Tuesday, October 30, 2007

In the spirit of the holiday, the Science Fiction Poetry Association is hosting its second annual Halloween Poetry Reading online. It features audio readings from several poets, including C.A. Gardner, whose poem "Sleep" appeared in Kaleidotrope #2. They're worth a listen!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Today marks the release of the US edition of Joe Hill's debut short story collection, 20th Century Ghosts. If you haven't read the collection yet -- it had a small-press release a couple of years ago from PS Publishing -- do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. Ghosts is easily one of the best books I've read this year, and while I'm still not completely sold on Hill's follow-up novel (Heart Shaped Box, which I'm reading now), there really isn't a false note in his short stories. Highly recommended.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

At the urging of reader Victor Colonna, I've started a Kaleidotrope Facebook group. How similar this will be to the zine's MySpace page, which I very infrequently update, I don't know. But everyone is welcome to join and offer feedback on the new issue, now out and available.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Kaleidotrope #3 is hot off the presses and now available for purchase. Copies will be going out to contributors, subscribers, and some reviewers over the next couple of days.

I have noticed two small misprints I thought I had corrected in the final draft. One is a very minor added piece of punctuation that you may never even notice, but the other is a missing credit for one of the illustrations. Artist Remi Treuer provided many of the wonderful drawings that appear throughout the issue -- as well as that nifty cover art you're seeing above -- and that includes the drawing on page 46. Just so you know.

I think the issue looks terrific overall, though, and I'm very pleased to be able to share it with everyone. The issue features some terrific work from genre veterans, like Bruce Holland Rogers, Stephen Graham Jones and Mark Rich -- as well as many up-and-coming writers-to-watch, like Rachel Swirsky, Kristine Ong Muslim and Daniel Ausema. Over fifty pages of scary, silly, strange and just plain fun stuff.

I hope you'll check it out!