“Mechanique” review at Publisher’s Weekly!
So, Mechanique got a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly! That’s a pretty sweet way to start the week. Second-best part: The review wraps with the very kind, “Fans of grim fantasy will love this menacing and fascinating debut.” Best part: After I sent the link to my mom (neeeerd), she called me and said, “I see your book is grim,” like we were in an episode of Prime Suspect and the forensics had just come in.…
“Mechanique” ARC giveaway results!
That makes it sound so serious, doesn’t it? As if statisticians worked through the night to guarantee accuracy of the tally. (On the other hand, “Results” seems like too momentous a word, but “thingee” wasn’t very helpful either.) I have to say, when I asked for circus stories on my original giveaway post, I didn’t expect some of the responses I got, and really appreciated that people took the time to tell their stories.…
Questionable Taste Theatre: “Jane Eyre”
Reader, I saw it. This was the eighth adaptation of Jane Eyre I’ve seen (not counting the George C. Scott version, which I bailed on like a day player in a skydiving movie). There have been at least twenty adaptations made. There have been abysmal versions and serviceable ones, hysterically off-the-mark ones, ones that are overpraised, and ones that are close to my heart even though they’re deeply flawed and sometimes really terrible (lookin’ at you, Samantha Morton and Ciaran Hinds).…
“Mechanique” final cover!
This is a great way to start the weekend – the final cover of Mechanique (which you can pre-order by clicking on the image)! I’m completely thrilled with how it turned out, and knowing this puppy might be at the printers right now makes me smile like a nerd. I also wanted to take a second to thank everyone who came to KGB on Wednesday – it was amazing to see so many friendly faces, and to read for you.…
“Winter’s Bone” and Intertitles at Strange Horizons!
So, since the column’s already up, it seems like a good time to announce that I am now a columnist at Strange Horizons! The name of the column is “Intertitles,” which are the nifty title and dialogue cards in silent films. (Setting the scene, introducing characters, and providing hilarious subtext since 1890!) While not exclusively about film, let’s be real; this column is going to be about film a significant amount of the time.…
“Mechanique” at KGB March 16!
So, as it happens, next Wednesday, March 16, I’ll be joining Carolyn Turgeon for a reading at KGB’s Fantastic Fiction series! Mechanique’s pub date is still several weeks away, so it won’t be available for purchase at KGB because of how time travel hasn’t been invented yet. However, there will still be a way to snag some ARCs!…