Wednesday, June 07, 2006


So, I'm doing the Odyssey Workshop gig the week of June 20th.

It's not something that's open to the public, but I am doing a reading/interview/signing at the Milford Toadstool Bookshop (Lordens Plaza) in New Hampshire at 7pm on that Saturday, June 24. Here's the main info on the event. Hope to see some of you there. Should be fun. And I'm assuming there'll be a bar or pub around there for afterwards...

I've also gotten a teaching gig next year that I'm pretty happy about--officially will talk about that in August.

And pirates! Must talk about pirates soon or Tessa will probably cut my arms off and stuff a parrot in my mouth...

A basic Shriek website can be found here. It'll be get all fancy and cool in another month or so.

We've finally found our Sybel, but we still need dead people. Like, dead people who really look dead. Some of these look a little too healthy...

Finally, a nice review of City of Saints and Madmen in Realms of Fantasy (thanks for sending it to me, Christopher Rowe). I believe it's by Paul Witcover.

This bravura performance by the almost shamefully talented VanderMeer was originally published in 2002 by Prime Books. Now Bantam, publisher of the author's excellent sf novel, Veniss Underground, has released a new "definitive" edition. It's a great opportunity for readers unfamiliar with VanderMeer's moldering, blood-drenched city of Ambergris, home of deadly mushrooms and ambiguous squids, to become acquainted with its many wonders, horrors, and hilarities before the publication of Shriek: An Afterword, his highly anticipated follow-up. Not precisely a novel, nor exactly a linked collection of short stories, City of Saints and Madment is a literary Rubik's Cube that owes as much to Nabokov and Borges as it does to Lovecraft and M. John Harriosn. It is marvelous in every sense of the word.


At 3:46 AM, Blogger Tessa said...

I'll say. If you don't hurry up, the white ninja will appear, ninja you, and vanish.

Just like this.


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