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Nonfiction This Year: Scenes, Weird Florida, Black Clock, Black Mirror, Squirrels, and More

  It’s been quite a year for me writing-wise. I’ve finished a couple of long novellas–“Bliss” and “The Journals of Doctor Mormeck”–made significant progress on two novels and something weird called “Nice Is Just Another World for Terrible,” and I wrote a fair amount of short fiction. This in addition to selling the movie rights […]

David R. Bunch’s Cybernetic Moderan Stories Acquired by New York Review of Books Classics

New York Review of Books Classics has acquired World rights to David R. Bunch’s out-of-print collection MODERAN, for publication in 2017. The deal was made by Jeff VanderMeer through VanderMeer Creative, acting on behalf of the Bunch estate, and the acquiring editor is Sara Kramer. Bunch’s highly original Moderan stories were prized by such iconic […]

VanderMeer Creative and The Octavia Project

As announced yesterday, VanderMeer Creative is funding a full year of The Octavia Project in Brooklyn. We are also providing a full-ride scholarship for one 2017 Octavia Project student to attend the teen SF/Fantasy writing camp, Shared Worlds, that we have helped run for almost a decade. We think the sharing of ideas between the […]

Announcing The Big Book of Classic Fantasy

(Image from here.) As Ann and I announced on social media last week, we’re thrilled to have sold another behemoth of an anthology, The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, to editor Tim O’Connell at Vintage Books!! Tentatively scheduled for publication in 2018 and covering roughly the period 1850 up to World War II. Thanks to […]

May I Suggest The Big Book of Science Fiction as a Gift for the Holidays?

May I suggest for the holidays the gift of a century of science fiction? Our Big Book of SF came out over the summer and was a huge hit–as the reviews below suggest! Over 100 authors and 750,000 words of fiction. Available from your local bookseller or Amazon. “A stunning and satisfying retrospective. . . […]

Views from the Trias House: Readings by Amelia Gray, Dexter Palmer, and Jeff VanderMeer

I’ve been blessed as part of serving as the 2016-2017 Trias Writer in Residence–blessed to curate a reading series in addition to all of the other wonderful opportunities. This fall, I kicked things off talking about the Southern Reach trilogy and sharing some of the inspiration for the novels (as well as reading). Then we […]

Views from the Trias House: Introducing Dexter Palmer’s Version Control

(All photos by the  HWS staff photographer) This post is one of several about my experiences in the Finger Lakes District in upstate New York while serving as the Trias writer-in-residence at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva). Dexter Palmer read from Version Control, his latest novel, as part of the Trias Reading Series at HWS […]

Views From the Trias House: Aboard the HWS Research Vessel, Searching for Shrimp

(The view from the deck of The William Scandling, headed out onto Lake Seneca, on the hunt for tiny freshwater shrimp.) This post is one of several about my experiences in the Finger Lakes District in upstate New York while serving as the Trias writer-in-residence at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva). One of the unique […]