To celebrate the release of the Australian dark fiction (and fiction plus!) anthology Blurring the Linein 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?”
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.
Readers who love Portland love Powell’s. Join me (in my Camille Alexa disguise — complete with faux mustachio!) and a billion other amazing writers November 22 @ 4pm for the ninth annual Powell’s Authorfest event at the Cedar Hills Powell’s Books. Mass signing! Mass schmoozing! Shenanigans!