Category Archives: Chris Butler

Old Year, New Year

It’s been a while since I posted. It’s been a great year in terms of reviews and meeting and getting to know some really great people, such as Bill Campbell, Geoff Ryman, Tade Thompson, Nick Wood, Zen Cho, Nisi Shawl, and many others. I also now co-edit Shattered Prism magazine with Amir Naaman. Great stories by Lavie Tidhar and others. Read it. Support it. Share it.

Also had the pleasure of being in two great anthologies: Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R Delany, and The World and the Stars, edited by Chris Butler and published by Deborah Jay.

I will face the new year with determination to complete more short fiction, and finish a novella (under the watchful gaze of the awesome Nisi).

See you again soon.

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Filed under Bill Campbell, Carmelo Rafala, Chris Butler, Deborah Jay, Deirdre Counihan, Elizabeth Counihan, Lavie Tidhar, Nisi Shawl, SF, Speculative fiction

Fantastic Review of The World and the Stars

Prominent genre review site SF Crowsnest has published a glorious review of the anthology The World and the Stars. The review praises the editor, Chris Butler (who did a smashing job, by the way), and calls out some highlights of the book.

The reviewer calls my story, “The Madness of Pursuit, the Desire of Lonely Hearts“, as a “fabulous adventure”. He goes on to say that “Creating a situation where…technology still allows for an old-fashioned maritime adventure is quite a skill and this story pulls it off nicely.”  Well, thank you, Mr Jones!   I have the Montpelier Writers Group to thank for helping me shape this into a better story.

A lot of great stories are in this book. Buy it now! Ask for at your local bookstore or get it at Amazon. There is something in it for everyone. You won’t be disappointed.

The World and the Stars

The World and the Stars

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Filed under Anthologies, Carmelo Rafala, Chris Butler, Deborah Jay, Deirdre Counihan, Elizabeth Counihan, Fantasy, Liz Williams, Science fiction, SF Crownest, Speculative fiction, Stephen Gaskell, Tanith Lee, The World and the Stars

The World and the Stars — released and ready

You can now own The World and the Stars today. This great book contains stories by some great writers, including Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Colin P. Davies and more, and with a Foreward by Mike Ashley. I am happy to have a story in this anthology.  Ask for it at your local bookstore or go to Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.

The World and the Stars

The World and the Stars

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Filed under Carmelo Rafala, Chris Butler, Elizabeth Counihan, Fantasy, Gareth Owens, Science fiction, SF, Speculative fiction, Stephen Gaskell

Great Developments Begin The New Year

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!

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Filed under Aliette de Bodard, BSFA Awards, Chris Butler, Fantasy, Gardner Dozois, LOCUS, Rich Horton, Science fiction, Speculative fiction, Writing

FantasyCon, Steampunk, and Kung Fu

Sorry for any delays in posting. After a death in the family, I am refocusing and getting back on track.

Getting ready for Fantasycon. The steampunk book is ready, with one more change in the line-up–added in Aliette de Bodard and “Kung Fu Jesus Man” Lavie Tidhar for what is a really cool anthology. See the awesome cover by Charles Harbour at the Immersion press website.

I shall have a table in the dealer’s room, so come by and say hi and buy a book or two, or three, or four…. (All books will be reduced in price.)

I will have on hand for purchase Lavie Tidhar’s excellent Jesus and the Eightfold Path for sale. It is a beautiful limited-edition hardcover novella. Check out the great cover art from Melissa Gay at the website.

You can also pick up Fun With Rainbows by Gareth Owens, The Immersion Book of SF, edited by me, and The Immersion Book of Steampunk, edited by Gareth D Jones and myself.

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Filed under Aliette de Bodard, Carmelo Rafala, Chris Butler, Editing, Elizabeth Counihan, Fantasy, Fun With Rainbows, Gareth Owens, Gord Sellar, Immersion Press, Jesus and the Eightfold Path, Lavie Tidhar, LOCUS, Paul Di Filippo, publications, Science fiction, SF, Speculative fiction, Steampunk, Stories, Tanith Lee, The Immersion Book of Steampunk

Steampunk Work

I can finally say I am coming to the end of reworking the TOC for the Immersion Book of Steampunk. If I don’t get bogged down with serious energy-fail, this thing could see the light of day very soon.

New TOC:

Gareth Owens

James Targett

Jacques Barcia

Gord Sellar

G.D. Falksen

Anatoly Belilovsky

Toby Frost

Elizabeth Counihan

James Johnson

Tanith Lee

Chris Butler

Paul Di Filippo

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Filed under Carmelo Rafala, Chris Butler, Editing, Gareth Owens, Gord Sellar, Immersion Press, Paul Di Filippo, Science fiction, SF, Speculative fiction, Steampunk, Stories, Tanith Lee