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Ellen
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 09:10 am:   

Terri and I are just putting the finishing touches on our follow up to The Green Man for Viking, The Faery Reel. I'm very happy with it.

It's 134,250 words of stories and poetry and that's not counting Terri's 7,000 word intro. I have to make sure our editor Sharyn November, doesn't have a fit about its length.
Table of ContentS:

The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm

Table of Contents
Preface by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Introduction by Terri Windling
The Boys of Goose Hill by Charles de Lint
CATNYP by Delia Sherman
Elvenbrood by Tanith Lee
Your Garnet Eyes by Katherine Vaz
Tengu Mountain by Gregory Frost
The Faery Handbag by Kelly Link
The Price of Glamour by Steve Berman
The Night Market by Holly Black
Never Never by Bruce Glassco
Screaming for Faeries by Ellen Steiber
Immersed in Matter by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Undine by Patricia A. McKillip
The Oakthing by Gregory Maguire
Foxwife by Hiromi Goto
The Dream Eaters by A.M. Dellamonica
The Faery Reel by Neil Gaiman
The Shooter at the Heartrock Waterhole by Bill Congreve
The Annals of Eelin-Ok by Jeffrey Ford
De la Tierra by Emma Bull
How to Find a Faery by Nan Fry
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Jason Erik Lundberg
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 10:58 am:   

Wow, fantastic lineup, Ellen. Can't wait to see it. Any idea when it might be coming out?
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Ellen
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 12:07 pm:   

I think summer of 2004.
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 02:23 pm:   

Look forward to reading the book.
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Liz Williams
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 02:25 am:   

This is definitely on my must-read list, Ellen. Keep us posted.
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Ellen
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 10:13 pm:   

Thanks Leslie and Liz.
I just warned our editor how long the ms is--I'm hoping she loves it as much as we do so that we don't have to cut anything. Terri's intro was trimmed from 20 -10 ms pages. If worse comes to worst we can trim her preface to half it's length but that's not much of a savings. :-(
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Ellen
Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 02:26 pm:   

The Faery Reel received its first review in The Green Man Review and it's a rave:
http://greenmanreview.com/book/book_datlow_windling_faeryreel.html

The book comes out in June.

Congratulations to all our contributors.
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ellen
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 07:42 pm:   

Terri and I heard from our editor today that we got starred Kirkus review.

The first line is "This is a treasure chest."

Our editor is going to send me the rest of it when she has it.
It's relatively rare that Kirkus likes anything so this is especially gratifying.
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 07:06 am:   

I heard Greg Frost and Jeff Ford read their stories from the book at the Fantastic Genres conference last weekend--both brilliant. If the rest of the stories in the book even come close to being as good as those two, then I think other people will be calling this anthology a "treasure chest" as well. I'm definitely looking forward to it.
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ellen
Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 08:22 am:   

* THE FAERY REEL
Tales from the Twilight Realm

Author: Datlow, Ellen

Review Date: MAY 15, 2004
Publisher:Viking
Pages: 544
Price (hardback): $19.99
ISBN: 0-670-05914-5
ISBN (hardback): 0-670-05914-5
Category: CHILDREN'S

A star is assigned to books of unusual merit, determined by the editors of Kirkus Reviews.

This is a treasure chest. Open it and revel in its riches. The editors asked their authors to re-imagine F─erie in the present time, or search its more dimly lit pathways, and they have responded with bountiful imagination. The title piece is a poem by Neil Gaiman, but most of the others are longer pieces like shards of stories you want to hear more of. Jeffrey Ford limns the heartbreaking tale of the fairies who live in the sandcastles children make; Ellen Steiber's "Screaming for Fairies" sketches the lineaments of desire. Bruce Glassco finds a different voice for Tinkerbell and Hook in "Never Never." Tanith Lee's "Elvenbrood" is chilling. Gregory Maguire, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Patricia McKillip, and Emma Bull all enchant. Delia Sherman's "CATNYP" is both funny and deeply clever, warming the cockles of anyone who has ever had dealings with a research library, especially New York Public's. Wondrous. (Fiction. YA)



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ellen
Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 08:23 am:   

Thanks John. From your lips to readers/book buyers :-)
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ellen
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 10:32 am:   

Greg Frost has arranged a two-event mini-tour for a few of the other contributors to The Faery Reel and me in the Philadelphia area July 24th.

