Rosanne Rabinowitz in ‘We Need To Talk’

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Rosanne Rabinowitz has a short story appearing in ‘We Need To Talk‘, an anthology in support of The Eve Appeal – a charity dedicated to funding research and support for gynaecological cancers. The anthology is available in both ebook and paperback format.

From the publisher’s website:

All of us, at some point, are involved in difficult conversations. Whether that’s tough talks with clients or bosses, or break-ups, or coming out, or telling someone you love them, or giving advice to that friend who just doesn’t want to hear it. Some conversations are even more difficult, as sufferers of any potentially serious illness will know.

But one thing’s for sure, these conversations are fascinating. So much so that we’ve teamed up with Kindred and The Eve Appeal, to launch a writing competition on the theme of difficult conversations.

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Novel publication for Martin Owton and short stories from Rosanne Rabinowitz

Martin Owton’s contemporary fantasy novel – working title ‘Shadows’ – has been picked up by Telos publishing for their Moonrise line. The release date is tentatively pencilled in for next summer. From the author’s blog:

Shadows’ is set in Southampton and the New Forest where I come from and features a half-faerie Southampton University chemistry student – so nothing like me!

And Rosanne Rabinowitz has two short stories coming soon: ‘Meat, Motion and Light’ will appear in ‘The Outsiders‘, from Crystal Lake Publishing, due out on 8th May. Another short story ‘The Lady In The Yard’ will be published in ‘Soliloquy for Pan’ (Egaeus Press) at the end of May.

Rosanne Rabinowitz and Laura Mauro in “Horror Uncut: Tales Of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease”

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Out now from Gray Friar Press, “Horror Uncut: Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease” is a horror anthology which explores the potential consequences of a post-austerity Britain. Rosanne Rabinowitz’s tale, ‘Pieces Of Ourselves’, and Laura Mauro’s ‘Ptichka’ both feature in this anthology, alongside stories by Priya Sharma, Gary McMahon, Alison Littlewood and many others.

On Friday 24th October, Rosanne and Laura will also be appearing as part of the Gothic Manchester Festival along with editor Tom Johnstone, discussing “Horror Uncut…” and reading from their respective stories. There will also be a panel discussion and Q&A. Details can be found here.

News Roundup – 15th June

Both Rosanne Rabinowitz and Francis Knight have made the British Fantasy Awards shortlist!

 

Rustblind and Silverbright, edited by David Rix and published by Eibonvale Press, has been nominated in the ‘Best Anthology’ category – the collection features ‘The Turning Track‘, a collaboration between Rosanne and Mat Joiner.

 

And Francis is up for ‘Best Newcomer’ off the back of ‘Fade To Black‘, the first book in the Rojan Dizon trilogy.

 

The full list of British Fantasy Awards nominees can be found here.

 

 

Also, Will Mitchell’s upcoming hard SF novel ‘Creations‘ is available for pre-order, and will be out at the end of August. Here’s what John Hunt Publishing have to say about ‘Creations’:

 

Earth in 2040 is on the brink of environmental disaster. International controls affect everything from who can travel by air to who can start a family. Meanwhile the rift between science and religion is growing as some turn to technology for answers, while others blame it for the catastrophe. And for biological engineer Max Lowrie, whose efforts to see evolution taught in schools have led to him receiving death threats, the fact his wife s staunchly religious family also see him as the enemy only adds to the strain. So when Max gets the job offer of a lifetime it s hard to say no. He ll be halfway around the world, safe from any danger, and he and Gillian will be able to get the treatments they need to start a family. The only problem is the project. It s supposed to pave the way for humanity s future: self-replicating machines that can mine materials from the harshest environments at no cost, opening up as yet unheard of resources in the sea, on land, and ultimately on the Moon. Everyone seems confident that the machines will be easy to control, but Max isn t so sure.

