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CW Phoenix 4

It’s not often I get two author’s copies on the same day, but it happened last week as I found my contributor copies of Clockwork Phoenix #4 and The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons crammed into my P.O. box together. I’m in loads of good company but other than that I’m not going to namedrop–follow the links above if you want to know all the goodies. For my part there’s an original story, “Beach Bum and the Drowned Girl” in CW4, and a reprint of “Sanji’s Demon” in MBOAAD. I’m being totally objective and unbiased of course when I tell you that you really should pick up both of them.


Stories So Nice, We Published Them Twice! (Or More)

I’ve had recent news of a couple of reprint sales, so I thought I’d pass those along. “The Ghost of Shinoda Forest” will be reprinted in Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Year 3. Should be out in a few months. Also, “Sanji’s Demon,” likewise first published in BCS, is going to be reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (edited By Paula Guran. Sanji comes down on the demon side) in the UK, probably sometime next year. I’ll give out some firm dates once I have any.

I like reprints. It’s like being published the first time, only without having to write the story again. It also gives readers who missed the story the first time another chance to find it, so it’s all good.

While I’m here I probably should mention that The Heavenly Fox, which I believed out of print at the beginning of the month, is apprently back in print, or at least for a little while. Amazon had four at the original price this morning…though now they only have one. Regardless, the publisher found a few more somewhere. No idea how many or how long these will last.