Giant sale at Small Beer Press, excellent sf/f small press

Small Beer Press, which publishes wonderful science fiction and fantasy titles like Kelly Link's Magic for Beginners, is having a giant sale to raise cash to cover its printers' bills. This is a rare opportunity to get hold of some of the finest genre lit being published today while doing a solid for an amazing, ground-breaking, Creative Commons-friendly specialty press:

Get a Massive Box of Books: The Mount, Carmen Dog, Report to the Men's Club, Travel Light, Mockingbird, Perfect Circle, Trampoline: an anthology, Kalpa Imperial, Meet Me in the Moon Room · 9 good books: Only $59

Carol Emshwiller 3-for-1 Super Special:
The Mount, Carmen Dog, Report to the Men's Club
Don't forget to tell us which titles you'd like!

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Small Beer sf press book-sale to benefit Franciscan Children's Hospital

Small Beer Press is an astoundingly good independent science fiction press run by Gavin Grant and the brilliant short story writer Kelly Link. Kelly has been in Franciscan Children's Hospital with their newborn, Ursula, having moved in after Ursula's early tenure at Ronald McDonald House following her very premature birth last February (she weighed 1 Lb, 9 oz at birth!). — Read the rest

Locus Magazine Award finalists

Woohoo! I'm on the Locus Award ballot — twice! Once for Best Novella for my story After the Siege and again for Best Collection for my book Overclocked. Thanks to everyone who voted for me! I'm in damned good company too — if you're looking for a masterclass in contemporary sf, this would be the place to start:

The Accidental Time Machine, Joe Haldeman (Ace)
Brasyl, Ian McDonald (Pyr)
Halting State, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
Spook Country, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK)
The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon (HarperCollins)

Endless Things, John Crowley (Small Beer Press; Overlook)
Making Money, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK; HarperCollins)
Pirate Freedom, Gene Wolfe (Tor)
Territory, Emma Bull (Tor)
Ysabel, Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking Canada; Roc)


John Kessel's wonderful short story collection "The Baum Plan" free CC download

Gavin of Small Beer Press sez,

It's tax day in the USA and we all need cheering up. We're celebrating at Small Beer Press by publishing John Kessel's first collection of short stories in ten years, The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories, as well as releasing it as a free download in a number of completely open format — with, of course, no Digital Rights Management (DRM).

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Interview with Kelly Link, Karen Joy Fowler and Gavin Grant

The latest installment of Rick Kleffel's Trashotron podcast is an interview with sf greats Karen Joy Fowler (whose magic realist novel about Chinese rail workers on the US frontier, Sarah Canary, still haunts me, nearly 20 years after I first read it), Kelly Link (author of the magnificent short story collections Stranger Things Happen and Magic for Beginners) and Gavin Grant (Kelly's husband and publisher of Small Beer Press and the wonderful sf zine Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet). — Read the rest

Kelly Link sweeps the Nebulas

The 2005 Nebula Awards have been announced and several of my favorites were winners — including two knockout Kelly Link stories from her collection Magic for Beginners

Camouflage, by Joe Haldeman,
(Analog, March-May 2004, also Ace book Aug. 2004)

"Magic for Beginners", by Kelly Link,
(Magic for Beginners, Small Beer Press, July 2005;
also in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept.

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Punk Vaudeville show goes back on the road

My pal Jim Munroe is taking his punk performance Vaudeville show back on the road with a seven city US/Canada tour that includes Gavin Grant, co-publisher of Small Beer press and all-round swell guy, sign language poet Liisa Ladouceur and "off-kilter ranter" Geoffrey H. — Read the rest

Fantastic Metropolis has published my

Fantastic Metropolis has published my "(non-exhaustive, non-proscriptive) list of several noteworthy books that I read this year (including one book I'm in and a bunch of books by my pals and cronies)"

Stranger Things Happen
by Kelly Link
(Small Beer Press, 2001)

Kelly's first short story collection is wondrous, an 11-pack of fanciful gems.

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Oh, what a time I

Oh, what a time I had at the WorldCon! One of the highest of the highlights was meeting up with Gavin Grant and Kelly Link, the dynamic duo behind Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, a literary zine without equal.

Apparently, we're starting a new literary movement, at the behest of Gardner Dozois, and I've been appointed ideologue. — Read the rest