I just stumbled into an excellent critique of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’, here at Grand Hotel Abyss. My soft spot for teh Sandman stories is pretty well catalogued, but I found a whole bundle of insights i this essay that I now thinking through with fascination. What makes it a superb work of literature is theContinue reading “Sandman, Angst and Change”
Fancy six weeks of science fiction and fantasy bootcamp? Clarion is open for applications. Get to it people! ** Announcing the 2009 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop @ UC San Diego
I really enjoyed this story by Meredith Schwartz in this weeks Strange Horizons, except for the moment where the story makes it explicit that the narrator is a mermaid. I like the oblique mystery more than the revelation. But I love the word Mermaidification, so all is forgiven.
I found this via Tor.com but think it started here. In an effort to catalogue the many excellet SF writing blogs on the net this list has been started. Copy the list to your own blog, and a link to yourself in alphaetical order and then check back to watch the list grow. Wunderbar! ListContinue reading “Community Building”
The Clarion Foundation have announced the writers teaching the 2009 science fiction and fantasy writers workshop at UC San Diego. Its quite a line-up with Holly Black, Robert Crais, Kim Stanley Robinson, Elizabeth Hand, Larissa Lai and Paul Park. Applications are open from 2nd January – 1st March. Good luck to any aspiring 2009 ClarionitesContinue reading “Clarion 2009 Instructors Announced”
A review of my short story ‘Horizon’ and the rest of Murky Depth #6 over at SF Crowsnest.