Anna Tambour  and Others

 
Autumn
May 2014
 
 
Strangled paperbark
 

 
Have you tried my blog?
 
 
Like oysters to some,
and like oysters to others.
—Tickle your tastebuds—
Ode to Literaturnaya
Happiness = Soviet ice cream

 
"I hate
 quotations. "
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 
"You might have to wait two years to buy a new Hermes Birkin bag starting at $15,000, but you can come to our site today and get it for a saving of $5000."
- founder of website selling "castoffs of other couture devotees, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 June 2014
 
"Human ethics and art are not a zero-sum equation."
Rachen Edidin, "Just so we're clear", Postcards from Space
 
"Baltimore is a rewarding place to hunt for traces of the middle ages."
– Jeff Sypeck, "Safe were the folk words of truth would upset", Quid Plura
 
"The thing about nurb food, it was still alive right up until you chewed it up, like fruit is."
– Rudy Rucker, The Big Aha
 
“Animals and plants are the least part of life."
Nicholas P. Money, The Amoeba in the Room: Lives of the Microbes
 
"I think my subconscious must have a high I.Q."
– Gallegher, in "Time Locker", Robots Have No Tails)   by Henry Kuttner
 
"Visit tankmuseum.org for all of your tank memorabilia needs."
advertorial for The Tank Museum (an excellent museum, but it's sad that they had to put Willy in a stockade)
 
“We have a perfect cuisine and the problem is how to streamline the production of foods of a higher quality than our immediate competitors including McDonald’s may offer.”
Vladimir Putin
 
"The answer to a book one doesn't like is another book, not a ban, or legal action, or physical intimidation."
Ramachandra Guha
 
"Becoming food is the final stage of living matter. Some are privileged to a delay of the foreshadowed end. They gain lifetime by being preserved. But a chosen few turn into objects and will never be crunched between the teeth of any other living matter.They live anonymous, comatose lives in the hidden food department of a museum."
Linda Roodenburg, Unidentified Fermented Objects, in Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2010  (I highly recommend the book)
 
When I read …that most, if not all, of the global strategic maple syrup reserve had been stolen, my first response was not to fear for North America’s waffles or pancakes, but rather to wonder at the very existence of such a reserve.
Nicola Twilley, Syrup Stockpiles, Wine Lakes, Butter Mountains, and Other Strategic Food Reserves, Edible Geography
 
Let it roast indifferent long.
– "Joan", cookbook writer of the 1600s, quoted in Taste: The Story of Britain through its Cooking by Kate Colquhoun
 
Why should a word in a recipe be less important than a word in a novel? One can lead to physical indigestion, the other to mental.
– Julian Barnes, The Pedant in the Kitchen
 
Last I called by, Muntjac was roasting in the oven, surfaces brimming with mushrooms gathered, some dried, a hoard: Shaggy Parasols; Chanterelles, orange and sweet-apricot-scented; something blue.  Another fellow appeared a basket in his hand large to gather wood, in it full – Penny-Buns, Ceps, plentiful as a baker’s.
- Olivia Heal, Notes: On Forage, Mushrooms and the Noma Cookbook
 
Emma lent me a crochet hook so I made many octopi. Several were worn as fascinators and all have found good homes."
- Kathleen Jennings, here
 
In the art of postmodernists hedonistic motives are rare; they are basically non-existent in installations and video art projects of recent years. As a kind of postmodernist response, with its intrinsic underlying irony, to the theme of oriental hedonism one can consider the part of a photo-collage diptych inspired by the verses of I. Brodskiy, "We lived in a city the color of petrified vodka".
- Akbar Khakimov, Hedonism in Contemporary Art, San'at, (The magazine was created in accordance with the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan 'About the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan' ")
 
"Like a couple at an okay party, who turn up late and spice things up: the horseradish [in a Bloody Mary] makes your sinuses fizz, the celery leaves tickle your cheeks, and and stalk, with the runnels of tomato juice in its furrows, makes an ideal instrument of emphasis in drunken conversation."
- Niki Segnit, The flavour Thesaurus
 
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
- Lillian Hellman, in testimony before the US House Committee to Investigate Un-American Activities, 1952
 
More in The Cellar ØØØ
 

 
Anna Tambour stories that can be read online:
 
The Oyster and Alice O.
 
