Raise your hand if you’re eagerly awaiting The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two. You get bonus points if you’re in a public place and startle passersby.

If you didn’t raise your hand, I’m not sure you’ve been properly advised of what’s happening here! Have a video:


Everyone got your hands up now? Good. Then you’ve more than earned the link below:

Tor features the first chapter of The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two.

Only one week left before we’re back in Fairyland, girls and boys! Find your copy on October 1. And, if you’re near New York City, you can get the book and see the author herself on the first event of the Fairyland Book Tour!

A Trip to Fairyland with Catherynne Valente
October 1st, 2013 @ 7PM
Word, A Neighborhood Independent Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY

In addition to a reading, S.J. Tucker will be there performing “September’s Rhyme” (featured in the video above) and a number of brand new Fairyland songs forthcoming on her album Wonders! Don’t miss this magical evening if you can help it; the Green Wind doesn’t stop for just anyone, you know.

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Exciting news, everyone! CMV will be joining other luminaries in the SFF field to teach the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop in 2014 at UC Sandiego. Read on for the full list of instructors:

  • Gregory Frost
  • Nora Jemisin
  • Geoff Ryman
  • Catherynne M. Valente
  • Ann VanderMeer
  • Jeff VanderMeer

For those writers interested in attending Clarion, please see the program’s website and keep in mind the application process begins in December.

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If you’re in New York City or will be next week, look sharp: CMV and Christopher Barzak will be reading at Fantastic Fiction at KGB next Wednesday!

The event starts at 7PM at the KGB Bar: see Fantastic Fiction at KGB’s website for further details.

Nothing’s finalized, but we’ve heard that CMV may very well be reading from her forthcoming novel Radiant! (Title also not finalized.) This is her next publication for adults, scheduled to be published by Tor in 2014, and is inspired by her short story “The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew.”

You know you want a sneak preview of the novel CMV once described as:

A sprawling epic about love, fame, film-making, and the search for identity and authenticity in a densely populated solar system full of planets as seen through the lens of classic pulp SF: waterworlds, ice planets, and jungle moons. Imagine The Artist with giant Venusian tentacle whales.

So don’t miss out! Next Wednesday, September 18th, 7PM, KGB bar. If you’re in NYC, be there.

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io9 has an exclusive excerpt of The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, the third installment in September’s adventures in Fairyland. If you haven’t seen it yet, hop on over – there are two curious chapters for your perusal!

Did we mention there’s also an enchanting book trailer over at io9 as well? Featuring Ana Juan’s gorgeous illustrations from the novel, and the wicked carousel music of “September’s Rhyme” by S.J. Tucker, it is not to be missed!

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two will be released on October 1st, wherever books are sold. CMV will also be doing a small tour, so check back for dates!

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Another WorldCon has come and gone, with fascinating discussions on the state of SFF today and an entertaining Hugo Awards ceremony. Keep up with the news of future WorldCons and how you can participate in deciding the best of speculative fiction today – check out the website for Loncon 3 (the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention will be in London next year), and visit the Hugo Awards site often for information on voting membership tiers.

SF Squeecast took the Hugo – second year running – for Best Fancast! Courtesy of Strangelove for Science Fiction, here’s a photograph of the glittering and gorgeous hosts of the SF Squeecast:

Left to right, we have Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Elizabeth Bear, and our own Catherynne M. Valente. Not pictured is the inimitable Paul Cornell, the fifth regular contributor to the podcast. He did an excellent job as Toastmaster for the Hugo Awards ceremony this year, and was not so much glittering as entirely dapper throughout.

Each participant of the SF Squeecast gave their thanks, and then Elizabeth Bear announced that the SF Squeecast is henceforth withdrawn from consideration for future Hugo Awards in the Best Fancast category.

You can listen to the SF Squeecast via their site and download it from iTunes. All free, all the time!

Congratulations to all winners in the 2013 Hugo Awards!

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