Home from ten days or so in the south, Louisiana and Georgia, to be specific. Leesville and Savannah, to be really specific. Most of my coherent thought appears to have been left somewhere on the road home. There may possibly be a proper trip re-cap post later, with pictures even. In the meantime, here are some things.
Future Lovecraft, which contains my story Venice Burning, is now available. It also contains suitably squamous and eldritch fiction by Nick Mamatas, E. Catherine Tobler, Orrin Grey, Mari Ness, Ada Hoffmann, Paul Jessup, and many others. I’m eagerly awaiting my contributor’s copy.
Speaking of Ada Hoffmann, over on the Journal of Unlikely Entomology blog, Ada tells the story behind Centipede Girl, which appears in our current issue, which can be found here. The story, and the behind-the-scenes making-of are both worth a read.
Finally, Worldbuilders 2011 is up and running. If you haven’t heard of Worldbuilders and you enjoy books and supporting good causes, you really need to check it out. Every year, Patrick Rothfuss helps raise funds for Heifer International through a match challenge, while giving folks the opportunity to buy, win, or bid on awesome stuff. The first round of donated items, lust-worthy books from Subterranean Press, have been posted on Pat’s blog. Oh dear god do I want every single one of those books. But that’s not why I’ll be making a donation. I’ll be making a donation because Heifer International does good things, and that’s why you should consider supporting them, too.