Neil Clarke

The Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

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Next Issue of Postscripts is on the way

PS Publishing has posted on their web site that the next issue of Postscripts has started shipping. We should have the regular and signed limited editions of issue 3 in stock within the… nevermind… it just arrived. Here’s the contents:

* Dragon Kings Play Songs of Love by Chaz Brenchley
* Comber by Gene Wolfe
* Curious Green Colours Sleep Furiously by Stephen Volk
* black and green and gold by David Herter
* Dreaming With the Angels by Jack Dann
* Circle Dance by Richard Bowes
* Murders in the White Garden by Garry Kilworth
* Best New Horror by Joe Hill
* Interview with Lois McMaster Bujold by Jayme Lynn Blaschke

This differs from what they list on the web site. I was particularly looking forward to the Di Filippo/Malzberg story that was supposed to appear. The Joe Hill story is a very welcome addition.

-Neil

Clarkesworld Bestsellers: Week Ending May 29th, 2005

Books:
1. Haunted by Kelley Armstrong (Signed Paperback)
2. The Hidden Family by Charles Stross (Hardcover)
3. Gil’s All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez (Trade Paperback)
4. The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum (Paperback)
5. Bran Mak Morn by Robert E. Howard (Trade Paperback)

Magazines:
1. Interzone
2. Fantasy & Science Fiction
3. Andromeda Spaceways
4. The Book of Dark Wisdom
5. Weird Tales

Based on sales at Clarkesworld Books (www.clarkesworldbooks.com) for the week ending May 29th, 2005.

Haunted just barely bumped The Hidden Family out of first place this week.

A Feast for Crows

Well word is getting around that George R. R. Martin is finally done with A Feast for Crows. This weekend he announced at Conquest that the book had passed the limit set by the publisher and that it was being split in two, expanding the series to 7 books. He has decided to focus Feast on the events in the South, since those were complete. The North (including the Daenerys chapters) will be in the book that follows. The good news is that a significant portion of that book is already written. With any luck there won’t be a multi-year delay before we see it.

Expect his official announcement on his web site later this week.

Signing Update – March 27, 2005

The June books started arriving in droves in the last couple of days and I made arrangements with a few authors to have those books signed. I’ve finished shipping books to:

Brian Keene: The Rising, City of the Dead, and Terminal. (All paperbacks)

Tom Piccirilli: November Mourns. There was some extra room in the box so I also sent a few copies of A Choir of Ill Children, A Lower Deep, and Night Class. (All paperbacks)

I received signed bookplates from Kelley Armstrong for her new book, Haunted.

I also sent a box of books off to Jacqueline Carey. She’ll be signing Banewreaker (hardcover), Kushiel’s Dart, Kushiel’s Chosen, and Kushiel’s Avatar (paperbacks).

After the weekend, I hope to start contacting some more authors. As always, suggestions and volunteers welcome.

-Neil

Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales

A few days ago I was contacted by Frank Wu to see if we’d be interested in carrying a book by Agog! Press that contained his first piece of published fiction. (If you don’t know who Frank is, you should check out his artwork on his website.) I couldn’t pass up a book of giant monster stories and asked if Frank would be willing to sign copies. He did one better… he signed each book and drew (pen and highlighter) monsters onto the title page of each book.

My son and I had fun looking at all the drawings and I had him pick which one we should keep for ourselves. He’s only 5, so it was the art that sold him. (He’s a big Gamera fan.) I’ll start reading the short stories this weekend. I figure I’ll have some time for a change. 🙂

Anyhow, if this sort of thing interests you, I suggest you move quickly. We were only able to get a very limited number of copies of this book and Franks extra artwork certainly makes these copies unique. Just click on the book cover to get the complete details.

Clarkesworld Bestsellers: Week Ending May 22nd, 2005

Books:
1. The Hidden Family by Charles Stross (Hardcover)
2. Gil’s All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez (Trade Paperback)
3. Attack of the Jazz Giants and Other Stories by Gregory Frost (Hardcover)
4. The Hides by Kealan Patrick Burke (Signed Hardcover)
5. Broken Angel by Brian Knight (Signed Hardcover)

Magazines:
1. Fantasy & Science Fiction
2. Andromeda Spaceways
3. The Third Alternative
4. The Horror Express
5. Studies in Fantasy Literature

Based on sales at Clarkesworld Books (www.clarkesworldbooks.com) for the week ending May 22nd, 2005.

We’ve received the paperback edition of Brian Keene’s City of the Dead. It would have been number 1 this week, but all copies are being sent off to Brian for signing, so his inevitable entry in the bestseller list will be delayed.

-Neil

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