June 30, 2007
Readercon, my favorite New England convention, is taking place July 5-8 in Burlington, Massachusetts. I will be there Thursday through Saturday on the arm of the talented James Maxey. James will be speaking on one panel, and reading from his just-released novel, Bitterwood. I (along with authors and editors of Interfictions) will be speaking on interstitiality in the arts at 9 p.m. on Friday. Check the Readercon website this Sunday for a schedule of programming.
June 20, 2007
June 6, 2007
Alex Dally MacFarlane talks about Interfictions here. Her call-out of "Pallas at Noon" is excerpted, below.
In Interfictions "Pallas at Noon" by Joy Marchand was an excellent story about a woman trapped by her insecurities while "Queen of the Butterfly Kingdom" by Holly Phillips looked at a woman whose inspiration has fled while her husband is held hostage abroad, and "Rats" is a dark fairytale twist on the life of a troubled girl. In all three the fantastical element is small and shifting, uniquely present within the story but not dominant. What worked for these stories above some of the others is probably that Marchand and Phillips managed to make me particularly care for their characters as well as using a little genre seasoning to good effect.