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YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION honorable mentions for CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5 stories

June 21st, 2017 No Comments

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois hits bookstores in July. Our anthology Clockwork Phoenix 5 made a strong showing. The book reprints Rich Larson’s gorgeous sf story “Innumerable Glimmering Lights,” and in addition, the following stories made Dozois’ list of honorable mentions: “The Book of May” by C.S.E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez “The Wind at His Back” by Jason Kimble “Sabbath Wine” by Barbara Krasnoff “The Trinitite Golem” by Sonya Taaffe “A Guide to

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Mythic Delirium Books in the 2017 LOCUS reading list and poll

April 13th, 2017 No Comments

I’m proud to report that our anthology Clockwork Phoenix 5 made the 2016 Locus Magazine Reading List, and as a result is included in the 2017 Locus poll in the “Best Anthology” category. The poll closes Saturday (April 15.) Though it’s my name in the poll, it’s by virtue of a terrific cover and 20 excellent stories that our book made the list. The poll also included Mythic Delirium as an option for “Best Magazine,” and for the first time,

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99 cent celebration sale of Bone Swans and Clockwork Phoenix 5

March 12th, 2017 No Comments

  This sale serves as a dual celebration for Mythic Delirium Books.   We’re combining a celebration of Clockwork Phoenix 5 contributor Barbara Krasnoff’s Nebula Award nomination for her short story “Sabbath Wine” with a too-long-delayed celebration of C.S.E. Cooney’s World Fantasy Award win for her story collection Bone Swans.   We’ve reduced the prices of both ebooks to 99¢ (a $5 discount) and they’ll stay that way through March 19.   Here’s all the places you can snatch them

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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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