The Troy library is under threat of closure today.
These are all 2,500 - 7,500 word stories. I haven't seen all of these on duotrope (the folks at duotrope are pretty overwhelmed), so I figured I'd mention them here and everyone watching could get advance notice.
State of Horror: Massachusetts - Opens June 1 - closes July 14. (rymfireebooks.com)
Post-Apocalyptic Raids. Opens June 15th 2011 - closes August 1st 2011. (special note: No zombies). Future zombie anthologies are planned so I'll try to keep you zombie fans,
Updated June 3rd, 2011 at 08:03 PM by expatrie
Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
Reasonably good. As a study in a different form of a novel (there are chapters of the actual main line, mixed with poems by one of the characters, then a short story by one of the characters) it's been educational.
Chuck also does a good job of "going there" into the gross and disgusting, if you like that kind of thing, and there's very little flinching and leaving things to the imagination.
Updated July 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 PM by expatrie
Looks like some stores are receiving copies of Shadow's Lure.
This is the sequel to Shadow's Son, continuing the story of Caim the Knife and his ethereal friend, Kit.
"Searching for the truth behind the murder and disappearance of his parents, Caim discovers a land in thrall to the Shadow. But there are some things a son of the Shadow cannot ignore, and some fights from which he canít run. In this battle, all of Caimís strength and skill wonít be enough. For none
Got the first royalty statement for State of Horror: Texas today. It's just out and sales are starting to come in, we'll see if things pick up and in the meantime, keeping at work. For an anthology with five stories it's doing pretty well, I think. (Trying to keep my expectations low based on intimations from Bird by Bird, among others. Hope I can think of something else to promote the story and anthology but for now that's in the germinating stage.
I got comments on a rejected
Updated May 31st, 2011 at 07:43 PM by expatrie
There was a deeply cold, almost hollow presence to the room, despite the infinite jumble of tattered wires that ran the murky depths of the station through and through. Each long corridor, filled with refuse and rust, seemed as if it had been forgotten for centuries, as was the billowing plumes of dust that haunted the beams and girders of the station. The scene would have been completely dead and devoid had it not been for a rhythmic chatter of a modem in he midst of its digital song as it hummed
After listening to a high school band somewhere in the distance of White Oak practice their fight song for quite some time, I have finally finished Chapter II of the first book of my series. Finally. It seems as if it has taken me months, although I am sure that it has only been a few weeks. Who knows? I lose track of time all of the time.
There is a very important scene in this chapter that marks the beginning of the true plot of this portion of the saga. And well, important scenes
I'll give you the story of the dream first, considering that's the most interesting part: I awoke this afternoon from a very strange dream that Dr. Seuss had publicly given my story a very high rating. However, the newspapers and magazines could not find the rating, so I had to travel to a mansion in which Dr. Seuss lived to gain access to his archives so that the rating could be released. The first two strange things about this dream: Firstly, Dr. Seuss has been dead for years. Secondly, if
Including facebook apps, widgets, and all that other stuff I don't get.
But anyway, at least they're finally admitting it could happen and are getting prepared for it, and preparing the public as well.
(provided, of course, that today isn't the end of the world minus the zombies, then it was all a waste of time, just like my high school history class.)
Updated May 31st, 2011 at 09:12 PM by expatrie
(added another snappy comment.)
I am giving away an advanced copy of SHADOW'S LURE. Just swing by my website for details.
I'd just like to take the time to thank Jaidis Shaw from Juniper Grove for her time and lovely review.
4/5 trees. Life is good!
For those in the US, check out her site as she's got a give away going. There's only 3 copies of QOTD in the US (that I know of) so here's your chance!
Was lucky to go to a Trudi Canavan book signing last night. Well attended: about 100 or so people.
I love watching book signings. What impressed me most was the way that there were young and old, male and female. Some families had travelled from Birmingham to Nottingham for the experience, a distance of about 50 miles.
Some were buying new books, some had brought their collections to sign, some had pristine copies, others had well used and battered favourites.
Confirmed... book signing on the 9th of July in Collins book store Northland Shopping Centre.
Copies of my actual book in store... will have to take a photo
CreatorofPreten is my other account. I couldn't find my password one day ... and then I wanted to change my username anyway ... but she and I are the same person. Just thought I should let people know that. I wasn't sure where to put it.
And yes, this is simply horrid sentence structure. LOL
Now that the news on Timothy Ray Brown has broken, (and presuming it holds up to scientific scrutiny), is anyone thinking of Virtual Light besides me? I seem to recall that character even had a "Ray" in their name.
P.S. Bonus points to whoever puts the hardcover page that oblique reference to the AIDS vaccine posited by Gibson appears, so I can look it up for myself.
Well, after (on the second try) remembering to grab my copy of Virtual
Updated May 31st, 2011 at 09:11 PM by expatrie