I just finished the design for Kelly Rose Pflug-Back’s new book of poetry, These Burning Streets. I’m really excited about it. The book, which will be out soonish, is a fundraiser for her legal fees… Kelly was arrested taking action against the G-20 in Toronto in 2010 and awaits sentencing for several counts of “mischief.”
Ann VanderMeer, hugo-award-winning editor of Weird Tales, is editing a new steampunk anthology, Steampunk Revolution. And it’s promising to be the best yet. (Not just because I’m in it!) It’s founded on the idea that steampunk needs not be stagnant and that it can actually have something to say.
Today, she posted the Table of Contents. I’m incredibly happy to be being published alongside Cherie Priest, Bruce Sterling, Catherynne M. Valente, and Jaymee Goh.
Word on the street is that this thing is dropping really soon.
I just heard from LBC Books that the collected Super Happy Anarcho Fun Pages is coming really soon. Like in the next week soon, probably. Above is a digital mockup of one of the covers of the book. Perhaps the best review of the comic is available from a few years back by crimethinc.
Sorry about the temporary ugliness. Will get it back to normal, and hopefully better, in the next few days.
Being The Explorations is my series of photo zines that document my travels. I did one a season for a year, mid-2009 to mid-2010, but stopped for awhile. I picked it back up, though, and this edition is larger than the other 4 combined: it’s 170 full color pages with 228 photos from 2011. You can download the web-quality version for free, too!
Everything from AK Press’s enormous distro is on sale this weekend, 25% off. (AK Press is the US’s largest anarchist publisher and distributor, and is a collectively-run business.) They also publish and distribute my books and whatnot:
- SteamPunk Magazine Anthologized 7 issues of steampunk magazine under one beautiful cover.
- Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction: a book of interviews about fiction and politics, including Ursula K Le Guin, Alan Moore, Derrick Jensen, Lewis Shiner, Cristy C Road, and more.
- What Lies Beneath The Clock Tower: a steampunk choose-your-own-adventure novel, complete with revolution and absinth.
- A Steampunk’s Guide to the Apocalypse: A thick zine of survival skills and contraptions.
- White Is The Color Of Death: Three short stories (one of which is mine) that explore a victorian snow-apocalypse and the subsequent re-ordering of society.
- Being The Explorations #1: Covering my travels in summer 2009 and including fairly extensive coverage of moutaintop-removal mining.
- Being The Explorations #2: Color photo zine of my travels, autumn 2009.
- Being The Explorations #3: A color photo zine covering my travels from winter 2009-2010.
Holy shit! 432 pages of SteamPunk Magazine, all in one place. I edited the first 4 (4 and a half?) issues of this magazine, which is now brought together lovingly by an introduction from Jake von Slatt and a cover by John Coulthart. To say I’m excited about this is an understatement. The pages of SteamPunk Magazine collect together everything I’ve loved about steampunk: the DIY ethos, the radical re-imagining of society, and the weird clanking machines.
On Saturday we went to the police station to protest in solidarity with the occupations facing repression across the country. (And this before shit went crazy in Oakland!). I filmed a bunch of the people who spoke up about their experiences at the hands of police.
In related news, Steampunk Emma Goldman has been arrested twice now at Occupy Wall Street, but continues to be in good spirits.
Short film I made with some friends.