Half-Priced Holiday Sale

To celebrate the holiday season, Senses Five Press is offering a 50% discount on everything in our store, including the latest issue of Sybil’s Garage and the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology Paper Cities.  Just use coupon code HOLIDAZE2010 when checking out.

Have you read Sybil’s Garage No. 7 yet?  Read what others are saying about the latest issue.

“It’s been awhile since an anthology had this kind of emotional impact on me…this one is highly recommended.”
– N.K. Jemisin, Hugo-nominated author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.

“One of my favorite magazines.”
– John Klima, Hugo Award-winning Editor of Electric Velocipede

“Beautifully designed and printed as always, Sybil’s Garage which has been one of the best small press speculative fiction journals, graduates to anthology status.”
– Richard Bowes, multiple World Fantasy Award-winning author

“The always interesting ‘zine Sybil’s Garage is back with a thicker than usual issue”
– Rich Horton for Locus Magazine

“Every story had something for me to like: vivid description, playful language, a character to root for, mystery, poignancy, tragedy, an intellectual puzzle, a sting in the tail.”
-SFF Portal, Alison Sinclair

Get a copy here. Maybe Get two.  Or twelve.  It’s that time of year.

And Have You Seen?

Support your favorite small presses!  Remember to get your copy of Sybil’s Garage No. 7:
Amazon.com
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Powell’s Books

And in the UK, Europe, and other regions:
Amazon.co.uk
Book Despository

AdLibris.com

And always at:
Senses Five Press

Have a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!

Best,
Matt Kressel

Lost But Now Found

Some may remember my story about my grandfather a few weeks back.  In summary:

I said to my father.  “I never knew my grandfather.”  He had died a few years before I was born.

And my father said, “You can meet him!”

Contrary to my first impression, he had not summoned his ghost or lost his mind.  Among the many boxes in the shed of my grandparents’ things, there supposedly hid a novel my grandfather had written.  But after a day of searching through mouse-eaten boxes, we never found it.  Well, good news (he says in the Professor’s voice).  My father has just found the novel (hidden in another box), as well as a play and several short stories of his.  I’m looking forward to getting some insight into who he was.  I also think it’s kind of cool that even though he masqueraded as a school principal, he was a closet artist.

Replicants on the Radio

Tonight at 1:30 a.m. I’ll be on Jim Freund’s “Hour of the Wolf” (new time!) to discuss Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. We’ll be joined by playwright Edward Einhorn, whose play of the same title is currently at the Untitled Theater No. 61 near Battery Park in Manhattan.  I’ll be there as resident Blade Runner expert to compare and contrast the film with the novel, as well as talk about Edward’s adaptation of the work.  Should be an interesting night.  Should you be up that hour, you can tune in live on 99.5 FM in NY, or online at wbai.org.  The podcast of the show will be available after at archive.wbai.org.

“Before the Wind” by Devin Poore

My friend and writer Devin Poore has a story up (his first publication, yay!) at Eschatology.  Devin’s got a real unique voice and I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more of his stuff in print soon.  Check out his story here.

The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund eReader Drawing

The Carl Brandon Society is holding a raffle fundraiser to support the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship.  The Carl Brandon Society is an organization which strives “to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction.”  The scholarship enables writers of color to attend one of the Clarion writing workshops, where Octavia got her start.

For only $1 you can win a Nook, Kobo eReader, or an Alex, preloaded with fiction from N. K. Jemisin, Nisi Shawl, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Terence Taylor, Ted Chiang, Shweta Narayan, Chesya Burke, Moondancer Drake, Saladin Ahmed, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, and many others.  (They’ll also be preloaded with copies of Paper Cities and Sybil’s Garage No. 7).

You can find more about the drawing here.