A Foreign Country Now Available for Pre-order

July 2010

Isn’t that a beautiful cover? I’m so excited about this book of speculative short stories all by New Zealand authors, edited by Anna Caro and Juliet Buchanon and being put out by Random Static. And yes, I do have a story in there myself titled “The Future of the Sky” about pregnancy and sylphs.

When I first discovered the idea of sylphs, elemental beings of the air that are sometimes glimpsed in the formation of clouds, I was intrigued by the lack of mythos associated with them. That, of course, led me to wanting to make up some mythos for them. And so I did.

The anthology also includes stories by: Philip Armstrong, Richard Barnes, Claire Brunette, Anna Caro, Matt Cowens, Bill Direen, Dale Elvy, J.C. Hart, Paul Haines, Miriam Hurst, Tim Jones, Susan Kornfeld, Juliet Marillier, Lee Murray, James Norcliffe, Simon Petrie, Brian Priestley, Marama Salsano, Lee Sentes, Janine Sowerby, and Douglas A. Van Belle.

A Foreign Country will be launched at Au Contraire which takes place at the Quality Hotel in Wellington, on Friday 27th August at 6pm.

However, the anthology is now available for pre-order by clicking the button below

I hope you’ll support New Zealand spec fic writers and small press by ordering one now.

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Ripley Patton lives in a 22-foot camper in the woods of Southern Illinois with a cat named Lemmy. Her two young adult children, a daughter and a son, are her favorite people. When Ripley's not out exploring nature and getting her hands dirty, she's usually reading or writing a book.

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