Bonjour, Montreal! If you’re in and around this beautiful city @1pm Sunday, come hear me read at the Hotel Espresso at 1005 Guy Street, where the Montreal Science Fiction & Fantasy Association is hosting a Masked Mosaic event. Free and open to the public — everybody welcome. From the MONSFFA site:
May 26, 2013 – Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories Reading & Discussion …Claude Lalumière and fellow authors Camille Alexa, Lisa Poh, Marie Bilodeau, and Patrick T. Goddard will be on hand to read excerpts and discuss their stories in the new Tyche Books collection: MASKED MOSAIC: CANADIAN SUPER STORIES. In addition, they will be selling and signing copies of MASKED MOSAIC and their own books.
They even made an amazingly nifty poster. Please do come say hello.
Yeeeehaw! It’s time for Vancouver’s MASKED MOSAIC: Canadian Super Stories book launch in deliciously gloomy-gorgeous Vancouver, BC. Come join co-editors Camille Alexa and Claude Lalumière along with master of ceremonies DD Barant as they host readings by local Vancouver authors: Silvia Moreno-Garcia will read an excerpt from her story “Iron Justice Versus the Fiends of Evil”; Kristi Charish entertains with “Canadian Blood Diamonds”; and Rhea Rose with some of her MASKED MOSAIC contribution, “Leaf Man.”
Tuesday, April 23rd at 7 pm at the Storm Crow Tavern, Vancouver’s self-described HOTTEST NERD BAR
masked mosaic book party!
The FUTUREDAZE anthology looks pretty amazing, if I do say so myself. This one includes my story “Over It.”
From the publisher:
“Our next event is an online chat with readers, and it will be held tomorrow at Bitten by Books. RSVP: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=62201
Readers post questions in the comments over a 24 hour period and we answer those questions, creating an online conversation between editors/authors and readers.
There will also be a contest for two $20 gift cards from Amazon.com. For every post, readers acquire points and the two readers with the most points win. People can earn extra points by RSVPing to the event. So, please help us to spread the word so that people can RSVP in advance and earn a few extra points to help them win.”
Here’s what you need to know:
ONLINE CHAT WITH FUTUREDAZE EDITORS AND AUTHORS
Hosted by: Bitten by Books
Event Date: Tuesday, March 12th.
Start Time: 12:00 Central Time (US)
RSVP TODAY!: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=62201
Contest Open: Worldwide
Prize: Two $20.00 Amazon Gift Cards (two winners)
Today is the official release date of the superamazing superhero / supervillain anthology MASKED MOSAIC: Canadian Super Stories. Co-editor Claude Lalumière and I are thrilled with this incredible bundle of awesomeness. Over the coming days, Tyche Books will be posting little mini-views Claude and I crafted about every story. I have no idea what Claude wrote about each one, so this is going to be fun — almost as much fun as putting together the anthology itself.
Go. Read. You will not be sorry.
[More details about Masked Mosaic and links to our miniviews in the sidebar thisaway ----> ]
The redoubtable Piers Anthony has posted a substantial review of the forthcoming FUTUREDAZE anthology, including the lowdown on my short story “Over It.”
“YA stands for Young Adult, what in my day was called juvenile. I vaguely expected somewhat sanitary, simplified stories, the kind that parents, teachers, and librarians approve. The hell! It turned out to be aimed and young readers, yes, but these are hard-hitting pieces. . .“
Check out the full review at his site.
There are only a few days left to get in on the incredible Kickstarter action with full frontal geeky goodness in the form of GEEK LOVE, a 200-page, hard-bound, full-color collection of geeky, erotic stories and illustrations, photographs and comics. This one will include the brand-spanking(!)-new Camille Alexa story “Goodness, Her Tail.”
So many of the Hip Kitties and the Cool Cats are involved in this project, I can’t even list them all. Meeeeeow!
At long last! A new Matty and the Mandroid story has been written, set among the Twelve Domed Cities of Mars. The first two — “The Clone Wrangler’s Bride” and “Droidtown Blues” — are still available online for free-range reading.
This new anthology, SHANGHAI STEAM (a Wuxia/Steampunk mash-up) promises to be Awfully Good Fun. A full table of contents has been revealed:
- The Fivefold Proverbs of Zhen Xiaquan - Tim Ford
- Qin Yun’s Mechanical Dragon and the Cricket Spies - Amanda Clark
- Moon-Flame Woman - Laurel Anne Hill
- Love and Rockets at the Siege of Peking - K. H. Vaughan
- The Master and the Guest - Crystal Koo
- Ming Jie and the Coffee Maker of Doom - Brent Nichols
- A Hero Faces the Celestial Empire; A Death by Fire is Avenged by Water - Julia A. Rosenthal
- Riding the Wind - William H. Keith
- Mistress of the Pearl Dragon - Shen Braun
- Song of My Heart - Jennifer Rahn
- Last Flight of the Lóng Qíshì - Emily Mah
- Protection from Assassins - Frances Pauli
- Seeds of the Lotus - Camille Alexa
- The Ability of Lightness - Tim Reynolds
- Fire in the Sky - Ray Dean
- The Legend of Wong Heng Li - Frank Larnerd
- Flying Devils - Derwin Mak
- Legend of the Secret Masterpiece - Nick Tramdack
- Jing Ke Before the Principle of Order - Minsoo Kang
“Heroes can save the world, but villains can CHANGE it. . . .”
Now available in print, the new Super anthology WHEN THE VILLAIN COMES HOME. This one opens with my story “Pinktastic and the End of the World“!
My very short piece “To Strangers Seated on a Plane” arrived recently wrapped in plain brown paper like an oldfashioned naughty book. This was my contributor copy of ROBO-BOOK, a project of Bank-Heavy Press.
. . .To the gentleman in 7c:
I can only say thank you.
It’s a pleasure to sit behind a man
so attentive to hygiene. You smelled
good and clean and fresh and
that can’t be said of all our seat neighbors. . . .
Check out Bank-Heavy on their site, or participate in their Superduper Merchandise Fundraiser by going here. Also, they’re accepting poetry for their newest project, Kisses with Fishes, until July 31st.
My story “Down Where the Best Lilies Grow” will appear in a new Year’s Best anthology featuring Canadian writers.
From the site:
Canadian speculative fiction has been increasingly recognized internationally for the calibre of its authors and their insight into the nature of social and religious identities, the implications of new technologies, and the relationship between humankind and its environments.
At their best, these stories disrupt habits, overcome barriers of cultural perception to make the familiar strange through the use of speculative elements such as magic and technology. They provide glimpses of alternate realities and possible futures and pasts that provoke an ethical, social, political, environmental and biological inquiry into what it means to be human.