I stumble back to this blog with not much to report but a disturbing desire to, well, blog. Went to Europe for the first time over spring break, which is vaguely writing-related because while there I met Luc Carissimo, who has just finished translating A Scattering of Jades into French. The translation is due out in the fall. There are already Spanish and Czech editions, and there’s supposed to be a Polish one soon.
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.
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.