Two exes and their new girlfriends on double-date hell night at the rankest pizza dive in creation end up biting off more than they can chew. A bittersweet first-contact story best consumed nowhere near mealtime.
NOUS is without doubt the most adorable magazine my work has ever appeared in. Seriously adorable, simply the physical object of it.
My copy arrived from the UK in a tidy collection-worthy packet, complete with wee little sticker and limited edition poster. Billing themselves as the “magazine for mind culture & empathic thinking,” these guys use an artisan printing process and mindful application of vivid interior color. This thing oozes loving craftsmanship.
Cover has been revealed for Those Who Make Us, an anthology of Canadian creature, myth, & monster stories including my future Canadiana sasquatch tale “The Hairy Man.”
The Hairy Man showed me his pénis today at the castle and though my maman would not have approved I looked with Great Interest and when he pushed his matted brownish hair back over his man-thing and covered it up again he waited and I knew it was hoped I would return the Favour. I did not…
I pretty much adore this story. Love it for its Edwardian ladies’ digest overtones and its bildungsroman fragile rawness. Happy to say it’s been chosen also to appear in the Exile Literary Quarterly.
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
A full list of contributors has been posted for the launch issue of UK’s Cutaway Magazine. This one will include two Camille Alexa poems: “Naked I” and “Dog.” From the site:
When Cutaway Magazine launches in May, we will be featuring an eclectic mix of poetry, literary fiction, borderline genre fiction and photography. We are now very pleased to announce the names of our contributors . . .
Still at Orycon. Schedule here. Super congratulations to David Marusek on his Endeavour Award win. Don’t forget to come to Powell’s Books AuthorFest in Portland this Sunday!
Episode 3 of my serialized novella “Particular Friends” is now live!
The unseemly circumstances of Christopher’s death assured my pariah’s stature among the other boys for good. No amount of friendly overtures on their parts could dispel the taint of scandal hanging about me like a cloud. “A suicide!” I heard them whisper at the back of classrooms and in the dining hall, “… And you know they were most particular friends!”