The third anniversary Tuesday Poem “Scratch” is now online; I had the honour (and challenge) of supplying the final stanza! Tap your feet to the Tuesday Poets’ polyrhythms here: http://tuesdaypoem.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/3rd-birthday-communal-jazz-poem.html
I’m happy to report that my short story “Rescuing the Airmen” has been accepted for inclusion in Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative Fiction II, which is being published by Random Static and launched at Au Contraire 2013, this year’s NZ National Science Fiction Convention
The Table of Contents is below. There are a lot of fine writers in there – quite apart from being pleased that I have a story in the book, I’m looking forwards to reading it!
You can check out Random Static’s other books and products as well, including two other anthologies that I have stories in, A Foreign Country and Tales for Canterbury.
Table of Contents for Regeneration
- Last Harvest – Matt Cowens
- Rescuing the Airmen – Tim Jones
- Hunting Ythan – Mary Brock Jones
- The Mistress of Fishes – O.J. Cade
- Max’s Black Box – Grace Bridges
- In a World Full of Birds – I.K. Paterson-Harkness
- Insomnia – Kylie Thorne
- The Spectre Spectrum – Debbie Cowens
- Carving Out a Life – J.C. Hart
- Kiwi or Queenie – Jennifer Compton
- Emptying Roesler – Simon Petrie
- Tapping the Skin of the World – Anna Smith
- Doorway – Rebecca Harris
- Monocarpic Colony Blues – Elizabeth Gatens
- Harvesting the Gyre – Jonathan James Todd
- The Origami Tree – A.J. Fitzwater
- Evacuation – Fran Atkinson
- Splintering – Anna Caro
- Mother’s Milk – Dan Rabarts
- Cave Fever – Lee Murray
- Coat – Grant Stone
- Ren – Toni Wi
Regeneration is due to be launched on the 12th of July at Au Contraire 2013 – watch this space for more details and pre-order information.
A couple of months ago, Nicky Pellegrino, who edits the New Zealand Herald’s books page, contacted me after seeing my two-part summary of my 2012 reading (Part 1 | Part 2) to ask whether I would be interested in writing an occasional “Book Watch” column for the Herald on Sunday: short comments on 3 or 4 books I’ve read recently, with no restrictions as to the genres covered.
That seemed to fit pretty well with the fact that I keep track of my reading on LibraryThing, so I said “yes” – and here is my first column. Only the first three of these pocket reviews were published in the Herald, but as I really enjoyed Wolves Eat Dogs I have posted that mini-review here too.
Book Watch Column 24 March 2013
The Glass Harmonica, by Dorothee Kocks, published by Rosa Mira Books (2011) – see http://rosamirabooks.com/books/index.html#tgh (US $7.00 ebook)
Flaubert’s Drum, by Sugu Pillay, published by IP (2012) – see http://ipoz.biz/Titles/FD.htm (NZ $15 ebook, $28 paperback)
The Aviator, by Gareth Renowden, published by Limestone Hills Publishing (2012), book 1 of The Burning World series – see http://burningworldbooks.wordpress.com/ (NZ $6.99 ebook, US $15 paperback)
Wolves Eat Dogs, by Martin Cruz Smith, published by Pan (2005), available from Amazon.com – see http://www.amazon.com/Wolves-Dogs-Arkady-Renko-Novels/dp/0671775952 (from US $10.88 paperback)