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Clarkesworld Year Ten Anthologies

The two Clarkesworld Year Ten anthologies are now available for purchase. Print copies will be available directly from us after they arrive. (Expected mid-month.) Amazon has them now.

Clarkesworld Year Ten: Volume One (contents)

Trade Paperback
List Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-64236-020-2
Amazon

Ebook Editions
List Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-1-64236-019-6
Amazon.com (Kindle/Mobi)B&N (epub)Apple (epub)Kobo (epub)Wyrm (epub/mobi/Kindle)

Clarkesworld Year Ten: Volume Two (contents)

Trade Paperback
List Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-64236-022-6
Amazon

Ebook Editions
List Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-1-64236-021-9
Amazon.com (Kindle/Mobi)B&N (epub)Apple (epub)Kobo (epub)Wyrm (epub/mobi/Kindle)

Capclave 2019

I’m sad to announce that I will be unable to attend Capclave this year. It’s one of my favorite conventions and I haven’t missed one  in years, but we have a schedule conflict in the Clarke house and this is the only way to make things work. I look forward to returning in 2020.

Catching up: Clarkesworld Anthologies 10 & 11

Part of Clarkesworld business model includes producing an annual anthology that includes all the original fiction published during that year (October-September). With year nine, the books had grown so large that we needed to split them into two volumes. I’m a few years behind schedule on these now, but have recently been making an effort to catch up. Over the last few months, I’ve pulled together the loose ends on the four books that make up years ten and eleven. I can happily say that I have printed proofs of the books in hand and will have them finished within the week.

The next step is scheduling them for publication. I’ve been contemplating the possibility of releasing all four books at once, but maybe it would be better to do them in sets of two (complete year). They are POD (print-on-demand) titles, so I have a great deal of flexibility on when they can be released and how fast that happens. Will be giving it some thought over the next few days. If you’d like to chime in, please do.

As for year twelve, that’s in the preliminary stages of production and months away. The September issue of Clarkesworld marks the end of year thirteen, so that will have to start soon too. Expect that one in 2020.

Some stats for my fellow data nerds:

Year 10, Volume 1 – 408 pages (187,731 words)
Year 10, Volume 2 – 451 pages (217,944 words)
Year 11, Volume 1 – 417 pages (189,341 words)
Year 11, Volume 2 – 472 pages (219,307 words)

Yes, for some reason, the second half of the year seems consistently bigger than the first. Will be looking more closely at why that is happening.

Clarkesworld: September 2019

The September 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now online.

Official Statement about Clarkesworld’s Korea SF Project

It has been brought to my attention that one or more individuals in Korea has apparently been—publicly and privately, in Korean—misrepresenting themselves and/or their organizations as being affiliated or directly involved with the Clarkesworld Korean SF Translation Project. These statements are untrue and we sternly caution these individuals against continuing to do so.

To be clear, Clarkesworld is not currently–and never has been–affiliated with or tied to any Korean science fiction organizations, groups, or companies. At this stage in our project, we feel it is best for us to remain entirely neutral and completely unaffiliated with any local SF organizations in Korea, so as to avoid any possible conflicts of interest or undo influence on any side.

Every community has its own politics, conflicts, and disputes to work through. It is not Clarkesworld’s place to get involved in such things, nor is it our desire to be drawn into any such involvement by false assertions of an affiliation that does not exist. We will firmly resist any attempts to use this project, Clarkesworld, or myself to further any such agendas, and strongly urge everyone involved to please respect our wishes on this subject. We appreciate your understanding in this regard. Should anyone have questions, they are welcome to reach out to me.

한국에서 몇몇 개인이 자신 또는 자신의 기관이 <클락스월드(Clarkesworld) 한국 SF 번역 프로젝트>와 관련이 있거나 본 프로젝트에 직접 참여하는 것처럼 공개적·사적으로, 그리고 한국어로 가장하고 다닌다는 사실을 최근 알게 되었습니다. 이런 주장은 거짓이며, 클락스월드는 당사자들에게 해당 행위를 중단할 것을 엄중히 경고하는 바입니다.

명확히 해두자면 클락스월드는 현재 한국 SF 기관이나 단체, 회사와 제휴를 맺거나 연관되어 있지 않으며 과거에도 그런 적이 없습니다. 앞서 언급한 프로젝트 진행 단계를 고려할 때, 클락스월드는 한국 내 어떠한 SF 기관과도 무관하게 완전히 중립적인 입장을 유지하여 이해관계의 충돌 가능성을 배제하고 어느 측에도 영향력을 미치지 않는 것이 최선이라고 생각합니다.

어느 공동체나 풀어나가야 할 나름의 정치적 문제와 갈등, 분쟁을 안고 있습니다. 이런 일에 개입하는 것은 클락스월드의 자리가 아니며, 사실과 다른 제휴 주장으로 이런 일에 휘말리기를 전혀 원치 않습니다. 우리는 본 프로젝트나 클락스월드, 그리고 클락스월드 대표인 저를 이용하려는 시도에 강하게 저항할 것이며, 이런 문제에 대한 클락스월드의 입장을 존중해 주시기를 모든 관계자께 강력히 요청합니다. 여러분의 이해에 감사드리며, 이와 관련하여 질문이 있는 분은 언제든지 저에게 연락해 주시기 바랍니다.

Worldcon Schedule – Dublin2019

I’ll be at the Dublin Worldcon later this month. Here’s the program items I’ll be involved in:

Short fiction of 2018
16 Aug 2019, Friday 10:00 – 10:50, Wicklow Room-3 (CCD)
Alasdair Stuart (M), Jonathan Strahan, Sheila Williams, Neil Clarke

What makes a good short story? Can we find any similarities in the themes of recent short stories? Join our panel of editors for a rundown of the short fiction published in 2018, including the Hugo Award finalists for Best Short Story and the James White Award.

Bridging the language barrier: translated SFF
16 Aug 2019, Friday 12:00 – 12:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)
Cheryl Morgan (M), Julie Novakova, Neil Clarke, Francesco Verso, Emily Xueni Jin

How has the landscape of translated SFF changed in the last decade or so, both into English and from English into other languages? We’ve seen translated pieces triumph in the genre’s prime awards and gain dedicated magazines, the attention of more readers, and many specialised anthologies. The panel will discuss trends in translated genre fiction as well as possible future directions.

Pitch perfect
16 Aug 2019, Friday 14:00 – 14:50, Wicklow Room-3 (CCD)
Julie Crisp, Bella Pagan, Anne Perry, Navah Wolfe, Neil Clarke

Pitching a story can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to the field or are changing agents/editors. This is your chance to find out what agents, editors, and publishers want from their current writers, from writers fresh to the market, and from writers transitioning to someone new. Hear from the pros about what – and what not – to do when preparing the perfect pitch. (If there even is such a thing…)

Autographs
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 15:00 – 15:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)
Darcie Little Badger, Corinne Duyvis, Stark Holborn, Neil Clarke, Michael Swanwick

Kaffeeklatsch: Neil Clarke
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 14:00 – 14:50, Level 3 Foyer (KK/LB) (CCD)

Hugo Award Ceremony
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 20:00-22:00, Auditorium (CCD)

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