Invisible items received
One of the best parts of the internets is getting the Hive Mind to do your homework for you. Recently I went on this site, Twitterz and Facebook asking for suggestions of contemporary Australian fantasy influenced by Asian mythology. Not only did I receive a list of suggestions from a variety of sources but Russell B. Farr of Ticonderoga Publications sent me some eReview copies. Sadly their invisibility on the TBR pile resulted in me forgetting to include them in yesterday’s loot roundup, so I’m rectifying that now.
Also, sadly, I don’t think I can get the Hive Mind to write my 2000 word essay and do my oral presentation. To think I find the writing of words SO HARD, too.
Dead Red Heart edited by Russell B Farr
’33 stories of horror and dark fantasy that acknowledge the undead as ineradicable members of Australian society.
“There are still many solid tales to satisfy vampire fans.” – Publishers Weekly.’
Winner of the Australian Shadows Award.
’18 new tales of the Arabian nights, an anthology of fabulous Orientalist pantomime.Stories by Marilag Angway, Cherith Baldry, Alan Baxter, Jenny Blackford, Jetse de Vries, Thoraiya Dyer, Joshua Gage, Richard Harland, Faith Mudge, Havva Murat, Charlotte Nash, Anthony Panegyres, Dan Rabarts, Angela Rega, Jenny Schwartz, Barb Siples, Pia Van Ravestein, DC White.
“It will ravish your senses as it transports you to a world of flying carpets, powerful ifrits, exotic foods and above all, dancing as deadly as it is beautiful.” – Isobelle Carmody’
Bloodstones edited by Amanda Pillar
‘The first volume of an annual dark fantasy series. Features 17 stories of myths and legends.
Introduction by Seanan McGuire.
The anthology is loaded with stories of dark urban fantasy imbued with mythology; seventeen fantastic tales of monsters, gods, magic and so much more.
The 17 stories are:
- Joanne Anderton, “Sanaa’s Army”
- Alan Baxter, “Cephalopoda Obsessia”
- Jenny Blackford, “A Moveable Feast”
- Vivian Caethe, “Skin”
- MD Curelas, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”
- Thoraiya Dyer, “Surviving Film”
- Dirk Flinthart, “The Bull in Winter”
- Stephanie Gunn, “The Skin of the World”
- Richard Harland, “A Mother’s Love”
- Pete Kempshall, “Dead Inside”
- Penny Love, “A Small Bad Thing”
- Karen Maric, “Embracing the Invisible”
- Christine Morgan, “Ferreau’s Curse”
- Nicole Murphy, “Euryale”
- Kat Otis, “And the Dead Shall be Raised Incorruptible”
- Dan Rabarts, “The Bone Plate”
- Erin Underwood, “The Foam Born”
The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales by Angela Slatter
‘A stunning, emotional and eclectic collection of fantasy and dark tales. These are the stories told to warn children, entertain adults and beguile all.
Introduction by Jack Dann.