Readings everywhere: NYC, Cambridge, MA, Evanston, IL
Good news for Deborah Roggie
Samantha Hunt and the 1st Book Tour
Dark little story corner
13 Oct. 7.00 PM -- Local author Jennifer Stevenson (Trash Sex Magic) will
read at Evanston Borders, 1700 Maple Avenue Evanston, IL 60201 Phone:
847.733.8852 Fax: 847.733.8960
14 Oct. 7.00PM -- Carol Emshwiller (whose first novel Carmen Dog is the
debut title in our Peapod Classics line) Bluestockings Bookstore 172 Allen
St. (bet. Stanton and Rivington St) NYC 212-777-6028 www.bluestockings.com
16 Oct. 3-5 PM -- Theodora Goss will launch her debut chapbook, The Rose in
Twelve Petals, with two other readers, Vandana Singh & World Fantasy
nominated ("A Crowd of Bone") Greer Gilman, Pandemonium Books & Games, The
Garage @ Harvard SQ, 36 JFK St. Cambridge, MA
Somewhat updated readings pages (so many of them!) for the KGB Fantastic
(yes, they generally are: Scott Westerfeld and Lucius Shepard this month)
Fiction Reading Series, Small Beer, and Kelly Link:
While we were traveling (more on that below) there were the occasional
review of our books, toasters, and so on. Go here to read:
-- Asimov's review of the Rowe and Rosenbaum chapbooks and a solid review of
Horses from SF Site.
-- Cleveland Plain Dealer review of Perfect Circle ("Delivers what the
maudlin "Sixth Sense never did - a wicked good time.") and one from
Blogcritics. Also: Jim Munroe interviews Sean Stewart about the AI web game.
Of Jennifer Stevenson's Trash Sex Magic:
-- "Trash Sex Magic is Stevenson's first novel, and it will be exciting to
see what she comes up with next." (Bookslut)
--"Deeply charming, and its best scenes lodge in the reader's memory."
More here, if you like that sort of thing:
Yay! Deborah Roggie's story "The Enchanted Trousseau" from LCRW 14 has been
picked up by Jonathan Strahan and Karen Haber for their anthology, Fantasy:
The Best of 2004.
So, now we're back and we've re-enabled (enablers, we) the shopping pages on
our site. Don't all rush, now.
We also turned on the Crank! page for the first time in a while. We don't
have Gene Wolfe's Bibliomen back in stock yet, but that gives you some idea
of the quality of the stock.
There is one page that's not on yet, the page with other zines. Give us a
week to try and hit some deadlines and we'll get Alchemy and some other good
stuff up there.
Samantha Hunt (who is amusing on that McSweeney's DVD) is on tour (with
Lorraine Adams, Joshua Braff, Jason Headly, and Marc Acito) for her first
novel, The Seas. Who? She had 3 short stories in Trampoline, remember?
-- Los Angeles, CA, Sunday, October 17, Book Soup at Fais Do-Do, 5253 West
Adams Blvd, 7:30 p.m.
-- Portland, OR, Monday, October 18, Powell's at XV, 15 NW 2nd Avenue, 5:30
-- Denver, CO, Tuesday, October 19, Tattered Cover at Wynkoop Brewery, 1634
18th Street, 7 p.m.
-- Albuquerque, NM, Wednesday, October 20, Bookworks at Golden West Saloon,
620 Central SW, 7:30 p.m.
-- Austin, TX, Thursday, October 21, Bookpeople at Opal Diviness Freehouse,
700 West 6th Street, 7 p.m.
-- Tempe, AZ, Friday, October 22, Changing Hands Bookstore at Monti's La
Casa Vieja, 1 West Rio Salado Parkway, 7 p.m.
-- San Francisco, CA, Monday, November 1 with Amanda Eyre Ward, A Clean
Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness Ave, 7 p.m.
"The Seas explores the very real possibilities in the unreal, straddling the
horizons between the ocean and the land, literature and science, wish and
"Hunt¹s spare narrative is as mysterious and lyrical as a mermaid's song.
The strands of her story are touched with magic, strange in the best
possible way and very pleasurable to read."
- Andrea Barrett, author of Servants of the Map
Another reading. Connection: tenuous at best. Jeff Ford (Trampoline, again)
Kim Deitch will be at Brookdale Community College on Thursady, October 21st
at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center. He will speak about the art and
craft of creating graphic novels and comics. Deitch will illustrate his talk
with slides of his own work from his recent graphic novel, Boulevard of
Broken Dreams (Pantheon 2002), and as yet unpublished work. He will also be
screening some of his own early animations and a few from the days of
Windsor McCay. Brookdale is located in middle New Jersey, in Monmouth
County. Easily gotten to from NYC. and all New Jersey Locations.
"Deitch has created a private world as fully realized in its own way as
Faulkner's. He's an American original, a spinner of yarns whose beautifully
structured pages and intricate plots conjure up a haunting and haunted
American past."--Art Spiegelman
Dark little story corner. Don't go reading these if you are alone at night
in a creaky old house. Or have a fear of dentists. Or don't like spooky
stuff. Or, well, you get the idea.
Always read to the end:
Well, next spring (which apparently goes from January to August) we have 5
(five) (V!) books due. And then, if we're still around, there'll be the
autumn list (one more at least!).
What are they? Well, that would be telling. But why not? Really, you
suffered through all this (or skimmed quickly, as one does). Kelly Link's
second collection, Magic for Beginners; Kate Wilhelm's memoir/writing book
Clarion; reprints of Mockingbird by Sean Stewart and Travel Light by Naomi
Mitchison; and lastly, and rather incredibly, Maureen McHugh's debut short
Hem have a new album out: http://www.rabbitsongs.com/
In Scotland (well, maybe the UK), they give away CDs with the Sunday papers.
How wonderful is that? We were very jealous and wished we'd known before the
last Sunday we were there. We did through the kind offices of a certain
brother in law manage to score a couple of CDs so we have the latest by The
Delgados, B&S, and so on, as well as the equivalent of a Franz Ferdinand
limited CD. Can you imagine if the Times, the Globe, the Tribune, etc. did
this? Sales would soar in our house.
What else? Did you know that cheese is brilliant in France? That beer is
superb in England? And what about a haggis for sir? Veggie? Sure. For madam,
well, she could go either way.
Look out for a Burns Supper in 2005.
Gots to run to the post office (ie back to business as usual).
Theodora Goss, The Rose in Twelve Petals
Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle
Jennifer Stevenson, Trash Sex Magic
Richard Butner, Horses Blow Up Dog City & Other Stories
Small Beer Press: http://www.lcrw.net