The Dog Who Wished He'd Never Heard of Lovecraft
 
Stories & poems in the HMS Beagle: BioMedNet archive
 
Temptation of the Seven Scientists
 
The Emperor's Backscratcher
 
Travels with Robert Louis Stevenson in the Cévennes
 
The Wages of Food-Play
 
Klokwerk's Heart
 
Me-Too

& Try
Bowl of Critters
an occasional snack

Now serving:
 
The adventures of discovering the ellemehnopee
 
Skin, Fiction, Mushrooms, & Progress
 
Out-of-the-box Serving Suggestion
 
The Mary Quant Jelly Thing & other surprises from the sea
And in
Heliotrope Magazine
A long poem
Succession At Quandong Creek
 


In memoriam
Asher E. Treat
(1907 - 2004)
"Actually, Asher was an excellent dinner companion. Anybody who wears a loupe around his neck at dinner, and tells you how he finally trained his box turtle Mabel to listen to his commands (after 35 years), or sent small boys out to catch bats, and then explain how mites can only live in the left ear (right ear in the old world) of moths to evade the bats, or who would build a mammoth box kite and fly it half a mile high off Cobble, or who would play his French horn so that you'd hear it across the valley, Anybody like that makes an excellent dinner companion."
- Edward Perkins,
in a letter to A.T.
 
— A little Treat —
" The lepidopterist who seeks an easy introduction to the Astigmata had best leave his collection and visit the nearest cheese shop. "

Home of
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Bulwer-Lytton
a place of compassion in a cruel world

Anna Tambour currently
lives in the Australian bush with
a large family of other species,
including one man.  
 
 
 
(Rosie, the beauty in the picture above, died on the 19th of January, 2006. Her tributes are firstly this, and then this.)
 

 
Qs  and As

 
anna_tambour at yahoo.com
 

 
Some Seasoned Preserves

Late Summer
February 2014
 
 
The Smyrnas ripen

 
Spring
October 2013
 
Bessie

Winter
August 2012
 

Tea moulds conviviate in a crazed pot.


Autumn
March 2011

Jacaranda pod & Quince


Summer
December 2011
 
 
another
Magnificent Insignificant
 

 
Spring
October 2011
 
"Native peach" Trema tomentosa
showing leaf curl that could be caused by a virus, though "peach" is caused by a delusion
 

 
winter
July 2011
 
 
An oddly exhibitionistic mantis
 

 
Summer
January  2009
 
 
Fresh from the ground, a cicada
If we had been made in the image of Cicada, what price gold and rubies?
 
Books by A.T.
& Publications with Tambour stories &
Online stories
 
"Anna Tambour is a rogue punk-prophetess whose writings not only stray from the beaten path; some of them are so far out there that you can hear the distant drums of strange story-tribes being awakened by her prose."
- I O’Reilly, Review of Crandolin,
British Fantasy Society
 

22 May 2014
 
 
Crandolin is now out in Hardback
 
My latest short story
 —Free to Read at Tor.com—
"The Walking-Stick Forest"
 
The gorgeous painting is by Karla Ortiz.
See more of her artwork here.
The Art Director is Irene Gallo.
This short story was acquired and edited for Tor.com by consulting editor Ellen Datlow.
I wrote the "The Walking-Stick Forest" for Ellen, who has not only given me the most inspiring rejections but has been the best guide any writer could dream of.

2013

"Bowfin Island"
in
from Eibonvale Press
 
Caledonian Dreamin'
Strange Fiction of Scottish Descent
edited by Hal Duncan and Chris Kelso
 
"There just isn't an English word to conjure up the specific mode of gutted thwartedness that is the sickening sensation of being scunnert."
- Hal Duncan
 
Every library, public and private as the little room, should have this fascinating and playful collection.

