Various stuff…

Jack will be speaking at the convention Conflux 7 in Melbourne. The convention is taking place Saturday, October 1st – Monday, October 3rd. Jack will be doing readings, panels, launches, and will host “The Great Debate.” Information on Conflux can be found at www.conflux.org.au.

Ghosts by Gaslight, an anthology Jack has edited with Nick Givers, will be out in September. It has a great line-up of stories by James Morrow, Peter S. Beagle, Terry Dowling, Garth Nix, Gene Wolfe, Margo Lanagan, Sean Williams, Robert Silverberg, John Langan, John Harwood, Richard Harland, Marly Youmans, Theodora Goss, Lucius Shepard, Laird Barron, Paul Park, and Jeffrey Ford. Here is a preview of the cover:

Lastly, (for those of you who can read Polish!) Jack and Paul Brandon’s story “The Transformation of Targ” is scheduled to appear in Nowa Fantastyka, Poland’s foremost sf and fantasy magazine, in June.

“The Rapture”

Jack and Barry N. Malzberg have sold a story called “The Rapture” to the British publication Postscripts (PS Publishing). It’s about an atheist named Schwartz who lives in Brooklyn where he meets an old friend (who is dead!) and an angel that wears ill-fitting corduroy suits.

The Dragon Book…

The trade paperback edition of The Dragon Book, edited by Jack and Gardner Dozois has been published in the U.S. by Ace Books. Library Journal wrote: “Strong storytelling and new takes on a beloved topic result in a welcome addition to the literature of dragons.” Booklist called it “An enticing collection for genre fans,” and SFFWorld.reviewed it as an “eclectic array of stories featuring perhaps the most iconic figure of fantasy literature…Dann and Dozois should be commended.”