The savage sword of Obama

01/02/2009

OK, I’m not sure how true all of this is, but I really hope it is. Not only do we have a black man as President of the United States, he reads comics. The story can be [...]

Hey, Presto Strange-O

29/01/2009

A new publication, Presto Strange-O, is seeking submissions. They want “stories that are absurd, surreal and odd. In short, it should be well-written, and it should be [...]

RoF ceases publication

29/01/2009

More bad news for writers and readers of short stories: Realms of Fantasy magazine is closing down. The final one will be the April 2009 issue. There is a brief mention on [...]

Not Another Bloody Trilogy

27/01/2009

This article by Mike Chinn about the trilogy phenomenon first appeared in Dark Horizons 32 (1991). Whatever happened to Sword and Sorcery fiction? Nothing, I hear you say, go [...]

The JJLA

26/01/2009

The John Jarrold Literary Agency has been very busy these past few months. Here is a list of JJLA titles so far scheduled for 2009. Debut novels marked (*) January: Twelve [...]

Daniel in Chains

26/01/2009

An email arrived today with the following news: “Daniel Fox’s epic Chinese imperial fantasy novel, Dragon in Chains, is now out from Del Rey in the States, [...]

Mythago stories

26/01/2009

Robert Holdstock informs me that: “In the spring, Merlin’s Wood is coming out from Gollanz, as lead in a collection that contains the Mythago novella The Bone [...]

Forthcoming TWF gigs

26/01/2009

The Write Fantastic has a few events lined up: February 26th – Stevenage Central Library – “Step into the Unknown” – 7.30-9.00 pm – Juliet [...]

The Stokers weekend

26/01/2009

As previously announced, the Stoker Awards will be presented by the HWA over the weekend 12-14 June 2009, in Burbank, California. The Guests of Honour will be [...]
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