Greg, me, Holly Black, Steve Berman, Jeff Ford (and possibly Kelly Link and Katherine Vaz--we haven't gotten confirmations from them) will be

11AM signing at Chris's Corner, a Children's and YA bookshop in Philadelphia.
1940 Pine Street

and then

3:00pm, Barnes & Noble in Bryn Mawr, PA. A Faery Reel panel--readings(?), Q&A, signing.
720 Lancaster Avenue

I hope anyone who is in the neighborhood will drop by at one or the other. I'll be announcing more formally when I hear back from Kelly and Katherine.
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 12:51 pm:   

Ellen,

Wasn't there some event for FAERY REEL scheduled in New Jersey sometime in June, too? I seem to recall you mentioning something about an event in NJ, but perhaps it was for THE DARK. I can't remember now.
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ellen
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 02:43 pm:   

John,
That one was supposed to take place in West Caldwell, NJ but the bookstore owner was never able to get it together with the local library, unfortunately.
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ellen
Posted on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 01:08 pm:   

There will be two reading/discussion/signing events for THE FAERY REEL edited by
Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling Saturday July 24th

featuring
Ellen Datlow and contributors:
Stever Berman
Holly Black
Jeffrey Ford
Gregory Frost
Kelly Link (tentative)


at 11:00 AM at:
Chris's Corner, a Children's and YA bookshop at
1940 Pine Street, Philadelphia

and

at 3:00 PM at:

Barnes & Noble at 720 Lancaster Avenue,
Bryn Mawr, PA

Please join us.
Ellen Datlow


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chance
Posted on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 05:49 pm:   

I don't suppose there are going to be any readings in Massachusetts?
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ellen
Posted on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 07:24 pm:   

Chance,
If any of the contributors who live there have connections to a bookstore, I'd certainly be willing to travel there for one.
Several are in the area:
Kelly Link
Katherine Vaz
Delia Sherman
Gregory Maguire

I'll ask if any are interested.
I don't suppose you have any contacts with a bookshop ;-)
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chance
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 02:23 pm:   

Alas, I do not.

I know Gavin and Kelly had connections with Victor Hugo, but of course it closed.
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ellen
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 02:27 pm:   

Yeah. The marketing person from Viking says we have to make the initial contact. I'll ask Kelly and Gavin tonight at KGB if they know anyplace.
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chance
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 06:42 pm:   

*nod* if no one has any actual contacts I am willing to schmooze some of the managers at the bookstores who do readings.

Please let me know if I can help arrange something.
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chance
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 06:47 pm:   

er attempt to schmooze is what i mean.
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ellen
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 09:37 pm:   

chance,
I think you used it correctly the first time :-)

Kelly and Gavin are going to check out some stores near where they live (Northampton).

If you happen to go into a local store you can certainly ask if they'd be interested (if you're not shy, of course).
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EDatlow
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 08:42 am:   

Jonathan Strahan wrote a rave review of The Faery Reel for Locus in the current issue and we got a mention in Publishers Weekly--in the children's section. Not really a review but mostly a brief description of the book. For some reason our children's an YA books never get reviewed in PW. It's aggravating.
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John Picacio
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 05:38 am:   

Hi, Ellen --

When does THE FAERY REEL officially release?

I've looked for it here in San Antonio at a Barnes & Noble and a Borders and they don't seem to have it just yet. Is it already available in bookstores on the East Coast?

Thanks!
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EDatlow
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 06:37 am:   

Hi John,
August 9th. I haven't gotten my early copy yet but I'm expecting it within a week or so. I'll let people know when it's in my hands because that's give an indication of when it's available. Since a bunch of us are doing two events in Phillie the 24th we may have to make a special effort to get the book there in time. (sigh)
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EDatlow
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 10:43 am:   

I'm off to Phillie in a little while for the two events tomorrow. I just hope it doesn't storm or we'll lose a lot of audience/customers (sniff) not to mention be really uncomfortable.

I was just outside to go to the bank and had to come back and change I got so wet in the downpour (with umbrella, although a defective one).

Anyway, I won't be online again till Saturday night.
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EDatlow
Posted on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:03 pm:   

Just got back from Philadelphia a couple of hours ago. The two events were very well attended and we sold lots of books. The book is beautiful! It was the first time any of us had actually seen it. The background is a pale blue that pulls the cover art together.

Both bookstores were nice, the salespeople and community relations folk great. Gardner and Susan and Veronica Schanes (sp) came to the Chris's Corner event and Michael Swanwick and Marianne Porter came to the B&N in Bryn Mawr.

The contributors all read wonderfully.
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EDatlow
Posted on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 06:27 pm:   

I've just heard that the "Chris" who owned Chris's Corner died. At the reading event we were told by the staff that she was ill and was sorry she couldn't make it. This is very sad. She sounds like an incredible person:

S.C. Saad, 40; owned children's bookstoreDr. Shahnaz Christine "Chris" Saad, 40, owner of the warm, cozy store near Rittenhouse Square full of magic and books that children love - Chris' Corner: Books for Kids & Teens - died Saturday of scleroderma at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She lived around the corner from the shop, a stone's throw from a behemoth bookstore on Walnut Street.
The full article will be available on the Web for a limited time:
http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/9308613.htm
(c) 2004 Philadelphia Inquirer and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.

