- The story was included in Ellen Datlow’s online Full Honorable Mention List for Best Horror of the Year volume 4
- His debut novel, Giant Thief, was published by Angry Robot on January 31; it was just released today in audio from Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio, read by James Langton
Congrats on both accounts, David!
A drive-by blogging, that’s what this is.
- Eric Gregory’s had a second novelette published by John Joseph Adams’s excellent Lightspeed Magazine. Last January it was “The Harrowers”. Now it’s The Sympathy, accompanied by an illustration by Galen Dara, and narrated for their podcast by Heather Scott.
- Mitch Ritchmond is a new name to me, and so this is his first mention here at the Bull Spec blog. Well, he’s just had a short story “Amsterdamned” published in Torn Realities from Post Mortem Press, an anthology which deals with Lovecraft’s themes of forbidden knowledge, where his story stands alongside ones from Clive Barker and JW Schnarr, among others. It’s available in print from IndieBound, B&N, and Amazon, which you can get to from the book’s Goodreads listing here as well as from Post Mortem Press’s online store, as well as in e-book form for the Nook, Kindle, and on Smashwords (which doesn’t show up on Goodreads).
- Gray Rinehart’s latest story in Analog is in a closely forthcoming issue, on newsstands shortly — more plainly “The Song of Uullioll” is in the July/August issue of Analog Science Fiction & Fact. This on the heels of his short story “Sensitive, Compartmented” which appeared in the April/May issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Maybe you can still find this issue on a newsstand near you… I have been looking and not been able to find an Asimov’s in stock, and let me tell you — I have been to a lot of bookstores lately.
So. I haven’t been able to get out to do much flyering, or send much PR out to the newspapers, etc. to promote THIS Sunday’s NC Speculative Fiction Night. (Other than Independent Weekly, which as always is super supportive and made the event one of their picks of a busy (is there any other kind around here?) weekend.) That’s right: 3 days away! Sunday Sunday Sunday!! At Durham’s Sci-Fi Genre Comics and Games! From 5 to 7 pm! Be there!
In order to promote the event (and Bull Spec #7 of course!), we invite everyone attending NC Speculative Fiction Night to live tweet the event with hashtag #BullSpecNC — Bring your iPads and smart phones, post to your Twitter account and your Facebook and/or Google+ page. Help us promote Bull Spec and local writers to the internet at large.
If you can’t attend because you’re busy/sick/best man at your brother’s wedding, that’s OK too! You can still join us online @5:00pm by searching Twitter for #BullSpecNC to see what you’re missing and play the online version of Sh*t David Drake Says.
This event is also part of the NC Science Festival — in addition to the readings, we’ll have some discussion about “The Science of Science Fiction”. As part of the festival, folks can download the official iPhone app, which allows people to record and upload “the sounds of science” and possibly have their clips heard on-air on WUNC. Yes, this is going to be AWESOME.
So. Please, if you can, help spread this last-minute word. Spread the #BullSpecNC hashtag! We’ve got flyers and handouts (covering several upcoming events as well) to post and share around. What I’d love to see? Lots of people posting flyers around the Triangle, taking pictures, and uploading them with the #BullSpecNC hashtag. And to see you all on SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!
While there’s still some clutter about, and not everything is here that we’d fully like to be here: welcome to Bull Spec’s new WordPress-based website. We’ll no longer be updating the old blog. Stay tuned: the (very late) April newsletter is coming, with lots of news, including the arrival of Bull Spec #7 on Sunday, April 15th at 5 pm at Durham’s Sci-Fi Genre Comics & Games as part of the next NC Speculative Fiction Night!