Still new to her duties as Lady Vorkosigan, Ekaterin is working together with expatriate scientist Enrique Borgos on a radical scheme to recover the lands of the Vashnoi exclusion zone, lingering radioactive legacy of the Cetagandan invasion of the planet Barrayar. When Enrique’s experimental bioengineered creatures go missing, the pair discover that the zone still conceals deadly old secrets.
This novella falls after Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance in the Vorkosigan series timeline, but may be read entirely independently. The Vorkosigan saga was the recipient of the first Hugo Award for best science fiction series in 2017.
Jet McDonald's Automatic Safe Dog was published by Eibonvale Press in February 2011.
Here's some information about Jet McDonald:
Jet McDonald is a writer, musician and storyteller. His fiction has been published in Subtle Edens – An Anthology of Slipstream Fiction from Elastic Press, Catastrophia from PS Publications and Blind Swimmer from Eibonvale Press. His work has been included in The Idler and Paraphilia Magazine. He is a member of spoken word collective Heads and Tales and in 2008 won the Missouri Review Audio Fiction Award for his contemporary spoken fiction. He has performed his stories and music at festivals across the UK including Glastonbury Festival and the Hay on Wye Literary Festival. His freaky folk band Jetfly have been aired on BBC 6 radio and toured nationally with four albums. In May 2010 Jet began an overland cycle tour to India.
Here's a description of Automatic Safe Dog from the publisher's website:
In this, his extraordinary debut novel, Jet McDonald has created a heady brew of volatile cocktail ingredients. Madcap surreal humour blends with vicious parody of the world of work, the vanity of “Creative” types, the torments of unrequited love, animal cruelty and the excesses of consumer society. Words and sentences undergo some kind of alchemy under McDonald’s reckless stewardship, he whips them up into little frenzies like performing pooches and makes them jump through the burning hoops of our open mouths and frazzled brains. Not so much a breath of fresh air as a snort of something industrial, read this book and become initiated into a rebellion of the mind that will leave you inspired and laughing with exhilaration.
A REVIEW OF JET MCDONALD'S AUTOMATIC SAFE DOG
Hugo Award nominees are:
Best Short Story
Richard Gavin's The Darkly Splendid Realm was published in 2009 by Dark Regions Press.
Richard Gavin is a Canadian horror writer. He is the author of three short story collections: Charnel Wine, Omens and The Darkly Splendid Realm.
Richard Gavin's official website can be found here.
Here's the official description of The Darkly Splendid Realm:
If you've felt eyes studying you from the shadows, it has seen you...
If crooked branches have rapped upon your window at night, it has summoned you...
If your dreams are plagued by half-glimpsed terrors, it has claimed you...
From one of the most gruesomely original voices in contemporary horror comes this book of thirteen nightmares. Richard Gavin will plunge you into underworlds of Hellish beauty; give you flight on Dread-Moths' wings; tend for you a thicket that blooms with feral children. More than a volume of horror tales, this collection offers visions of a realm whose splendours are as illuminating as they are dark.
And here's the review:
A REVIEW OF RICHARD GAVIN'S THE DARKLY SPLENDID REALM
Author Diana Wynne Jones (b.1934) died on March 25 after a year-long struggle with cancer.
The Render of the Veils is a chapbook. It contains a Lovecraftian horror story called The Render of the Veils and an introduction by Ramsey Campbell.
The Render of the Veils was published by PS Publishing in February 2011.
Here's the review of The Render of the Veils:
A REVIEW OF RAMSEY CAMPBELL'S THE RENDER OF THE VEILS