Virtual Event with John F.D. Taff

Thanks to Copper Dog Books and John F.D. Taff for inviting me for a chat to part of a series of events celebrating the launch of Dark Stars, a horror short story anthology featuring 12 original works, with an introduction by bestselling author Josh Malerman (Bird Box) and an afterword by Ramsey Campbell. 

1pm ET/6pm GMT

Register here.

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HWA Interview

Thanks to Sumiko Saulson for including me in Asian Heritage of Horror- a series of interviews for the Horror Writers Association.

Read it here.

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Carlos Ximenez

Carlos Ximenez’s ethnographic photography is focused on winter masquerades of Iberian Peninsula.

“ I photograph historical relics “

Carlos Ximenez

Carlos González Ximénez (@carlos_ximenez) • Instagram photos

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Molotov Issue 4

Kush led me into the bathroom on our wedding night. The white tiles and mirrors made me nervous.

Then I saw he’d already laid out a steel tray on the marble counter containing syringes, needles, ampoules and packs of dressings. The scalpel looked small and innocuous. My lip curled, revealing my teeth.


Kush mi ha condotto in bagno la prima notte di nozze. Le piastrelle bianche e gli specchi mi rendevano nervosa.
Poi ho visto che aveva già posato sul lavandino di marmo un vassoio d’acciaio contenente siringhe, aghi, fiale e confezioni di medicazioni. Il bisturi sembrava piccolo e innocuo. Le mie labbra si sono incurvate, rivelando i denti.


Many thanks to Alessandro Manzetti for including “Feral” in the new issue of Molotov – Italy’s magazine of the dark and fantastic.

Alessandro is doing a series of teaser reveals of the contents on Facebook and so far has announced the inclusion of work by Joe R. Lansdale, Tim Waggoner, Kyla Lee Ward, and Usman T. Malik.

Mille grazie ad Alessandro Manzetti per aver incluso il mio racconto “Feral” nel nuovo numero di Molotov Magazine, la rivista italiana dedicata all’horror e al dark fantasy.

Alessandro sta presentando i vari contenuti del magazine su Facebook e finora ha annunciato alcuni dei racconti che saranno pubblicati su questo nuovo numero della rivista, tra cui opere di Joe R. Lansdale, Tim Waggoner, Kyla Lee Ward e Usman T. Malik.

You can preorder a copy here.

Puoi preordinarne la tua copia qui.

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Grand Prix de I’Imaginaire

The shortlist for the 2022 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, honouring the best SF/F work published in France in 2021, has been announced. Winners will be announced during the Étonnants Voyageurs festival in Saint-Malo, France to be held June 4-6 2022. For more information, see the official website.


I am absolutely thrilled to make this list in Foreign Short Fiction group with “Ormeshadow” (Le Belial Editions).

French Novel

  • Citadins de demain, Claire Duvivier (Aux forges de Vulcain)
  • Nous sommes les chasseurs, Jérémy Fel (Rivages)
  • Vivonne, Jérôme Leroy (La Table ronde)
  • La Nuit du faune, Romain Lucazeau (Albin Michel)
  • Feminicid, Christophe Siébert (Au diable vauvert)

Foreign Novel

  • Les Maîtres enlumineurs tomes 1 & 2 [Foundryside and Shorefall], Robert Jackson Bennett (Albin Michel)
  • Andrea Cort tomes 1 & 2 [Emissaries from the Dead and The Third Claw of God], Adam-Troy Castro (Albin Michel)
  • La Monture [The Mount], Carol Emshwiller (Argyll)
  • Notre part de nuit, Mariana Enriquez (Le Sous-sol)
  • Lazare attend [Lazarus Is Waiting], James Morrow (Au diable vauvert)
  • L’Interdépendance tomes 1 à 3 [The Collapsing EmpireThe Consuming FireThe Last Emperox], John Scalzi (L’Atalante)

French Short Fiction

  • “Collisions par temps calme”, Stéphane Beauverger (La Volte)
  • “Meurtre dans la douceur”, Jérôme Leroy (Renaissances)
  • Plasmas (recueil), Céline Minard (Rivages)
  • “Le Récit recyclé”, Flore Vesco (Elle est le vent furieux)

Foreign Short Fiction

  • Ring Shout, P. Djèlí Clark (L’Atalante)
  • Fournaise [Furnace], Livia Llewellyn (Dystopia)
  • Tous les noms qu’ ils donnaient à Dieu [All the Names They Used for God], Anjali Sachdeva (Albin Michel)
  • Ormeshadow, Priya Sharma (Le Bélial’)
  • Le Livre écorné de ma vie [Dog-Eared Paperback of My Life], Lucius Shepard (Le Bélial’)

