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Simon Owens
Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 10:54 pm:   

Wow, just wanted to say I really enjoyed this week's story. I reviewed it briefly over at LitHaven.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 07:42 am:   

Thanks Simon. I've alerted Rjurik to your mention.
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John Klima
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 08:58 am:   

Yes, a damn fine story. I don't know if I can put into words how much I enjoyed it. It felt very dream-like and yet tangible at the same time.

I should also mention that I was very happy to see something from David Prill. I wish he would write/publish more. I love how he can take the absurd and put it into normal situations.

JK
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 10:08 am:   

John,
Yes, David Prill is pretty amazing. I think he's a very sick man and I keep telling him that!
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JeremyT
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 01:54 pm:   

I too enjoyed this week's story. I have a soft spot for minotaurs.
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 02:15 pm:   

Wow, that was good.
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 02:39 pm:   

I have a soft spot for minotaurs too, though I haven't read this new story yet. Will do so soon!

But if anyone else has a soft spot for minotaurs, be on the lookout for Jeff Ford's new book from PS Publishing, The Cosmology of the Wider World (http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/cat/tcotww.asp). The protag is a minotaur.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 05:23 pm:   

JJA: Really? Cool.
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Robert Burke Richardson
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 06:52 pm:   

"Passing of the Minotaurs"?

Sounds like bullshit!




(p.s. This is supposed to be a funny post.)
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Jörn Grote
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 03:06 am:   

A good minotaur novel is "Minotauros" by the Norwegian writer Tor Age Bringsvaerd. It is a retelling of the minotaur of Crete story, from the point of view of the minotaur. I don't know if it was translated into english, I read it in a german translation.
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Robert Burke Richardson
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 10:59 am:   

Had a chance to read it this morning, and I'm with Simon and co. -- this is a really entertaining story and a strange dream!
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chance
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 04:36 pm:   

Niall Harrison and I discuss "Heads Down, Thumbs Up" here. We both enjoyed it quite a lot.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 05:29 pm:   

Thanks. I'm linking right over :-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 09:32 am:   

An outraged reader:

http://www.scifidimensions.com/May05/letters.htm
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MarcL
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 09:52 am:   

I didn't realize SFWA controlled the Hugos. Maybe because I'm not a member, I'm not privy to this scheme. Oh wait...that just put a slight leak in the SFWA-hoax theory.

Well, Ellen, you have a long history of publishing things that are not sf or even sfnal. (I remember you publishing a certain story of mine that featured a moon landing and a stack of pulp s.f. magazines, but no actual sfnal thinking. In Omni, yet!) Of course, writers of such stuff are going to love you for it and send you more of the same, and this kind of erratic taste is going to haunt you forever. But as a member of the Society That Will Read Every Word James P. Blaylock Writes No Matter the Genre, I am happy to know I won't have to go poking through obscure academic journals to find one of Blaylock's stories.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 10:22 am:   

Thank you Marc. Oddly enough, no one complained when I published Jim's "War of the Worlds" story in our first year.

Ok. So maybe I've published around five totally non genre stories over my past 25 years of editing short fictoin.
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MarcL
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 11:43 am:   

The issue, for me, is that the story, regardless of content or genre classification, should give you the same kind of buzz you'd get from a really good example of a genre story. Wm Gibson once said (in an SF Eye interview, I think) he likes books that make him forget about "science fiction"--that is, something you enjoy reading so much that you never stop to think "How shall I classify this?" A story completely devoid of fantastic content that still has the eyeball kicks and instant appeal of something like "The Pi Man" might appeal to s.f. fans who would never go out of their way to read a non-genre story. If such a story came across your desk, it would be arrogant, condescending and a disservice not to take advantage of your position to expose readers to such a story. Jeez. The cool thing is you've got a job that lets you get away with this kind of subversive activity once in awhile; it harms no one, and profits some.
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 01:03 pm:   

Ellen --

Didn't I warn you about Ahearn? He's a letter column troll. Please ignore him.

Where did he get that $250,000 budget figure from? Is that accurate, or did he pull that out of thin air?
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 04:05 pm:   

John,
I don't recall you mentioning him. It's Scott that he's been writing to, though not me. Although Scott has told him to post his complaints on the SCIFI.COM BB he refuses to, continuing to send his irrelevant letters to SF Weekly instead.
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Simon Owens
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 07:04 pm:   

Just like all editorials of its sort, it fails to really analyze any of the stories. In fact, the only harsh specific criticism that the guy can offer is that you published a "mainstream" story, and the guy even recognizes that the story isn't all that bad..
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Anonymous
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 08:00 pm:   

Hi Ellen,

Just wanted to tell you that even though the story wasn't genre fiction it was a great story. And as a fan of the genre I don't mind reading a non genre story when it's done so well. Keep up the great work and don't give in to the rants.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 08:19 pm:   

Thanks Simon, and Anonymous (whoever you are :-) )
I really appreciate the support.
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Byron Bailey
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 05:46 pm:   

I think all of you are being a little rough on the guy that wrote the letter. I found it to be rather funny and entertaining, in short a well executed and succinct alternative history flash piece. :-)
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Tim Akers
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 - 01:33 pm:   

I'd like to say that on the strength of this week's story, I went out and bought Hammered. I am greatly pleased.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 - 03:03 pm:   

I'm sorry, Tim, I'm completely confused. What's Hammered?
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Simon Owens
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 - 07:56 pm:   

Elizabeth Bear's novel.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 - 09:45 pm:   

