A quick update

I feel inspired to write a mini-conference report on the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, but that will have to happen a little later when I’ve caught up on a few real-life things. For now, let me catch up on the virtual as well and point your attention to this post from Jeff VanderMeer which goes into greater detail on the upcoming book on writing, Shared Worlds/Single Vision:

First off, the book will be designed by John Coulthart, who I think is a genius …. It will also feature over 100 full-color illustrations, paintings, and other images, about 70 percent of it provided by John and the rest by a variety of creators.

Finally, the book will also feature sidebar essays by the following, or exclusive interviews (as noted):

—Iconic fantasist Neil Gaiman
—National Book Award finalist Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Windup Girl
—NYT Bestseller George RR Martin(HBO series Game of Thrones; interview)
—NYT Bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler
—Diana Gill, editor-in-chief of HarperVoyager
—Karin Lowachee, author of the critically acclaimed The Gaslight Dogs and Warchild
—NYT Bestseller Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians: A Novel
—Crawford Award winner Karen Lord, author of Redemption in Indigo: a novel
Michael Moorcock, among England’s greatest living novelists
—Liza Trombi, editor-in-chief of Locus Magazine
—Nick Mamatas, author of the cult classic Move Under Ground
—Anthologist and Hugo Award-winning editor of Weird Tales, Ann VanderMeer
—National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” award recipient Charles Yu, author of the critically acclaimed How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel

I have lazily and selfishly quoted the bit that has my name in it, but the whole post is essential reading, because this is going to be an incredible book, a book like no other in the field.