 

 

The good news doesn’t stop there, though! Gaie Sebold has been commissioned by Solaris for a sequel to her steampunk novel ‘Shanghai Sparrow‘. ‘Sparrow Falling‘ will be published in summer 2015. Early reviews for ‘Shanghai Sparrow’ have been very positive indeed:

 

“…a rip-roarin’ rollickin’ adventure that had me flying through the pages. In fact, two chapters from the end, I actually put the book down, and started reading something else. Because I didn’t want it to end. I so did not want to come back to the book to find out what happened, because I couldn’t bear the thought of finishing it.” TANGLED BOOKMARKS

Weekly news roundup

Both Damian O’Connor and Rosanne Rabinowitz have had stories accepted for The Mammoth Book of the Vatican Vaults, pencilled for release in Spring 2015 – congrats to both

And Gaie Sebold’s steampunk-inspired novel Shangai Sparrow is being launched at London’s Forbidden Planet on Thursday 8th May (18.00-19.00) From Forbidden Planet’s website:

Eveline Duchen is a thief and con-artist, surviving day by day on the streets of London, where the glittering spires of progress rise on the straining backs of the poor and disenfranchised. Where the Folk, the otherworldly children of fairy tales and legends, have all but withdrawn. Caught in an act of deception by the implacable Mr Holmforth, Evvie is offered a stark choice: transportation to the colonies, or an education – and utter commitment to Her Majesty’s Service – at Miss Cairngrim’s harsh school for female spies. But on the decadent streets of Shanghai, where the Empire’s corruption is laid bare, Holmforth is about to make a devil’s bargain, and Eveline’s choices could change the future of two worlds…

Rosanne Rabinowitz Collaborates for “Rustblind and Silverlight”

A collaboration between Rosanne Rabinowitz and Matt Joiner, a Birmingham-based writer who also appeared in Never Again, has been accepted by David Rix/Eibonvale Press for his railway-themed anthology Rustblind and Silverlight.

Rosanne says,

Interestingly, Matt started off providing the characters and the atmospherics. Matt is also a published poet and it really shows in his prose. And I contributed a lot of the… hold on to your seats, folks … the PLOT!

We did the story in two major drafts, with one crit from Joel Lane, who is the Brum Writer’s Group with Matt.

So this collaboration thing was lots of fun, and I learned a lot from it. Two heads can be better than one, to start with.

Eibonvale Press describe the premise for  Rustblind and Silverlight so,

Trains occupy a special place in the human psyche. The twin threads of the rails forge ahead from place to place, the ultimate symbol of travel and connection and all the hopes, fantasies, fears, reasons, romance and excitement that come with that.  The links between points, the bridges and tunnels, are always so much more profound than borders or walls.  And yet you travel these links through a world that is isolated from normal life and unique to itself.  The railways are so mundane and taken for granted, passing through the backs of your cities and towns, yet they are worlds that cannot be visited, cannot be known.  Worlds that can only be glimpsed from blurred windows or from the far end of the platform.  Hidden places.  Private places.  Places where the ordinary and the secret meet.

This was the mood in which Rustblind and Silverbright came into being – a book of railway stories that aimed to look far beyond what you might expect from classic horror or sci-fi.

The anthology will be launched on the 4th July.

“Helen’s Story” Published

Rosanne Rabinowitz’s novella, Helen’s Story is now available in a beautiful hardcover from PS Publishing.

Some readers might have met Helen in Arthur Machen’s classic novella The Great God Pan. Now she gets to tell her side of the story.

Contrary to rumours of her death, Helen Vaughan is alive and well and living in Shoreditch. Having learned a few things about painting from an ex-boyfriend, she’s stirring up the art world with a series of erotically-charged landscapes depicting the strange events of her youth.
Brought up by a man who regarded her as loathsome, shuffled between boarding schools and foster homes, young Helen only found pleasure in visits from a secret companion. She made one other close friend, a girl called Rachel who disappeared in full daylight. After that, Helen was left with her companion.
He stayed with her on travels from rural Wales to the select salons and danker corners of London, to expatriate life in Buenos Aires and beyond. But he’s kept away for several years.
As she remembers her friend, Helen lays on each stroke of paint as if it can bring Rachel back or take her to where Rachel went. She paints to summon her companion once again, and show everyone what really lurks beyond the vanishing point.