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      Greer Gilman Special Offer
      Signed books
      NYC Book Fair
      New LCRW
      More Reading
      Indies unbound
      New Books

      GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGreer Gilman Special Offerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      Small Beer Press is proud to announce that in May we will publish
      Greer Gilman's second novel, Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter's Tales
      (9781931520553 · Trade cloth · 5.5 x 8.5 · 448 pp · $26 · http://

      Order your copy now and your name will be printed on the inside of
      the dust-jacket, as a special thanks to dedicated readers. This
      special offer runs through December 31st, 2008 and only applies to
      orders made through the Small Beer Press website or using this form:

      In the eighteen years since her IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy
      Award–winning debut novel Moonwise, Greer Gilman's writing has only
      grown more complex and entrancing. Cloud & Ashes is a slow whirlwind
      of language, a button box of words, a mythic Joycean fable that will
      invite immersion, study, revisitation, and delight. Cloud & Ashes
      comprises three tales: "Jack Daw's Pack" (Nebula Award finalist), "A
      Crowd of Bone" (winner of the World Fantasy Award), and the new third
      part, a whole novel, "Unleaving." Inventive, playful, and erudite,
      Gilman is an archeolexicologist rewriting language itself in these
      long-awaited tales.

      "Gilman's 'A Crowd of Bone' . . . is dense, jammed with archaic words
      and neologisms . . . but the story—complex, tangled in narrative as
      well as syntax, and very dark—rewards the most careful of readings."
      —The Washington Post Book World

      Greer Gilman is the author of the novel Moonwise, which won the
      Crawford Award and was shortlisted for the James Tiptree, Jr. and
      Mythopoeic awards She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she
      works as a forensic librarian in the Harvard University library.

      BBBBBBBBBBBBBBenjamin Parzybokkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

      After his flying tour of the east coast, we have signed copies of Ben
      Parzybok's novel Couch—which is flying off the shelves around the

      Hold on to your couches, ladies and gentlemen, we have more good news
      on this book coming on Thursday!

      We have some more signed books available here:

      JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJoan Aikennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

      The first title in our Big Mouth House imprint: Joan Aiken's The
      Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories has come out.
      It's a Junior Library Guild Selection for December and we hope it
      will be on lots of readers' wish lists.

      Iain Emsley recently met up with Lizza Aiken to talk about her
      mother, Joan:

      “She had a curious childhood. She didn’t go to school until she
      was 12, she was brought up not in much contact with children at all.
      Her mother married her step father when she was 5. He was essentially
      a Victorian much in the same way as the books in the house. There
      were no children’s books, and there weren’t that many books for
      children in the 1920s, so she read whatever was in the house which
      were Dickens, Dumas and Austen.

      Jonathan Strahan has selected "Goblin Music" from The Serial Garden
      for The Best SF and Fantasy of the Year Vol. 3, due in March. Looks
      like another great book in the series.

      The book is one of the Harvard Book Store's Holiday Hundred which are
      all discounted 20%, so you can get it from them for only $16:

      KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKelly Linkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

      Jonathan Strahan has selected the title story from Pretty Monsters
      for The Best SF and Fantasy of the Year Vol. 3, due in March.

      Miette reads “The Specialist’s Hat” for her Bedtime Story podcast.

      Pretty Monsters is #9 on the Winter '08 /'09 Children’s Indie Next

      “You’ll find a little bit of everything in this book, from a
      mother-daughter team of ghost collectors to a cult-like organization
      waiting for aliens to return to Earth. Kelly Link gives us great
      stories in this collection — a wonderful (and thought-provoking)
      –Samuel Morris Barker, Summer’s Stories, Kendallville, IN

      and wonderful news from France: La Juene Detective et Autres
      Histoires Estranges received the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire for
      Nouvelle Etrangere. The translator, Michelle Charrier, also won an

      4) Nouvelle étrangère
      ► La Jeune détective et autres histoires étranges (recueil) de
      Kelly Link (Denoël)