 
"Marks and Coconuts"
(my paean to parrots)
in
from PS Publishing
 
Postscripts #30/31 Memoryville Blues edited by Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers
 

 
"The Dog Who Wished He'd Never Heard of Lovecraft"
reprinted from
Lovecraft eZine #13, April 2012
in
from Ticonderoga Publications
 
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012 edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene

August 2013
CRANDOLIN
shortlisted for the
World Fantasy Award
 
“With the appearance of her new novel, Crandolin, she will surely register Richter-powerful on the delighted synapses of all patrons of weird, funny fabulism ... But what’s really central to Tambour’s tale is the romance of food.”
Paul Di Filippo, Review, Locus Magazine
 
 
 
Open Crandolin!
 
“By turns lyrical and absurdist, whimsical and elegantly true, Crandolin is unlike any novel you will ever have read. Anna Tambour is brilliant, a true original.”
Lucius Shepard
 
"Most of all, this book is completely original. And how many times do you find a book like that? I read a few hundred of the blasted things a year, and even I only encounter one or two really, really unique books on a good year. If I don't read another book as original, whimsical, witty and wondrous as this all year, it will still have been a very good year. Heck, a very good decade."
-Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, Review, Aaahfooey
 
 
"At heart Crandolin is a rich confectionery,
a tapestry woven out of dreams and nightmares, an Arabian Nights tale for the twenty first century with Tambour as
Scheherazade, lulling us with her mellifuous voice and artistry. I loved it, and didn’t want it to end."
—Peter Tennant, Review, Black Static
 
from Chômu Press . . .
(with cover art by Christopher Conn Askew)
 
 CRANDOLIN
 
“Immerse yourself in the magical world of
Anna Tambour’s Crandolin,a delirious journey that takes the reader through Central Asia and Russia with some fascinating strangers and a donkey, a demanding musical instrument and delicious hints of nougat and honey.”
Ellen Datlow
 
“A fairy tale Dostoevsky would have liked … It's like it was written by a demented chef.”
David Kowalski
 
"A sensuous pleasure to mind and senses; it breathes perfume and laughter. If Gogol and Huysmans had ever gone to a science fiction conference together and collaborated, the result would be Crandolin!"
Jack Dann
 
"For gourmands literary and culinary, Tambour is always a treat, and Crandolin is Tambour at her best. Bold and subtle, rich and delicate, this is fiction to savour, fiction to sustain the soul."
Hal Duncan

“Epicurean fantasy at its finest. Crandolin is an uncanny mating of passion and precision: that Anna Tambour is billed as ‘author’ and not ‘magician’ belies the virtuosity with which she coaxes a whirlwind of gluttonous carnality into her scintillatingly intricate narrative web.”
Rachel Edidin
 
“Funny and compelling, strangely wise about its worlds ... It can seem like a fun ride or a maze, yet Crandolin is never just a joke. When Tambour finally invokes one storyteller’s sense of “fear and joy,” it’s genuine; we can share in the feeling, at the end of a long, strange trip.”
— Faren Miller, Review, Locus Magazine

“Mephistopheles has nothing on this,
a helter skelter through time travel and cookery.
Bring me a Crandolin.”
Tom Jaine
 
BUY FROM
The Book Depository -  free shipping worldwide
Amazon US
Barnes & Noble                  Amazon UK
Foyles UK
 

More Magazines and Anthologies with A.T.'s Short Stories
 
"She writes so far left field that you need binoculars to see her."
- Girlie Jones, Not if You Were the Last Short Story on Earth
 
2013
 
"God" and "Mother Hubbard's Cupboard"
in
Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multiverse
edited by L. Timmel Duchamp
published by Aqueduct Press
 

 
2012
 
"King Wolf"
in
A Season in Carcosa
edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr.
published by Miskatonic River Press
with more by Joel Lane, Simon Strantzas, Don Webb, Daniel Mills, Gary McMahon, Ann K. Schwader, Cate Gardner, Edward Morris, Richard Gavin, Gemma Files, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Kristin Prevallet, Richard A. Lupoff, Michael Kelly, Cody Goodfellow, John Langan, Pearce Hansen, Laird Barron, Robin Spriggs, and Allyson Bird
Free shipping worldwide from
The Book Depository
 

