Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Best Novel: "Memoirs of a Master Forger" by William Heaney, aka Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
Best Novella: "The Reach of Children" by Tim Lebbon (Humdrumming)
Best Collection: "Bull Running for Girls" by Allyson Bird (Screaming Dreams)
The PS Publishing Best Small Press Award: Elastic Press, run by Andrew Hook
Best Non-Fiction: "Basil Copper: A Life in Books" edited by Stephen Jones (PS Publishing)
Best Artist: Vincent Chong
Best Television: "Doctor Who" head writer Russell T. Davies (BBC Wales)
Best Film: "The Dark Knight" directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner Brothers)
The Karl Edward Wagner Award: Hayao Miyazaki
The results of the BFS Short Story Competition 2009 were also announced at the ceremony:
Winner: "Dead Astronauts" by Patrick Whittaker
Runner-up: "In the Moment" by Elana Gomel
Congratulations to all the winners!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This month the novella of Douglas Clegg, “Isis”, first published by Cemetery Dance in 2006 will be released in a new edition by Vanguard Press. I admit that the synopsis of the novella sounds intriguing and caught my interest.
If you lost someone you loved, what would you pay to bring them back from the dead?
Old Marsh, the gardener at Belerion Hall, warned the Villiers girl about the old ruins along the seacliffs. “Never go in, miss. Never say a prayer at its door. If you are angry, do not seek revenge by the Laughing Maiden stone, or at the threshold of the Tombs. There be those who listen for oaths and vows…. What may be said in innocence and ire becomes flesh and blood in such places.”
She was born Iris Catherine Villiers. She became Isis.
From childhood until her sixteenth year, Iris Villiers wandered the stone-hedged gardens and the steep cliffs along the coast of Cornwall near her ancestral home. Surrounded by the stern judgments of her grandfather—the Gray Minister—and the taunts of her cruel governess, Iris finds solace in her beloved older brother who has always protected her. But when a tragic accident occurs from the ledge of an open window, Iris discovers that she possesses the ability to speak to the dead...
Be careful what you wish for.
What stirred my interest further on is the book trailer you see above and which I found to be a very good one. And the site dedicated to the book where you can find information about the book and Douglas Clegg, an excerpt and some treats in form of a game, avatars and wallpapers. You can find the book’s site at Isisthebook.com.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Humanity was decimated by bio-terrorism; three engineered plagues were let loose on the world. Barely anyone has survived.
Just a year before the collapse, Grants Pass, Oregon, USA, was publicly labelled as a place of sanctuary in a whimsical online, “what if” post. Now, it has become one of the last known refuges, and the hope, of mankind.
Would you go to Grants Pass based on the words of someone you’ve never met?
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Describe yourself: One
How do you feel: Putting the Pieces in Place
Describe where you currently live: Madder Mysteries
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Avempartha
Your favorite form of transport: The Alchemy of Stone
Your best friend is: The Magic Thief
You and your friends are: The Company
What’s the weather like: Gunpowder
Favorite time of day: Nights of Villjamur
If your life was a: Yellow Blue Tibia
What is life to you: The Angel’s Game
Your fear: The Absence
What is the best advice you have to give: How to Make Monsters
Thought for the Day: The Reach of Children
How I would like to die: Heaven’s Bones
My soul’s present condition: The Devil You Know