      6) Prix Jacques Chambon de la traduction
      ► Michelle Charrier pour La Jeune détective et autres histoires
      étranges (de Kelly Link) (Denoël)

      reprint news:

      "Louise's Ghost" is in Peter Straub's amazing new anthology Poe's
      "Light" is in Best American Fantasy 2008:
      "Some Zombie Contingency Plans" is in John Joseph Adams's juggernaut
      of an anthology The Living Dead:


      NYC Indie Press Fair & Kelly interview

      If you are in New York City this weekend, drop by the Indie Press
      Center in the beautiful old General Society Library. We will be
      hawking books, the new issue of LCRW, and — depending on fate —
      maybe with a new Theo Black designed T-Shirt. Here's the info:

      Sat., Dec. 6 10 - 6
      Sun, Dec. 7, 11 - 5

      Sat. 5:00 PM: Author and Indie Publisher Kelly Link interviewed by
      Lizzie Skurnick
      Kelly Link has built a serious cult following with her uncanny and
      affecting fiction. She flirts with fable, fantasy, and horror and
      stands among the best of short-story writers. After two collections,
      Link's new book, Pretty Monsters, is targeted at young adults —
      though she hasn't turned down her sublime strangeness one bit. Link
      is also the co-publisher of Small Beer Press. Lizzie Skurnick is a
      writer, editor, poet, and, according to Forbes.com, "one of the
      smartest bloggers on the Web.”


      20 W 44th St
      New York, NY 10036
      between 5th and 6th Avenues

      Some of the other exhibitors include:

      AK Press (collective anarchism)
      Akashic Books (Ryan Adams [huh], Marlon James, & interesting stuff)
      Alterna Comics (Maybe the only comics people there so we'll go check
      them out)
      Archipelago (Such pretty books, and all of them awesome translations)
      Autonomedia (Turns out that this culture is not a monolith)
      Bookforum (long form reviews that get read)
      Cinco Puntos Press (bilingual and awesome)
      disinformation (It's not true)
      Manic D Press (In you face greatness)
      Mark Batty Publisher (art books that inspire booklust)
      Microcosm (tons of great zines including Doris and soon Xerography Debt)
      New York Review of Books (Tove Jansson, the d'Aulaire's, more and
      more good stuff)
      Paul Dry Books (Translations and more)
      Princeton Architectural Press (so many books we wants)
      Small Beer Press (hey, that's us)
      SONY (que?)
      South End Press (Get political)
      Two Dollar Radio (We are in the same Boutique according to Details

      MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMore Readinggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

      NYRB are just about to reprint a book we long hoped to include in our
      Peapod Classics series: John Wyndham's The Chrysalids. Christopher
      Priest has written the introduction. If you liked Lois Lowry's The
      Giver or, more recently, Patrick Ness's The Knife of Never Letting
      Go, this one is for you.

      The Chrysalids

      One of our favorite short story writers, Mark Rich (not the
      financier, instead the guy who writes about toys for a living), has a
      couple of new short story collections out—what’s that joke about
      buses never coming, then three arrive at once? Maybe there’s another
      collection ’round the corner? We just got a copy of the first of
      these, a thick little brick of a pretty book from Redjack Books.
      Here’s what they said about it:

      Edge of Our Lives by Mark Rich. This collection of new and previously
      published short stories spans the width of Mark’s considerable range
      of voices and themes. From the deeply poetic to the wryly humorous to
      the just plain bizarre, the stories take the reader to the edges (and
      depths) of the human (and inhuman) experience. ($10.00 US. 272pp,
      4.75 x 6.5″ ISBN 978-1-892619-11-2).