"How Galligaskins Sloughed the Scourge"
in
Bloody Fabulous: stories of fantasy and fashion
edited by Ekaterina Sedia
published by Prime Books
with more stories by Holly Black, Richard Bowes, Genevieve Valentine, Sandra McDonald, Sharon Mock, Zen Cho, Kelly Link, Shirin Dubbin, Die Booth, Rachel Swirsky, Maria V. Snyder, Nick Mamatas, and John Chu

"Murder at the Tip"
in
Light Touch Paper -  Stand Clear
edited by Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie
published by Peggie Bright Books
with more stories by Joanne Anderton, Adam Browne, Sue Bursztynski, Brenda Cooper, Katherine Cummings, Thoraiya Dyer, Kathleen Jennings, Dave Luckett, Ian McHugh, Sean McMullen, Ripley Patton, Rob Porteous

 
The Dog Who Wished He'd Never Heard of Lovecraft
Free to read, and/or download the audio version read by Bruce L. Priddy
in
Lovecraft eZine #13, April 2012
edited & published by Mike Davis
 

more free-to-reads:

from
Phantasmagorium #1
Decemberish 2011
edited by Laird Barron
"Cardoons!"
a terrifying tale of veg and WARNINGs
Read Cardoons! online here

"The Oyster and Alice O."
in
FLURB
a Webzine of Astonishing Tales Issue #12 "Fall–Winter" 2011
edited and illustrated (in paintings and photographs) by Rudy Rucker.
 

2011
New e-editions
from infinity plus
 
"Tambour could be called an infinity plus 'discovery' ...  Monterra’s Deliciosa is a delicious collection of often startling and outrageous tales."
– Paul F. Cockburn, Interzone, May-June 2011 
 
"I have particularly enjoyed Monterra's fable, and have read it to my pigs Alice, Ferdinand and Isabella, who also appreciated its humour and scope."
Tom Jaine 
 
This edition includes a

 
Even this infinity plus e-dition includes never-before-seen additives

 
 
Infinity Plus Singles #10  and  #15
 

2010
Sprawl
edited by
Alisa Krasnostein
Published by Twelfth Planet Press
 
"Gnawer of the Moon Seeks Summit of Paradise"

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
in #44, the cover story
"The Eye of Nostradamus Summit"
(cover art by Marc McBride)
 
in #46
"How Galligaskins Sloughed the Scourge"
in #42
"The Arms of Love and Death"

 
June 2010
"Dreadnought Neptune"

2009
Lovecraft Unbound
edited by
Ellen Datlow
 
"Sincerely, Petrified"

2008
The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Sixteen Original Works by Speculative Fiction's Finest Voices
edited by
Ellen Datlow
 
"Gladiolus Exposed"

 
Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy
edited by
Ekaterina Sedia
Published by Senses Five Press
"The Age of Fish, Post-flowers"

 
Year's Best Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy, Volume 4
edited by
Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt
Published by MirrorDanse Books
"The Jeweller of Second-hand Roe"

 
Scary Food: A Compendium of Gastronomic Atrocity
edited by
Cat Sparks
Published by Agog! Press
"Tasty Morsels"
 & other stories

2007
EŞİK CİNİ 13
Two stories (The tiger and the mice  &  Sweat, Joy, and Thunderation) and an interview,
translated into Turkish by Nurduran Duman
Eþik Cini means 'Elf of Sills'

 
The Workers' Paradise
edited by
Russell B. Farr and Nick Evans
"Seahoney"

Subterranean #7
edited by Ellen Datlow
"The Jeweller of Second-hand Roe"
Aurealis Award,  Horror Short Story

 
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories
edited by John Klima
Order here or ask for it at your bookstore
"Pococurante"

 
Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing
edited by
Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss
"The Shoe in SHOES' Window"
 

