Monthly Archives: October 2012

Anthology Interview: Danse Macabre & Book Giveaway

My friend Nancy Holder and I wrote “Totentanz,” a short story about Death, which was just published in the new anthology Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper. We had so much fun researching the art and history of the Danse … Continue reading

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The Eleusinian Mysteries of Octavia E. Butler: The Mother-Daughter Struggle in Parable of the Talents

By Jennifer Marie Brissett [We loved this essay, and we wanted to share it with you. This essay is cross-posted with permission from Jennifer Brissett.] It is unclear if Octavia E. Butler purposefully embedded the Eleusinian myth—or the myth of … Continue reading

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Watch the Futuredaze Book Video

Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction is well on it’s way to becoming a book! In addition to publishing the anthology we’ve also put together a book video (aka a book trailer) that we’re really excited to share with … Continue reading

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All Hallows Read 2012! Win Some Amazing YA Science Fiction Books!

Get in the spirit, and join Underwords by celebrating All Hallow’s Reads! While most people are handing out candy to the scary costumed witches, ghouls, princesses, firemen, clowns, pumpkins, and cats who come prowling around in search of tasty treats, … Continue reading

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Review & Contest: AFTER, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling strike out into the young adult field of science fiction with their new anthology that tackles the question: “What happens AFTER the event that breaks down society?” The anthology’s contributing authors explore how humanity has … Continue reading

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Danse Macabre Multi Author Book Release Party & $50.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest–RSVP on the Bitten by Books Website

Nancy Holder and I have have our short story “Totentanz” in the new anthology DANSE MACABRE that is available TODAY. Yay! Join us along with editor Nancy Kilpatrick and the other authors for a multi author Release Party, chat and contest … Continue reading

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Best Horror of the Year Vol 5 (2012) – Ellen Datlow is Looking for Reprint Stories

This is a signal boost for Ellen Datlow’s search for the best horror short fiction published in the calendar year of 2012. If you would like her to consider your story or anthology, please read the text from Ellen Datlow’s … Continue reading

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Bloodstones Anthology: Group Interview

Bloodstones is a project that I have really enjoyed working on with editor Amanda Pillar. I’m one of the contributing authors, and my story is titled “The Foam Born.” When I saw the submission guidelines, I absolutely loved the idea … Continue reading

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Whew! We made it through. The Zombie Apocalypse is Over.

It was a crazy couple of days with tons of zombie sightings all over the U.S. Special thanks to all of the writers and readers who chipped in with a zombie post. We hope you enjoyed the Apocalypse! Check out … Continue reading

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Of Irony and Zombies

I never thought zombies were real. People were getting sick and “undying” all over the world, and then they’d come home and zombify their loved ones, too. I guess that’s one way to live forever with the people you love. … Continue reading

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