Thanks Simon-- I'd lost track of which story just went up :-).
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 09:22 pm:   

Forthcoming stories:

May 18
Song of the Black Dog by Kit Reed
The White King’s Dream by Elizabeth A. Lynn

May25
The Scribble Mind by Jeffrey Ford

June 1
The Being of it All by Carol Emshwiller
Transformer by Chad Oliver

June 8
Diamond Girls by Louise Marley

June 15
There’s a Hole in the City by Richard Bowes
Mouse by Fredric Brown
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Christopher Barzak
Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 10:59 pm:   

Looks like a great Spring lineup, Ellen! Four of my favorite writers coming, though I was privy to already read one of them ;-)
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 02:39 pm:   

Louise Marley? Hooray!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 02:50 pm:   

With a wonderful baseball story.
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chance
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 05:32 pm:   

ooooo baseball story
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 06:58 pm:   

Can't wait! Her books are great, and she's a nice person too.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 07:06 pm:   

I think this was her first submission to me. I'm sure she'll correct me if I'm wrong :-)
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 02:03 pm:   

Nicely, I'll bet. I can't imagine her doing otherwise.

I'm not sure I've read any shorts by her, just novels.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 08:37 am:   

I've just bought a long novelette by Lucius Shepard that I'll be running in August, in three parts. It's a fantasy.

I also bought fantasies by Suzy McKee Charnas and Elizabeth Hand. Looking looking looking for more sf.
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StephenB
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 - 10:58 am:   

Great line up Ellen. Any hint about what Lucius' new novelette's about.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 12:06 am:   

Tantric sex and the end of the world :-)
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StephenB
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 08:18 am:   

Cool, thanks Ellen.
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Bruce
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 11:13 am:   

Hi Ellen,

Can you please supply the titles for those fantasies? Looking forward to them...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 04:03 pm:   

Suzy's novelette is called "Heavy Lifting" and Lucius's is called "Abimagique."
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Bruce
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 09:02 am:   

Great, thanks Ellen...
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JeremyT
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 02:23 pm:   

Wow, nobody's been here to comment on "Scribble Mind?"

This is in my top five favorites for the year. I don't have anything coherent to say about it yet, but I wanted to tip my hat to Ellen and Mr. Ford.

Does Mr. Ford ever teach workshops?

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StephenB
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 02:41 pm:   

I'm about to read it.
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 12:05 pm:   

I'm a Ford fan, and this is now among my favorite of his stories.

Consider my mind blown...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 01:11 pm:   

Glad you liked it. I'll see if I can rustle Jeff up over here.
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Bill.H.
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 02:00 pm:   

Ellen,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for printing Transformer by Chad Oliver it is one of my favorites of his and you just don't see enough of him reprinted. Thanks mightily.

BillH.

PS: I know it's been a long time since I asked, but do you have any more of the recording you made of Howard Waldrop reading at Armadillocon?
Thanks.
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JeremyT
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 08:01 pm:   

Read the new Emshwiller today. Carol is so great at evoking layered and complex emotion. That part of my mind that tries to "figure out" a story was completely befuddled by this one, but really, I didn't mind. I enjoyed it.

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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 08:29 pm:   

Bill,
I'm really not sure --I'll have to check around the house.

Jeremy,
glad you liked it despite your befuddlement :-)
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Friday, June 03, 2005 - 08:19 pm:   

Going back to Louise Marley...it's nice to see writers who've made their mark with novels, now writing short fiction! Kay Kenyon's another novel writer who's been selling shorts lately. Usually you see it the other way around...

What other writers are in this camp that you know, and/or have published on SciFiction who started with novels, and then started gaining attention with short stories?
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, June 04, 2005 - 07:50 am:   

Not on SCI FICTION but in OMNI, I commissioned K.W. Jeter's first short story without knowing it.

I can't think of any other writers off-hand, Patrick.
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rick bowes
Posted on Saturday, June 04, 2005 - 09:22 am:   

I don't know if the term "started gaining attention" applies. But I had three novels published before I wrote short stories.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 09:43 pm:   

For those who have submissions in my non-slush pile, I'm currently up to April 5th in my reading. After picking a bunch of classics to get me through the summer (and have typed up before my typist gives birth in July) I will go full speed ahead on my submissions as I need to buy more more more for SCI FICTION.
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Beth
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 - 02:43 am:   

Ellen, thanks for the update. Out of curiosity, how far ahead do you usually buy? And do you ever pull manuscripts from the to-be-slushed pile?

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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 - 07:34 am:   

I've tried to buy more into the future, but seem to be constantly behind. I go through all the mss as they come in and sort them into slush and non-slush. Then the slush stories go to my reader. I've got a two foot high pile of non-slush to read at any given time.
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Stephanie Burgis
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 - 08:28 am:   

I absolutely loved the Louise Marley story on SciFiction this week. Feminism, baseball, empowerment...totally awesome. :-)
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Beth
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 - 09:15 am:   

Ellen, two *feet* of non-slush? Yow. And further indulging my curiosity... What divides the slush from the non-slush when you're sorting the incoming submissions?
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 - 12:52 pm:   

Stephanie,
Glad you like the story-- I thought it was very cool.

Beth,
Writers who have been published in venues I know of and respect.
Writers who have taken Clarion workshops and some others will be read by me
Slush is from total unknown quantities with no writerly credits of any kind.
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Beth
Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 04:39 am:   

Ellen, thank you.
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 07:46 am:   

That was the first baseball story I've enjoyed. (I'm a sports ignoramous.)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 03:06 pm:   

Melissa,
I'm not really a fan of sports at all, so a story has to be pretty good for me to enjoy it if it's sports-oriented.

