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    • Monstrous Affections giveaway

      August 8th, 2014

      We have 2 copies of Monstrous Affections to give away here!

    • Monstrous Affections!

      July 21st, 2014

      New book, ToC, starred review, events! This September Candlewick will be publishing our second YA anthology, yay! This one, disappointingly, […]

    • Mechanical tiger

      May 20th, 2013

      There’s a ton of fascinating steampunk things out there in the world, but this mechanical tiger really takes the biscuit. It […]

    • AWP in Boston

      March 6th, 2013

      The paperback is flying off the shelves, yay! Hey, Kelly and I will be in Boston this week for the […]

    • Paperback is here!

      February 1st, 2013

      It’s publication day for Steampunk! An Anthology of Strange and Fascinating Stories. Fingers crossed the paperback will go out and […]

Monstrous Affections giveaway

August 8th, 2014

We have 2 copies of Monstrous Affections to give away here!

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Monstrous Affections!

July 21st, 2014

New book, ToC, starred review, events!

This September Candlewick will be publishing our second YA anthology, yay! This one, disappointingly, does not have an exclamation in the title. But it is terrifying good anyway. The cover is once again by Yuko Shimizu and here’s the

Table of Contents:

Paolo Bacigalupi—Moriabe’s Children
Cassandra Clare—Old Souls
Holly Black—Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (The Successful Kind)
M. T. Anderson—Quick Hill
Nathan Ballingrud—The Diabolist
Patrick Ness—This Whole Demoning Thing
Sarah Rees Brennan—Wings in the Morning
Nalo Hopkinson—Left Foot, Right
G. Carl Purcell—The Mercurials
Dylan Horrocks—Kitty Capulet and the Invention of Underwater Photography
Nik Houser—Son of Abyss
Kathleen Jennings—A Small Wild Magic
Kelly Link—The New Boyfriend
Joshua Lewis—The Woods Hide in Plain Sight
Alice Sola Kim—Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying

And, here’s Publishers Weekly’s awesome starred review:

Link and Grant (Steampunk!) present an engrossing, morally complex anthology of 15 stories centered on the seemingly antagonistic concepts of monsters and love. Throughout, troubled protagonists meet genuine monsters—some traditional, like vampires, others much less so. Almost invariably, it’s understood that other people in the protagonists’ lives are far worse than the monsters. In Paolo Bacigalupi’s poetic “Moriabe’s Children,” a teenager fleeing her abusive stepfather finds sisterhood with the kraken that haunt the nearby sea. In Holly Black’s bloody but funny “Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (The Successful Kind),” a girl stows away on her uncle’s spaceship, fights off pirates, and partners with a purported alien killing machine. M.T. Anderson’s wistful and beautifully realized tale of WWII on the home front, “Quick Hill,” concerns a young man’s sacrifice for his community’s safety, and Kathleen Jennings’s graphic short, “A Small Wild Magic,” is a delightful variation on the story of the boy who receives three magical wishes. Additional stories are written by Cassandra Clare, Patrick Ness, and others; all of the entries are strong, and many are splendid.

Events — hope to see you here!

Friday, 9/19/14, 7 p.m.
Odyssey Bookshop “Monster launch Party” w. cocktails and decorations
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075 – 413-534-7307
Authors: Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant, Alice Sola Kim, Joshua Lewis, Greg Purcell

Wednesday, 10/22/14, 7 p.m.
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 – (617) 566-6660
Authors: Gavin J. Grant, Kelly Link, M. T. Anderson

Tuesday, 10/28/14, 7 p.m.
McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012 – (212) 274-1160
Authors: Kelly Link; Gavin J. Grant; Alice Sola Kim; Joshua Lewis; Greg Purcell [possibly more!]

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Mechanical tiger

May 20th, 2013

There’s a ton of fascinating steampunk things out there in the world, but this mechanical tiger really takes the biscuit. It looks like it wandered right out of story:

Mechanical Tiger Shiva by Kezanti

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AWP in Boston

March 6th, 2013

The paperback is flying off the shelves, yay!

Hey, Kelly and I will be in Boston this week for the AWP Conference and Book Fair at the Hynes Convention Center. We’ll have a Small Beer Press table at the book fair (L26) and I will be sure to bring a few copies of Steampunk!

The book fair is open (from a groggy 8:30 AM [really, AWP, really?] to a last-person-standing-gets-to-pack-it-all-up 6 PM) to all and sundry on Saturday. Come on by and say hi!

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Paperback is here!

February 1st, 2013

It’s publication day for Steampunk! An Anthology of Strange and Fascinating Stories. Fingers crossed the paperback will go out and find millions of new readers. If you can’t find it in the shops, how about in a library?

Steampunk! was the (proud and amazed!) recipient of five starred reviews, was an Indies Choice and Locus Award finalist, and was featured on the LA Times Holiday Gift List. Two of the fourteen fabulous stories, Libba Bray’s “Last Ride of the Glory Girls” and Dylan Horrocks’s “Steam Girl”, were reprinted in Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six, and Kelly Link’s “The Summer People” was reprinted in Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2012. “The Summer People” also received the Shirley Jackson Award!

Thank you again to all the wonderful contributors and to the amazing peeps at Candlewick Press who took our little book and launched it out there so well. Woohoo, here we go again!

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Steampunk to be trendy!

January 25th, 2013

Look what I just read at Tor.com, courtesy of Ay-leen the Peacemaker. Birth of a trend? Er, no. But, more awareness and popularity for something we love? Cool!

IBM has dubbed steampunk the new

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Paperback is coming!

January 16th, 2013

We just received the beautiful paperback edition of Steampunk! and it was awesome to see the book redone in a lighter (and less expensive!) package. It comes out next month. Here’s a quick photo of the book—that Yuko Shimizu cover looks as great as ever:

Steampunk pb!

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Shirley Jackson Award!

July 23rd, 2012

In lovely news, Kelly Link’s story “The Summer People” received a Shirley Jackson Award this past weekend at Readercon in Boston. Yay!

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Locus, Shirley Jackson award finalists

May 18th, 2012

We got lovely news recently: Steampunk! is a finalist for the Locus Award along with Kelly Link’s story “The Summer People.” And, “The Summer People” is also a finalist for the Shirley Jackson award. Congratulations to all the finalists!

The Locus Awards are presented at their fun weekend in Seattle—which we will miss, boo!—in June and the Jackson’s are presented at Readercon, in Burlington, outside Boston, in July. We will only be at Readercon for the first day or two as we will be going to Seattle on the Saturday to teach the Clarion West workshop. Can’t wait to see what kind of stories the workshoppers will be writing. And it looks like we have a reading scheduled while we’re there: July 17th at the University Book Store at 4326 University Way NE in Seattle.

 

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Tomorrow: Kelly, Gavin & MT Anderson in Waltham

May 11th, 2012

Headline says it all! There will be a reading, Q&A, and signing at 3:30 PM at Back Pages Books (289 Moody St.) in Waltham as part of the Watch City Festival. We went last year and loved wandering around meeting all the different artists, seeing the parade, and just being part of a great day.

The weather is supposed to be 80 degrees and fair, bring your parasol!

Watch City Festival Logo

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