Just found out my story “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye” has been accepted to Clarkesworld Magazine, and will be appearing there in May. This will be my second story in that publication, the last being “The History Within Us.” That story was reprinted twice, once in The People of the Book, and in Clarkesworld Year 4. It will also soon be appearing in the Czech magazine XB-1.
There are many similarities between the two stories, which is why I decided to send “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye” to Clarkesworld: a decimated post-human galaxy, an array of aliens, a cosmic scope. But in many ways this latest story is quite different. It will be interesting to see how people respond.
Needless to say, I’m excited as hell to appear there again.
FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:
|Douglas Clegg is the award-winning author of more than 25 books and 50 short stories, including Neverland and The Machinery of Night. For the past five years, he’s worked on a new novel and several novellas and stories. He will read from one of these as-yet secret fictions.
Clegg lives on the coast of Connecticut with his husband, Raul, in a house called Villa Diodati.
|John Langan‘s latest collection, The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies was called “a must-read” by Publishers Weekly, He is the author of a previous collection, Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters, and a novel, House of Windows. His recent stories have appeared in Ellen Datlow’s Lovecraft’s Monsters and Joseph Pulver’s The Grimscribe’s Puppets.
He lives in upstate New York with his wife, younger son, dogs, cats, rats, fish, hermit crabs, and a honey badger–really, it’s a zoo.
Wednesday, April 16th, 7pm at
Readings are always free.
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Recently in the wild I spotted this nice review of my Nebula-nominated story “The Sounds of Old Earth” from Adventures in Reading. They say:
“While the story details the last days of this old man on “Old Earth” and his interactions with his family and some of those who have not yet moved on, what the story really seems to be about is of understanding where we came from and of holding a sense of place in your heart. That we, as humans, came from somewhere and that somewhere is important and belonging to a place is important. It is sad and wistful, seen through the eyes of a sentimental old man who doesn’t want to leave his home and homeworld, even though it is taking all of his technological skill to keep the poisoned world from intruding onto this one small place of habitation. It is beautiful, from that perspective, and sad.
And, it is wonderful… I think you should read it.”
It’s nice to know that the story has been received so well. You can read the full review here, but please note it does contain a few spoilers.
The house and our cups overflowed this past Wednesday, as we were delighted by readers Ellen Kushner and David D. Levine. David read part of his story “The Wreck of the Mars Adventure” from the Old Mars anthology, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, about a mission to Mars using sailing vessels and balloons for lift. Ellen Kushner read an excerpt from her novel-in-progress, a new edition to the Swordspoint series. Fellow Altered-fluidian Mercurio D. Rivera subbed in for Ellen Datlow, who was away at ICFA. (Contrary to hopes, he did not wear a wig.) Meanwhile, I snapped photos of unsuspecting guests doing my best to imitate Ellen’s photographic style.
My photos of the night can be seen here.