Did you read Scott Westerfeld's "Unsportsmanlike Conduct?" We published it back in 2003. Also, a baseball story.
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 07:52 pm:   

I don't seem to remember it. That might've even been before I learned about SCIFICTION. Is it archived somewhere?
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 08:39 pm:   

Yup. It's in our archives.
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2005 - 06:22 pm:   

Thanks. I haven't finished it yet because I got distracted reading other stories on the way down the list. ;)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 02:26 pm:   

I'm just about through April 12th. However, I ran out of letterhead late last week for rejections and won't be picking more up till tomorrow when I'm in the office. So...a batch of rejections will be going out Thursday some time.
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 02:50 pm:   

Aw, this doesn't mean that if we send in a story REALLY quick it gets accepted by default? ;>
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Vylar Kaftan
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 05:54 pm:   

Maybe you should write rejections on whatever you have handy. Cocktail napkins, appliance instruction manuals, cut-up bags of kitty litter...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 06:36 pm:   

Afraid not Melissa.

Ummm. Vy, I could, but then how would anyone know it was a legitimage rejection? :-)
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 06:47 pm:   

Didn't think so. Oh well.

Writing a rejection on a kitty litter bag would send a pretty clear message, I think. ;)

Wow, whole new dimentions of rejectomancy!

Cocktail napkin: This story drove me to drink.
Instruction manual: Take this story apart and put it together again, 'cause it doesn't go...
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Doug Lain
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:40 pm:   

How is that non-slush reading coming along?
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:45 pm:   

Doug,
I'm up to April 25th.
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Doug Lain
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:46 pm:   

Thanks for the update.
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Oliver Dale
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 06:42 am:   

I just noticed that SCIFICTION is up for quite a few International Horror Guild awards and wanted to say congrats to you (Ellen) and to the authors!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 04:53 pm:   

Thanks, Oliver. I found out yesterday but haven't been on the BB's till now. I'm delighted and have to go congratulate my authors (and alert my boss :-) )
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 05:42 pm:   

Here's the whole announcement:

Along with the nominees for its 2005 awards, the INTERNATIONAL HORROR GUILD has named GAHAN WILSON as recipient of its annual Living Legend Award. "Gahan Wilson has enriched our lives with his ability to see through the world that everybody else takes as reality and show us, with his wonderfully weird art, wit, and writing, what _he_ sees," said Paula Guran, award administrator. The eleventh annual awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention November 3-6 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Nominations in recognition of achievement in the field of horror/dark fantasy during 2004 are:

NOVEL

* Ramsey Campbell. THE OVERNIGHT (PS Publishing, UK)
* Elizabeth Hand. MORTAL LOVE (William Morrow)
* James Hynes. THE KINGS OF INFINITE SPACE (St. Martin's Press)
* Lucius Shepard. A HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN PRAYER (Thunder's Mouth Press)
* Peter Straub. IN THE NIGHT ROOM (Random House, US; Harper Collins, UK)

* * *

FIRST NOVEL

* Susanna Clarke. JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. MORRELL (Bloomsbury)
* John Harwood. THE GHOST WRITER (Harcourt, US; Jonathan Cape UK)
* Nick Mamatas. MOVE UNDER GROUND (Night Shade)
* Dan Vining. THE QUICK (Jove)
* Carlos Ruis Zafon (Translated by Lucia Graves). THE SHADOW OF THE WIND (Penguin, US; Weidenfeld & Nicolson, UK; Text Publishing, Australia)

* * *

LONG FICTION

* John Connolly. THE REFLECTING EYE: A CHARLIE PARKER NOVELLA (Hodder & Stoughton, UK; Atria, US)
* Leena Krohn. TAINARON (Prime)
* Lucius Shepard. VIATOR (Night Shade)
* Lisa Tuttle. MY DEATH (PS Publishing)

* * *

MID-LENGTH FICTION

* Daniel Abraham. "Flat Diane" (The Magazine of Fantasy and & Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 04)
* Laird Barron. "Bulldozer" (SciFiction, Scifi.com, 25 Aug 04)
* Stephen Gallagher. "Restraint" (Postscripts 1)
* Barbara Roden. "Northwest Passage" (ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT)
* Michael Shea. "The Growlimb"(The Magazine of Fantasy and & Science Fiction, Jan 04)

* * *

SHORT FICTION

* Dale Bailey. "The End of the World as We Know It" (The Magazine of Fantasy and & Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 04)
* Margot Lanagan. "Singing My Sister Down" (BLACK JUICE)
* Holly Phillips. "In the Palace of Repose" (HP Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror #1)
* Kit Reed. "Family Bed" (SciFiction, Scifi.com, 12 May 04)
* Don Tumasonis. "A Pace of Change" (ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT)

* * *

COLLECTION

* John Connolly. NOCTURNES (Atria, US; Hodder & Stoughton, UK)
* Brian Evenson. THE WAVERING KNIFE (Fiction Collective Two)
* Stephen Gallagher. OUT OF HIS MIND (PS Publishing)
* Francis Oliver. DANCING ON AIR (Ash-Tree Press)
* Conrad Williams. USE ONCE THEN DESTROY (Night Shade)

