Jay Lake's The Baby Killers will be published by PS Publishing in August 2010.
Here's the description of The Baby Killers from the publisher's website:
"Within our tale, gentle reader, you will see writ before you a palimpsest of low living and high misdemeanor, and the curious redresses that are visited as a result thereof..."
In The Baby Killers, Jay Lake restages mankind's Fall from Grace as an alternate-history steampunk fable. Written in a style of rambunctious Victoriana-that-never-was, this novella is set in Philadelphia in 1907, when that city serves as the seat of the British Dominion of the Americas, and as a Pandora's Box of sin and vice. The Governor-General has a taste for violating innocents, while the good Dr. Scholes uses them to fashion his mechanized agents of Justice. The Gollinoster, a feminine incarnation of angry retribution, wanders beneath the city streets – and an undying creature of ancient destruction is rushing to meet her. Villains and heroes (categories that overlap significantly) battle in a story of debauchery, degradation, radical experimentation, mad metaphysics... and a farting Frenchman.
Both popular culture and actual history are mined here to create a tale in which the use of idealized technology meets our darkest desires... and the result is positively electric.
A REVIEW OF JAY LAKE'S THE BABY KILLERS
Rjurik Davidson's The Library of Forgotten Books will be published by PS Publishing in the summer of 2010.
Rjurik Davidson is probably an unknown writer to several readers, so here's some information about him:
Rjurik Davidson is a freelance writer and editor. Over the years he has worked as a kitchen-hand, salesperson, cook, telemarketer, musician, writer, tutor, activist and lecturer. He has travelled widely, driven the Nullarbor Plain (with the longest stretch of straight road in the world) too many times to remember, and lived in Perth, Los Angeles and Paris. He speaks crippled French with a perfect accent, which causes all sorts of mix-ups. He has bunked with Indonesian democracy activists, travelled overland through Java during rioting, watched David Lynch movies in Berlin, been harassed by the mafia in a Novgorod nightclub. He has written short stories, essays, reviews and screenplays, and has been short-listed for and won a number of awards. He is currently Associate Editor of Overland magazine, and lives in Melbourne.
Rjurik Davidons's blog can be found here.
A REVIEW OF RJURIK DAVIDSON'S THE LIBRARY OF FORGOTTEN BOOKS
Laird Barron's The Imago Sequence and Other Stories was published in 2007. It's Laird Barron's first short story collection and the winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection.
Here's my short review of Laird Barron's first short story collection. Several people have already written fantastic reviews about this collection, so I don't have anything new to add, but I'll write a short review anyway, because every horror fan should read The Imago Sequence and Other Stories.
A REVIEW OF LAIRD BARRON'S THE IMAGO SEQUENCE AND OTHER STORIES
Lavie Tidhar's Cloud Permutations is a novella, which will be published by PS Publishing in July 2010.
Lavie Tidhar is the author of The Tel-Aviv Dossier (with Nir Yaniv), HebrewPunk, An Occupation of Angels and The Bookman.
Lavie Tidhar's official website can be found here.
A REVIEW OF LAVIE TIDHAR'S CLOUD PERMUTATIONS
Risingshadow.net is proud to present an interview with a gifted new fantasy author, Anthony Huso.
Anthony Huso's debut novel, The Last Page, will be published in August 2010 by Tor Books.
Anthony Huso's official website can be found here.
AN INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY HUSO