Anna Tambour reviews Death at the Blue Elephant

“Janeen Webb is Mistress of the Contemporary Exotic: These are tales to stir the brain and the passions, spiced with bitchy observation, chilling indifference, evildoers professional (and the merely talented), and mayhem galore. Gloriously adult, these stories will transport you – but they’ll never drop you home. And the cover by Nick Stathopoulos, with its bottomless cup of almost-hidden extras to discover, perfectly suits this sophisticated collection. Russell B. Farr also did a terrific job making it a stunningly beautiful book to have for one’s selfish self, & to give as a unique present.”
~ Anna Tambour

We are floating above the clouds at this morning’s news that Janeen Webb’s incredible collection, Death at the Blue Elephant, has been announced as one of five works for the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection.

We’d like to congratulate Janeen on this fabulous achievement, and thank her, Nick Stathopolous (cover artist), Pamela Sargent (introduction), and everyone who was involved in the production of this book. We’d also like to thanks everyone who has bought and promoted Death at the Blue Elephant.

You can buy this book directly from us at  here (Ticonderoga) or at many fine bookshops.

A huge congratulations to all five works nominated
– See more at: http://www.locusmag.com/News

  • Mercy and Other Stories, Rebecca Lloyd (Tartarus)
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Helen Marshall (ChiZine)
  • They Do the Same Things Different There, Robert Shearman (ChiZine)
  • The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
  • Death at the Blue Elephant, Janeen Webb (Ticonderoga)
Statistics: as far as we can see, Janeen is the sixth Australian to be nominated for the Best Collection award, joining Terry Dowling, Margo Lanagan (twice, and only Australian to win), Angela Slatter (twice), Shaun Tan, and Lisa L. Hannett. Ticonderoga Publications is the second Australian publisher (and first Australian small press) to publish two nominees, after Allen & Unwin. Janeen has previously won the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology in 1999 for Dreaming Down Under, co-edited by Jack Dann.

– See more at: http://ow.ly/TBMZA

World Fantasy Convention, Washington D.C.

The Tactics of Creating Alternate Histories
Time:  Thursday 6th November – 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Arlington
Panelists:  Jack Dann, Janeen Webb, Joe Haldeman, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Description:  Critics have articulated rules for creating counterfactual fiction.  Jack Dann has formulated a set of embracing concepts he believes are central to the craft.  He and his fellow panelists examine these general concepts and explain the process and pitfalls of writing alternate history.
To register, send an email to history@worldfantasy2014.org

Reading:
Time:  12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., Friday 7th November, Arlington

See more at the World Fantasy Convention website, 

Janeen is interviewed by Festivale

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?
Conventions are great for finding out what fans are reading, what’s hot and what’s not. I always pay attention.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?
The comment that took me most by surprise came from a reader who cornered me and demanded to know how Red City ‘really’ ends – the story is deliberately open ended (and may possibly morph into a novel one of these days).

To find out more, read the full interview, here

Continuum X – Carnival of Lost Souls

Janeen Webb will be attending this year’s Continuum Convention at the Intercontinental at the Rialto in Melbourne. Queen’s Birthday long weekend 2014.

Readings Saturday 3:00pm-4:00pm in Sideshow Alley with: Tim Hawken, Janeen Webb, P.S. Cottier

uoadBook Launch:
Use Only As Directed
Sunday 1:00-13:30pm with: Jack Dann, Dirk Flinthart, Michelle Goldsmith, Claire McKenna, Lewis Morley, Charlotte Nash, Janeen Webb, Edwina Harvey, Simon Petrie

 

 
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Sneak preview launch of
Death at the Blue Elephant,
June 8th, 2pm at this year’s Continuum Convention in Melbourne.
Ticonderoga’s Mega Launch  in The Haunted House with: Russell Farr, Janeen Webb, Jack Dann
Available for preorder here.

 

 

Signings Sunday 5:00pm-6:00pm in The Midway (Foyer) with: Jim C. Hines, Kirstyn McDermott, Janeen Webb, Jo Anderton, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Satima Flavell

Praise for her latest book, Death at the Blue Elephant published in 2014, by Ticonderoga Publications.

“There’s magic here, and illusion, and strange wonders that’ll surprise and delight.” — Robert Shearman

“Exotic, cunning—often funny—and now and then edges to cut yourself on.” — Tanith Lee

“Gloriously adult, these stories will transport you—but they’ll never drop you home.” — Anna Tambour

“Janeen Webb’s assemblage of angels, aliens, devils and assorted revenants bring with them compassion and settings rich and exotic where even the mundanity of our everyday world is imbued with a sparkle rarely glimpsed in the hands of lesser writers.” — Peter Crowther