Tuesday, 8 March 2011
I'm So Last Century
Way back in the late 1990s the British small press was thriving and Kimota was an important part of the scene. I was lucky enough to have three short stories published in the magazine and when I say lucky, I mean lucky. My stories appeared alongside Joel Lane, Paul Finch, Peter Tennant, Jenny Barber, Steve Lockley and countless others.
The British small press of the 1990s birthed many of today's major stars.
Now, in the bright-dizzy age of the internet, Kimota has been rebirthed as an anthology and appropriately, as it's e-book week, as an ebook (available from Amazon).
When the editor, Graeme Hurry, contacted me late last year asking if he could republish my old stories in the anthology (which is a collection of stories that originally appeared in the magazine) I had a mini panic attack. Nooooooooo. I feel my writing has moved on and, hopefully, improved. So I asked if Graeme would be willing to accept a recent reprint instead. Which he did. And thus, 'Treading the Regolith' (originally published in M-Brane SF) found a new home.
The anthology features stories from Neal Asher, Peter Crowther, Paul Finch, Stephen Laws, Mark Chadbourn, Nicholas Royle, Mark Morris, William Miekle, D.F. Lewis, Suzanne J Barbieri, Stuart Young and others. Of course, that means I just got lucky again.
Graeme is hoping to launch a new 21st century magazine Kzine later this year. Keep an eye out for it and don't forget to submit.