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35 horror stories from TFF archives
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2015, 11:09:56 pm »
We’ve just posted to the TFF News and Press blog a list of 35 horror stories from the last decade of The Future Fire magazine, subdivided into classic/contemporary, secondary world, and surreal.

http://press.futurefire.net/2015/10/halloween-special-horror-stories-from.html

Because, y’know, there’s probably not much horror going around at this time of year, is there…?
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Hallowe’en favorites
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2015, 09:34:31 pm »
Last night the TFF News and Press blog posted a handful of Hallowe’en recommendations from the editors of the magazine. We've brainstormed a few of our favourite horror stories, books, movies, artworks, authors and videogames, just to start the ball rolling. We'd love to receive more recommendations from other aficionados of the genre; I've discovered three new stories as a result of this process already!
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Re: The Future Fire
« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2015, 11:52:27 pm »
regarding female writers I have been impressed by the following:

- Kate Jonez, particularly The Ceremony of Flies
- and especially, SS Michaels, Revival House - I cannot recommend this novel enough !!!

TV Horror

- although not considered a horror but more shonen (boys' adventure stories), Fullmetal Alchemist, both the manga and anime series, have strong horror elements that are truly freaky including animal and human mutation, demonic corruption, necromancy and war crime ... but by far the episode that upset me the most involved 2 kids and a rabbit and having to kill it in order to survive ... the brainchild of Hiromou Arakawa





If wishes were horses then we'd all be eating steak.
Jayne Cobb, Firefly.

But ... if fishes were courses then we'd all be eating hake ...

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« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2015, 08:29:02 pm »
Thanks, Joshua! I'll keep an eye out for Revival House in particular. (If you want to leave a comment on the blog as well, we'll collate people's recommendations there...)
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« Reply #49 on: November 29, 2015, 10:52:25 pm »
The table of contents of our TFF-X: ten years of The Future Fire anthology, which goes on sale in December:

  • Nasmina’s Black Box – Jennifer Marie Brissett
  • The Taste of Their Dreams – Margo-Lea Hurwicz
  • Shadow Boy and the Little Match Girl – C.A. Hawksmoor
  • Flight of a Sparrow – Jocelyn Koehler
  • What Hath God Wrought? – Neil Carstairs
  • Fae Visions of the Mediterranean – Valeria Vitale
  • Reflection – Jessica E. Birch
  • The Need To Stay the Same – Jo Walton
  • Bottom Drawer – Brett Savory
  • Liquid Loyalty, ten years on (poem) – Redfern Jon Barrett
  • Always Look on the Bright Side • Alison Littlewood
  • Mermaid Teeth, Witch-Honed – Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Sweet Like Fate – Sara Puls
  • An Unrecognized Masterwork – Bruce Boston
  • Je me souviens – Su J. Sokol
  • Lessons of the Sun (poem) – Joyce Chng
  • Sophie and Zoe at the End of the World – Rebecca Buchanan
  • Accessing the Future – Kathryn Allan
  • Art Attack! – Mark Harding
  • Slice of Life – Julie Novakova
  • Half Light House – James Bennett
  • Lifting the Veil on the Illustrators – compiled by Cécile Matthey, Serge Keller
  • Drown or Die – Therese Arkenberg
  • Easy Sweeps of Sky – Melissa Moorer
  • Always Left Behind – Jack Hollis Marr
  • Outlaw Bodies (seven prologues and an epilogue) – Lori Selke
  • Thick on the Wet Cement – Rebecca J. Schwab
  • Innervation (poem) – Toby MacNutt
  • Ephemeral Love – Melanie Rees

The fabulous cover art by Cécile Matthey is also previewed on our Press Page.
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« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2015, 08:20:33 pm »
Our latest anthology TFF-X: Ten years of The Future Fire is now on sale:


If anyone would like a review copy, we have some available; please give me a shout. There's a good mix of scifi, fantasy and horror (as well as more experimental) content in this one.
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Re: The Future Fire 35
« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2015, 06:27:09 pm »
New Issue 2015.35

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“The waves of the Aegean are not just washing up dead refugees, dead children, but the very civilisation of Europe.”

—Alexis Tsipras


Cover art © 2015 Laura-Anca Adascalitei


E-book versions coming soon.

