Saturday, July 4, 2015

7.4.15

The scope of my interest in politics is almost exactly counterbalanced by my aversion to debate.  You could say I'm chicken. 

I would like to use this blog to encourage you to consider signing a petition aimed at Congress.  The US has more influence over the IMF than anybody else, and it's hard to see how or why the IMF would move away from their traditional position of cruel stupidity without real political pressure.

I've been following the news as best as I can, and I am horrified by the way the European insitutions are railroading Greece.  This story may not be so well known, and what is known may be lies.  It is a story that has broad global implications;  it is a matter of profound concern to anyone when economic institutions can bypass sovereign governments. 

It is now beyond obvious that the European institutions have been acting in bad faith from the beginning.  Their idea of "negotiations" so far has been nothing better than bullying.  Syriza has been repeatedly slandered, but it seems to me the Greek government has conducted itself with vastly superior grace and humanity than the bastards sitting across from them.

This link has some information about the crisis from someone better qualified than I to discuss it.

A name on a petition is better than nothing.  This link will take you there.  Please consider signing it. 

Thank you for your attention.

Friday, May 15, 2015

5.15.15

Hello All --

The Lazy Fascist re-issue of The Narrator is out and available in both electronic and paper formats. 

Penumbrae, edited by Richard Gavin, Patricia Cram, and Daniel A. Schulke, is out now from Three Hands Press, and includes a story of mine called "Altar!  Altar!"

Aickman's Heirs, edited by Simon Strantzas, is now available, and includes my story "Infestations." 

I have three more new stories due out soon, probably this year. 

And ANIMAL MONEY is coming.

With that said, and your kind permission, I retreat once more to the slime ...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hello All.

My new novel, ANIMAL MONEY, will be coming out in November, 2015, from Lazy Fascist Press.

LF is also interested in reissuing THE NARRATOR -- if all goes well, this may appear as soon as February, 2015.

The Starry Wisdom Library anthology, edited by Nate Pedersen and including a piece by me about The Book of Eibon, is now available directly from PS Publishing.  Here's the link.

Weird Fiction Review has posted my translation of Marcel BĂ©alu's story, "The Sound of the Mill."  This is its first appearance in English.  Here's a link

LACKINGTON'S has picked up a chunk of UNLANGUAGE for some time next year.  Here's their home on the web.

My story, "Altar!  Altar!"  has been picked up for a weird collection edited by Richard Gavin, slated for publication in 2015. 

My story, "Infestations," has been accepted by Simon Stranzas for a collection called Aickman's Heirs, due out from Undertow Books in Spring, 2015.  Here's a link to that worthy project. 

I will be presenting a conference paper on a panel on Lovecraft and Poe at the upcoming Poe Conference here in New York (February 26 to March 1, 2015) as well.  This paper will be a digest version of the chapter I've written for The Lovecraftian Poe: Essays on Influence, Reception, Interpretation and Transformation, forthcoming from LeHigh University Press, 2015.



This post turned out to be a good deal longer than I thought it would be.

I return, with your permission, to the mines.  My best wishes to all of you, out there in the dark. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hello All --

Your reporter will be reading at the WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York at 7 PM on Wednesday, October 22nd.

The Cortazar translation was published at TOR.com as planned, with a beautiful illustration by Dave McKean.

A new story entitled "Altar!  Altar!" is on the way.  It isn't alone.

That is all.


Monday, July 14, 2014

On September 3rd, TOR.com will publish my translation of Julio Cortazar's story "Cefalea" ("Headache").  This story has never appeared in English before, and I believe mine is the first English translation of it.  

I discovered this story by accident, having mistakenly purchased the Spanish edition of his collection Bestiario.  When I tried to collate its table of contents with my English edition of his stories, I found one tale, "Cefalea" unaccounted for.  I decided to try translating it for my own edification ... now here we are.  

I would be even worse than I am if I lost this chance to thank Ann VanderMeer for making this publication possible, to thank TOR, and to thank the Cortazar estate for accepting my translation of this story.  

The official announcement from TOR went up this morning, and you can read it here.

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My thanks and salutations to all my friends at Readercon, and a tip of the hat to my tolerators.  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

7.2.16

PS ...

Ebook versions of both The Traitor and The Tyrant are included in the storybundle, alongside Amal El-Mohtar's Honey Month, Tainaron by Leena Krohn (a superb writer), Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck, Jeff Vandermeer's Third Bear, and a collection called It Came from the North edited by Desirina Boskovich.  There is also a kosher chimera cookbook put together by Jeff and Ann. 

Find it here

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

7.1.14

Back again. 

New Stories:

Two excerpts from my unpublished novel UNLANGUAGE have appeared recently.  One, in German translation, appears in Abyssus Intellectualis.  The other, in the original Unlanguage, is in the latest issue of PostScripts to Darkness

"Learn to Kill," in Children of Old Leech.

Plus two others, entitled "Altar, Altar" and "Infestations."  I'll announce where as soon as I am free to.

New Novel: 

ANIMAL MONEY.  Lazy Fascist Press will be publishing this one, sometime next year. 

And Readercon once again.