Posts Tagged "catherynne m. valente"

The Quidnunx

by on Apr 20, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

14,400 words One: Bird Aptrick’s Word Bird Aptrick said an awful word. There are big curse words and little curse words in anybody’s language. A little cursing isn’t hardly cursing at all. A child could do it and everyone round the supper table would laugh, turn red, and stick a bun in...

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Clavis Aurea #29 (Lisa L. Hannett, Zen Cho, Catherynne M. Valente)

by on Jun 4, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

In a lot of more literary speculative fiction, the monsters are allegorical. Familiar creatures can be taken as shorthand for particular themes – unicorns for innocence, dragons for power and so on – in order to invoke a complex cultural history with the clever insertion of a symbol....

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Price drop on Apex Magazine issues 15 through 29 to $1.99

by on Dec 20, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Apex is pleased to share the news that we’re dropping the price of issues 15 through 29 of Apex Magazine to $1.99. We like to think this is a *big deal* because those issues contain some amazing authors and amazing stories. For example… Fair Ladies by Theodora Goss L’esprit de L’escalier...

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A Great Clerk of Necromancy

by on Jul 2, 2013 in Poetry | 6 comments

  Rhysling Award Nominee “Long Poem” A Great Clerk of Necromancy Catherynne M. Valente   Look: I am eight I look up from a vast recliner kingdom upholstered in 1970s off–gold and off–emerald I look up from a paperback I shouldn’t be reading and ask a room of fizzpopping wine...

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The Bread We Eat in Dreams

by on Nov 1, 2011 in Short Fiction | 9 comments

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Paula Guran) selection, 2013 Locus Awards Best Short Story 4th Place 7,000 Words In a sea of long grass and tiny yellow blueberry flowers some ways off of Route 1, just about halfway between Cobscook Bay and Passamaquoddy Bay, the town of...

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