Since mid-March I’ve bought three stories for Tor.com. These include
Kathleen Ann Goonan’s “Stubby” novelette (aka Tor.com anniversary story with space ship(s), A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star scheduled for July 2nd
Lavie Tidhar’s creepy little horror tale Selfies scheduled for September 17th
Elizabeth Bear’s sf story The Chance Planet, not yet scheduled.
And forthcoming are:
The End of the End of Everything by Dale Bailey an sf/horror novelette that’s as brilliant (in a completely different way) as his story published in 2013, A Rumor of Angels. April 23
Among the Thorns by Veronica Schanoes a novelette using fairy tale tropes her dark fantasy historical explorations (as did Burning Girls, her Nebula nominee from 2013. April 30
The Walking-stick Forest by Anna Tambour, a nasty, but ultimately uplifting dark fantasy story May 21
The Insects of Love by Genevieve Valentine is a weird turn that’s very different from the author’s western/steampunk Terrain from 2013. May 28
Chapter Six by Stephen Graham Jones is a zombie story (oh yes, it is) June 11
The Color of Paradox by A.M. Dellamonica a science fiction/time travel story June 25
Sleep Walking Now and Then by Richard Bowes is a futuristic novelette about theater July 9
La Signora by Bruce McAllister is a dark fantasy taking place in Italy-in the same world as the author’s 2013 novel The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic June 16
Rob Killheffer and I are going to host a celebration of Lucius Shepard and his work Sunday evening 7-9 pm June 15, 2014 at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave), New York, NY.
Lucius read there a number of times over the years and I think it’s the perfect venue in NYC to celebrate his life with readings from his work and remembrances by his friends.
Everyone is welcome. Entrance to the bar is free, just buy a drink or two in honor of Lucius.
More info tk.
For anyone wondering why I’ve been pretty quiet these past few weeks, it’s because I was finishing up two original anthologies: Nightmare Carnival and The Doll Collection.
I handed in Nightmare Carnival a couple of weeks ago and posted the cover art here. I’m about to hand in The Doll Collection, as soon as I finish my Introduction.
No cover art yet for this one. This is probably the order of the stories, but it’s not carved in stone.
The book will be published by Tor Books on their spring 2015 list. (which could be any time between February and May, I believe).
Introduction by Ellen Datlow
Heroes and Villains by Stephen Gallagher
The Doll-Master by Joyce Carol Oates
Gaze by Gemma Files
In Case of Zebras by Pat Cadigan
Miss Sibyl-Cassandra by Lucy Sussex
Skin and Bone by Tim Lebbon
There Is No Place for Sorrow in the Kingdom of the Cold by Seanan McGuire
Goodness and Kindness by Carrie Vaughn
Daniel’s Theory of Dolls by Stephen Graham Jones
After and Back Before by Miranda Siemienowicz
Doctor Faustus by Mary Robinette Kowal
Doll Court by Richard Bowes
Visit Lovely Cornwall on the Western Railway Line by Genevieve Valentine
Ambitious Boys Like You by Richard Kadrey
The Permanent Collection by Veronica Schanoes
Homemade Monsters by John Langan
Word Doll by Jeffrey Ford
After I attend the Stoker Weekend/World Horror Convention in Portland, Oregon May 8-11th, I’ll be heading down to San Francisco for the next few days, ending up at the Nebula Awards (for Saturday only) in San Jose.
I’ll post my WHC/Stoker weekend schedule once I have it, but if you’re in SF May 13th, I hope you’ll come over to Borderlands Bookstore that evening.