Wed 20 Dec 2006 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

— An interview with Neil Williamson (author of a collection worth tracking down The Ephemera).

Magic for Beginners hits another couple of year’s best lists: Seattle Times, (“odd, absorbing, fantasy stories”) and Nancy Pearl, librarian extraordinaire (list, listen). “If you do nothing else, read the title story…. It’s like looking at an M.C. Escher drawing…. It’s just a fabulous story, so don’t miss Kelly Link.” [Nancy also picks out Kevin Brockmeier, Susannah Clarke, Elizabeth Strout, etc.]– Lovely literary bookmarks by Eddie Campbell (sorry, forget where the link came from).

— See you at KGB tonight.

The Scotsman reports on a BBC Scotland radio show they’re dubbing “the Scottish Simpsons“.

— Old Earth Books has a new release date (March) for their Howard Waldrop collection, THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME: Selected Short Fiction, 1980 – 2005.

— Some pix of Venice — many more to follow.

— Also: an interview with M.T. Anderson (thx Gwenda).

— Just received: a new issue of the Fairy Tale Review and from Dean Francis Alfar, Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol.2 (Kestrel), The Digest of Philippine Genre Stories, and Story Philippines.

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  1. Gwenda on December 21st, 2006 12:58 pm

    Picture tease. That link don’t work.

  2. Gwenda on December 21st, 2006 1:54 pm

    OMG. I love the ones of Kelly being attacked by birds.

  3. Maureen McQ on December 23rd, 2006 10:15 am

    Poor Gavin.

    “I was a free man in Paris
    I felt better than alive
    There was nobody mobbing me for favors
    Noone’s future to decide.
    You know I’d go back there tomorrow
    But for the work I’ve taken on,
    Stoking the star maker machinery
    Behind the popular book.”

  4. Maureen McQ on December 23rd, 2006 10:16 am

    Oops, that was supposed to go with pidgeons.

  5. Michael Walsh on March 7th, 2007 3:25 pm

    The Waldrop collection is out! It’s real! Woo woo!

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