Lookin’ Good: Speculative Fiction 2012

I usually don’t do cover reveals on this blog, but in this case I’ll make an exception because this book is, well, something special. Last year, Justin Landon (of the excellent Staffer’s Book Review) and Jared Shurin (one of the people behind Pornokitsch) decided to compile the best genre-related content originally published on the web and put it all together in an anthology. That project is now approaching its completion, with the finished book expected towards the end of February.

This week, Justin revealed the anthology’s cover, courtesy of Sarah Anne Langton:

SpecFic

Isn’t that gorgeous? And clever? I love it. So: keep an eye out for this anthology. Just like it’s hard for many people to read every single short fiction magazine on the market, it can be challenging to keep up with the daily whirlwind of new non-fiction content on the web. However, nowadays some of the best reviews, essays, articles and other genre-related commentary can be found there, on the web, spread across dozens of sites. Just like many people annually catch up on SFF short fiction (and discover tons of new authors and magazines) via the slew of yearly “Best of” anthologies, maybe this book will help folks get an overview of the ever-changing world of online SFF commentary – and, yes, discover some new fan writers and sites.

I have no idea which texts will actually end up in this anthology, but knowing Justin and Jared, I’m confident that they will be insightful, relevant, and cogent. I can’t wait!

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2 Responses to Lookin’ Good: Speculative Fiction 2012

  1. Happy birthday! That’s so exciting. I can’t believe it’s been a year already. Your blog has quickly turned into one of my favorites. I check it daily. :)

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