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.

15 comments:

Michael Stone said...

Hey, I've heard of Kimota! Kudos for getting your name in there a few times, and of course for getting your story in this antho, too.

Simon said...

Congrats again, Cate! And enough of this 'I just got lucky' stuff- you're there because you bloody well deserve it.

Word verification: manklee. Sounds like a cross between a 60s pop star and some bizarre sea creature...

onipar... said...

Wow, very cool. It's extra-super-awesome that they loved your work so much and wanted to reprint it. That has to be an ego-booster.

Congrats!

K.C. Shaw said...

Cool! I bet your old stuff was good, though.

Danielle Ferries said...

Woot! Although I'm sure your old stuff wasn't too shabby :)

Deborah Walker said...

Great story. I remember reading it in Membrane-SF. Congratulation, Cate.

Josh Reynolds said...

Very nice. Still, it would have been interesting to see some early Gardner. Congratulations though!

Cate Gardner said...

Cheers, Mike

Erm, yeah, that too, Simon. Ha!

Thanks, Anthony

Afraid not, Kate

I wouldn't describe my old stuff as shabby, Danielle, but I would say I bled all over the page ;)

Thanks, Deborah

Interesting is definitely the word, Joshua.

Aaron Polson said...

Congrats! Those old paper 'zines make me feel all misty. People just don't use staples anymore...

Cate Gardner said...

Oh no. What if the staple makers go out of business?????

Katey said...

Oh I loved that MBrane story--congrats Cate. What a super cool idea this is.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Katey.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Woot!

Simon Kewin said...

Cate,

And great to be sharing a TOC with you too. Congrats on that and all your successes!

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks Nat & Simon.