* * *

ANTHOLOGY

* ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT, edited by Barbara and Christopher Roden (Ash-Tree Press)
* *NIGHT VISIONS 11, edited by William Sheehan (Subterranean)
* QUIETLY NOW: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES L. GRANT, edited by Kealan-Patrick Burke (Borderlands)
* A WALK ON THE DARKSIDE: VISIONS OF HORROR, edited by John Pelan (Roc)

* * *

NON-FICTION

* Alan Clark. THE PAINT IN MY BLOOD (IFD Publishing)
* Joel McCabe. HANGING OUT WITH THE DREAM KING: INTERVIEWS WITH NEIL GAIMAN AND HIS COLLABORATORS (Fantagraphics)
* DM Mitchell. A SERIOUS LIFE (Savoy, UK)
* Milt Thomas. CAVE OF A THOUSAND TALES (Arkham House)

* * *

ART

* Darrel Anderson
* Rick Berry
* Alan Clark
* Lisa Desimini
* Michael Whelan

* * *

FILM

* HELLBOY. Directed and screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, story by Guillermo del Toro and Peter Briggs, based on comics and the character created by Mike Mignola
* THE MACHINIST. Directed by Brad Anderson, written by Scott Kosay
* THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Directed by Mel Gibson, screenplay by Benedict Fitzgerald and Mel Gibson
* SHAUN OF THE DEAD. Directed by Edgar Wright, written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
* A TALE OF TWO SISTERS. Directed and written by Van Elder, story by Paulara Hawkins

* * *

TELEVISION

* CARNIVALE, created by Daniel Knauf (Home Box Office)
* CHARMED, created by Constance M Burge (WB)
* KINGDOM HOSPITAL, created by Stephen King based on film by Lars van Trier (ABC)
* LOST, created by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof (ABC)

* * *

ILLUSTRATED NARRATIVE

* ALEISTER ARCANE # 1-3 by Steve Niles (writer) & Breehn Burns (illustrator) (IDW Publishing)
* THE BUG BOY by Hideshi Hino (DH Publishing)
* THE DARK HORSE BOOK OF WITCHCRAFT edited by Scott Allie (Dark Horse)
* THE GOON #6: "Ilagarto Hombre!" by Eric Powell (Dark Horse)
* GRAPHIC CLASSICS: ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON edited by Tom Pomplun (Eureka Productions)

* * *

PERIODICAL

* Cemetery Dance (Cemetery Dance Publications)
* The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (Spilogale, Inc.)
* SciFiction (Scifi.com)
* The Third Alternative (TTA Press)
* Wormwood (Tartarus Press)

* * *

This will be the eleventh annual presentation of the International Horror Guild Awards. Based on public recommendations, the juried awards recognize outstanding achievements in the field of Horror and Dark Fantasy. Nominations are derived from recommendations made by the public and the judges' knowledge of the field. Edward Bryant, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Ann Kennedy, and Hank Wagner adjudicated this year's awards.

ABOUT GAHAN WILSON:
Gahan Wilson's unique cartoons are often seen in Playboy and The New Yorker, but they have also appeared in publications as diverse as Collier's, Punch, Paris Match, The New York Times, Newsweek, The National Lampoon, and Gourmet. They have been collected in numerous volumes. He has edited two anthologies, written and illustrated for children, animated for the screen, authored short fiction, and penned reviews. Many of his short stories were collected in The Cleft and Other Odd Tales. Along with other awards, Gahan Wilson has been honored with the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award, the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

IHG Living Legends are individuals who have made meritorious and notable contributions and/or have substantially influenced the field of horror/dark fantasy. Previous recipients are Stephen King, Richard Bleiler, Charles L. Grant, William F. Nolan, Alice Cooper, Ray Bradbury, Clive Barker, Hugh B. Cave, Edward W. Bryant, Richard Matheson, and Harlan Ellison.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE www.ihgonline.org or contact info@ihgonline.org.

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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2005 - 09:20 am:   

Three of our stories made the Sturgeon Award Ballot. Here's the whole ballot:

Sturgeon Award Finalists

Finalists have been announced for this year's Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, given annually to the best short science fiction of the year. The winner will be announced at this year's Campbell Conference, held July 7-10, 2005, in Lawrence, Kansas.

# "An Appeal to Adolf", Ian Watson (Conqueror Fantastic)
# "Arabian Wine", Gregory Feeley (Asimov's Apr/May 2004)
# "The Baum Plan for Financial Indepedence", John Kessel (Sci Fiction 24 Mar 2004)
# "Dancer in the Dark", David Gerrold (F&SF Apr 2004)
# "The Fear Gun", Judith Berman (Asimov's Jul 2004)
# "The Gladiator's War: A Dialogue", Lois Tilton (Asimov's Jun 2004)
# "Invisible Kingdoms", Steven Utley (F&SF Feb 2004)
# "The Lost Pilgrim", Gene Wolfe (The First Heroes)
# "The Magical Negro", Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (Dark Matter II: Reading the Bones)
# Mere, Robert Reed (Golden Gryphon)
# "The Risk-Taking Gene as Expressed by Some Asian Subjects", Steve Tomasula (Denver Quarterly Fall 2004)
# "Savant Songs", Brenda Cooper (Analog Dec 2004)
# "Scout's Honor", Terry Bisson (Sci Fiction 28 Jan 2004)
# "Sergeant Chip", Bradley Denton (F&SF Sep 2004)
# "Singing My Sister Down", Margo Lanagan (Black Juice)
# "Start the Clock", Benjamin Rosenbaum (F&SF Aug 2004)
# "Stone Animals", Kelly Link (Conjunctions 43: Beyond Arcadia)
# "The Strange Redemption of Sister Mary Ann", Mike Moscoe (Analog Nov 2004)
# "Venus Flowers at Night", Pamela Sargent (Microcosms)
# "The Voluntary State", Christopher Rowe (Sci Fiction 5 May 2004)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 08:31 pm:   

