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Terracotta Army marches on Liverpool

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The Terrracotta Army of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, is to return to the UK  in 2018. Liverpool’s World Museum will play host from Feb-Oct 2018 and there’s more information here about the event and how to get tickets.

If you fancy a weekend of museums, then Liverpool has a long list of places to visit:

Walker Art Gallery

Sudley House

Maritime Museum

International Slavery Museum

Lady Lever Art Gallery (on the Wirral)

Tate Liverpool

The Beatles Story

British Music Experience

Victoria Gallery & Museum

Incidentally, if you’re a Watchmen fan as I am, you’ll be interested in Beyond Dredd and Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins, at the Victoria Gallery & Museum from March 2017- October 2017.

Liverpool-born artist John Higgins found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel.
John Higgins will be at the exhibition Friday 19th May (as part of Light Night a Liverpool wide arts and culture annual event) doing a Q&A and tickets are free.

 

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Nightmare Magazine Issue 56

Nightmare magazine issue 56

I am absolutely delighted to be included in Issue 56 of John Joseph Adam’s Nightmare Magazine.

“Pearls” was first published in Issue 4 of Bourbon Penn (2012), and reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror:2013, Ed.Paula Guran, Prime Books.

 

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Purchase issue:

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Shadows & Tall Trees 7

Looking forward to this.

V.H. Leslie

After a three-year hiatus, Shadows and Tall Trees is back! Undertow Books has been busy in the interim, publishing four collections of short stories (from Eric Schaller, D.P. Watt, Sunny Moraine and myself) three volumes of Year’s Best Weird Fiction, guest edited each time, and accumulating numerous awards and nominations. But three years has been a long time for readers of the genre eager for the kind of fiction Shadows and Tall Trees has come to champion: quiet horror, weird fiction with a literary edge.

With stories from Malcolm Devlin, Brian Evenson, Rebecca Kuder, V.H. Leslie, Robert Levy, Laura Mauro, Manish Melwani, Alison Moore, Harmony Neal, Rosalie Parker, M. Rickert, Nicholas Royle, Robert Shearman, Christopher Slatsky, Simon Strantzas, Steve Rasnic Tem, Michael Wehunt, Charles Wilkinson, Conrad Williams and cover artwork by Yaroslav Gerzhedovich (paperback edition) and Vince Haig (hardback edition) Shadows and Tall Trees 7 will…

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Mad Hatters and March Hares cover art

Mad Hatters and March Hares

Tor have revealed the cover art by Dave McKean for “Mad Hatters and March Hares”, which is out on 5th December 2017. I’m not sure if anybody out there actually reads this blog but I promise that I did NOT know who was doing the art when I blogged two days ago about the Folio edition of “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean.

This collection is edited by Ellen Datlow and readers can expect “An all original anthology of stories inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. ‘Alice’ has been read, enjoyed, and savored by generations of children and adults since its publication. It’s hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative and full of wordplay, mathematical puzzles, and political and social satire.”

Table of Contents

  • “A Comfort, One Way” by Genevieve Valentine
  • “Alis” by Stephen Graham Jones
  • “All the King’s Men” by Jeffrey Ford
  • “Conjoined” by Jane Yolen
  • “Eating the Alice Cake” by Kaaron Warren
  • “Gentle Alice” by Kris Dikeman
  • “In Memory of a Summer’s Day” by Matthew Kressel
  • “Lily-White & The Thief of Lesser Night” by C.S.E. Cooney
  • “Mercury” by Priya Sharma
  • “Moon, Memory, Muchness” by Katherine Vaz
  • “My Own Invention” by Delia Sherman
  • “Run, Rabbit” by Angela Slatter
  • “Run, Rabbit, Run” by Jane Yolen
  • “Sentence Like a Saturday”  by Seanan McGuire
  • “Some Kind of Wonderland” by Richard Bowes
  • “The Flame After the Candle” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “The Queen of Hats” by Ysabeau Wilce
  • “Worrity, Worrity” by Andy Duncan
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Motherhood of the Monstrous

I am really chuffed to be next up on Jim Mcleod’s Ginger Nuts of Horror website. He’s taken the Women in Horror baton and is running on with it beyond February, so massive thanks to him.

Today is my turn to talk about a female writer that’s influenced me and one that I think people should be paying attention to now. Read it on Monsterhood of the Monstrous.

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Cover reveal for Naming The Bones

What a beauty by Laura Mauro. Can’t wait.

Laura Mauro

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Is there anything more exciting than the moment your book becomes Really Real? Peter Frain has done an incredible job on the cover, which draws heavily on motifs from the story. And Ray Cluley has very kindly provided a highly complimentary cover quote.

“Naming The Bones” is due to be published in July by Dark Minds Press, and will be available in both paperback and ebook format.

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

ACG_14869864626The Folio Society have just published a beautiful edition of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”, illustrated by the wonderful Dave McKean. A bit rich for my blood at £75, but it is a thing of beauty.

‘Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end’
from American Gods

 

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Derek Walcott 23 January 1930 – 17 March 2017

Midsummer, Tobago 

Broad sun-stoned beaches.

White heat.
A green river.

A bridge,
scorched yellow palms

from the summer-sleeping house
drowsing through August.

Days I have held,
days I have lost,

days that outgrow, like daughters,
my harbouring arms.

Derek Walcott