Great news…

I’ve known Martin Livings for years, certainly ten or more, and for most of those years, he has been working, honing his craft, striving to become a better and better writer.

Yesterday he got some wonderful news. Lothian Books (who are now owned by Time/Warner) have just bought his first novel, Carnies. It’s a horror/dark fantasy novel, and I couldn’t be happier for him. Now, that just leaves Keira…

More Narnia

I remember loving C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe when I was eight or nine years old. The remaining Narnia books never really impressed me, but I did struggle all the way to the end of The Last Battle. As I think I’ve mentioned here, I wasn’t all that impressed with Andrew Adamson’s rather turgid movie adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but it’s done well financially. Now comes word that Adamson is set to start production on a second Narnia movie, Prince Caspian, some time later this year. Can’t say I’m holding my breath though.

More Sterling …

Bruce Sterling has a new book coming out, a collection of stories called Visionary in Residence. It’s to be published by Thunder’s Mouth Press , and features most of his post-A Good Old Fashioned Future short fiction. I think Bruce is, and has for two decades, been one of the most interesting science fiction writers working in the field. I have a feeling that this is one of the books we most likely will, and should, be talking about this year. In case you’re interested, the table of contents for the book is:

I. Science Fiction

  • In ParadiseII. Fiction About Science
  • LuciferaseIII. Fiction for Scientists
  • Homo Sapiens Declared Extinct
  • Ivory Tower
  • Message Found In a BottleIV. Architecture Fiction
  • The GrowthingV. Design Fiction
  • User-CentricVI. Mainstream Fiction
  • CodeVII. Cyberpunk Meets Ribofunk
  • The Scab’s Progress (with Paul Di Filippo)
  • Junk DNA (with Rudy Rucker)VIII. The Past is a Future That Already Happened
  • The Necropolis of Thebes
  • The Blemmye’s Stratagem
  • The Denial