Tentative schedule for July/ August

June 29
No fiction

July 6
Heavy Lifting by Suzy McKee Charnas
Come On, Wagon by Zenna Henderson

July 13
Calypso in Berlin by Elizabeth Hand

July 20
Gauging Moonlight by E. Catherine Tobler
The Tenants by William Tenn

July 27
The Christmas Count by David B. Coe

August 3
Abimagique by Lucius Shepard in two parts pt 1
A Life in the Day of… by Frank M. Robinson

August 10
Abimagique by Lucius Shepard pt 2

August 17
Is there Life After Rehab by Pat Cadigan
To Be Continued by Robert Silverberg
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JTS
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 01:06 am:   

Its good to see a new Pat Cadigan story, I was starting to think she was just going to stick with novels.

Any hints on what it might be about.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 08:29 am:   

Well, as you can tell from the title it's about addiction.

Now wouldn't you rather be surprised than me tell you in advance what the story's about? ;-)
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kellys
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 09:20 am:   

Is the Shepard two-parter meant as a two-parter, or was it unnaturally broken in two (a la The Wizard Knight) because of its length?

Besides the Shepard, I'm also really looking forward to the Elizabeth Hand story. Great line-up all around though!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 12:49 pm:   

It's broken up into two parts because of it's length. It's a very long novelette. If it was an honest to god novella, it would have been separated in to four parts. (partially to save money in my budget).
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 05:56 pm:   

Revised pr announcement. One of the films was found to be ineligible:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
28 June 2005


Along with the nominees for its eleventh awards, the INTERNATIONAL HORROR GUILD has named GAHAN WILSON as recipient of its annual Living Legend Award. "Gahan Wilson has enriched our lives with his ability to see through the world that everybody else takes as reality and show us, with his wonderfully weird art, wit, and writing, what _he_ sees," said Paula Guran, award administrator. Awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention November 3-6 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Nominations in recognition of achievement in the field of horror/dark fantasy during 2004 are:

NOVEL

* Ramsey Campbell. THE OVERNIGHT (PS Publishing, UK)
* Elizabeth Hand. MORTAL LOVE (William Morrow)
* James Hynes. THE KINGS OF INFINITE SPACE (St. Martin's Press)
* Lucius Shepard. A HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN PRAYER (Thunder's Mouth Press)
* Peter Straub. IN THE NIGHT ROOM (Random House, US; Harper Collins, UK)

* * *

FIRST NOVEL

* Susanna Clarke. JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL (Bloomsbury)
* John Harwood. THE GHOST WRITER (Harcourt, US; Jonathan Cape UK)
* Nick Mamatas. MOVE UNDER GROUND (Night Shade)
* Dan Vining. THE QUICK (Jove)
* Carlos Ruis Zafon (Translated by Lucia Graves). THE SHADOW OF THE WIND (Penguin, US; Weidenfeld & Nicolson, UK; Text Publishing, Australia)

* * *

LONG FICTION

* John Connolly. THE REFLECTING EYE: A CHARLIE PARKER NOVELLA (Hodder & Stoughton, UK; Atria, US)
* Leena Krohn. TAINARON (Prime)
* Lucius Shepard. VIATOR (Night Shade)
* Lisa Tuttle. MY DEATH (PS Publishing)

* * *

MID-LENGTH FICTION

* Daniel Abraham. "Flat Diane" (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 04)
* Laird Barron. "Bulldozer" (SciFiction, Scifi.com, 25 Aug 04)
* Stephen Gallagher. "Restraint" (Postscripts 1)
* Barbara Roden. "Northwest Passage" (ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT)
* Michael Shea. "The Growlimb"(The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan 04)

* * *

SHORT FICTION

* Dale Bailey. "The End of the World as We Know It" (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 04)
* Margo Lanagan. "Singing My Sister Down" (BLACK JUICE)
* Holly Phillips. "In the Palace of Repose" (HP Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror #1)
* Kit Reed. "Family Bed" (SciFiction, Scifi.com, 12 May 04)
* Don Tumasonis. "A Pace of Change" (ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT)

* * *

COLLECTION

* John Connolly. NOCTURNES (Atria, US; Hodder & Stoughton, UK)
* Brian Evenson. THE WAVERING KNIFE (Fiction Collective Two)
* Stephen Gallagher. OUT OF HIS MIND (PS Publishing)
* Francis Oliver. DANCING ON AIR (Ash-Tree Press)
* Conrad Williams. USE ONCE THEN DESTROY (Night Shade)

* * *

ANTHOLOGY

* ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT, edited by Barbara and Christopher Roden (Ash-Tree Press)
* NIGHT VISIONS 11, edited by William Sheehan (Subterranean)
* QUIETLY NOW: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES L. GRANT, edited by Kealan-Patrick Burke (Borderlands)
* A WALK ON THE DARKSIDE: VISIONS OF HORROR, edited by John Pelan (Roc)

* * *

NON-FICTION

* Alan Clark. THE PAINT IN MY BLOOD (IFD Publishing)
* Joel McCabe. HANGING OUT WITH THE DREAM KING: INTERVIEWS WITH NEIL GAIMAN AND HIS COLLABORATORS (Fantagraphics)
* DM Mitchell. A SERIOUS LIFE (Savoy, UK)
* Milt Thomas. CAVE OF A THOUSAND TALES (Arkham House)

