Friday, 24 September 2010

Best New Tales of the Apocalypse Nearly Here

It's almost here, Best New Tales of the Apocalypse, from Permuted Press and edited by D.L. Snell and Bobbie Metevier. It features my story "Subtle Invasion" and makes this the third 'best of' that I've appeared in, so exciting stuff.
Meanwhile, on a related note, Cthulhu Unbound 3 is getting close to completion and it too will be published by Permuted Press. The stories on their last edits. I should, hopefully soon, be able to post who the three remaining of the five unannounced authors are, as one story is a collaboration I've penned with Brian M. Sammons.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Paul Drummond Sci Fi Artwork

I just noticed the new cover art for Jupiter Magazine 30, which wil feature my novella "The Uncertainty Bridge". The cover illustraiton is impressive, by Paul Drummond, a thumbnail of which I've reproduced here. However you can see a much better reproduction on Paul's website here.
Deciding to check out more of Paul's work I went to his online galleries and discovered some very cool pictures, and realised I'd seen his work before, in Interzone.

When looking at science fiction artist's work, I sometimes find myself coming up with ideas for stories behind the illustrations, even though many of those illustrations are the result of someone's literatary imagination. Jim Burns, Tim White and Chris Moore have all drawn more than one sci fi scene that has sent my mind racing. I found myself doing the same examining Paul's work.

If you like science fiction art, Paul's site is well worth checking out. I particularly liked this one.

Review of Grants Pass

My reveiw of Grants Pass: A Post Apocalyptic Anthology edited by Jennifer Brozek and Amanda Pillar is now available on the Albedo One website, as part of the magazine's new online only content for their updated website.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Robinson Crusoe: The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope

It's out, the new Cthulhu Mythos novel by Daniel Defoe, H.P. Lovecraft and Peter Clines, Robinson Crusoe: The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope. How did this happen you ask? Well here is the blurb:

Robinson Crusoe is one of the most enduring adventures of the past four centuries and one of the most well-known works in the English language. Or is it?

Recently discovered amidst the papers of the 20th century writer and historian H. P. Lovecraft is what claims to be the true story of Robinson Crusoe. Taken from the castaway's own journals and memoirs, and fact-checked by Lovecraft himself, it is free from many of Defoe's edits and alterations. From Lovecraft's work a much smoother, simpler tale emerges but also a far more disturbing one.

Here Crusoe is revealed as a man bearing the terrible curse of the werewolf and the guilt that comes with it - a man with no real incentive to leave his island prison. The cannibals who terrorized Crusoe are revealed to be less human than ever before hinted - worshippers of a malevolent octopus-headed god. And the island itself is a place of ancient, evil mysteries that threaten Crusoe's sanity and his very soul.

This version of the classic tale, assembled by two legends of English literature and abridged by Peter Clines, is the terrifying supernatural true story of Robinson Crusoe as it has never been seen before.

I got to read this book before it was released, and had a lot of fun doing so. Published by Permuted Press, further information on the book and the author can be found on their website. Well done Peter!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

The Ditmar Awards 2010

Congratulations to everyone who won a Ditmar this year. My novella "Black Water" was up for a nomination which was very nice. It didn't win but it is now a story that has two award nominations behind it, so I'm happy with that.

I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me this year. I'd especially like to thank Ian Redman at Jupiter Magazine for publishing the story and the team at Albedo One for their support, and for voting for me too.