"The Syncopation Streak"
Polyphony 6
edited by Deborah Layne and Jay Lake

 
"The Beginnings, Endings, and Middles Ball"
Read it in Omnidawn's free sampler
ParaSpheres:
Fabulist and New Wave Fabulist Stories
edited by
Rusty Morrison & Ken Keegan

 
"See Here, See There"
Agog! Ripping Reads
edited by Cat Sparks

 
"The Slime: A love story"
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 19
edited by Gavin Grant and Kelly Link

 
"The Cat Story"
Andromeda Spaceways, #24
edited by Edwina Harvey

 
"There is No Rice Pudding in the Sea"
Fantasy Magazine, #3
edited by Sean Wallace

 
in Mythic Delirium
edited by Mike Allen
 a poem: "Trapped Words"
Hear it read by Alistair Rennie

A Novel and a Collection by A.T.

A Locus Recommended Reading List Selection

 His eyelashes fluttered. 'Oh dearie me. You asked, and I'm telling you how it is. I never lie.'
    I shot him a look that would pierce most people of my acquaintance.
    He looked blandly back. However, he seemed truthful.

Angela Pendergast, escapee from the Australian bush, grew up with the smell of hot mutton fat in her hair, the thought of her teeth crunching a cold Tim Tam chocolate biscuit -- the height of decadent frivolity.

Now, though her tastes have grown and she knows
absolutely what she wants, her life is embarrassingly stuck.

So when the Devil drops into her bedroom in her sharehouse in inner-city Sydney with a contract in hand, she signs.

He's got only a Hell's week to fulfil his side, but in the meantime he must chaperone her -- or is it the other way around?

 

The SF Site: Featured Review by Rich Horton
 
"...a wicked, thoroughly unpredictable romp . . . Spotted Lily might just be a particularly inventive comic take on wish-fulfillment, but soon enough it strays far from the beaten path...a dizzying but delightful journey through old myths and modern chaos, turning Faust and Pygmalion on their ear as it cuts its own path toward something like self-knowledge."
- Faren Miller, Locus
 
"I hate giving away the story, but allow me to say that this novel is not going where you think it is....teaming with genuine wit and humor... excellent writing...One thing I’m sure of is that it should be required reading for all those who go into writing fiction with dreams of great remuneration and fame. If it were, Tambour would already be both wealthy and famous."
- Jeffrey Ford
 
"One of the things I liked most about this book was that it was so difficult to tell where it was going...the book is so well written that for a lot of the time you don’t actually notice that it has a supernatural element to it."
- Cheryl Morgan, Emerald City
 
"It's passionate, it's intense, it's profoundly human and humane and honest, and, when it comes down to it, a hell of a read.
I was sitting up late into the night to finish it. It's that good."
- Keith Brooke
 
 
"This shocker . . . may well strike some
like a bracing tonic and others like something
a lot less palatable."
PublishersWeekly
 
 
 
Anna Tambour, on the strength of Spotted Lily and her earlier story collection, Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales &, is one of the most delightful, original, and varied new writers on hand.
 - Rich Horton

Perhaps you would like to read
Chapter One


Published by Prime Books
Cover art for Spotted Lily:
The Artist by Norman Lindsay (Australian) c.1921,
copyright ©  Lin Bloomfield
Stomates on scouring rush, electron microscope view, copyright
© Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Book Design: Anna Tambour
 
 

and another
Locus Recommended Reading List Selection

 
M
onterra's Deliciosa
& Other Tales &
Introduction by Keith Brooke
Table of Contents

 Temptation, indulgence, exploration and shortcuts. Love and compulsion. An ocean in Kansas, the Magic Lino, the real story behind the one told by Robert Louis Stevenson, a chef dying of ennui, gathering bluebirds, paying with candywrap. And the greatest story ever told -- by Asher E. Treat, of course. The glorious chaos of singing, prancing, perfumed and stinking, the dead and the busy, tragic and achingly otherwise--life itself.


