Me, I’m going to be flailing around at 9pm EST in Second life for a Copper Robot interview.
I’d also like to alert you to the publication of Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy, guest edited by Kevin Brockmeier. This is the third installment of the best-of anthology Ann and I founded with help from Sean Wallace. Underland Press is doing a lovely job publishing it, and Kevin, with the help of volume 3′s series editor Matthew Cheney, has found some amazing stories. BAF is the only series with revolving guest editors, allowing readers to get a different point of view on the field every year. Volume 4′s guest editor will be the remarkable Minister Faust. If you want to support eclectic and diverse views of the field, please buy this book. It needs your support.
Meanwhile, the TOC for BAF3 is below the cut.
Even more meanwhile, I’m buried in deadlines the rest of the week and unlikely to post more, so please do entertain me with stories of what you’ve been up to. Plug stuff. Tell me harrowing anecdotes. Ask silly questions. Whatever you like.
â€¢”Safe Passage” by Ramona Ausubel (One Story, Issue 106)
â€¢”Uncle Chaim, Aunt Rifke, and the Angel” by Peter S. Beagle (Strange Roads)
â€¢”Cardiology” by Ryan Boudinot (Five Chapters, 2008)
â€¢”The Pentecostal Home for Flying Children” by Will Clarke (The Oxford American, Issue 61)
â€¢”For a Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing” by Martin Cozza (Pindeldyboz, July 6 2008)
â€¢”Daltharee” by Jeffrey Ford (The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy)
â€¢”Is” by Chris Gavaler (New England Review, Volume 39, Number 2)
â€¢”The Torturer’s Wife” by Thomas Glave (The Kenyon Review, Fall 2008)
â€¢”Reader’s Guide” by Lisa Goldstein (F&SF, July 2008)
â€¢”Search Continues for Elderly Man” by Laura Kasischke (F&SF, September 2008)
â€¢”Pride and Prometheus” by John Kessel (F&SF, January 2008)
â€¢”The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates” by Stephen King (F&SF, October/November 2008)
â€¢”Couple of Lovers on a Red Background” by Rebecca Makkai (Brilliant Corners, Summer 2008)
â€¢”Flying and Falling” by Kuzhali Manickavel (Shimmer, The Art Issue 2008)
â€¢”The King of the Djinn” by David Ackert & Benjamin Rosenbaum (Realms of Fantasy, February 2008)
â€¢”The City and the Moon” by Deborah Schwartz (The Kenyon Review, Spring 2008)
â€¢”The Two-Headed Girl” by Paul Tremblay (Five Chapters, 2008)
â€¢”The First Several Hundred Years Following My Death” by Shawn Vestal (Tin House 34)
â€¢”Rabbit Catcher of Kingdom Come” by Kellie Wells (Fairy Tale Review, The White Issue)
â€¢”Serials” by Katie Williams (American Short Fiction, Summer/Fall 2008)