Between shelves

Sat 27 Jan 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 6 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

Interfictions, the first book from the Interstitial Arts Foundation, has just gone off to the printer. A few review copies have gone out but most will go out closer to the pub date — let’s call the pub date Monday, April 30th. By then the book will be in the stores, sliding between shelves, cracking open heads, and warming the hearts of readers everywhere in Bookland.

Want to review it? Drop us a line.

The cover (featuring a photo of 3D art by Connie Toebe) is below as well as the full table of contents — although that’s still alphabetical, the true order will be revealed Later.

You can read a version of the introduction online but for the rest you’ll have to wait a bit. The Afterword, by hard-working editors Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss, is a great conversation on expectations, editing, definitions (and the lack or use of them), and should be kickstart further conversations of interest. Maybe that can be posted in the form of blog posts by the editors or maybe it will end up on the IAF forums.

A page for the book will appear soon(ish), it can be preordered here (or at your fave book shop), and it will be pretty.

Heinz Insu Fenkl, Introduction
Karen Jordan Allen, “Alternate Anxieties”
Christopher Barzak, “What We Know About the Lost Families of – House”
K. Tempest Bradford, “Black Feather”
Matthew Cheney, “A Map of the Everywhere”
Michael DeLuca, “The Utter Proximity of God”
Adrián Ferrero, “When It Rains, You’d Better Get Out of Ulga” (translated from Spanish)
Colin Greenland, “Timothy”
Csilla Kleinheincz, “A Drop of Raspberry” (translated from Hungarian)
Holly Phillips, “Queen of the Butterfly Kingdom”
Rachel Pollack, “Burning Beard – The Dreams and Visions of Joseph Ben Jacob, Lord Viceroy of Egypt”
Joy Marchand, “Pallas at Noon”
Anna Tambour, “The Shoe in SHOES’ Window”
Veronica Schanoes, “Rats”
Léa Silhol, “Emblemata” (translated from French)
Jon Singer, “Willow Pattern”
Vandana Singh, “Hunger”
Mikal Trimm, “Climbing Redemption Mountain”
Catherynne Valente, “A Dirge for Prester John”
Leslie What, “Post hoc”
Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss, “Afterword: The Space Between”


6 Responses to “Between shelves”

  1. Maureen McQ on February 3rd, 2007 8:13 am

    Coolest cover Ever.

  2. Ellen Kushner, IAF VP & Pub/Promo Slave on February 4th, 2007 10:06 am

    Very pretty!

    I’m glad to say that the Afterword by Delia & Dora will be up next week on the IAF website.

    The Heinz Fenkl essay in the book is a revised version of the essay you’ve kindly linked to here online. We are not going to post the revised version – you’ll have to buy the book to read that (oh, and a few – well, more than a few – blow the top of your head off short stories. Those, too.)

  3. Ellen Kushner, IAF VP & Pub/Promo Slave on February 4th, 2007 10:12 am

    P.S. Thanks, Maureen! Cover is by Connie Toebe, one of her boxes, called “In the Moonlight”:

  4. Steve R on February 14th, 2007 7:25 am

    Will it be available in the UK?

  5. lcrw on February 14th, 2007 8:19 am

    Our books aren’t distributed in the UK but (rightly or wrongly!) carries them and you can order it from any bookshop online — a few are listed here:

  6. Steve R on February 14th, 2007 4:13 pm


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