As usual, lot’s in the works this winter:
- I have added handy, dandy, easy to buy links to a small fraction of the writing and voice-acting work I have been doing the past few months. Look to your right. See those pretty pictures? That’s them.
- Speaking of voice-acting, I have been very busy with Colonial Radio Theater lately, and have been lucky enough to get some really great roles in Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles, and in Treasure Island, one of my favorite books of all time. I can’t tell you what an honor it will be to have Ray Bradbury listening to me bring his characters to life.
- Speaking of Colonial Radio Theater, although I wasn’t able to work on Walter Keonig’s Buck Alice and the Actor Robot (You know Mr. Keonig, right? Pavel Chekhov, from television’s Star Trek?) it is a truly wonderful, funny production by CRT starring Walter himself, and the brilliant and talented CRT staff, and therefore I have included a handy buying link to the right as well.
- Writing has taken a back seat for a while, although I do have a poem coming out in an upcoming issue of Mythic Delirium Magazine, but I have been busy, busy, busy working on a short film with a working title of Whatever Happened to that Kid? You Know, That One Kid? bound for for film festivals all across this great nation of ours. Sound intriguing? Just you wait. More to come later on.
The Dark Pages Anthology by Australian publishers Blade Red Press is now available at fine retailers in Australia, and other upside down countries, and online at Amazon.com and other fine online retailers (or just follow the link above). The Kindle edition is right around the corner, if you are one of those types that can’t wait for all that barbaric shipping and handling business, and just want to get your dirty little hands on this collection of wonderfully dark speculative fiction stories right away. The opening story, The Stain of the Psychopomp King, is mine.
The Table of Contents and review copies are making their way around the web and out into the physical world as we speak, but once you read it and love it, go to Amazon, B&N, or your favorite review site online and let people know you enjoyed it and why. The publishing industry, especially the smaller companies in the shadow of “Giants,” really rely on word of mouth.
I have read, and endorse this great little collection. I really believe there is some talent here to watch.
And of course, there’s me.
Let’s chat more later,
I’m quite pleased that Mythic Delirium has agreed to publish one of my all time favorite poems–a long, ninety-eight line epic about a marriage, called The Wedding Party.
I hope you’ll check it out when it’s published. I’m quite proud of this one, and quite proud to be in such a well thought of publication. There aren’t many poetry publications out there that Neil Gaiman would agree to write an exclusive poem for.
Right now, I’m watching a special on Jasper Maskelyne called The War Illusionist. It might blow my mind. I smell a novel here.
I was just notified that my poem FAMILY JAUNT was nominated for a Rhysling award, and will therefore at the very least, be included in The 2010 Rhysling Anthology, a collection of the poems nominated for the Rhyslings (published by the Science Fiction Poetry Association); members use the Rhysling Anthology to cast their final votes for the Rhysling Awards.
Poets appearing in past anthologies include: Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, Diane Ackerman, Alan P. Lightman, Ray Bradbury, Ursula Le Guin, Bruce Boston, Peter Redgrove, Jane Yolen, Robert Frazier, Gene Wolfe, Joe Haldeman, Thomas Disch, Catherynne M. Valente, Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann, John M. Ford, Michael Bishop, Lucius
Shepard, Jeff VanderMeer, Mike Allen, David Kopaska-Merkel, and Amal El-Mohtar.
This is indeed quite an honor.