      The second is from Fairwood Press, Across the Sky, and it comes out
      in January but you can order it now:

      In nineteen ventures into the future, Mark Rich moves from a moving
      moment during human-alien contact, in “Across the Sky” … to
      madcap conflict between Human and Vegetable, in the antic
      “Foggery” … to a vision of life in Venusian orbit, in “The
      Apples of Venus”—which SF giant Robert Silverberg called
      “science fiction in the classic mode, a contemporary version of the
      sort of work that makes old-timers speak with warm nostalgia of John
      W. Campbell’s famous magazine Astounding Science Fiction of fifty
      years ago.”
      ($15 US, 272pp)

      BBBBBBBBBBBBBBenjamin Rosenbaummmmmmmmmmmmmm

      News from Ben: "Tumbarumba: a frolic of intrusions" has launched.
      What is it? Art in the interstices of the real world. Go see, and, if
      you use Firefox, download:

      Ben Rosenbaum interviewed on Sci Fi Wire:

      “My feeling, after reading Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, that
      its protagonists, the Dashwoods, have so much verve, aplomb and
      admirable self-control that they are a bit underchallenged by merely
      arranging for matrimony in Georgian England, and that if, say, they
      were living on the body of a colossal naked giant who was living on a
      fractal series of ever-larger naked giants…”


      Late, But: Great.

      LCRW usually comes out in May and November and we've stuck to that
      schedule for a while. However, October was a bit nail-bitey (ok, it
      shouldn't have been, but it was) with the election—and somewhat busy
      given the sale we ran.

      Then, given the happy events of November 4th, we asked one of our
      favorite artists, Kevin Huizenga, if he could come up with a suitably
      celebratory cover for the next issue of LCRW—and he sent us a lovely
      happy piece of art that we're so glad we get to send out into the world.


      Nick Wolven, “The LoveSling”
      Kat Meads, “The Emily(s) Debate the Impact of Reclusive on Life,
      Art, Family, Community and Pets”
      Susan Wardle, “The Chance”
      Alex Wilson, “A Wizard of MapQuest”
      Jodi Lynn Villers, “In the Name of the Mother”
      Daniel Lanza, “Holden Caulfield Doesn’t Love Me”
      Kirstin Allio, “Marie and Roland”
      William Alexander, “Ana’s Tag”
      Mark Rich, “The Leap”
      Angela Slatter, “The Girl With No Hands”

      Ted Chiang, “The Problem of the Traveling Salesman”

      Kim Parko, “Sailor,” “Shiny Hair,” “Schoolgirl”
      Christa Bergerson, “Heliotrope Hedgerow”

      Abby Denson, “Jingle Love”

      There's a new little webpage for it which will be updated a few times
      between now and then.s
      Buy it!

      Subscribe and this could be Your First Issue! (new subscription
      choices available)


      Hey, the latest volume of the The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 2008:
      21st Annual Collection is out now and collects 300,000 words (that's,
      er, a lot, say 3 medium-length novels). PW gave it a starred review:

      * "The 40 selections in this exemplary anthology from Link and Grant
      (the fantasy half) and Datlow (the horror half) reflect virtually
      every hue of the fantasy/horror palette. . . . The front matter's
      snapshot summaries of the past year's yield in fantasy, horror,
      comics, mixed media and music are a small and invaluable book unto
      —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      Some favorites include:
      "The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairy Tale of Economics" Daniel Abraham
      "The Gray Boy's Work" M.T. Anderson
      "Troll" (poem) Nathalie Anderson
      "The Monsters of Heaven" Nathan Ballingrud
      "Reversal of Fortune" Holly Black
      "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Ted Chiang
      "Scenes of Hell" (poem) Billy Collins
      "The Drowned Life" Jeffrey Ford
      "The Last Worders" Karen Joy Fowler
      "Monkey" (poem) Eliza Griswold
      "Up the Fire Road" Eileen Gunn
      "Winter's Wife" Elizabeth Hand
      "The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park
      After the Change" Kij Johnson
      "The Boulder" Lucy Kemnitzer
      "The Ape Man" Alexander MacBride
      "Lovers (Jafaar the Winged)" (poem) Khaled Mattawa
      "Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Go to War Again" Garth Nix
      "Fragrant Goddess" Paul Park
      "Holiday" M. Rickert
      "Vampires in the Lemon Grove" Karen Russell
      "Rats" Veronica Schanoes
      "The Fiddler of Bayou Teche" Delia Sherman
      "Village Smart" (poem) Maggie Smith
      "Follow Me Home" Sonya Taaffe
      "The Seven Devils of Central California" Catherynne M. Valente
      "The Hide" Liz Williams

