I am happy to say that Aliette de Bodard’s novella, ‘On A Red Station, Drifting,‘ has received a great review in LOCUS by Rich Horton, who calls the story ‘an original and ambitous tale’. Moreover, the novella has been placed on the LOCUS Recommended Reading List for 2012, and has also received support from Gardner Dozois.
I am happy for Aliette, who is a wonderful writer. As the publisher of the novella, I feel very proud to have put this wonderful story to print and see it succeed so well. (In case you didn’t know, I am publisher/editor for Immersion Press).
Well done, Aliette!
Additionally, Chris Bulter’s novella ‘Flight of the Ravens‘ has been shortlisted for the BSFA Award for Best Short, 2012. I am also proud to have published this fantastic piece of fantasy fiction.
Good luck to Chris at the awards ceremony this Easter!
Having had a great few months, book-wise, I turn my attention to the latest Immersion Press title, The Immersion Book of Steampunk. I am really happy that my friend Gareth Owens contributed a tale. His new story really adds some mean coolness to this anthology. And with Paul di Filippo rounding off the book, you can’t go wrong. Unless you don’t like steampunk…
Charlie Harbour once again demonstrates why he has been nominated for a BFSA Award for artwork, as his cover for the steampunk book is by far his best yet! I can’t wait to show it to you.
As a recent convert to the genre of steampunk, I must say there are some really cool stories out there. Give it a try, if you haven’t already.
Being a Lavie Tidhar fan makes this next announcement all the more fantastic. Immersion Press will be releasing a hardcover, limited-edition of his novella Jesus and the Eightfold Path, which I hear is coming along smoothly. I’ve seen the cover art and it kicks ass!
While I have had to bow out of EasterCon, I will hopefully see some of you at FantasyCon in Brighton.
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It’s been the coolest few months. Between the good reviews for The Immersion Book of SF we had some great nominations for stories and art, as well. The long list for Best Short Story was made by our own Chris Butler for “Have Guiter, Will Travel”, Lavie Tidhar for “Lode Stars”, and Gareth Owens for “The Cloth From Which She is Cut”. Our exceptional cover artist, Charles Harbour, is now on the final list in the Best Art category for the cover of Fun With Rainbows, by Gareth Owens.
Well done to all. And here’s hoping for a win for Charles.
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