* * *

ART

* Darrel Anderson
* Rick Berry
* Alan Clark
* Lisa Desimini
* Michael Whelan

* * *

FILM

* HELLBOY. Directed and screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, story by Guillermo del Toro and Peter Briggs, based on comics and the character created by Mike Mignola
* THE MACHINIST. Directed by Brad Anderson, written by Scott Kosay
* THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Directed by Mel Gibson, screenplay by Benedict Fitzgerald and Mel Gibson
* SHAUN OF THE DEAD. Directed by Edgar Wright, written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright

* * *

TELEVISION

* CARNIVALE, created by Daniel Knauf (Home Box Office)
* CHARMED, created by Constance M Burge (WB)
* KINGDOM HOSPITAL, created by Stephen King based on film by Lars van Trier (ABC)
* LOST, created by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof (ABC)

* * *

ILLUSTRATED NARRATIVE

* ALEISTER ARCANE # 1-3 by Steve Niles (writer) & Breehn Burns (illustrator) (IDW Publishing)
* THE BUG BOY by Hideshi Hino (DH Publishing)
* THE DARK HORSE BOOK OF WITCHCRAFT edited by Scott Allie (Dark Horse)
* THE GOON #6: "Ilagarto Hombre!" by Eric Powell (Dark Horse)
* GRAPHIC CLASSICS: ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON edited by Tom Pomplun (Eureka Productions)

* * *

PERIODICAL

* Cemetery Dance (Cemetery Dance Publications)
* The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (Spilogale, Inc.)
* SciFiction (Scifi.com)
* The Third Alternative (TTA Press)
* Wormwood (Tartarus Press)

* * *

This will be the eleventh annual presentation of the International Horror Guild Awards. Based on public recommendations, the juried awards recognize outstanding achievements in the field of Horror and Dark Fantasy. Nominations are derived from recommendations made by the public and the judges' knowledge of the field. Edward Bryant, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Ann Kennedy, and Hank Wagner adjudicated this year's awards.

ABOUT GAHAN WILSON:
Gahan Wilson's unique cartoons are often seen in Playboy and The New Yorker, but they have also appeared in publications as diverse as Collier's, Punch, Paris Match, The New York Times, Newsweek, The National Lampoon, and Gourmet. They have been collected in numerous volumes. He has edited two anthologies, written and illustrated for children, animated for the screen, authored short fiction, and penned reviews. Many of his short stories were collected in The Cleft and Other Odd Tales. Along with other awards, Gahan Wilson has been honored with the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award, the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

IHG Living Legends are individuals who have made meritorious and notable contributions and/or have substantially influenced the field of horror/dark fantasy. Previous recipients are Stephen King, Richard Bleiler, Charles L. Grant, William F. Nolan, Alice Cooper, Ray Bradbury, Clive Barker, Hugh B. Cave, Edward W. Bryant, Richard Matheson, and Harlan Ellison.

##

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE www.ihgonline.org or contact info@ihgonline.org.

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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 08:27 pm:   

For those who are burning to know, I'm now up to May 6th of the non-slush pile.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 12:10 pm:   

Tentative schedule update:
July 20
Gauging Moonlight by E. Catherine Tobler
The Tenants by William Tenn

July 27
The Christmas Count by David B. Coe

August 3
Abimagique by Lucius Shepard in two parts pt 1
A Life in the Day of… by Frank M. Robinson

August 10
Abimagique by Lucius Shepard pt 2

August 17
Is there Life After Rehab? by Pat Cadigan
To Be Continued… by Robert S. Silverberg

August 24
Anyway by M. Rickert

August 31
HOLIDAY

September 7
Parallax by Laird Barron
Classic tk


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chance
Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 02:10 pm:   

Oh awesome - I'm so glad you bought a M. Rickert story.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 08:27 pm:   

I'm glad she sent me one :-)
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rick bowes
Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:57 pm:   

The 8 May/June Scifi.com stories are reviewed on SFrevu


http://www.sfrevu.com/Zine-Column.php?Search=200507
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Christopher Barzak
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 03:03 am:   

Yay, more M. Rickert! She has a short story collection coming out this fall, too, from Golden Gryphon. It'll be a must have book. Can't wait to see this story you bought, Ellen, which *isn't* in the collection.
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Christopher Rowe
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 08:19 am:   

I thought the collection was coming out in 06, sometime, but I may have misheard. But yeah, it's definitely good for the world when there are more M. Rickert stories to be had.

And hey, is that David B. Coe the same one who wrote the Children of Amarid and Chronicles of the Forelands fantasy series for TOR? I hope so, he's a great guy.
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rick bowes
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 08:19 am:   

Hi Chris

The Rickert collection(with your afterword!) is due next summer/fall.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 08:53 am:   

Rick,
I hadn't seen the reviews. THanks for pointing them out.
Yes, that is the same Coe. He says the story I bought is the second he's published and the first in genre. It's a very unflashy knockout.
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Christopher Rowe
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 09:15 am:   

"Unflashy knockout." That sounds intriguing. His other published short story was in Black Gate a couple of years ago. It was high fantasy-ish, set in the same world as his ongoing TOR series.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 10:11 am:   

Oh, ok. I misread his message. It's his first sf story....

