Mallorn

06/18/2010

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Cor!
I have just received my copy contributor's of the 49th issue of Mallorn, the journal of the Tolkien Society, and I've been given the back page.  
The feature is called "Well I'm back" (Tolkienistas will know why) and I'm feeling properly honoured. 
Mallorn under the editorial supervision of Dr Henry Gee has evolved into an intellectual exercise of some weight but has also become a showcase for creativity and new talent. 
This issue contains a story from Shelly Li, is peppered with stunning art, including a positively first world war dragon on the cover from Sue Wookey, as well as articles that range from the scholarly to film reviews and poetry. 

All in all this is a special magazine, and I'm really pleased to have a little corner of it.
 
 
SFCrowsnest.com have just reviewed Fun With Rainbows and a rather spiffing review it is.
http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/articles/books/2010/Fun-With-Rainbows-by-Gareth-Owens-14890.php



Also in the same issue is an interview with Carmelo Rafala
http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/articles/features/2010/An-interview-with-Immersion-Press-publisher-Carmelo-Rafala-14859.php



 
 
I've just discovered that my story Liquid Skin gets an honourable mention from Ellen Datlows Year's Best Fantasy & Horror from its appearance in Quercus One - the West Pier Gazette.  Yay!

So, I'd say that there are several stories in this collection I wouldn't really consider to be aimed at children. Horror, you know, being sort of a key word here. But because I've gone for a whimsical title, and the book has a pretty cover, it's turning up in catalogs as a "Children's  Book".

Never been my intention, nor that of the publisher, to market it as such, and if you give this to an eight year old there will be snot and nightmares. 

My brother read it and passed it on to the teenage nephews, and they've read it without apparent permanent damage (teenage boys, how can you tell?) so not suitable for younger children would probably be a guide.