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Free Fiction

Matt Kressel and Senses Five Press are offering the entirety of Sybil’s Garage No. 7 as a free pdf download. If you haven’t had the chance to read this issue yet, you can grab a copy of your very own here. I admit, I’m somewhat biased, but I think there’s some pretty fantastic fiction in the issue, and you can’t beat the price. I particularly enjoyed M. K. Hobson’s Kid Despair in Love and Anil Menon’s Poincare Sutra. What are you waiting for? Go check it out. Go on, git!


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Book Lust

It really hasn’t been that long since I bought new bookshelves. Allowing for the fact that I have to keep at least one shelf-cube open for the dog to sleep in, they’re already starting to get perilously full. Of course, this will not stop me from running out and acquiring new books every chance I get.

Among the things I currently have my eye on is Catherynne M. Valente’s new book, The Habitation of the Blessed. I adore her work so basically, if she wrote it, I want to read it, end of story. The book has its own website here, and you can read about some of the fun stuff that Cat is doing to promote the book here. The launch event in NYC sounds downright awesome. She’ll also be in the Philly area, doing not one, but two reading/signing events…both while I’m out of town. This is me sad.

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Return to Dorian’s Parlor

Saturday night included another excursion to Dorian’s Parlor, the monthly steampunk event held at the Doubletree in Center City Philadelphia. There were no glow-stick sword fights this time, but there were fabulous costumes, daleks on the dj table, story tellers, a fashion show with zombies, and a stripper with a hula hoop. Drinks were consumed, pictures were taken, but not by me this time, and since the Gypsy Nomads were the headlining band this time, they played two sets, which is a very good thing.

In other news, Tangent Online reviewed Sybil’s Garage #7, and the reviewer had some very kind things to say about Under the Leaves. It seems, however, that the confusion over whether grandma is a ghost or a zombie is still alive and well, even if grandma herself isn’t.

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Sybil’s Songs

Over at the Senses Five Press blog, Matt Kressel has posted the playlist for Sybil’s Garage No. 7, containing the majority of the author-suggested songs accompanying the poems and short stories in the issue. You can also find samples of some of the fiction and poetry on the blog, or download the entire Sybil’s Garage No. 4 for free.

Also, September is fundraising month at ralan.com, which is the best market resource for speculative fiction out there. If you happen to have a few extra bucks to spare for a good cause, head on over and help Ralan out.

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Bad Things, Dead Things

Sad things have to happen, sometimes. So says Emiliana Torrini, whose song Dead Things is the suggested musical accompaniment to my story Under the Leaves in the current issue of Sybil’s Garage.

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I’m in pretty damned good company, too. You can check out the full table of contents, and even purchase a copy of your very own here.

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Where I Am Not

Readercon starts tomorrow. I will not be there, at least not in person, but my words will be going on my behalf. The latest issue of Sybil’s Garage, which contains my short story, “Under the Leaves” will be making it’s unofficial debut at Readercon. If you do happen to be going, you should pick up one of the limited number of copies that will be available. Editor Matt Kressel has been working incredibly hard to get issue #7 ready in time, and though I won’t tell you the TOC (it hasn’t officially been announced yet), I can tell you that it is awesome. The issue will have it’s official debut on July 21st as part of the KBG Fantastic Fiction Reading Series. I’m also not going to be there, though I really wish I was. To make up for all the places I’m not going to be, I will be at Victory Brewery this weekend with an awesome bunch of writer-type folks, sucking back Golden Monkeys, so that makes it okay.
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Sybil’s Garage

I have it on good authority that Sybil’s Garage is where she keeps all her personalities. It’s also where she keeps her fiction, including my short story, Under the Leaves, which I just learned will appear in Sybil’s Garage #7! It should be out sometime later this year. I’ll post more details when I know them.


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