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a few updates:

i've sold my story 'R' to agog! smashing fiction, edited by cat sparks. previous agog volumes have been well reviewed and well rewarded and have, indeed, been fine anthologies, with fine production values and, just as importantly, fine fiction. i was in the first agog volume, agog! fantastic fiction, the editor is a cool lady who i am always happy to work with, and i think 'R' is a good story that'll either have people with it or against it. it's about a man who wakes up one morning to find his world censored.

i also have a story, 'Adala's Memory: A March Collection' appearing in the anthology Spiny Babbler. this is an anthology done to promote new writing of australianness, i believe. my story is one of the early chapters from my thesis, a small two thousand word thing, set in granville (which is a suburb in sydney), totally without a fantastical element, and utterly stand alone. i like it. i'm glad it's going to appear somewhere, because it won't look the same this time next year, and i'm quite pleased with it as it is.

also: leviathan four: cities has been pushed back to November. all is good.

i received my contract for 'night of the dead king', which will be appearing in potato monkey, issue four, i think. the next one at any rate. for the folk who liked 'scratches in the sky' (in agog! fantastic fiction) this is another story in my steampunk/sword and sorcery world, featuring allandros daemozzan and, this time out, his companion the black, self titled, self claimed, chicken footed dwarf, balor bloodaxe.

and, apparently, unless things change, i'll be appearing on the local radio show smeg on the tenth of march. since it's local radio and has the broadcast range of a slingshot, and i have no idea if it can be caught on the net, likely most of you won't hear it. but you would if you could, right?

anyhow, all together, this is a nice range of stuff, each of them different to the next, with something for everyone, which is just how i like it.

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ceret
Feb. 25th, 2004 06:58 am (UTC)

Well done! Looks like a fine list of credits there. Agog rocks, as does Cat.

As for "it's about a man who wakes up one morning to find his world censored" that's one of the best 14 word loglines I've heard in a long time :)
benpeek
Feb. 25th, 2004 02:52 pm (UTC)
thanks.

it's not a bad start for the year, so i'm pleased. hopefully i'll be able to score a few more things along the way, and keep it diverse, too. i'm having good luck with diversity at the moment, or so i reckon. (it could be due to the fact that no one knows who i am, but i'm fine with that.)

as for the line... i like it too. a friend of mine told me it, saying, what can i do with it? i said, we'll, i know what i'd do with it... so he let me have it. ultra coolness. and i like the story, which took me forfuckingever to sell to a good market here is aus. i don't know if i would've been able to outside, but the story uses local ratings systems, and is really about australia, or at least i think so. the funny thing was, i'd get a lot of editors saying, 'i like this, but can you tone it down?'

it's funny in its own way, i guess. but cat and agog are super cool, so i am super pleased.
mariness
Feb. 26th, 2004 04:14 am (UTC)
Anything using the phrase "the black, self titled, self claimed, chicken footed dwarf, balor bloodaxe" needs to be expanded into a book.

Just a suggestion :)

But congrats on the rest of the publications.


benpeek
Feb. 26th, 2004 04:35 am (UTC)
actually, i do have a novel planned for those two characters. i have a fair few things that are self indulgent and will likely never see print, but i do them anyhow because they're good fun. fun to write, fun to read.

plus, i like typing 'the self titled, self claimed, chicken footed dwarf, balor bloodaxe'. i usually have to leave the black bit off cause it's awkward, but he is, indeed, black. and a dwarf.

anyhow, if you want, i can email you a copy of the story and you can have a laugh. the mag probably won't reach you're side of the world. s'cool to pass on though.
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