Masked Mosaic cover revealed!

Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories

Mexican luchadores wrestle primordial evil in Vancouver … The Intrepids battle Nazis in Nova Scotia … A mysterious masked man rescues an adventuring heiress in a steampunk Gold Rush–era Yukon … Zombies and ancient Viking magic are unleashed in downtown Toronto … A godlike oracle wanders Calgary with her cyborg handler … The fearsome Iron Shadow stalks the streets of Kingstonia … The Coachwhip and Cat-Girl fight crime in lurid wartime Montreal …

MASKED MOSAIC is a thrilling collection of Canadian Super Stories from Tyche Books compiled and edited by Claude Lalumière & Camille Alexa.

FUNGI cover revealed!

Fungi, the anthology of all things mycotic edited by Orrin Grey and Silvia Moreno-Garcia, has an official sporing date and a final cover for the paperback edition. This one will include my story “His Sweet Truffle of a Girl.

Can you guess which story referenced in the following publisher’s description is mine?

Fungi is an eclectic anthology with stories that run the gamut from horror to dark fantasy. A mushroom submarine, anthropomorphic cats, hallucinogenic fungi, mushroom people, private investigators, and mercenaries make for a very different kind of anthology….

Tyche Books announces MASKED MOSAIC super anthology

Tyche Books Ltd.Tyche Books has announced the call for a new Canadian superhero/ supervillain/ superpowered anthology, MASKED MOSAIC, to be co-edited by Camille Alexa and Claude Lalumière.

From the Tyche Books press release:

We are thrilled to announce that Claude Lalumière and Camille Alexa will edit our next anthology, Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories. As a tip of the hat to Joe Shuster, co-creator of Superman, Claude and Camille are seeking . . . Superheroes! Supervillains! Masked vigilantes, superpowered antiheroes, super scientists. Adventurers into the unknown, costumed crimefighters, mutant superterrorists . . . we want to see any and all permutations of the superhero genre, but with a uniquely Canadian perspective. Stories must involve a Canadian element — setting, politics, culture, history, characters, etc. Any genre-mashing goes: alternate history, crime, horror, romance, SF, fantasy, surrealism; we want a variety of tones, approaches, subgenres, cultural perspectives, etc. We’re especially interested in submissions where setting (a specific city, region, or province) plays an essential role, but we’re open to other types of stories, too.

Submissions open on June 1, 2012. Deadline will be August 1, 2012 for spring 2013 publication.Masked Mosaic will only be open for submissions from Canadians (Canadian residents, landed immigrants, Canadian citizens, Canadians living abroad, etc).

For more information about Masked Mosaic, including submission guidelines, please direct your x-ray vision here.

His Sweet Truffle of a Girl

According to the publisher’s site, the FUNGI paperback includes (in no particular order):

  • Ann K. Schwader, “Cordyceps zombii” (poem)
  • A.C. Wise, “Where Dead Men Go to Dream”
  • Andrew Penn Romine, “Last Bloom on the Sage”
  • Camille Alexa, “His Sweet Truffle of a Girl”
  • Chadwick Ginther, “First They Came for the Pigs”
  • Daniel Mills, “Dust From a Dark Flower”
  • Ian Rogers, “Out of the Blue”
  • Jane Hertenstein, “Wild Mushrooms”
  • Jeff Vandermeer, “Corpse Mouth and Spore Nose”
  • John Langan, “Hyphae”
  • Julio Toro San Martin, “A Monster In The Midst”
  • Kris Reisz, “The Pilgrims of Parthen”
  • Laird Barron, “Gamma”
  • Lavie Tidhar, “The White Hands”
  • Lisa M. Bradley, “The Pearl in the Oyster and the Oyster Under Glass”
  • Molly Tanzer and Jesse Bullington, “Tubby McMungus, Fat From Fungus”
  • Nick Mamatas, “The Shaft Through The Middle of It All”
  • Paul Tremblay, “Our Stories Will Live Forever”
  • Polenth Blake, “Letters to a Fungus”
  • Richard Gavin, “Goatsbride”
  • Simon Strantzas, “Go Home Again”
  • Steve Berman, “Kum, Raúl (The Unknown Terror) – b. 1925, d. 1957”
  • W.H. Pugmire, “Midnight Mushrumps”

The three extra stories included in the hardcover edition are:

  • E. Catherine Tobler, “New Feet Within My Garden Go”
  • J.T. Glover, “The Flaming Exodus of the Greifswald Grimoire”
  • Claude Lalumière, “Big Guy and Little Guy’s Survivalist Adventure”

Look for Fungi, with cover artwork by Oliver Wetter, in the fall of 2012.

Fan mail from Italy!

You know how “Flaming Marshmallow and Other Deathswas released in Italy as part of the MACHINE OF DEATH juggernaut?  Well, emails are trickling in from people enjoying the Italian version of the book and the story, and that, my friends, is awesome.

For those who may have missed it, the Machine of Death crew has posted some lovely photos of the brand-spanking-new Spanish version below.  Am eagerly awaiting my copy in the mail. . . .