When the ship in which they are traveling is captured by Carpagamon island raiders, Temple sorcerer Penric and his resident demon Desdemona find their life complicated by two young orphans, Lencia and Seuka Corva, far from home and searching for their missing father. Pen and Des will need all their combined talents of mind and magic to unravel the mysteries of the sisters and escape from the pirate stronghold.
This novella follows about a year after the events of “The Prisoner of Limnos”.
Andy Duncan's novella, The Night Cache, was published in late 2009 by PS Publishing. The Night Cache is a World Fantasy Award nominee.
Here's some information about Andy Duncan:
Andy Duncan is the author of Beluthahatchie and Other Stories (Golden Gryphon Press, 2000) and The Night Cache (PS Publishing, 2009). He has also edited Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (with F. Brett Cox, Tor Books, 2004).
Here's the official description of The Night Cache from the publisher's website:
From Andy Duncan, master of the Southern tall tale, author of the acclaimed Beluthahatchie, a new novelette about lesbian love, cryptography, and signals from beyond the grave...
When Jenny, lowly cashier for a certain major book store chain, flirts with female customers, it is not in the expectation of lasting romance. But at last one of them reciprocates sincerely, and a deep love is born, as if predestined, and indeed Jenny's new lover is called Destiny, Destiny Creech, initiate in an eccentric subculture that hunts carefully concealed caches by means of GPS readings, coded co-ordinates, and oddball intuition. The happiness of the two persists for a time, but when death sunders the partnership, the living and the departed must find one another again, and now the clues are cryptic indeed...
The Night Cache is Andy Duncan at his witty best, and a fine foretaste of his upcoming collection from PS Publishing, The Pottawatomie Giant and other Stories.
A REVIEW OF ANDY DUNCAN'S THE NIGHT CACHE
2010 Hugo Award Winners
And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): Seanan McGuire
Helen Lowe is a poet and a new fantasy writer, whose debut book, Thornspell, was published in 2008. She lives in New Zealand. She's currently writing a fantasy series called The Wall of Night (the first book of this series will be published soon).
Thornspell won the Sir Julius Vogel Award 2009 for Best Novel (Young Adult) and was a Storylines Childrens' Literature Trust Notable Book 2009.
Helen Lowe's official website can be found here.
The official Thornspell website can be found here.
A REVIEW OF HELEN LOWE'S THORNSPELL
The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works in 2009 has been announced. The awards will be presented in Columbus OH, October 28-31, 2010. Nominees are:
Brendan Connell's Unpleasant Tales was published in April 2010 by Eibonvale Press, which is a small press run by a writer, artist and reader who loves books. Eibonvale Press publishes horror, magic realism, slipstream and surreal fiction.
Here's Risingshadow.net's review of Brendan's Connell's Unpleasant Tales.
A REVIEW OF BRENDAN CONNELL'S UNPLEASANT TALES