Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Look What We've Been Up To!

This fall, several books have come out (or will be coming out) that feature the work of some key people here at Fantasy Matters.  We're quite excited about this, and we thought we'd take a minute to share our work with you!

For starters, Kat Howard has a new short story out in the anthology Glitter and Mayhem.  Here's the description of the book:

Step behind the velvet rope of these fabulous Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror tales of roller rinks, nightclubs, glam aliens, party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, and debauchery. 

Dance through nightclubs, roller derby with cryptids and aliens, be seduced by otherworldly creatures, and ingest cocktails that will alter your existence forever.

Kat's story, "With Her Hundred Miles to Hell," is accompanied by works by Maria Dahvana Headley (also a Fantasy Matters contributor), Christopher Barzak, Diana Rowland, and many more.  Amber Benson (who starred as Tara on Buffy!) kicks things off with her introduction.  It should be a rock-n-rollin' good time!

Jen Miller also has something coming out this fall--a critical essay on the function of Christian imagery in the rebooted Doctor Who series, which appears in the collection Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith.  This volume, edited by Andrew Chrome and James McGrath, contains many other fascinating essays on immortality, time, humanity, science, British history, and magic--all as they relate to the portrayal of religion in Doctor Who.  And it's just in time for the 50th anniversary!

Finally, Fantasy Matters contributor Nancy Hightower has her debut novel out this fall--an epic fantasy entitled Elementari Rising.  We'll have more for you about Nancy's book in a few weeks, including some of her own thoughts about the book!  Stay tuned...

By Jen Miller