Thursday, November 24, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Hot off their recent interview with Teresa Milbrodt, Scholars & Rogues gives us an excellent review of her collection Bearded Women.
"I recommend it highly – and I look forward to whatever this gifted writer brings us next."
The full review is here.
More information on Bearded Women can be found here.
Tone Milazzo has released an audio trailer for his book Picking Up the Ghost.
You can listen to it on his website.
Picking Up the Ghost has recently been put on the long list for the 2011 Cybils Awards, nominated in the "Fantasy and Science Fiction - Teen" category. Congratulations, Tone!
Read more about Picking Up the Ghost.
"Readers looking for something weird and wonderful may find it in this sequence of linked stories. ...While the narration swings from whimsical and hopeful to violent and despairing, the sense of wonder remains throughout." - Victoria Truslow for NJ.com
Read the review. (third on the page)
Check out The Door to Lost Pages.
Nicholas Kaufmann's Chasing the Dragon is the first ChiZine title to be made available on Lambik Audiobooks. The audiobook is narrated by Alex Foster, and can be purchaed as an MP3 or M4B for only $6.99.
Buy it here!
Or if you'd prefer a print or ebook copy, go here.
ChiZine is proud to announce that our first two titles for 2012 are now available for pre-order.
Westlake Soul by Rio Youers and Ison of the Isles by Carolyn Ives Gilman can be pre-ordered in a limited edition, signed hardcover edition. Like our previous limited editions, only 150 of each book will be available in this way, so order quickly to reserve your copy!
Order Westlake Soul:
Order Ison of the Isles:
Saturday, November 12, 2011
"Freakish in mind or body they may be, but Milbrodt's characters have the same problems as everyone else. . . . The characters are worth knowing, and the insight they provide into unusual lives is worth pondering." - Tzer Island
Read the full review.
Order Bearded Women.
Michael Rowe is getting quite a bit of press in relation to his newest work, Enter, Night. The Winnipeg Free Press promotes him as a local success story, while Outwords praises him as a pioneer of queer horror. In both articles, Rowe gives his thoughts on Enter, Night, writing 'niche' fiction, and LGBT issues.
Read the Winnipeg Free Press article.
Read the Outwords article.
Learn more about Enter, Night.
Scholars & Rogues has a lengthy interview up with Teresa Milbrodt, author of Bearded Women.
S&R: I get the impression that you know your way around the ancient Greeks. Have you always enjoyed reading mythology or are we seeing the result of research done expressly for this book?
TM: One of my college professors classified my work as “Midwestern mythic,” which I thought was a fitting term. Mythic themes and magical realist plot lines have always been a fascination of mine. It’s fiction, so why be constrained to the boring old real world all the time?
But to actually answer your question, I loved reading Greek mythology when I was a kid, and I’ve returned to those tales since the characters in them are both interesting and skeletal. In other words, there’s already a backstory and history for mythological figures, but at the same time there’s a lot of space for a writer to flesh out exactly who these people/gorgons/cyclops are and bring them to three-dimensional life. Plus I wanted to explore what it might be like to go through life with snakes on your head.
Tracy Farnsworth at Roundtable Reviews called People Live Still in Cashtown Corners "dark and gripping", giving "Kudos to the author for taking a fictional story and making it seem incredibly real."
Read the full review. (here there be spoilers)
Why not visit Cashtown Corners?
"The best work in dark fantasy and horror fiction these days is being published by small presses, haunted literary boutiques established (mostly) in out-of-the-way places. ...devoted to the weird, to the strange and — most important — to good writing."
Read the entire article!
"Every Shallow Cut is a new entry in a classic but too-rare form that cuts close to the bone. As such, it’s unflinchingly successful." - Thomas Roche, Boiled Hard
Read the in-depth review.
Buy Every Shallow Cut.