(8/12/03 8:33 pm)
Upcoming Publications Part 3|
Since Upcoming Publications Part 2 was getting bulky, I am opening a new Part 3. To get it off to a running start, I'll announce for all uninformed parties that Robin McKinley and Gregory Maguire have new books coming out this fall. McKinley's is a vampiric beauty and the beast tale to give it a movie-like tagline. Maguire's is his take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Here's links to the books on Amazon:
Maguire's Mirror Mirror
And please don't miss these new titles either:
Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow's latest anthology:
Hale's The Goose Girl
Murphy's The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
And the two bestsellers this past month through SurLaLune have been:
Henson's The Storyteller DVD
Remember that all books bought through SurLaLune links, such as
those above, help generate the funds to keep SurLaLune flourishing.
Here are the links to our previous Upcoming Publications Threads:
Upcoming Publications Part 1
Upcoming Publications Part 2
Edited by: Heidi Anne Heiner at: 11/10/03 12:49 am
(8/12/03 10:39 pm)
Re: Upcoming Publications Part 3|
And Jane, our ever prolific mentor, has had many great books released
recently, but the one I have kept beside my bed for over a month
Joy. It will appeal to many of the readers/writers here. I endorsed
it in a previous post, and Terri mentioned it just a few days ago.
In case you missed it, here's a link:
(8/13/03 3:41 am)
I have two fallo books that may be of interest to Surlaluners:
FLYING WITCH picture book, original Baba Yaga story in which
a little girl really does fall off a turnip truck. And THE
RADIATION SONNETS, which is getting a starred review in Booklist
(8/13/03 9:17 am)
CATS and Pan...|
Just a short note to mention that my children's
picture book, A
CIRCLE OF CATS (which is an original fairy tale, written by
Charles de Lint and pub. by Viking) is out in the stores and by
all accounts doing very well. They've already asked Charles and
I to do another one for them, which makes me VERY happy indeed.
If you've already read it and wouldn't mind posting a review on
Amazon then all the better.
This October my illustrations will be appearing
in a new, hardcover edition of PETER
PAN (Tor). It was a thrill to be asked to work on this book
and consequently I produced far more art than was originaly asked
for (a painted cover and over 30 b/w illustrations).
Right now I'm racing to complete work on
another de Lint book, MEDICINE
ROAD (Sub Press). Set in the desert around Tuscon and Sedona
it has a very different landscape than I am used to dealing with
and I love it!
(8/14/03 9:00 pm)
Books To Look Forward To|
I am anxiously awaiting Scott Gustafson's new book, "Classic
Fairy Tales". It is released in September, and I already
ordered it from Amazon. It contains ten of the most famous fairy
tales, and this is a collection I was hoping he would eventually
take on. As an aspiring illustrator myself, he has given me more
inspiration than any art class could ever have given me. He is one
of the greatest illustrators of ALL time, and I am especially thankful
he used his talents to recreate scenes from fairy tales, as well
as illustrating his own version of "Peter
Pan" (which is my most favorite edition of J. M. Barrie's
classic). Also to look forward to is Christian Birmingham's "Sleeping
Beauty". I've researched it, and he will be starting work
on it this Fall. Some might know him for his illustrated versions
Night Before Christmas", "The
Christmas Carol", and the wonderful "The
Classic Treasury of Hans Christian Anderson". And I wonder
what K. Y. Craft is up to!
(8/28/03 2:49 pm)
Legend of the Crown|
Check it out at www.legendofthecrown.com
You can read the first chapter from a link on the home page in pdf. I can't wait to get it because i just love unicorns and have a hard time finding new novels about them.
(8/29/03 12:32 pm)
I remember a few discussions we have had about schools of magic; some of you might be interested in this new paperback anthology centered on the theme. Here's a link to more information about it on Amazon:
by Denise Little (Editor)
(9/4/03 4:02 pm)
The Salt Roads|
The baby's almost out of the chute! Warner Books has given me a preliminary tour schedule for my
new novel _The
Salt Roads,_ which comes out on Nov. 12. It may change, so
verify it before you act on it:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Monday, November 3
Evening: Frog Hollow Books signing at The Lord Nelson.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday, November 5
Launch that evening; likely at Bamboo by the Lake with A Different Booklist
in as the bookseller
Miami, Florida, USA
Saturday, November 8, 2003
Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Inc.
