Wednesday, 30 May 2007

"Lust" Engenders...

Three stories from Lust for Life: Tales of Sex & Love, edited by Claude Lalumière and Elise Moser (Véhicule Press, 2006), have been selected to be reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 7, edited by Maxim Jakubowski (Robinson, 2008): "Serpent's Tale" by Ashok Banker; "Virgin of the Sands" by Holly Phillips; "The Penis of My Beloved" by Ian Watson & Roberto Quaglia.

In addition, Lust for Life coeditor Claude Lalumière's "The Four Elements" (originally from Reflection's Edge #16, April 2006) will also be reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 7. This will mark the author's fourth consecutive appearance in this annual series reprinting the best erotic fiction of the year.

This month, Lalumière's story "This Is the Ice Age"—from Mythspring (Red Deer Press, 2006)—appears in another year's best anthology, Year's Best SF 12, edited by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer (HarperCollins/Eos), while Elise Moser's "Citrine: A Fable" (from A Room of One's Own) will be reprinted in Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition, edited by Rich Horton (Prime Books) this summer.

Lalumière's first collection, Lost Pages, will be released as a signed, illustrated limited edition from specialty fantasy press GrendelSong in summer 2008, with an introduction by award-winning author Paul Di Filippo.


Ashok K. said...
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Ashok K. said...

Hi. My first attempt at leaving a comment went awry, so here goes another try!

It's true that Mr Jakubowski did write to me asking to reprint 'Serpent's Tale' but I've had to gently decline his offer. I enjoy Mr Jakubowski's anthologies and was thrilled to have one of my short stories selected by him, especially since I write so few, but I'm afraid that I had to say no.

Best wishes

Ashok K. Banker