French YA Novel

  • La Honte de la Galaxie, Alexis Brocas (Sarbacane)
  • Prospérine Virgule-Point et la Phrase sans fin, Laure Dargelos (Rivka)
  • La Sourcière, Élise Fontenaille (Rouergue)
  • D’Or et d’Oreillers, Flore Vesco (L’École des loisirs)

Foreign YA Novel

  • Daevabad tomes 1 & 2 [The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper], S.A. Chakraborty (De Saxus)
  • Les Guerriers orphelins [Tales of the Otori], Lian Hearn (Gallimard jeunesse)

Jacques Chambon Translation Prize

  • Patrick Couton for Le Livre de Koli [The Book of Koli], M.R. Carey (L’Atalante)
  • Benoît Domis for Andrea Cort tomes 1 & 2 [Emissaries from the Dead and The Third Claw of God], Adam-Troy Castro (Albin Michel)
  • Gilles Goullet for Un Souvenir nommé empire [A Memory Called Empire], Arkady Martine (Nouveaux Millénaires)
  • Mathilde Montier for Les Tambours du Dieu noir et Ring Shout [The Black God’s Drums and Ring Shout], P. Djèlí Clark (L’Atalante)
  • Anne Plantagenet for Notre part de nuit [Nuestra parte de noche], Mariana Enriquez (Le Sous-sol)

Wojtek Siudmak Award for Art

  • Zdzislaw Beksinski for L’Intégrale, Howard Phillips Lovecraft (Mnémos)
  • Benjamin Carré for Les Tambours du Dieu noir [The Black God’s Drums], P. Djèlí Clark (L’Atalante)
  • Dorian Danielsen & Véronique Meignaud for Le Livre de Koli [The Book of Koli], M.R. Carey (L’Atalante)
  • Stephan Martinière for Le Mystère du tramway hanté [The Haunting of Tram Car 015], P. Djèlí Clark (L’Atalante)
  • Aurélien Police for Les Ancêtres [The Erstwhile], Brian Catling (Fleuve)
  • Elena Vieillard for Citadins de demain, Claire Duvivier and Le Sang de la Cité, Guillaume Chamanadjian (Aux forges de Vulcain)


  • La revue Anticipation n° 3 – Les mondes post-apocalyptiques (Books on Demand)
  • Apparitions. Les archives de la France hantée, Philippe Baudouin (Hoebeke)
  • Les Pouvoirs de l’enchantement, Anne Besson (Vendémiaire)
  • “La Pulpe et la Moëlle” (préface), Serge Lehman (Maîtres du vertige)
  • Apocalypse Show, quand l’Amérique s’effondre, Anne-Lise Melquiond (Playlist Society)
  • James Graham Ballard et le cauchemar consumériste, Thierry Paquot (Le Passager clandestin)

Prix Spécial

  • The anthology of the first Hypermondes festival, dedicated to robots (Electric sheep)
  • Atelier Akatombo for their view of Japanese SF, through the anthology La Machine à indifférence
  • Gérard Klein for his writings devoted to the analysis of science fiction, collected in Le Livre des préfaces (Livre de poche & Quarante-Deux)
  • Alain Sprauel for his meticulous and tireless work as a bibliographer of l’Imaginaire, and in particular Stephen King’s 2021 bibliography

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22nd April is Earth Day, when EARTHDAY.ORG, together with their partners, present the Earth Day Climate Action Summit. Their aim is to find solutions to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century to keep the global temperature below 1,5°C. You can watch a livestream of their discussions which includes ‘Environment in a Time f War’ and ‘Regenerative Agriculture’s Role in Restoring Our Earth’. Find out more here.

EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. It grew out of Earth Day 1970 and the organisation works with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for


Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action is out now in hardback from Stygian Sky Media. The paperback is to followed on 1st June 2022. Seán O’Connor put together this collection and 100% of proceeds go to

My thanks to Seán for including me in this stellar line up with a reprint of my short story “Maw”, which originally appeared in New Fears 2 (Titan, edited by Mark Morris).

Read more about Seán.

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Thanks to Kristin Holland of Nocturnal Transmissions for featuring my short story on his latest episode.

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Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair

Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair by Rosalind Lyons

Rosalind Lyons is an illustrator and a lecturer in art and design. Her influences include the Renaissance art of Italy and Northern Europe, Elizabethan and Jacobean protraiture, and Shakespeare’s plays.


Weird Tales

Issue 365, cover art by Lynne Hansen

I am extremely excited to be in the latest edition of Weird Tales alongside a fantastic line up. Thanks to editor Jonathan Maeberry for including my story, ‘Tales From Alexandria’.

Jonathan took over as editor of the latest incarnation of the iconic magazine in 2019. As a teen I was a huge fan of Ray Bradbury’s short stories, so to a footnote in the pages of a magazine that published his work is a big thrill.

Issue 365 is available for pre-order now.

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