Archive for the ‘Clockwork Phoenix 5’ Category

CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5 story by Barbara Krasnoff a finalist for Nebula Awards

February 20th, 2017 No Comments

I was gobsmacked (in the best possible way) to learn this morning that Barbara Krasnoff‘s story from Clockwork Phoenix 5, “Sabbath Wine,” is a finalist for the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Short Story! To celebrate, and to make the task easier for Nebula voters, we’ve made the story available online here for all to read. You can also watch Barbara read excerpts from her story during the February 2016 New York Review of Science Fiction Readings. I’m honored to

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Top 20 most read stories and poems in (the second half of) 2016

January 4th, 2017 No Comments

So here’s a fun thing I realized I could do. Inspired by my colleagues over at Black Gate, where, in another geologic era, I was a quasi-occasional guest blogger, I’ve assembled a list of the most-read stories and poems on this website from the beginning of July through the end of December 2016. Why only half the year? I’ll try to keep it short and amusing. I’m not a luddite, but neither am I a technophile, so I don’t rush

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5 stories on Tangent Online 2016 Recommended Reading List

January 4th, 2017 No Comments

Short fiction review site Tangent Online has released its 2016 Recommended Reading List, which includes eight of the twenty stories from Clockwork Phoenix 5. They are:   “The Wind at His Back” by Jason Kimble “The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me” by Rachael K. Jones “The Perfect Happy Family” by Patricia Russo “Squeeze” by Rob Cameron “The Sorcerer of Etah” by Gray Rinehart “The Trinitite Golem” by Sonya Taaffe “The Games We Play” by Cassandra Khaw “Innumerable Glimmering

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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5 stories selected for YEAR’S BEST anthologies

December 22nd, 2016 No Comments

So this is the fun part of putting together these Clockwork Phoenix anthologies, or at least one of the most fun parts. Two of the stories from Clockwork Phoenix 5 have been picked to reappear in “Best of the Year” anthologies. Rich Larson‘s “Innumerable Glimmering Lights” has pulled a double whammy. His stunningly poetic tale of an octopoid alien society’s struggle with superstition will be reappearing in both Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2017 and Gardner

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2016 award eligibility post from Mythic Delirium Books

December 8th, 2016 1 Comment

It’s that time — in fact, a bit past the time — to create a post that makes it easier for readers to peruse all the things we published in 2016, for purposes of consideration for awards, or simply for the fun of exploring and catching up on what you might have missed. In April, we produced Clockwork Phoenix 5, the newest installment in our anthology series showcasing “stories of beauty and strangeness” and our biggest yet. The book itself

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5 Stories from CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5

October 19th, 2016 No Comments

As Anita and I prepare for an appearance next week at the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio, we decided to renew a Clockwork Phoenix tradition. With the release of each volume, we have made a few of the stories from the anthology available free to read, as a sort of sampler platter. Though our plan all along has been to do the same with the new book, life circumstances had delayed us. But no longer! To make up for

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Readercon, World Fantasy, GeekMob, Guillermo del Toro

August 8th, 2016 No Comments

Last time I wrote an update, Anita and I were about to drive up to Readercon in Boston. A whole lot has happened since, some of it fun, most of it not fun at all, but for purposes of this update I’m sticking to the fun stuff.   Readercon itself was terrific for us. We held in essence a second launch reading and launch party for the Clockwork Phoenix 5 anthology. Rob Cameron, A.C. Wise, C.S.E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez,

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My schedule at Readercon

July 5th, 2016 No Comments

I’m pleased to share my final schedule for Readercon in Boston this weekend. Anita and I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.   We’ll also have copies of all our books with us (our big push will be for Clockwork Phoenix 5, and a little bit extra for The Spider Tapestries, but all the rest will be along, too), in case you want to get one in person and have it signed.   Friday July 08

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Mythic Delirium invades Google Play

April 24th, 2016 No Comments

Thanks to a surprise opportunity, e-book editions of the Mythic Delirium Books anthologies and collections (and a number of my own books, too) are now available on Google Play, the Android equivalent of iBooks. One feature of Google Play that particularly impresses me: readers who buy a book can toggle back and forth between an EPUB edition and a PDF edition, thus having the choice of a standard e-book with flowing text and a facsimile of the print book available

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A STORY A DAY blog reviews all of CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5

April 21st, 2016 No Comments

Here’s a treat: what I consider to be the most fine-detailed and insightful review of the Clockwork Phoenix 5 anthology to date appeared in installments over the course of a couple months at the A Story A Day Keeps Boredom Away blog, also known as 365shortstories.   Here’s links to all of the individual reviews:   “The Wind at His Back” by Jason Kimble “The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me” by Rachael K. Jones “The Perfect Happy Family”

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