I just finished a new story, “Clownfish,” that will be the original in my upcoming Night Shade collection, Pictures from an Expedition.
Also, I’ve seen the cover art for BATMAN: INFERNO, and it looks great. I’ll post it here as soon as I can.
Coming soon: news from the comics front…oh, and there’s a well-thought-out and incisive review of The Narrows in the current Realms of Fantasy, by Paul Witcover (who has written some interesting stuff himself). Check it out.
Here’s the cover of Retro Pulp Tales:
I dig it.
Now that Jeff Ford‘s “Giant Land” is getting the recognition it so richly deserves, I would like to take this opportunity to point out that the second issue of Journal of Pulse-Pounding Narratives contains–in addition to “Giant Land”–fine fiction from Scott Edelman, Lori Selke, Gavin J. Grant, James L. Cambias, Peter Hagelslag, Davin Ireland, Jetse de Vries, Jay Lake, Paul Finch, and Tim Pratt.
There aren’t a million left, so get ’em while you can.
“This Thing of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine,” in Pete Crowther’s anthology Forbidden Planets, due out from DAW this summer.
“Wizard’s Six,” forthcoming in F&SF.
Two stories already out in the world: “Shambhala,” in the March F&SF and “Homosexuals Damned, Film at Eleven” in the Lou Anders-edited anthology FutureShocks.
This summer, Night Shade Books will publish a collection of my short stories, called Pictures from an Expedition. There will be a new story in the book, as well as a dozen reprints from the past two years or so. Also I’ll have a story, “New Game in Town,” in the Joe Lansdale-edited anthology Retro Pulp Stories, from Subterranean.
Looking a little farther ahead, I just finished revisions on Batman: Inferno, a novel about Batman’s early career. Look for it in December from Del Rey.
And before that, the Francophones among you can check out the French edition of A Scattering of Jades, currently scheduled for October from Fleuve Noir.
Along with my estimable colleagues Jim Kelly and Judith Berman, I’ll be reading at the Toadstool Bookshop on Thursday the 16th of this month, at 7pm. Hope to see you all there.