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Bats and Fish

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.

Giant Land of Pulp

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.

A Gaggle of Reviews

Some of the more recent reviews of The Narrows, all in one place for your delectation:

Emerald City
Relocated Fictions
Bookgasm’s 8 Great Sci-Fi Books of 2005
Amazon’s Top 10 SF/Fantasy Books of 2005
Green Man Review
The Capital Times
Bangor Daily News
Cleveland Plain Dealer

2006 So Far, and Looking Ahead

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.