The Mount & Report to the Men's Club Publication Day!
- -- A short note in Celebration of a Pub Date (not that kind of pub. Well,
maybe.) with a few random notes tacked on.
Today, August 15, 2002, is the official pub date of Carol Emshwiller's two
new books, REPORT TO THE MEN'S CLUB AND OTHER STORIES and THE MOUNT --
The books are getting really strong reviews, the latest of which is in this
week's TIME OUT NEW YORK:
"Let's start with the stories. Elliptical, funny and stylish, they are for
the most part profoundly unsettling.... As wonderful as the stories are, the
real treat here is THE MOUNT, a fable/fantasy/cautionary tale along the
lines of, say, ANIMAL FARM.... Like so much of Emshwiller's work, THE MOUNT
asks difficult questions--in this case, What is freedom? The issue is
particularly appropriate at a time when "freedom" in America is increasingly
defined as "security"--freedom from uncertainty, freedom from fear, freedom
from want. All of which is, in the end, not really freedom at all."
REPORT TO THE MEN'S CLUB AND OTHER STORIES
Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link will be on the radio early in the morning
(East Coast time), or just in time for lunch (UK time) on Saturday, August
24. Tune in (or get online and listen) to the Hour of the Wolf with Jim
Freund on WBAI (99.5 FM) 5-7 AM.
Not sure where to go for your loooong summer vacation? How about Saskatoon?
Yep, Saskatoon. Why not? It's cool (well, sometimes), faraway, and has
enough bookshops and happenings to keep the most ardent vacationer busy.
And, if you do happen to go, you can go to this:
The launch for the new issue of Backyard Ashes, entitled Breaking the
Surface. The launch will be held at 7:30 at Mcnally Robinson Bookstore,
Thursday August 22, 2002.
McNally Robinson Saskatoon
3130 8th Street East
8th Street at Circle Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2
If you like readings and live (or are visiting) New York, we've got a
reading series for you: The KGB Fantastic Fiction Series, on the third
Wednesday of every month. Next up: Judith Berman and Katherine Vaz on August
Kelly Link has a new story coming out in the next issue of Conjunctions:
Listen to Kelly read the first five minutes of "The Specialist's Hat" on
the Quimby's website!
Live at Quimby's recordings http://www.quimbys.com/
Also features Shelley Jackson (singing and reading), Chip Kidd, John
Porcellino, Michelle Tea and many more.
Little zines travel far: here's a review of LCRW no.10 in New Pages
How about this interview with Gavin Grant in Revolution SF?
THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY & HORROR, Vol. XV includes Kelly's Nebula-winning
story, "Louise's Ghost" as well as stories by Jeff Ford, Carol Emshwiller,
Michael Chabon, and Tim Pratt (from LCRW#9!):
We just got our hands on some really good chocolate for the next issue of
LCRW. Now, will there by any left, or will we have to do the issue early??
Oh, P.S., Good News from Philadelphia: we _will_ be publishing the chapbook
by Judith Berman later this year -- yay!
Two New Books from by Carol Emshwiller
THE MOUNT: a Novel & REPORT TO THE MEN'S CLUB and Other Stories.
And a chabook from Alex Irvine, ROSETTI SONG: FOUR STORIES