Interview: Blurring the Line

blurring the line
includes “A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend”

I recently read my short story “A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend” at the monstrously fun Lovecraft Festival in Portland.

To celebrate the release of the Australian dark fiction (and fiction plus!) anthology Blurring the Line in which my story appears, Alan Baxter is putting up a series of contributor interviews. One question in particular is something I’ve pondered aloud and in virtual space and on the written page for a while now: “What does horror mean to you?

My response to this and Other Things over on his site.

 

Orycon Bound

contains the Alex C. Renwick story "A Week in the Superlife"
contains the Alex C. Renwick story “A Week in the Superlife”

If you’re in dozy Portland this weekend and want to swing by the annual SF brouhaha, it’s Orycon all the way, baby! Like a little crime and noir in your SF&F? Join us Friday 4pm.  Ever wondered why younger readers like dark themes in fiction? [SPOILER: for the same reasons older ones do.]  Friday  5pm.

Saturday 10-11am, hear why everybody loathes a Mary Sue, and at 1pm come ponder whether intense descriptions of blood and torture are necessary in scare lit.  Saturday 5pm I’ll be talking Dark Fairy Tales with some pretty lovely co-panelists, so that should be fun.

Sunday 11am we get totes SF-y with a Spaceships, Colonists, & Castaways panel you can go to STRAIGHT AFTER MY READING AT 10:30. I’ve promised to read a tale of superpowers, overdue bills, and drunk karaoke, AKA my story “A Week in the Superlife” from the forthcoming Tesseracts 19: Superhero Universe.

Lastly but not leastly, come support local authors and your fave local bookstore this weekend during AUTHORFEST AT POWELL’S BOOKS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22.