Monday, 14 December 2009
Why Moths Don't Live Here
In 2010, I will spend more time reading small press short stories than I do twittering.
Earlier today, Aaron Polson posted a list of all the magazines, anthologies etc he'd purchased in 2010. Here's mine... Subbed to Necrotic Tissue, Murky Depths and Postscripts, and still have issues of all three to read. I also bought Shock Totem #1. I bought one copy and won another of Space and Time, 2 issues of Grave Tales (still waiting on one), and an issue of Talebones.
Thanks to an in-my-favour swap, I received Kurt Newton's 'Black Butterflies', and a generous editor (ie Mark Deniz) sent me a free copy of 'Grants Pass'. I bought and read KC Shaw's 'Jack of All Trades', Rio Youers 'Mama Fish' and Joe Hill's 'Gunpowder' (PS Publishing) and I'm part-way through Paul Jessup's 'Glass Coffin Girls'. Languishing on my to read shelf are Joel Sutherland's 'Frozen Blood', Camille Alexa's 'Push of the Sky', Simon Bestwick's 'Pictures of the Dark', Joshua Reynolds' 'Bury Me Deep', Robots Beyond anthology, Spook City anthology, Grimm and Grimmer anthology, and Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes poetry anthology. Plus Feast by R Scott McCoy is on my Christmas list. Oh, and I've pre-ordered Courting Morpheus. I think that's it, though I'm not convinced.
Next year, as well as reading the above (began my resolution today by finally opening Gratia Placenti, the Apex anthology I bought in 2008), I'm going to devour as many online short stories as I can. I've already read a handful of Clarkesworld stories, and started in on Apex this afternoon.
And as if he wasn't busy enough, Aaron Polson is starting Skull Salad Reviews, which will be reviewing Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror stories in the small press.
I think I need to lie down now...
Posted by Cate Gardner at 18:48