Clarkesworld and Wyrm Publishing on the Locus Recommended List

The 2009 Locus Recommended Reading List has been posted!

Selected from Clarkesworld Magazine:

Selected from Wyrm Publishing:

Congratulations to our authors and editors!

UNPLUGGED Reviewed in Booklist


"Unplugged aims to showcase the online fiction often neglected in standard best-of-the-year anthologies, and a rousing success it is, containing, among other things, Merrie Haskell’s genuinely delightful tale about a girl-prince who, over her parents’ objections, undertakes a risky journey to rescue a princess held in a tower that has brought to ruin many princes before her; she rescues quite a few people. Also prime delightful is the eerie “The Things That Make Us Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away,” one of Cory Doctorow’s more unnerving forays into the short story. The selections come from a truly excellent assortment of venues, including Tor.com, Lone Star Stories, Baen’s Universe, and Farrago’s Wainscot. They constitute a shining example of the good general anthology. Clearly, selecting only online stories imposed no limit on scope, variety, and high quality."
Booklist (December 15, 2009)

Unplugged: The Web’s Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy – 2008 Download edited by Rich Horton is available direct from Wyrm Publishing and should be in bookstores shortly. [Amazon, Powells]

My Philcon Schedule

I have the privilege of being a guest at Philcon this weekend and will be on the following panels:

  • Sat 11:00 AM in Plaza IV (Four)—The Editors Panel (Short Fiction) (54)
    Hildy Silverman (mod), Darrell Schweitzer, Gardner Dozois, Neil Clarke, Danielle Ackley-McPhail

    Professional Science Fiction editors of magazines and anthologies explain what they are looking for and discuss the nature of the Science Fiction and Fantasy short fiction market.

  • Sat 3:00 PM in Plaza II (Two)—Agents And Editors Panel (48)
    Hildy Silverman (mod), Ty Drago, Neil Clarke, Neal Levin, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Brian Koscienski

    You know the drill — find out what they are looking for in the current market.

  • Sun 11:00 AM in Plaza IV (Four)Is The Short Story On Its Way Out? (71)
    Neil Clarke (mod), Larry Hodges, Lawrence M. Schoen, Dina Leacock

    There have been dramatic declines in magazine subscriptions in recent years. Is the short story medium on its way out or is it an essential part of the genre? Or is it all going digital?

  • Sun 12:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom TwoThe New Generation Of SF Writers (59)
    James Daniel Ross (mod), Neil Clarke, Stephanie Burke

    These are writers who grew up in a science fictional world of computers, space travel, virtual reality and robots. How does this affect their approach to the subject matter and technique of their work?

  • Sun 3:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three—The Future of Print Genre Magazines (45)
    Alan Beck (mod), Gardner Dozois, Thomas Nackid, Tony DiGerolamo, Tom Purdom, Neil Clarke

    The major print magazines have suffered a large loss of circulation and many smaller magazines have gone out of business altogether. Is there a future for genre fiction magazines or are they going the way of the dinosaur?

I’ll also have a table in the Dealer’s Room, where I’ll be selling surplus from Clarkesworld Books and the latest books from Wyrm Publishing. If you’ll be joining us in Cherry Hill, NJ, stop by and say hi! Oh and if there is something you want me to bring for pickup there, you should order before Thursday night at 8PM EST.

Last Drink Bird Head Coming Soon

Coming soon from The Ministry of Whimsy!

LAST DRINK BIRD HEAD
Flash Fiction for Charity

Contributors include Peter Straub, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Brian Evenson, Henry Kaiser, Gene Wolfe, Hal Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Rikki Ducornet, Holly Phillips, Stephen R. Donaldson, K.J. Bishop, Michael Swanwick, Ellen Kushner, Daniel Abraham, Jay Lake, Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Sarah Monette, Conrad Williams, and Marly Youmans. (See the ordering page for a full list of contributors.)

All proceeds from this book will go to ProLiteracy, an organization that "champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies."

LAST DRINK BIRD HEAD will be launched at World Fantasy Convention. Check out Jeff’s blog for details about the launch party.

ORDER NOW TO RESERVE YOUR COPY AND TO SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE.
Preordered copies will be signed by at least one
contributor or editor or available for pickup at WFC.

September Issue of Clarkesworld went online yesterday

The September issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available online. If you enjoy it, please consider a donation, book purchase, or just spread the word.

FICTION
White Charles by Sarah Monette
White Charles (AUDIO VERSION) by Sarah Monette, read by Kate Baker
Non-Zero Probabilities by N. K. Jemisin

NONFICTION
Mammals Underfoot! An Interview with Emerging Writers interview by Jeff VanderMeer
All Of These Worlds Are Yours by Jeremy L. C. Jones
September Contest : Free Books from Pyr and Wyrm

COVER ART
Repairshop by Andreas Rocha

 

Tides from the New Worlds

Hey Eamonn, what did that big truck just deliver?

Nice. Why don’t you hold it a little higher so I can see who wrote it?

Many pictures later… ok, box of books, can you sit still better than a 6-year-old?

Thank you!  That’s TIDES FROM THE NEW WORLDS the signed limited edition short story collection by Tobias S. Buckell! YAY!
Copies begin shipping tomorrow.