In which I read again for Toasted Cake audio

10000 magnification of mineralized collagen fibers in bone

10000 magnification of mineralized collagen fibers in bone

Toasted Cake podzine today released my reading of Jessica Reisman’s short story “Boneshadow.” As always, I’m honored to have been asked to read such swell works by swell authors for such a swell audio zine. “Bone Shadow” first appeared in Phantom Drift.

Direct link to the mp3 of Toasted Cake #145: Boneshadow by Jessica Reisman, read by Alex C. Renwick

another reading for Toasted Cake podcast

folded paper elephant

folded paper elephant

I’ve just completed  another reading for Toasted Cake audio: “Five Things of Beauty” by Patrick Samphire, originally in print on Strange Horizons.

Once, Vaidwattie had told him, “I can make you anything with twelve folds of paper.” He hadn’t believed her. Prove it,” he had said, but she had just shaken her head and been hurt.

Direct link to the mp3: “Five Things of Beauty” by Patrick Samphire, read by Alex C. Renwick

“A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend” in Blurring the Line

includes "A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend"

includes “A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend”

Awesome to announce the forthcoming appearance of my story “A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend” in the Blurring the Line anthology. A study on the compelling nature of nihilism and self destruction in the face of instinctive self preservation and the desire for better circumstances. Inspired by at least a dozen versions of the Susquehanna River region’s Suscon Screamer folklore.

Due out late 2015.

New Canadian NOIR

includes "Three-Step Program" by Alex C. Renwick

includes “Three-Step Program” by Alex C. Renwick

Hellyeah! Exile’s NEW CANADIAN NOIR is a thing! Includes my Montreal noir short story “Three-Step Program.” I hereby dub this one Mo-No, a thrilling new frontier in pulp fiction.

From the release:

Old vines and older grudges tangle in the Okanagan Valley. An elderly widow, eking out a living collecting detritus, seeks to avenge the murder of her friend. A love-weary security guard clashes with bounty hunters. An ursine meth-cooker faces even stranger creatures on the frozen tundra of Nunavut. As the dead walk and the living despair, a private detective unravels a bizarre mystery. In The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir, the whole spectrum of the noir esthetic is explored: from its hardboiled home in crime fiction to its grim forays into horror, fantasy, and surrealism…