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EDatlow
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 09:20 am:   

An event and signing of THE FAERY REEL edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

November 20, Saturday 3-5pm

Ellen Datlow
Gregory Frost
Steve Berman
Holly Black
Kelly Link
Katherine Vaz
Delia Sherman

Pandemonium Books & Games, Inc.
36 JFK St.
Cambridge, MA 02138



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chance
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 02:49 pm:   

Yay!
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EDatlow
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 03:00 pm:   

So we'll see you there? ;-)
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EDatlow
Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 08:14 am:   

THE FAERY REEL has been nominated as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. This means that it's now on a large discussion list. The final selection will be made at ALA Midwinter, next year. Here's a link to more info about BBYA:
http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/bestbooksya/bestbooksyoung.htm
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 01:15 pm:   

I've just heard that Bill Congreve's "The Shooter at the Heartrock Waterhole" has been nominated for the Aurealis Award.
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JJA
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 08:10 pm:   

That's great. I loved that story. Congrats to Bill.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 11:53 pm:   

He's really pleased. However, the story is up against Margo Lanagan's "Singing My Sister Down" and he (and I) think that will be the likely winner.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 11:53 pm:   

He's really pleased. However, the story is up against Margo Lanagan's "Singing My Sister Down" and he (and I) think that will be the likely winner.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 03:13 pm:   

Kelly Link's story "The Faery Handbag" has been nominated for the British SF Award and Jeffrey Ford's "The Annals of Eelin-Ok" has been named one of the best stories of the year by Cheryl Morgan of Emerald City.
Hip hip hooray for both of them!
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steveberman
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 08:48 am:   

Ellen,

A couple of the stories also made Locus' 2004 Recommended Reading List too. Nice. Btw, how come there's no COYOTE ROAD Discussion Area?

- Steve
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 09:14 am:   

Hi Steve,
Yes, I'm delighted about that.

I only started The Faery Reel discussion area when the book was done. That's what I'll likely do for The Coyote Road.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 08:19 am:   

The Faery Reel has made the Voice of Youth Advocates Best SF/Fantasy/Horror list for 2004. The .pdf file is here:
http://pdfs.voya.com/VO/YA2/VOYA200504BestSF.pdf

Oh yeah, and "The Faery Handbag" by Kelly Link has been nominated for the Hugo Award!!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 08:56 am:   

I'm delighted to announce that "The Annals of elin-Ok" by Jeffrey Ford, from The Faery Reel has won the 2004 Fountain award.

Kelly Link's "The Faery Handbag" received an Honorable Mention.

http://speculativeliterature.org/Awards/SLFFountainAward/2004.php
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 01:27 pm:   

"The Annals of Eelin-Ok" is now available online for the next few months at:
http://speculativeliterature.org/Awards/SLFFountainAward/stories/TheAnnalsOfEeli n-Ok.html

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T Andrews
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 03:49 pm:   

Excellent!
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 04:18 pm:   

Oh wow, that was a good story!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 04:44 pm:   

Yes, one of my favorites from the book :-) I can't read it without being teary-eyed at the end.
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 06:29 pm:   

I think I've found a use for my Borders certificate... ;)
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Steve
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 06:19 pm:   

Ellen, I owe you yet another drink. Paul Stevens recently had some kind words about my writing (and my FR story in particular) in his blog (http://stevens29.blogspot.com/).
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 06:59 pm:   

Steve,
That's very nice. Congratulations! :-) If you insist.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 10:27 am:   

April 2, 2006, 1 - 3 pm

Ellen Datlow, Holly Black, Steven Berman, Gregory Frost, Delia Sherman, and Jeffrey Ford will be reading, discussing, signing, and otherwise celebrating the trade paperback release of The Faery Reel (Firebird) at Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, New York, NY, 10011

The trade paperback actually comes out in February, but the April 2nd date was the best for the most number of contributors.
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Steve Berman
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 05:52 am:   

Ellen,
Has FR had a print run of more than 10,000 copies?
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 08:40 am:   

Yes. Why?
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steve
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 08:42 am:   

I was curious if I should bother nominating myself for a Campbell.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 05:38 pm:   

Are you allowed to?
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steve
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 07:18 pm:   

Yep, they said okay.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 09:30 pm:   

The Faery Reel is now out in trade paperback. (I just checked amazon and it's available). Neither I nor Terri nor our contributors have received copies yet but we will!
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steve
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 08:33 am:   

Ellen, actually about 2 weeks ago I happened upon the paperback at a B&N. It looks wonderful. :-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 11:17 am:   

Really? I just found out by accident.
Good to hear that it looks good :-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 10:04 am:   

Here are the photos from our reading at the Blue Marble Bookstore in Philadelphia yesterday:

http://tinyurl.com/2v8w7s
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PM
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 10:29 am:   

Greg gets grumpy!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 11:39 am:   

He was really joking :-)
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PM
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 12:54 pm:   

No he wasn't!

There weren't any small children because he ate them :-)

(That picture is a keeper)

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