Garth Nix, Gillian Polack, Heavy as Hope, jason fischer, jenny blackford, kaaron warren, kathleen jennings, Kirstyn McDermott, laura goodin, Lee Battersby, Lezli Robyn (also a Campbell nominee this year), Light as Mist, LL (Lisa Hannett), peter ball, sean williams, Steph Campisi, tansy rayner roberts, the girl with no hands, Thoraiya Dyer, words on June 27, 2010| 3 Comments »
Looks like it’s time for Ditmar voting again. As this is the year of AussieCon4, it’s a great chance to showcase some antipodean talent.
Tehani Wessely is compiling a list, checking it twice, for eligible Aussies – it lives here https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AhAUWipZqrNWdFljalBZWmJwSnc1cTJVT2s0ZnlMLVE&hl=en_GB#gid=0
It also seems I have four stories eligible:
Light as Mist, Heavy as Hope
The Girl with No Hands
Other awesome eligibles include LL (Lisa Hannett), Jason Fischer, Peter Ball, Cat Sparks, Chris Greene, Deborah Biancotti, Felicity Dowker, Dirk Flinthart, Alan, Baxter, Garth Nix, Kirstyn McDermott, Gillian Polack, Kaaron Warren, Laura Goodin, Jenny Blackford, Lee Battersby, Kathleen Jennings, Lezli Robyn (also a Campbell nominee this year), Sean Williams, Steph Campisi, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Thoraiya Dyer, and Trent Jamieson.
Nominations can be made here http://ditmars.sf.org.au/2010/nominations.html and the rules live here http://wiki.sf.org.au/2010_Ditmar_eligibility_list