My story “The Sounds of Old Earth,” a Nebula Award Finalist, is out today in Polish in Smokopolitan nr 10. The story is translated by Translated by Magdalena Grajcar. I don’t read Polish (even though I live in a Polish neighborhood and should) but it appears the issue also contains translated works from Ann Leckie and Peter Watts.
My story “Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?” is out today in Nightmare. A bright and cheery story just in time for the holidays! 😉 Here’s how it begins:
She stands on the side of the road in the dewy high grass and waits. She wanders among the tangled weeds heavy with crickets, and waits. She drifts among the gathering fireflies blinking their yellow-green light into the darkening forest. And waits, and waits, and waits. They will come, she knows. They will come and see her and take her away from this dreadful place. They will clothe her and feed her and wrap her in a warm blanket, and everything will be perfect again. She knows it’s only a matter of time.
Keep reading at Nightmare Magazine…
Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews says of my story “Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?” in this month’s Nightmare Magazine: :This is a haunting and slowly-unraveling story about ghosts and harm, hopes and waiting…It’s a difficult and heavy story that manages a palpable darkness and a stunning ending. A great read!” Charles also reviews the excellent story by Nino Cipri.
You can read the full review here.
I’ll be participating in two readings for Ellen Datlow’s new Mad Hatters and March Hares anthology, just out this week! The anthology includes my story “In Memory of a Summer’s Day.”
The first reading is this Saturday in Mystic, CT:
Where: Alice in the Village, 27 Coogan Blvd #26a, Mystic, CT 06355
When: Saturday, December 16th, 2pm
What: Editor Ellen Datlow and several contributing authors of MAD HATTERS AND MARCH HARES: ALL NEW STORIES FROM THE WORLD OF LEWIS CARROLL’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND will be driving down from New York City for a reading and signing at an Alice-themed tea house, Alice in the Village, in Mystic, Connecticut! Come join Ellen Datlow and authors Matthew Kressel, Genevieve Valentine, C. S. E. Cooney, Jane Yolen, Kris Dikeman, and Richard Bowes for an afternoon of fiction, poetry, and the bizarre stuff of Wonderland.
The second reading is at the KGB Bar in Manhattan:
Where: KGB Bar, 85 E 4th St, New York, New York 10003
When: Monday, December 18th, 7pm
What: Ellen Datlow presents: Mad Hatters and March Hares, with guests: Richard Bowes, Kris Dikeman, Matthew Kressel, Genevieve Valentine, Katherine Vaz, and Ysabeau Wilce.
Hope to see you at these events!
The anthology Mad Hatters and Marches Hares by Ellen Datlow is out today, just in time for you to snag a copy for the holidays. The Alice in Wonderland-themed anthology contains my story “In Memory of a Summer’s Day”, as well as stories by Seanan McGuire, Jane Yolen, Catherynne M. Valente, Delia Sherman, Genevieve Valentine, Priya Sharma, Stephen Graham Jones, Richard Bowes, Jeffrey Ford, Angela Slatter, Andy Duncan, C.S.E. Cooney, Matthew Kressel, Kris Dikeman, Jane Yolen, Kaaron Warren, Ysbeau Wilce, and Katherine Vaz.