"A winning, offbeat sensibility is at work in the 31 stories and poems that make up Tambour's first fiction collection, finding the lighter side of potentially sober themes and giving humanist spins to scientific ideas. Certain tales show an exotic spirit that puts them squarely in the magic realist tradition, while others reflect self-consciousness about the craft of writing. All but a handful of these stories are original to the volume, which makes a fine introduction
to a writer little known . . ." 
- Publishers Weekly     
 
"Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales & could never be mistaken for ordinary genre fiction ...don't imagine this as high falutin' 'lit'rature' accessible only to people with advanced degrees. Anyone with a taste for beauty, audacity, sensuality, and wit can find much to enjoy here."
- Faren Miller, Locus
 

What about Medlars?
I admit it.
These venerable individualists (and I've known many personally) have charmed me ― so much so that they star in "Valley of the Sugars of Salt" and have managed to shove themselves into cameo roles in a couple of other stories here.

 

 

The

virtuous medlar circle

thoroughly bletted
 

  Guest Features
 
15 July 2014
an excerpt of TWO, a novel
by Teodor Reljic

 
The Fortunes of Mrs. Yu
by Charles Tan
 
 
Previous Features...

 
More Irresistibles
 
More in The Cellar . . .
 
June 2014

The Island of Dr Electrico
the new album from my favourite group, The Bombay Royale
 
 
The Bride Price
by Cat Sparks
 
 
the art of Karla Ortiz
 
Bellweather
a short story by Marc Laidlaw
 
The Amoeba in the Room: Lives of the Microbes
by Nicholas P. Money
 
The Hidden World of Carnivorous Fungi
 
The Minnow
by Diana Sweeney
 
Human Strandings and the Role of the Xenobiologist
a short story by Thoraiya Dyer
 
Fearful Symmetries
edited by Ellen Datlow
 
Ana Kai Tangata
by Scott Nicolay
 
"When streams are ripe and swelled with rain..."
 
Rupetta
by Nike Sulway
 
Paul DiFilippo reviews Nathan Ballingrud
 
S.S.
a short story by Nathan Ballingrud
 
The Big Aha
by Rudy Rucker
 
Among the Thorns
a novelette by Veronica Schanoes
 
The Violent Century
by Lavie Tidhar
 
Animal Earth
by Ross Piper
 
Semolina Ma'amoul
by Sawsan Abu Farha
 
Nari Kunjar: an unusual art form
by Sirimavo Ediriweera
North American Lake Monsters
by Nathan Ballingrud
 
Vivien Maier's photographs
"Quite possibly the most important street photographer of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone."
 
Ice Age for Indian Scholarship
by Apoorvanand
 
America's Most Surprising Banned Books
by Theunis Bates & Lauren Hansen
 
Marvel at the creations of illusionist/photographer
Chema Madoz
 
The Sound of a Tree Falling
by Tarabai
 
The Shadow Year
by Jeffrey Ford
 
Clown Wolf by Neil Stuart Morton
 
Cow Dung Paper by Nimaipandit
 
Stefano Manfredi's Italian Food: Over 500 recipes from the authentic to the modern and from the north to the south of Italy
Manfredi is one of my favourite people, and his writing about food is the best writing there is, up there with the great Claudia Roden, because to him also, food is part of life, history, place.
My story "Valley of the Sugars of Salt" is dedicated to him.
 
Medicinal Plants in Australia - Volume 4 - An Antipodean Apothecary by Cheryll Williams
I highly recommend all four volumes of this superbly illustrated and exhaustively researched series. These are wonderfully fat books, beautifully produced books, packed with trustable information and fascinating curiosities on every page.
m to us.
Heterodontus Portusjacksoni
N
Not just a girl
 
PPinterest, "Lifestyle" and Walter Benjamin
waWa
The Fabulous Beast
byby Garry Kilworthby
 
The Folly of the World
by Jesse Bullington
 
Murs à Pêches
 
Mr Wigg
by Inga Simpson

The Hyena Stories
Translated from the Urdu by Matt Reeck and Aftab Ahmad
Introduction by Sayyid Muhammad Ashraf

