Ever wanted to ask authors weird questions online? Now’s your chance! Bitten by Books is hosting another launch, and this one includes my Lovecraft-inspired tale of eerie architecture, “In Libitina’s House.” Clipped from the site:
For those who like their stories chilled: Canada’s maestro of the macabre, Michael Kelly, presents an all new anthology of nightmares to perturb and torment the most discerning lovers of dark fiction. 20 new spine tingling tales by iconic Canadian dark fantasy and horror writers Camille Alexa, Colleen Anderson, Kevin Cockle, Gemma Files, Lisa L Hannett, Derek Künsken, Claude Lalumière, Daniel LeMoal, Catherine MacLeod, Michael Matheson, Susie Moloney, David Nickle, Ian Rogers, Douglas Smith, Simon Strantzas, Edo van Belkom, Halli Villegas, Bev Vincent, Robert J. Wiersema, and Rio Youers, with an introduction by Michael Kelly.
Come help celebrate the launch of the supernew superanthology SUPER STORIES OF HEROES & VILLAINS! I’ll be reading from my story “Pinktastic and the End of the World” this Thursday, August 22 at 7pm at the Cedar Hills Powell’s Books here in sunny Portland.
Discover the origins of caped crusaders and their ingenious nemeses, uncover their terrible secrets, and witness their victories and defeats. With hard-hitting stories from masters of the genre and fresh new talents, Super Stories of Heroes and Villains (Tachyon Publications) is a vastly adventurous anthology collecting some of the most exciting and original superhero stories of the past few decades. Editor Claude Lalumière and contributors Camille Alexa (Push of the Sky) and Chris Roberson (The Dragon’s Nine Sons) will be on hand to share their stories of heroes and villains.
Bonjour, Montreal! If you’re in and around this beautiful city @1pm Sunday, come hear me read at the Hotel Espresso at 1005 Guy Street, where the Montreal Science Fiction & Fantasy Association is hosting a Masked Mosaic event. Free and open to the public — everybody welcome. From the MONSFFA site:
May 26, 2013 – Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories Reading & Discussion …Claude Lalumière and fellow authors Camille Alexa, Lisa Poh, Marie Bilodeau, and Patrick T. Goddard will be on hand to read excerpts and discuss their stories in the new Tyche Books collection: MASKED MOSAIC: CANADIAN SUPER STORIES. In addition, they will be selling and signing copies of MASKED MOSAIC and their own books.
They even made an amazingly nifty poster. Please do come say hello.
Yeeeehaw! It’s time for Vancouver’s MASKED MOSAIC: Canadian Super Stories book launch in deliciously gloomy-gorgeous Vancouver, BC. Come join co-editors Camille Alexa and Claude Lalumière along with master of ceremonies DD Barant as they host readings by local Vancouver authors: Silvia Moreno-Garcia will read an excerpt from her story “Iron Justice Versus the Fiends of Evil”; Kristi Charish entertains with “Canadian Blood Diamonds”; and Rhea Rose with some of her MASKED MOSAIC contribution, “Leaf Man.”
Tuesday, April 23rd at 7 pm at the Storm Crow Tavern, Vancouver’s self-described HOTTEST NERD BAR
Readers post questions in the comments over a 24 hour period and we answer those questions, creating an online conversation between editors/authors and readers.
There will also be a contest for two $20 gift cards from Amazon.com. For every post, readers acquire points and the two readers with the most points win. People can earn extra points by RSVPing to the event. So, please help us to spread the word so that people can RSVP in advance and earn a few extra points to help them win.”
Here’s what you need to know:
ONLINE CHAT WITH FUTUREDAZE EDITORS AND AUTHORS Hosted by: Bitten by Books Event Date: Tuesday, March 12th. Start Time: 12:00 Central Time (US) RSVP TODAY!: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=62201 Contest Open: Worldwide Prize: Two $20.00 Amazon Gift Cards (two winners)
Today is the official release date of the superamazing superhero / supervillain anthology MASKED MOSAIC: Canadian Super Stories. Co-editor Claude Lalumière and I are thrilled with this incredible bundle of awesomeness. Over the coming days, Tyche Books will be posting little mini-views Claude and I crafted about every story. I have no idea what Claude wrote about each one, so this is going to be fun — almost as much fun as putting together the anthology itself.
Go. Read. You will not be sorry.
[More details about Masked Mosaic and links to our miniviews in the sidebarthisaway —-> ]
The redoubtable Piers Anthony has posted a substantial review of the forthcoming FUTUREDAZE anthology, including the lowdown on my short story “Over It.”
“YA stands for Young Adult, what in my day was called juvenile. I vaguely expected somewhat sanitary, simplified stories, the kind that parents, teachers, and librarians approve. The hell! It turned out to be aimed and young readers, yes, but these are hard-hitting pieces. . .”
There are only a few days left to get in on the incredible Kickstarter action with full frontal geeky goodness in the form of GEEK LOVE, a 200-page, hard-bound, full-color collection of geeky, erotic stories and illustrations, photographs and comics. This one will include the brand-spanking(!)-new Camille Alexa story “Goodness, Her Tail.”
So many of the Hip Kitties and the Cool Cats are involved in this project, I can’t even list them all. Meeeeeow!
At long last! A new Matty and the Mandroid story has been written, setamong the Twelve Domed Cities of Mars. The first two — “The Clone Wrangler’s Bride” and “Droidtown Blues” — are still available online for free-range reading.
This new anthology, SHANGHAI STEAM (a Wuxia/Steampunk mash-up) promises to be Awfully Good Fun. A full table of contents has been revealed:
The Fivefold Proverbs of Zhen Xiaquan – Tim Ford
Qin Yun’s Mechanical Dragon and the Cricket Spies – Amanda Clark
Moon-Flame Woman – Laurel Anne Hill
Love and Rockets at the Siege of Peking – K. H. Vaughan
The Master and the Guest – Crystal Koo
Ming Jie and the Coffee Maker of Doom – Brent Nichols
A Hero Faces the Celestial Empire; A Death by Fire is Avenged by Water – Julia A. Rosenthal
Riding the Wind – William H. Keith
Mistress of the Pearl Dragon – Shen Braun
Song of My Heart – Jennifer Rahn
Last Flight of the Lóng Qíshì – Emily Mah
Protection from Assassins – Frances Pauli
Seeds of the Lotus – Camille Alexa
The Ability of Lightness – Tim Reynolds
Fire in the Sky – Ray Dean
The Legend of Wong Heng Li – Frank Larnerd
Flying Devils – Derwin Mak
Legend of the Secret Masterpiece – Nick Tramdack
Jing Ke Before the Principle of Order – Minsoo Kang