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Weird Western Novel

Posted by xjenavivex on 2010.05.06 at 15:58
Where would you send yours?

Do you know of any agents that would take that genre on?

What about publishers?

I am asking for a good friend of mine.

The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan

I loved this book. I highly recommend it. You can view my review here.

From the Amazon product description:

Sarah Crowe left Atlanta, and the remnants of a tumultuous relationship, to live alone in an old house in rural Rhode Island. Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house's former tenant-a parapsychologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on a desolate corner of the property. And as the gnarled tree takes root in her imagination, Sarah risks her health and her sanity to unearth a revelation planted centuries ago...

I also suggest you check out more of her work.

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Posted by xjenavivex on 2009.11.13 at 12:36
I have this filter group on my LJ that started as a joke. We talk about squid. Lovecraft came up recently. What is your experience with Lovecraft? Read anything? Liked anything? Were you influenced by it? What would you recommend? Have you instead avoided it?


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Those Who Went Remain There Still

Posted by xjenavivex on 2009.10.01 at 21:22

Check out my review of cmpriest's book here.

If you have read this book, I would like your thoughts on whether it fits as weird fiction.

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Garbage Man - Review

Posted by xjenavivex on 2009.09.22 at 10:51
Check out my review of Joseph D'Lacey's Garbage Man.

I would love to know your thoughts on this book if you have read it. Do you feel it fits here?

Dear Weird Fiction Fans,

I’m writing to you on behalf of UK specialty publisher, Eibonvale Press, publisher of intelligent modern horror, slipstream, science fiction, magic realism, and the surreal. We are currently hard at work promoting our newest release, the short fiction collection Experiments At 3 Billion A.M. by Alexander Zelenyj. We at Eibonvale Press feel that the unclassifiable genre-bending nature of the book exemplifies the literary focus of the Weird Fiction Discussion Group and we would be very grateful if you would consider visiting our websites to learn more and possibly help spread word of the release. I have included our official press release for the book and relevant links below, by way of providing a more thorough description of its stylistic and thematic contents.

Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy your visit to our websites!

Eibonvale Press
Windblown wildernesses; celestial fire; women from the moon; inexplicable phenomena in sleeping counties and visions of blood amid mazes of urban sprawl; tales culled from subterranean depths, from the A.M. darkness and from stolen afternoons of nostalgic sunlight and weeping rains…

Eibonvale Press is pleased to announce the release of Experiments At 3 Billion A.M. by Canadian author Alexander Zelenyj, a colossal collection of forty short stories covering ten years of the author’s work. Zelenyj’s haunting and surreal stories range widely in style, stretching from lyrical flights of fantasy to gritty and painful realism to unsettling horror and the grotesque – from subtle slipstream with only the faintest sense of the otherworldly to vivid space fiction and magic realism and even light-hearted homages to the colourful and gleeful world of the pulps. Always unexpected, these stories remain bound together by a tone of universal sadness and gentleness, and an overarching sense of wonder. This lavish 664-page collection represents the most ambitious release yet from Eibonvale Press - the book is available in three different formats – a Regular Edition and Limited Edition Hardcover with different cover artwork by David Rix, as well as a Trade Paperback with alternate cover artwork. For more information visit www.eibonvalepress.co.uk.

Alexander Zelenyj’s fiction has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including FreeFall, Front & Centre, Double Dare Press, The Windsor Review, Revelation, Amazing Journeys, Jupiter, Euphony Journal, Simulacrum, Inscape, Underground Voices, and the Rose & Thorn. He is the author of the short novel, Black Sunshine, published by Fourth Horseman Press. He lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, prefers basements, and experiments in the wee hours. For more author information visit www.alexanderzelenyj.com.

Here’s what reviewers are saying about the book:

“...The tales in Experiments at 3 Billion A.M. are masterpieces of subtlety and suggestion, electric with emotional power, brimming with inventiveness, enigmatic, inconclusive and delicately drawn, touching, without being sentimental, evocative and often deeply unsettling and shocking. This then is that rare achievement, great writing and great story telling.”
- The Future Fire: Social Political & Speculative Cyber-Fiction

“Zelenyj is an incredibly talented writer who works the full spectrum of speculative fiction with ease and the ability to blur out any genre lines you may care to draw. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream and relentless re-combination, Zelenyj does it all with a narrative clarity that makes for fast, enjoyable reading.”
- The Agony Column

"Mr. Zelenyj has an eloquent style of writing that gives each story a unique dark flavor and his vivid imagination brings the characters to life for the reader and takes them places they would never expect to go. Each story has its own dark place - some with brutal toothy malevolence while others are shadows full of emotional pain."
- Monster Librarian

"This is some of the best slipstream fiction I have read for a while...[Zelenyj] mixes his genres with the hand of an expert producing some really emotive pieces, sometimes melancholy, sometimes hopeful but always interesting.”
- Sci-Fi Online



Steampunk Tales

Posted by jaborwhalky on 2009.06.12 at 04:59

Steampunk Tales

The "Penny Dreadful" For Your iPhone.
Steampulp Publishing LLC has released the world's first electronic pulp fiction magazine created exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch! Emulating the style of the pulp adventure magazines of the 1920s and '30s,Steampunk Tales contains first-run, original fiction written by an A list of award-winning authors. Issue #1 contains 10 stories, Authors contributing to issue #1 include Jay Lake, Catherynne M. Valente, Phil Brucato and G.D. Falksen. The cover art was painted by popular artist Melita "missmonster" Curphy.

The Steampunk Tales Reader features unique retro-futuristic Victorian styling never before seen in an eBook reader.
The Rest of the info here and then some Collapse )

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Promoting the work of Adam P. Knave, murnkay

Posted by xjenavivex on 2009.05.08 at 14:30
One of my favorite things in my reading and writing life is learning the back story of a particular project. The writer in me is taking notes, comparing processes, and remembering to hope. The fan in me is just excited to have that personal touch. Stories are personal. Writing is something you do alone. The writer has a connection to the work. When that writer then shares the how, the why, and sometimes the feelings behind it, the reader feels a deeper sense of connection to the work as well. At least, that is how it works for me.

Strange Angel
Strange Angel

Adam P. Knave is kind enough to give us such a candid glimpse behind the scenes of his latest release. I am linking the related entries via his tag to share with you here. Scroll all the way to the bottom and work your way back up. You get to read a series of three posts discussing his thoughts on the work. Then you see his release post and a finally a pic of his books fresh off the press. I love that part!Come on. Read a little further. Please.Collapse )

Mina from league.

Economic Stimulus Willows style

Posted by jaborwhalky on 2009.02.07 at 18:22
Current Mood: amusedamused
The Willows ,
The only dark vintage Victorian , weird and Steampunk mag.

Who has add space with in there pages
Is now having a sale on that add space.

1/4 page now $25
Half page now $35
Full page now $40
Cover now $50

They all know everyone does not have as much cash to toss around as they used to, but they still wish to help you push your stuff to their many many readers. So grab some good cheap space as long as it's there. I think once this goes public they're going to sell out of ad space very soon.

Email Ben: advertising@thewillowsmagazine.com


a voyage to arcturus

Posted by bucephalus on 2008.10.04 at 22:23
it's been a while, a long while since last i read this book by lindsay but i still remember how vivid an impression it made on me.  much as did the tales of hans christian anderson when i was very young-there was some really spooky stuff in some of his tales as well.  just reserved the one copy in the whole library system...

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