LitStack Recs: A Writer’s Notebook & Dangerous Women

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A Writer’s Notebook by Somerset Maugham Like most writers, I keep a notebook. It’s small and transportable, since the point is to record in the moment—things seen in passing, or sentences that arise unexpectedly, the kind that must be put down before they vanish. I also like to keep track of words, ones  unexpectedly found [….]

2014 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists

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The Pen/Faulkner Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2014 awards. The award is “a national prize which honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year. Three writers are chosen annually by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to serve as judges for the prize, and these judges are [….]

Gorgeous New Art for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ Released

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Over at Tor, Dave McKean has released the stunning illustrations he’s created for Neil Gaiman’s Smoke and Mirrors. This Subterranean Press’ illustrated edition of the short story collection was four years in the making. In this edition, McKean features an original drawing for each story. Smoke and Mirrors is available for pre-order, although no publication date is listed as of yet. [….]

‘Near + Far’ by Cat Rambo

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Near + Far Cat Rambo Hydra House ISBN-10: 0984830146 Whether set in terrestrial oceans or on far-off space stations, Cat Rambo’s masterfully told stories explore themes of gender, despair, tragedy, and the triumph of both human and non-human alike. Cats talk, fur wraps itself around you, aliens overstay their welcome, and superheroes deal with everyday [….]