55 Broken Cameras
 
A Tiger in Eden
by Chris Flynn

The Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was


celebrating
~ C.C. Askew ~
Extraordinariest

The Art of Christopher Conn Askew

"Walking a thin line"

"His work challenges my descriptive abilities"

 
On "Unlikeable Characters"
 
CCreeping Geezerdom'
 
 
Jane and the Roadspidere
 
 
Theatre of the Gastronomic Absurd
 
 
Beet me up
 

Museum of Soviet Arcade Games<

 
"Salicornia maritima and I go way back"

The Texas Triffid Ranch

Gopallapuram
by Ki. Rajanarayanan
translated by Pritham K. Chakravarthy
=
 
The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking
edited by Cesar Vega, Job Ubbink, & Erik van der Linden
 
Leng
 
Dadaoism
(an anthology)
edited by Justin Isis
& Quentin S. Crisp
s
Porcelain vases - Botanicals by Natalie Blake
 
l
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
by Keith Brooke - One novel, two titles (Harmony in North America, alt.human elsewhere)
 
Koumiss

"What did you say? Hay! What did you say? Nothing? Oh, it's alright"

Cryptic creatures: The art of camouflage

The Ouroborus Apocrypha

How easily happiness begins by dicing onionsA

Dangerous Lingerie and Other Mid East Street Stories the Spook the West

The secret aesthetic code of Chômu Pressu

The sandals monument
he e
Navel gazing
Dir
Watch an ant colony take up residence inside a scanner over five years
he
The War of the Gnome and the Mountain Devil
 
The nature of noise
 
WWhen Suva had a Cinema Paradiso
m
Embrace an indie publisher!
 
New vistas of irreality
 

The lexicon of hedge funds

2Weird fiction tributes #1 by 2000 Ancient Tombs

The Wagon's Trail

The First Museum on Turkish CoffeeTh

 
20 Cats as Fonts
 

 
Some Previous Guest features
 
The Apprenticeship of
Isabetta di Pietro Cavazzi
by L. Timmel Duchamp
 
Mama
by Bharatram Gaba
 
 
A Love Story
by A.C.E. Bauer
 
Terror Australis Incognito
by Leone Britt
 
Why Postmodernists Don't Climb Mountains
by Alistair Rennie
 
The Lowly Potato
by A.C.E. Bauer
 
Turcotte's Battle
by Laura E. Goodin
 
The Multidimensional Topology of Department Stores
by Spencer Pate
 
Come Tomorrow
by Jayaprakash Sathyamurthy
(honorable mention, Best Horror of the Year volume three edited by Ellen Datlow)
 
Terminós
by Dean Francis Alfar
 
Don't Turn Loose
&
Heat
by Ferris Gilli
 
Why I like Nudibranchs, marine slugs with Verve
by Hans Bertsch
 

The Lowly Potato
by A.C.E. Bauer

 
3 Poems
by Robert DeGraaff
Elegy for Brussels Sprouts
Serial Killers
No Parking in Cambridge, Mass.
 
The Apparatus
by Neil Williamson
 
Cat Flap
by Chuck McKenzie
 
CHARLES TAN
A Retrospective on Diseases for Sale
&
The chicken spits the cook
or
Charles Tan Talks
(an interviewish thing)
 
A Stone to Mark My Passing
by Lee Battersby
 
On the Blindside
by Sonya Taaffe
 
Chaloupes
by A.C.E. Bauer
 
Four O'Clocks
by Ferris Gilli
 
Night of the Living Crickets
by Spencer Pate
 
Excreta, etc.
by Bharatram Gaba
 
Nobody Did Debris Like Jack Kirby
by Jamie Shanks
 
Oysters: A Few Words
by Alistair Rennie
 
 
&
 
A dead-guests-can't-say-no Featured Classic
THE HEAT AND BRIGHTNESS OF THE SUN
"(including an experiment with the burning glass, that most boys have often tried)" 
by Sir Robert S. Ball