Some Readings (NC, NY)
Thanks for voting
A break from selling
Thur., Sept. 16, 8.00 PM
Richard Butner (Horses Blow Up Dog City) & David Connerley Nahm
405 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC 27516, 919-942-1740
David Connerley Nahm is in the pop band Audubon Park and has stories in (or
forthcoming in) Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Trunk Stories, Surgery of
Modern Warfare, Eyeshot and Zulkey.
For a preview of Butner's laid back but intense reading style, stream an MP3
of him reading "Ash City Stomp": http://www.lcrw.net/trampoline/stories/Ash
Cool, smart, and the slightest bit satirical, Raleigh freelance writer
Richard Butner isn¹t phased by not being included in the Anchor Book of New
Short Stories or The Best American Short Stories and all its offshoots.
Butner, who has a story in the new Southern-accented anthology CROSSROADS
(Tor) and whose story "Ash City Stomp" was selected for THE YEAR¹S BEST
FANTASY AND HORROR (St. Martin¹s) and shortlisted for the Fountain Award,
has been slipping his stories out into the world for 16 years. His new
chapbook, HORSES BLOW UP DOG CITY & OTHER STORIES (Small Beer Press), is his
second small book: in 1988 local press, Barefoot Press & The Paper Plant put
out MIND SNAKES, illustrated by Michael Carter, now a sought-after rarity.
Richard Butner, Horses Blow Up Dog City & Other Stories:
Oct. 14, 7 PM
172 Allen St. (bet. Stanton and Rivington St), NYC, 212-777-6028
Ellen Datlow, editor of scifiction, will be MC for the event introducing
-- Carol Emshwiller, award-winning author of Carmen Dog and The Mount
-- Marleen Barr, editor and author of Feminist Fabulation and Oy Pioneer!
-- Nancy Jane Moore, author of stories in Imagination Fully Dilated and
-- and Sue Lange, author of Tritcheon Hash
Feminist science fiction questions the gender roles and stereotypes we live
with today and, looking to the future, offers alternatives to our current
social constructs. Emshwiller, Barr, Moore, and Lange will provide a taste
of what this innovative and unique branch of science fiction offers.
Sean Stewart Perfect Circle: http://www.lcrw.net/seanstewart/index.htm
Jennifer Stevenson, Trash Sex Magic: http://www.lcrw.net/stevenson/index.htm
Small Beer Press: http://www.lcrw.net
Need some political clothing, stickers, a blast of fresh art? Try Kelli
Bickman' & co.'s new site: http://www.revolutionaryeye.com
Review of the latest LCRW Spectacle. Spectacular. Something, anyway:
Something to replicate in your area?
Announcing GothamLit -- a new group specifically created to carry events and
information of interest to readers and writers of speculative fiction and
horror in the New York City area. This list is moderated and will be
generally free of discussion so as to keep the number of postings low and
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A note from Heather Whipple (thanks Heather!):
Green & Black now does
We can report that the butter biscuits in dark chocolate are a rich and
furious thing to behold (furious because they beat the corn syrup solids out
of most other biscuits). Perhaps even too rich? Are Plain Hob Nobs the best
biscuit ever made?
We just went to a huge, large, um, big, crowded, fun convention in Boston
and threw a tea party (without Green & Black biscuits because at the time we
did not know and besides those Trader Joe's Ginger Snaps are gingery
gooodness) with http://www.StrangeHorizons.com
where all kinds of
interesting and good fiction can be found. Full disclosure: including a
weird story by Gavin J. Grant.
They're having a fund raiser with interesting prizes. Go for it.
Thanks to all those who voted last time on the sad little doggie cover. We
changed it again and you'll see the new one soon (uh, a couple of weeks) at
New poll some other time. In the USA, please vote on Nov. 2nd if you can.
A break from selling
From Sept 9 - Oct 9 or so our selling page will be down (on purpose).
However there are a bunch of great bookshops (such as Borderlands and Mark
Ziesing) that stock our stuff, so please contact them if you sudden;y
realize you need a/nother copy of LCRW or Perfect Circle or Theodora Goss's
wunnerful, wunnerful new chapbook. That one with the Charles Vess art and
the new story and poetry and all that. Yep, that one.
By the time we get back, the fourth printing of Kelly Link's Stranger Things
Happen will probably be back from the printers and available again; her new
book will be wending its way to a spring 2005 appearance; and Kevin
Huizenga's wonderful art will be gracing the cover of our first Peapod
Classic, Carol Emshwiller's Carmen Dog. So, although the website may not
look like it there's a lot going on. Oh yeah, LCRW, too. More in a month.
Small Beer (Fuller's, Tetley's, Wood's, and more) Press
Please pass this on to any nutters you know who will send us chocolate.