Paul Marlowe’s short story “The Grinsfield Penitent” has been published in the Indian literary magazine The Affair. (Click the links to read the story for free on-line.)
The story, about a priest confessing and recollecting a supernatural incident connected to the First World War, also appears in Marlowe’s collection Ether Frolics, which was short-listed for the 16th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award for the best début collection of short fiction by a Canadian author.
Reviews of Ether Frolics
“Marlowe’s sense of place is dynamic and fresh, for all that his writing is set in the past… what Marlowe has written is a creation well worth the read, revealing a major Canadian talent.” – Chadwick Ginther, The Winnipeg Review
“This collection of nine short stories is a true jaw-dropping jewel of a book…”
– Aly Grauer, Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders
SF Canada member Sherry D. Ramsey is pleased to announce that her science fiction novel, One’s Aspect to the Sun, will be published by Tyche Books, with a tentative release date this fall. A bit about the book:
Captain Luta Paixon of the far trader Tane Ikai needs to know why she looks like a woman in her thirties–even though she’s actually eighty-four. She isn’t the only one desperate for that information.
The explanation might lie with her geneticist mother, who disappeared over sixty years ago, but even if her mother is still alive, it’s proving to be no small task to track her down in the vast, wormhole-ridden expanse of Nearspace. With the ruthless PrimeCorp bent on obtaining Luta’s DNA at any cost, her ninety-year-old husband asking for one last favor, and her estranged daughter locking horns with her at every turn, Luta’s search for answers will take her to the furthest reaches of space–and deep inside her own heart.
Watch Sherry’s website, www.sherrydramsey.com, for updates.
SF Canada member Rhea Rose is happy to report the recent sale of three poems to ChiZine. Watch for more details here as the poems appear.
SFC member Colleen Anderson reports several recent sales and reviews. Her poem “Shadow Realms” appeared in Witches and Pagans #23, through BBI Media, and her story “Gingerbread People will appear in Chilling Tales 2, edited by Michael Kelly.
Her story “It’s Only Words” from The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies is reviewed at: http://www.blackabyss.co.uk/2011/08/the-horror-anthology-of-horror-anthologies-edited-by-d-f-lewis/
SFC member Leslie Brown sold “Incursion” to Jack-o’-Spec (Raven Electrick Inc.), “The Windup Heiress” to Tesseracts 15 (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing), “Baba Yaga at the Megapharma” to Groanology (Library of Science Fiction and Fantasy) and saw “The Slow Plague” published in Doomology (Library of Horror).
For more on Leslie’s work, you can find her website at http://leslie-brown.com/.
Susan Forest has recently sold two short stories to Analog Science Fiction and Fact. “Turning It Off” is a humourous short story that looks at the implications of wearing a personal shield to protect oneself from minor cuts and scrapes–with interesting consequences when the device is turned off. “The Most Invasive Species” is a novelette that explores the potentially tragic consequences of cultural interference when two sentient species meet. Watch for them in upcoming issues of Analog!