As with other posts, I have gotten quite a bit behind. So some things mentioned here are already (relatively) old news, but for the sake of clarity, here we go:
First of all, Solaris Books has been put up for sale. Mentioned — among many others — on Bookseller.com, SF Scope, A Dribble of Ink and Locus online (and thanks to David Anthony Durham for mental support).
To the best of my knowledge, Mark Chadbourn mentioned it first on the internet. Christian Dunn (Solaris Books acquisition editor) told me that with regards to the Shine anthology, things are still ‘business as usual’. So I’m going ahead with it as planned.
I hope to see Christian (and George Mann and Mark Newton) at EasterCon, so more news if and when I get it.
Other talk on teh intarwebs:
- Geeks in Action mentions both Thaumatrope and Outshine;
- Jason Sanford mentions Outshine;
- Eric of Dash Punk recapitulates the optimistic SF debate (although he isn’t quite complete as he’s not mentioned the Shine anthology, or this website, at all);
- I am part of the synergy item on BookSpot Central;
- Variety SF is spreading the word on Shine. Nice.
- Gord Sellar reminds people that the open reading period of Shine is approaching;
- (UPDATE): Stephen Kotowych about ‘The Rise of the Twitterzines‘, reacting to an article in the Globe and Mail about ‘Seriously Short Stories‘ (where Ben Lavan mentions @thaumatrope, @outshine and @nanoism as Twitter publications as the last comment in the comment thread. World dominations will be ours…;-);
And more when I get it!