You'll have to tell me if my depiction of it is accurate :-)
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Christopher Barzak
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 03:33 pm:   

Ok, you're right Christopher (and Rick). My deadline for the afterword for the collection was this fall, not the publication date! Apparently I have too many projects on my plate at the moment. All the deadlines and publication dates are mixed up in my head.

In any case, she has a Collection coming out in the next year. Ellen, you should make a topic that is called Reasons to be Happy. ;-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 06:32 pm:   

Chris,
You can start that topic if you like :-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 11:01 pm:   

I'm up to May 16th in my non-slush reading, for those with submissions in my SCIFICTION pile.
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Doug
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 03:12 pm:   

Would that be manuscripts that with a 5/16 postmark, or manuscripts that arrived on 5/16?

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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 07:10 pm:   

The date on the cover letter.
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Oliver Dale
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 02:22 pm:   

Just wanted to say I liked "Gauging Moonlight" quite a bit (read: Good pick, Ellen!). And it's nice to see, on occassion, a story that gives you a good punch in considerably less than 12,000 words :-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 02:37 pm:   

Oliver,
Tobler wrote and published an earlier story about the main characters and I'm just sorry she never sent it to me.
I'll try to get her over here to see your remark.
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Patrick Samphire
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 03:00 am:   

Hi Ellen. Just thought I'd drop by and let you know that I thought Gauging Moonlight was absolutely superb! I'm not allowed to review Sci Fiction for Tangent, but I'll probably review this one on my own journal. Great story.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 08:42 am:   

Patrick,
Delighted to hear you liked it.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 09:36 am:   

For those interested, I'm up to June 2nd in my SCI FICTION pile of reading.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 09:37 am:   

Patrick, let me know when you post your review.
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Christopher Rowe
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 07:19 am:   

Hey, David B. Coe's "The Christmas Count" is "an unflashy knockout" indeed. I was struck by a lot of things about the story, not least the spot on dynamic of the birders meeting in the last third of the story. Good stuff.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 08:01 am:   

Hey Christopher,
Glad you agree--I was extremely impressed, particularly as I'd never heard of him before (I missed his novels). Really scary, too.

When do you and Gwenda leave for Scotland? I leave this Wed.
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Christopher Rowe
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 09:38 am:   

We're leaving on Tuesday and will arrive there Wednesday morning. We're doing tourist stuff for the first couple of days, I think.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 10:28 am:   

I get in thursday evening. Staying at the Moat house.
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Patrick Samphire
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 - 06:40 am:   

Hi Ellen. The review of Gauging Moonlight is now up:

http://www.journalscape.com/sfreviews/2005-07-29-14:05
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chance
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 - 07:26 am:   

huh. I thought it was meant to be a horror story, because it totally creeped me out.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 - 08:35 am:   

Nice review, Patrick. Thank you. I'll let Elise know-I'm sure she'll be very pleased.

Chance, I feel (as Patrick does) that it's a gorgeous love story. :-)
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chance
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:49 pm:   

Well, it definitely provoked a strong reaction in me. Interestingly, the folks I discussed it with last week all had the creepy alien stalker reading of it too.
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Laird
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 10:40 am:   

Ellen,

Congratulations to you and Terri Windling on The Faery Reel and to you and Kim Newman for The Soho Golem.

Laird
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rick bowes
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 01:14 pm:   

And to you and Kelly for the Fairy Handbag
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 01:17 pm:   

Laird and Rick, thanks to you both.
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JeremyT
Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 01:53 pm:   

The new Lucius Shepard story is really creepy. I'm eagerly awaiting the conclusion.
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T Andrews
Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 03:35 pm:   

Oh my god! It's Wednesday...I totally forgot. Off to SCIFICTION I go...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 03:50 pm:   

I'm in London and checking the web on Kim Newman's computer. Jeremy, you'll like it, I think.
Enjoy T!
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JeremyT
Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - 08:53 am:   

Yep, Ellen, you're right. I like it.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 01:08 pm:   

Jeremy,
Glad you did. I haven't checked for reaction on SCIFI.COM's BB but not sure I can respond anyway as I don't remember my password offhand. (still in the UK)
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Tribeless
Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 09:43 pm:   

Wow. A Pat Cadigan story is up. I've just got to make sure I check back at Sci fi more often.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 07:09 am:   

She's working on an sf story for me, too. I hope you like this one.
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Tribeless
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 04:59 pm:   

I thought you were Scifi.com Ellen?
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 05:42 pm:   

I haven't read the new Cadigan yet, but I assume Ellen meant that Pat is working on a new science fiction story for SCI FICTION; meanwhile, the current offering is fantasy. But I could be wrong. Ellen's definitely the editor of SCI FICTION (SCIFI.com) though, and just won two, count 'em, TWO Hugos for it.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, August 20, 2005 - 12:46 pm:   

John's exactly right, Tribeless. I didn't mean to confuse you. The current Cadigan is a dark fantasy and I hoping to get sf stories out of her next.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 03:59 pm:   

Forthcoming fiction (second story is always the classic)
August 31
HOLIDAY

September 7
Parallax by Laird Barron 9800

September 14
Panacea by Jason Stoddard 13,800
Under the Hollywood Sign by Tom Reamy 12,000

September 21
Long Cold Day by Elizabeth Bear 5800

September 28
The Canadian Who Came Almost All the Way Home From the Stars by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold 8300
The Water Sculptor by George Zebrowski 2700

October 5
The Serial Murders by Kim Newman 29,500 part I of three





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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 03:59 pm:   

Non slush reading is up to June 20th, for those interested.
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Chris Dodson
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 12:52 am:   