3938 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
Sunday, November 9, 2003
Miami International Book Festival
New York, NY, USA
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Xukuma (pronounced Zukuma)
183 Lenox Avenue @ 119th Street
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Hue Man Bookstore
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY
Thursday, November 13, 2003
Barnes & Noble
4 Astor Place
New York, NY
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Monday, November 17, 2003
57th Street Books
1301 East 57th Street
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Afro Centric Books
4655 South King Drive
Washington, DC and Maryland, USA
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Bowie Town Center
15624 Emerald Way
Thursday, November 20, 2003
Howard University Blackburn Center
Friday, November 21, 2003
Sister Space Books
1515 U Street N.W.
Seattle, WA, and Portland, USA
Monday, December 1, 2003
Elliot Bay Books
Tuesday, December 2, 2003
San Francisco, CA, and Corte Madera, USA
Thursday, December 4, 2003
Alexander Book Company
Friday, December 5, 2003
Los Angeles, CA, and San Diego, USA
Monday, December 8, 2003
Tuesday, December 9, 2003
(9/4/03 11:26 pm)
Re: The Salt Roads|
Nalo, would your publicity department being will to send us a copy for review on the Endicott site? If so, it should go to:
Helen Pilinovsky, Endicott Review Editor
Department of English and Comparative Literature
602 Philosophy Hall
Mail Code 4927
New York, NY 10027
(9/5/03 1:55 am)
There are a bunch of new reviews on the Endicott site, if anyone
here is interested. Here's the URL: www.endicott-studio.com/recommend.html
(9/9/03 9:04 am)
Re: Book recommendations|
I've just returned from France to find a mailbox stuffed with goodies,
Salt Roads_: I tore through it last night, and dreamed of Jeanne
wandering the streets where I had so recently been. Nalo - it's
absolutely beautiful. I'm jet-lagged enough that words fail me ...
but, thanks for allowing me the opportunity to read it.
(9/10/03 9:41 pm)
Re: Book recommendations|
Helen, I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know. Terri, I thought that Warner would already have sent you a copy. I guess not, though. I'll ask them again.
(9/16/03 10:52 am)
More Word Gems...|
Jennifer Parrish has posted four more of my vignettes on her site,
The stories posted so far include:
Bracelets: Siren, Enchanted, Goddess, Wicked, Surrender, Pacem, Muse, Hope
More to come!
Dandelion wishes and forest frosts,
(10/2/03 11:44 am)
The December Realms
of Fantasy should be on sale in a couple of days with my Japanese
mountain monk/tengu story, "Yamabushi." Pleased as I am
about that, I'm even more pleased by the illustration. The artwork
was done by Paul Lee (he does comics as well, and has worked on
"Hellblazer" and "Dhampire," among others).
The illustration is simply gorgeous.
(10/6/03 12:52 am)
re: Salt Roads (Congrats to Nalo)|
Congrats to Nalo for winning the Sunburst Award for "Skin
Folk". Saw the announcement in Locus Online.
What amazing folk abound here.
(10/7/03 10:57 pm)
hugs hugs hugs|
I'm afraid I don't want to go and make a fool of myself but what the hey. I have read it and how beautiful. I love your artwork I can't even begin to tell you how it stirs that little ache bone that catches in the throat.
I've been living in Indiana but grew up in WV and your drawings made me miss hills with that deep groaning only trees give in great winds. I'm being I know very silly terrible metaphors..but this is what good art and writing does to me every time. I shall continue looking for your wee bits of beauty until your next works...and I hope you and Mr. De Lint continue such beautiful collaborations.
Its going on my staff recs at B&N.
(10/7/03 11:00 pm)
and see how flustered I get I did not even mention that my little
moment was completely addressed to Mr. Vess on his Circle
of Cats book. Well I shall retreat behind my keyboard again.
(10/13/03 10:42 pm)
Re: re: Salt Roads (Congrats to Nalo)|
Thank you, Tara. I'm very pleased.
(11/2/03 6:19 pm)
New Hans Christian Andersen translation...|
I ran into a new
translation of Hans Christian Andersen at the bookstore today by
Jeffrey Frank (Translator) and Diana Crone Frank (Translator).
Does anybody have any thoughts about the need for a new translation or the quality of this one?
(11/2/03 10:31 pm)
Re: New Hans Christian Andersen translation...|
If they are fresh, new translations can be helpful. But since I do not read Danish, I will probably never know how accurate one translation is compared to another. I have the same problem with the German tales, but can read Perrault's original French well enough to get a sense of his own language.
I haven't had a chance to look at the new book, but admit to an interest in it. If it matches up to its description, I hope it will at least gather information about Andersen and some of his most popular tales into one accessible volume for popular consumption. Here's a link to the book on Amazon for anyone not familiar with it.
On a personal note, I was hoping it would inspire me to add Little Mermaid and perhaps a few other tales to SurLaLune. I receive frequent requests for Mermaid especially, so I will probably get around to it some time in the next few months, but I am finishing annotations for other tales already on the site first.
(11/4/03 4:04 am)
Re: New Hans Christian Andersen translation...|
Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest" has just won the
World Fantasy Award. Ellen Datlow and I are thrilled.