Where will her lantern lead you? To the bliss of death Or the death of bliss Know the most dangerous of all. It sold 30, copies in its first week of publication, and gained her the prestigious Author's Club Silver Quill for best first novel, while in the U. Further equally successful novels followed, also an illustrated account of the Battle of Agincourt. She lives in an antique stone cottage between sea and mountain in West Wales. The Captain's Witch is her first fantasy novel, and she is now working on a sequel.
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Her website is: www. We are proud to present a new anthology of cutting-edge speculative fiction from some of today's brightest literary talents. From fantasy to dark fantasy and horror to science fiction and the hard-to-categorize works of the imagination that fall somewhere in-between, there is something here to appeal to the most curious reader. Dave Hutchinson was born in Sheffield in Celebration Ian Whates , ed. He lives in London. Story marries style. The second volume of this extraordinary new annual anthology series of fantastic literature dares to surpass the first, with works that sidestep expectations in beautiful and unsettling ways, that surprise with their settings and startle with the manner in which they cross genre boundaries, that aren't afraid to experiment with storytelling techniques, and yet seamlessly blend form with meaningful function.
Presenting Clockwork Phoenix 2. Each story fits neatly alongside the next, and the diversity of topics, perspectives and authors makes this cosmopolitan anthology a winner. You are familiar with the salt of the earth.
But did you know there is an even finer, more delicate essence? Take wisdom and imagination, responsibility and beauty, and mix them together in arcane proportions to form a rich and peculiar brine. The resulting water of life is an emotional muddy liquid, filled with existential sediment swirling in the light of secret reality and reflecting prismatic colors of hope and wonder. It is the Salt of the Air. In this debut collection from the critically acclaimed author of Dreams of the Compass Rose and Lords of Rainbow , the nineteen stories are distillations of myth and philosophy, eroticism and ascetic purity.
Don't be afraid of ingesting ethereal salt. Open your mind and inhale. Sumptuous detail, twisty plots and surprising endings lift these extravagant tales. Fine shades of emotion, mythic grandeur, crystalline prose, sharp revisionist intelligence: these are Vera Nazarian's hallmarks She made her novelist debut with the critically acclaimed novel Dreams of the Compass Rose , followed by epic fantasy about a world without color, Lords of Rainbow.
Ancient myth, moral fables, eclectic philosophy, and her Armenian and Russian ethnic heritage play a strong part in all her work, combining the essences of things and places long gone into a rich evocation of wonder. In addition to being a writer and award-winning artist, she is also the publisher of Norilana Books.
Official website: www. Enchantment, peril and romance pervade the shadowy Far East, from the elegant throne room of the emperor's palace to the humble teahouse of a peasant village. In these dozen stories of adventure and magic from the Orient, a maiden encounters an oni demon in the forest, a bride discovers her mother-in-law is a fox woman, a samurai must appease his sister's angry ghost, strange luck is found in a jade locket, and dark and light are two sides of harmony. A striking debut collection from Eugie Foster. An elegant and entertaining book.
Le Guin "The tales are beautifully written, elegant, passionate, funny, and moving. The entire collection is a delightful, magical bridge across cultures. I hope many readers find their way to it. McKillip "Noted short story author Foster offers a dozen enchanting and sometimes chilling tales alive with elegantly sketched characters and sensibilities drawn from Asian folklore. Readers who long for a break from European medieval fantasy will be charmed and entertained by Foster's tales.
After receiving her master's degree in Psychology, she retired from academia and became a corporate computer drone. When her company asked her to leave the phantoms and fairies in the South and return to the dead-cold lands of the Midwest, she said "no" and retreated to her library to pen flights of fancy. Visit her online at www. Original Press Release Women of Power and Enchantment. For over two decades, the late Marion Zimmer Bradley , best-selling and beloved author, discovered and nurtured a grand generation of popular and acclaimed writers including Mercedes Lackey who returns to grace our pages this year , Jennifer Roberson, and a host of others.
We are proud to continue the classic and vibrant feminist tradition with this twenty-third volume of new magical adventures edited by Elisabeth Waters , secretary and co-editor to Mrs. Here are nineteen original stories of powerful women, swashbuckling and magic, spells and duels, arcane sorcery and heroic sacrifice, written by familiar spell-casters of wonder and bright newcomers who are sure to become favorites. Cirone "Daughters of Brightshield" by Pauline J.
Ross "Squirrel Errant" by Michael H. You hold in your hands a cornucopia of modern cutting-edge fantasy. The first volume of this extraordinary new annual anthology series of fantastic literature explodes on the scene with works that sidestep expectations in beautiful and unsettling ways, that surprise with their settings and startle with the manner in which they cross genre boundaries, that aren't afraid to experiment with storytelling techniques, and yet seamlessly blend form with meaningful function. The delectable offerings found within these pages come from some of today's most distinguished contemporary fantasists and brilliant rising newcomers.
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Introducing Clockwork Phoenix. Lush descriptions and exotic imagery startle, engross, chill and electrify the reader, and all 19 stories have a strong and delicious taste of weird.
Wright - "Choosers of the Slain" C. The Duke In His Castle by Nebula Award-nominated author and award-winning artist Vera Nazarian is a dark, lush, erotic fantasy novella in the vein of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast, with interior illustrations by the author. And now, a Nebula Award Finalist.
Rossian, the young Duke of Violet, wastes away in mad solitude, unable to leave the confines of his decadent castle grounds because of a mysterious invisible barrier Bare, Bart. Vilas, NC: Canterbury House, Barnhardt, Wilton. Lookaway, Lookaway. Barrett, J. Iola, or, Facing the Truth. Bartholomew, Nancy.
Stand By Your Man. Beale, Marie. New York: Henry Holt and Co. Beasley, Ernest. Cape Fear Murders. Beck, Jessica. Assault and Batter. United States: Jessica Beck, Deadly Donuts. Deep Fried Homicide. The Donut Shop Mysteries. Drop Dead Chocolate. Evil Eclairs.
Fatally Frosted. Glazed Murder. Illegally Iced. Killer Crullers. Powdered Peril.
Sinister Sprinkles. Sweet Suspects. Tragic Toppings. Bell, Corydon. Come Snow fer Christmas. Cleveland, OH: Tower Press, Bender, Karen E. A Town of Empty Rooms. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, Benners, Bill. Bennett, Gordon. Davidson, NC: Lorimer Press, Benrey, Janet and Ron. Glory Be! The Glory, North Carolina Novels.
Gone to Glory. Grits and Glory. Season of Glory. Benton, Lori. The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn. Bergen, Lara. See You Soon, Samantha.
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