New Laird Barron - sweet! The title makes me wonder if it's related to "The Imago Sequence."
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Chris Dodson
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 01:11 am:   

And kudos for the Tom Reamy classic selection. It's good to know he hasn't been forgotten.
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StephenB
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 02:11 am:   

I liked Pat Cadigan's "Is There Life After Rehab?". It goes to show that there's still life in vampire stories. To me, it's an SF type story, which explores an idea of vampirism in the future. Good voice, with a sense of humour.
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Michael Gabriel Bailey
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 08:10 am:   

Yowsers. I haven't been reading SCIFICTION lately, as I reserved my limited "fun reading" time to stuff that I needed to review for Tangent, or old issues of F&SF that have been piling up on me. (I get this desperate feeling that I'm needlessly killing trees if I don't read my paper stuff first.)

Well, today I decided to see how things have been going over at SCIFICTION, and I tuned in at the right bat-time on the right bat-channel.

I just finished an incredible story, "Anyway" by M. Rickert, and I am blown away. Totally relevant. Ripped from the headlines, even. And yet not hackneyed, insensitive, or overly political.

I was engrossed in "Anyway" from beginning to end. Sometimes when I finish a story that immerses me so completely, I feel like I have to gasp for air at the end. As if I have been so absorbed that I forgot to breathe for innumerable paragraphs... Well, Rickert delivered a story here that TOTALLY made me feel that way.

I could go into technical minutiae, like the way the author opened effectively, and used concrete items that still managed to be rife with symbolism, etc., but I think it is best to focus on the extraordinary sensation that Rickert builds toward and delivers with the climax in the second-to-last paragraph. It's as if the whole story is perfectly designed so that the author can deliver those lines for maximum impact.

There seems to be so much to say about "Anyway," but I'll stop with this. Thanks for the great story!!!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 08:25 am:   

Chris D:
The Barron is completely unrelated to "The Imago Sequence."

StephenB:
There's always new life in the vampire--as long as there are writers with intelligence, imagination, and verve.

Michael GB:
I'll try to get M. Rickert over here--she may not comment, but I assume she'll at least see your message.

I thank HER for the great story.
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 09:46 am:   

Another good SF-nal take on vampires is Scott Westerfeld's new novel PEEPS, which goes on sale today.
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Mahesh Raj Mohan
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 10:37 am:   

Over the last couple of days, I've read the back-to-back badassitude of Mary Rickert and Pat Cadigan's stories. I've been a fan of Rickert's work for awhile now; it's like Michael said up there, she has a way of building suspense, and creating a reality that seems to be like ours, but is just a little ... off. Her stories always have that ethereality to them, with endings that are like punches to the gut.

I haven't read much vampire fiction, but I could tell that Cadigan knows the territory. She cheefully messes with the stereotypes and lore (BDSM vampires, sunlight deaths, etc.) I also enjoyed the deeper comments on addiction and desperation.

(John, I'm looking forward to your 'Peeps' review in Strange Horizons.)
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rick bowes
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:16 am:   

On M. Richert's remarkable story "Anyway": I've never read anything about kids going off to war that captured so completely youthful idealism and ignorance, adult regret and helplessness. What makes it especially unusual for a story on the subject is that it has no villains.
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Matthew
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 09:17 pm:   

I've been a fan of M. Richert's stories since I first read "The Girl Who Ate Butterflies" in F&SF.
Richert has a way with dealing with touchy subjects (war, rape, the general awfulness of the world) in poignant manner that doesn't seem heavy handed or forceful or melodramatic. Reminds me of Joyce Carol Oates in that way.
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Mary Rickert
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 08:13 am:   

Michael, Mahesh, Rick, Matthew,
I appreciate anyone taking time to comment on one of my stories, but my favorite comments are ones like these. Thanks for letting me know that this story worked for you.
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Simon Owens
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 04:45 pm:   

Today is September 7th? I didn't know that

(if the problem is fixed by the time you follow that link, the date of the latest story claimed it was 9/7 and was posted a day early)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 05:41 pm:   

Nuts! It's screwed up because we don't have a new story tomorrow and someone made live what they shouldn't have. Hopefully, it'll be fixed tomorrow.
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Chris Dodson
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 10:41 pm:   

Mwa-ha-ha, I got to it before it was fixed. :-)

Excellent story! Laird, if you're reading this, when can we expect a short story collection from you? Or for that matter, a novel?
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 07:03 am:   

Sneaky!

Btw, Chris, I found a carton for the books, have stuffed it with bubble wrap and old magazines to fill it up, and will hopefully get UPS to pick it up Friday, along with some other items I've got to go out...I'll let you know the cost on Thursday...
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Laird
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 09:02 am:   

Chris:

Thanks for your comments. No collections or novels in the immediate future, although I am steadily working on more short fiction and a novel is in progress.

Laird
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 09:30 am:   

Production fixed the error so Chris is the ONLY one to have read the story early :-)
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Simon Owens
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 10:06 am:   

haha, so you think!
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Chris Dodson
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 11:05 am:   

I feel so special!

Ellen, you don't have a Paypal account, do you? If you do, let me know and I'll send you the money that way. Thanks again.

(BTW, Simon, I enjoyed your story in Chizine.)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 01:21 pm:   

Oh right, you too Simon.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 01:24 pm:   

Chris, yes I do --that would be great. I'll let you know tomorrow.
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chance
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 01:54 pm:   

Reporting from the future, then .... I also enjoyed it.

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