New issue, radio, Book Magazine...
- We hope it's chips, it's chips.
As the weather turns colder and a young man's thoughts turn to deep-fried
food, we can only echo the sad and melancholic hymn of the construction
workers going home from the building site in their van. Yes, indeed, an ode
to carbohydrates, a not particularly fond memory of an advertising campaign,
and a frisson of worry that perhaps there will not be malt vinegar in the
Judith Berman Chapbook
New Issue of Small Pressed Zine. Ooh, look at those creases.
Kelly Link and Karen Joy Fowler in Iowa City
Kelly Link, Catskin, WNYC
Book Magazine and THE MOUNT
November 2002, what a wonderful month. Snow touches lightly down (more
lightly in some places than others) and we all snuggle down at home thinking
about drinking hot chocolate (Oh, thank you, don't mind if I do) and
reading, reading, reading. Sure, there is that TV thing, but it's got to go
off sometimes. Right? Ok, passing over that answer.
Dropping this month (from our hands to yours with perhaps the touch of a
skilled bookseller in between) is Judith Berman's Lord Stink and Other
Stories. 76 pages, $5, available now. Judith's stories have appeared in
Asimov's, Interzone, and other magazines; her first novel, The Bear's
Daughter, will be published by Ace in 2004.
Dream of Rain
Order it online, get it from those bookshops we send stuff to, ask a friend
to come visit our store (you know, the one on your corner that's open 7 AM
til 12 AM daily. Yep, that's one of ours), or, um, send us $5 worth of
November also sees the latest issue of the magazine that Gavin J. Grant and
Kelly Link punt into the world twice a year, Lady Churchill's Rosebud
Wristlet. Some few tidbits can be found online. Most, however, must be
looked for within the not very subtle covers of the new issue (cover will be
scanned soon and then you;ll understand it all, all):
-- The Rapid Advance of Sorrow
-- Messianic Con Brio
-- Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland
-- Ewe and Eye
-- Enemies and Neighbors
-- Three Stories:
-- Lady Faraway
-- The Well of Dreams
-- The Dilemma of the King and the Beggar
-- Eating Ashes
L. Timmel Duchamp
-- What¹s the Story? Viewing Carr, O¹Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own
-- Newly Important Information
Zines & Other Entertainments
Oil and Greece
-- The Film Column: Donnie Darko
Notes & Letters
-- The Wolf¹s Story
-- Names for Bear
David Moles -- Tacoma-Fuji
-- The Mourners
-- What Stopped Jack
Interior and back cover art -- Mark Rich
Lady Churchill¹s Rosebud Wristlet, No.11 November 2002. LCRW appears twice a
year from Small Beer Press, 176 Prospect Ave., Northampton, MA 01060 Wow!
Another new address! info@... www.lcrw.net/lcrw $4 per single issue or
$16/4. Contents © the authors. All rights reserved. Submissions, requests
for guidelines, &c. should be sent to the address above. No SASE: no reply.
We lie awake at night wondering where they are. Sometimes we get up and
watching the night sky for a bit. There isn¹t much to see, from the city. We
never hear from Joe and his pal, that astronaut fellow, anymore. We wonder
You can also find it at the rather wonderful shoppable Project Pulp:
Kelly Link and Karen Joy Fowler (Pen/Faulker Nominee for SISTER NOON) will
read at Prairie Lights on Wednesday, Oct. 30th.
15 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Kelly recorded a story, "Catskin," for David Garland's WNYC radio show
Spinning which will be on air this Friday night, November 1st. Try
http://www.wnyc.com to listen.
This weekend Small Beer Press en masse will be in Minneapolis for the World
Fantasy Convention. Drop by if you're in the area!
Also: Kelly will be the opening act for two Future Bible Heroes shows at the
Mercury Lounge in Manhattan on December 7th! This is sure to sell out, so
get your tickets asap.
Reviews continue to come in for Carol Emshwiller's new books:
THE MOUNT was just chosen as one of the Best of the Year by Book Magazine,
which is a wonderful thing for a book that is pretty much out of print.
What? Yep. Our supply is gone, baby, solid gone. Fortunately -- and with a
lot of consultation with Thomson-Shore, our printers in Dexter, Michigan --
the second printing should be hitting the stores within a week or so.
(If your local store isn't carrying Small Beer books and you think they
should, email us and tell us about them. Do the same to them, see if we'd
make a good match.)
Chapter One of The Mount
Chapter Two of The Mount
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Good books recommended for winter:
Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists, edited by Peter Straub. Includes
stories from Kelly Link, Jonathan Carroll, Karen Joy Fowler, Jonathan
Lethem, Neil Gaiman, and so many more that it's a must have. Must. Have.
Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner's The Fall of the Kings, a standalone
followup to Kushner's earlier Swordspoint. Big, intriguing,
Coming next month: Gregory Frost's take on the Bluebeard fairy tale,
Fitcher's Brides. As scary as The Ring...
The Snowman's Children by Glen Hirshberg. Haunting debut from the author of
some great short fiction.
More books and so on reviewed and chuntered on about:
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We need not have worried. There is always malt vinegar in the cupboard.
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