Monthly Archives: March 2014

Nightmare Carnival

Ellen Datlow has announced the table of contents for Nightmare Carnival, an anthology she’s edited for Dark Horse which will be available later this year.

Scapegoats    N. Lee Woodcover[2]
The Firebrand    Priya Sharma
Work, Hook, Shoot, Rip    Nick Mamatas
And the Carnival Leaves Town    A.C. Wise
Corpse Rose    Terry Dowling
Last of the Fair    Joel Lane
A Small Part in the Pantomime     Glen Hirshberg
Hibbler’s Minions     Jeffrey Ford
Swan Song and Then Some     Dennis Danvers
The Lion Cage     Genevieve Valentine
The Darkest Part     Stephen Graham Jones
The Popping Fields     Robert Shearman
Skullpocket     Nathan Ballingrud
The Mysteries    Livia Llewellyn
Screaming Elk, Mt.    Laird Barron


As ever, I’m indebted to Ellen Datlow, especially for her tireless patience with regards to “The Firebrand”

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Royal de Luxe

The giants are coming.

Memories of August 2014” promises to be an amazing piece of street theatre that will be in Liverpool, UK from 23rd to 27th July 2014 to commerate the centenary of World War 1.

It’s the brain child of Jean-Luc Courcoult’s company, Royal de Luxe. Their creations are amazing, including La Princesse ( a mechanical 50 foot spider) and The Sultan’s Elephant (that takes 22 people to operate it).

I was lucky enough to see Sea Odyssey, Royal de Luxe’s three day event staged in Liverpool to mark the 100th year anniversary of the sailing of The Titanic. It was inspired by a letter written by a 10-year-old girl, May McMurray, in 1912 to her father William, a bedroom steward on the Titanic who did not survive the sinking. The letter did not arrive until after the Titanic sailed, and was returned to the sender and is now on display at Liverpool’s Maritime Museum.

Try and come, if you can. I promise you it’ll be worth it.
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(Photos by Priya)

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