      You can get your copy here:

      JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJedediah Berryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

      Has a novel coming out in February, The Manual of Detection. Expect
      him to be on the covers of the following magazines: Vogue Men, GQ,
      Details, Time Out New York, LCRW, The New York Times Magazine, Poets
      & Writers, &c.


      We kept a couple of specials going after the October Sale:

      Every Small Beer Press Book So Far

      Small Beer Press has published 26 books (not including chapbooks or
      paperback reprints of our own hardcovers) which all together have a
      retail price of $475. You can now have an instant Small Beer Press
      library for $299.
      —Media Mail shipping is free in the USA. Priority will add $39.
      —Shipping to the rest of the world would probably be at least $100.
      —Upgrade to hardcovers (for books by Maureen McHugh, John Kessel,
      Benjamin Rosenbaum) for $15.

      Small Beer Press 2008

      In 2008 we published 5 more great books which, all together, have a
      retail price of $84. We're selling sets of all these titles in
      paperback for $69.
      —Media Mail shipping is free in the USA. Priority will add $9.
      —Shipping to the rest of the world would probably be at least $40.
      —Upgrade to hardcovers (for books by John Kessel and Benjamin
      Rosenbaum) for $15.

      John Kessel, The Baum Plan for Financial Independence
      Benjamin Rosenbaum, The Ant King
      Geoff Ryman, The King's Last Song
      Joan Aiken, The Serial Garden
      Benjamin Parzybok, Couch

      Go for it:

      PPPPPPPPPPPPPPreorder New Booksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

      Cloud & Ashes
      Greer Gilman
      May 9, 2009
      9781931520553 · Trade cloth · 5.5 x 8.5 · 448 pp · $26

      A Working Writer's Daily Planner 2010: Your Year in Writing
      August 2009
      9781931520584 · Trade paper/spiralbound · 6 x 9 · 160 pp ·

      Are you a writer? Is someone you know a writer? Then you're familiar
      with how challenging it is to keep up with all the daily tasks
      (besides making tea, playing solitaire, doing dishes, checking e-
      mail, making more tea, and—oh yeah, writing!) that complicate a
      writer's life: keeping track of submissions, finding new markets,
      planning future projects, researching funding opportunities, and on
      and on! A Working Writer's Daily Planner 2010 makes it easy for
      writers to keep track of the practical, business end so that they can
      pay more attention to the real work of writing.
      With this daily planner you can organize your writing schedule,
      track upcoming deadlines, and learn about grant opportunities,
      contests, and workshop programs. Application deadlines are built
      right into the calendar, along with spotlights on writing markets and
      helpful online resources. You'll also find information on writing
      conferences, advice on formatting manuscripts, suggested readings,
      and the dos and don'ts of submitting your work to journals,
      magazines, and literary agents.
      Finally, when it's time for a break, A Working Writer's Daily
      Planner offers plenty of useful distractions, including tales of the
      writing life, inspiring art and photos, curious facts, fun writing
      prompts—and even a paper doll!

      In fall we will publish another handful of new books including a
      Boston-based mystery set in the world of used and antiquarian
      bookselling, a selected stories by one of our favorite writers, a new
      collection by another favorite, and a weird and great novel by Yet
      Another Favorite. You'll be the first to hear about these as we sign
      and seal the contracts.

      Order now:


      Go set up a wish list and more on

      Say hello to gavingrant—he's not on Facebook, myspace, bebo, barely
      on YouTube, but he's there on indiespace.

      BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBye for nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

      Please feel free to send this on to your friends. Be excellent to one


      Gavin Grant

      Small Beer Press
      150 Pleasant St., #306
      Easthampton, MA 01027

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