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Friday, August 10, 2012

New SF Signal Column by Yours Truly

A few weeks back SF Signal approached me about my interest in doing a column. After some back and forth we decided on a column about small presses. I've always been a fan of reading things a little off the beaten path around here and I hope to do even more of it in the months ahead. It's an important subject and one I'm passionate about. I very much appreciate SF Signal giving me the opportunity.



My point of view with the column centers around what role small presses play in the larger game of science fiction and fantasy. Not just what are they're doing, but hopefully a little bit about why they're doing it. I'll also be reading a few books from the press before each column to get a feel for what they're all about. When appropriate I'll be reviewing them here. I began with Small Beer Press:
I begin with Small Beer Press, founded by husband and wife Gavin Grant and Kelly Link who first teamed up in the late 90′s under the Hugo-nominated zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. I have no idea what a rosebud wristlet might be, but it sounds smart. Still publishing the zine, Link and Grant have expanded their domain to include chapbooks, original novels, and short story collections. Since Small Beer opened its doors twelve years ago, the pair have published over sixty titles. 
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