Review this issue on Goodreads.
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« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2016, 11:55:35 pm »
We got a lovely video review of the Accessing the Future anthology (disability-themed SF/F) from Erin on the YouTube channel "WafflesVeryHappy" a little while ago. It's so good for the soul to hear someone getting this enthusiastic about a book you helped publish! Check out the review at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=456V9ayAOQg
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« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2016, 11:21:24 pm »
We're running the mini-interviews with authors and artists from TFF #35 over on fakebooc the next couple weeks. Starting with Pear Nuallak (author of “Rice Mother in Red”) and Eric Asaris (illustrator of “Lavender Tea”), the rest will follow at regular intervals—keep an eye on the TFF FB page to catch them all.
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« Reply #54 on: February 09, 2016, 10:30:56 pm »
Cover reveal for the Fae Visions of the Mediterranean horror anthology:

http://press.futurefire.net/p/fae-visions.html
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« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2016, 10:25:29 pm »
Over the next couple weeks, on the Accessing the Future FB page, we’re going to post a series of micro-interviews—authors and artists from the anthology asked each other questions, and gave short answers. Please feel free to comment, ask follow up questions, or otherwise interact there on the comment stream.

(And if you want to read the anthology beforehand so you know what they’re talking about, you know where to get it! The e-book is only £3.)
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Fae Visions TOC reveal
« Reply #56 on: March 10, 2016, 10:15:23 pm »
TOC reveal for the Fae Visions of the Mediterranean anthology (edited by Valeria Vitale for Futurefire.net Publishing):

  • Madonna Mermaid Christine Lucas
  • Regretful in the City of Promises (poem) Kelda Crich
  • The Miracle Town Mattia Ravasi
  • The Dance of the Hippacotora Claude Lalumière (trans. Arrate Hidalgo)
  • Salt in Our Veins Dawn Vogel
  • On Encountering Unicorns (extract) Marco Polo
  • The Wisps of Tabarka Hella Grichi
  • Għanja Bla Flus / A Free Song (poem) Maria Grech Ganado
  • The Minotaur in Pamplona Rhys Hughes
  • The City of Brass (extract) Anonymous
  • The Heart of the Flame (poem) Mari Ness
  • Ya duerme el mutado Álvaro Mielgo Gallego
  • Bilaadi S. Chakraborty
  • Mimikrija / Mimicry Urša Vidic
  • Michaelis and the Dew Shades Louise Herring-Jones
  • Изгубеното злато / The Lost Gold Kalina Aïch
  • Liquid Pleasure (poem) Jenny Blackford
  • The Return of Melusine Angela Rega
  • Kod Kose i Sata / The Scythe and the Hourglass Vladimira Becić (trans. Dunja Ševerdija)
  • The Strangest Sort of Siren Lyndsay E. Gilbert
  • Il-Passjoni Ta’ San Ġorġ / The Passion of St George (poem) Maria Grech Ganado
  • Mare Nostrum Simon Kearns
  • Buzzing Affy (Sappho’s Hymn to Aphrodite) Adam Lowe
  • Xandra’s Brine Claude Lalumière

This anthology will be out in May this year, but review copies are available sooner: get in touch if you'd like to request one!
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Fae Visions PW review
« Reply #57 on: March 12, 2016, 05:39:46 pm »
Fae Visions of the Mediterranean has been reviewed in Publishers Weekly, who had this to say about it:

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This slim volume of 24 diverse stories and poems, most written in English, captures the magic and mystery of the Mediterranean and invites the reader to “see beyond what they think they already know.” In Dawn Vogel’s “Salt in Our Veins,” a teen girl is captured by Maltese pirates and calls on her mother, fabled to be a Nereid, for help, with surprising results. “Bilaadi” by S. Chakraborty, set in Cairo, heartbreakingly depicts an ancient river dweller who interferes in a human’s fate and must forsake the river that is the very essence of his existence. Angela Rega’s “The Return of Melusine” features a Venetian mermaid who abandons her tail for love; in the midst of Carnevale, when her human lover leaves her, she feels the call of her ocean family. In the sensual “Xandra’s Brine” by Claude Lalumière, a woman named Camille falls for the mysterious, beautiful Xandra and must decide what she would sacrifice for true love. Poems by Kelda Krich, Mari Ness, and others round out this unusual, lyrical collection.

We're pretty proud of this anthology, and we're glad they liked it too!
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« Reply #58 on: April 17, 2016, 05:57:29 pm »
You can now pre-order the Fae Visions of the Mediterranean e-book in Kindle or EPUB formats. (International Amazon links from the press page.) “This speculative fiction anthology collects twenty-four pieces of bizarre, dark fiction and poetry, new and old; caring sea monsters, still dripping and briny; brave mermaids, merciless ghosts and bizarre creatures.”

Print and e-book coming May 2nd. Makes a great gift or holiday reading! :D
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« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2016, 10:56:24 pm »
The first online review for the TFF-X: Ten years of The Future Fire anthology has appeared at the Nerds of a Feather blog. Charles Payseur calls it a “stellar collection” and says that “TFF-X does exactly what it sets out to do, which is celebrate the publishing history of The Future Fire. From crushing tragedy to indomitable revolution, the stories all burn with hope.”

And he gives it an overall score of 9/10, “Nearly perfect.”
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