The jounal Science reviewed A FIELD GUIDE TO SURREAL BOTANY in their 12/19/2008 issue(!)
That's a place I was not expecting to hear from. I'll have to get a copy and post a summary.
Getting Our Story Straight
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Wayne Simmons' living dead novel Drop Dead Gorgeous is now available for purchase from many stores including:
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As tattoo artist Star begins to ink her first client on a spring Sunday morning, something goes horribly wrong with the world... Belfast's hungover lapse into a deeper sleep than normal, their sudden deaths causing an unholy mess of crashing cars, smoldering televisions and falling aircraft.
In the chaotic aftermath a group of post-apocalyptic survivors search for purpose in a devastated city. Ageing DJ Sean Magee and shifty-eyed Barry Rogan find drunken solace in a hotel bar. Ex-IRA operative Mairead Burns and RIR soldier Roy Beggs form an uneasy alliance to rebuild community life. Elsewhere, a mysterious Preacher Man lures shivering survivors out of the shadows with a promise of redemption.
Choked by the smell of death, Ireland’s remaining few begin the journey toward a new life, fear and desperation giving rise to new tensions and dark old habits. But a new threat--as gorgeous as it is deadly--creeps slowly out of life’s wreckage. Fueled by feral hunger and a thirst for chaos, the corpses of the beautiful are rising…
Stewart Sternberg and I had our names mentioned a couple of times in The Year's Best
Fantasy and Horror. We were both given honorable mentions for our stories in
High Seas Cthulhu. Other writers in the anthology whose work interested editor Ellen Datlow were: Matthew Baugh, Tim Curran, John Shire, and Lee Clark Zumpe.
Congratulations to everyone involved.
The story that caught her eye must have been "Clown Fish", a pirates vs. elder horrors romp that was a lot of fun to write.
This is exciting!
...having a witch not believe in shapeshifting shows that you do not know the
subject you are writing about.
"Snake Oil" - Matthew Baugh has been busy with stories in Arkham Tales,
High Seas Cthulhu (the excellent "Clownfish"), Hell's Hangmen and In
Lovecraft's Shadow issue #1. I wonder if Dave Mather, descendent of Cotton
Mather, will become a fixture in Mr. Baugh's stories? Dave Mather is a
deputy marshal in Nevada who gets mixed up in some mysterious goings on. As
you might surmise from the title, this is the Yiggiest story in the book.