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Question: Short Story Collections and Authors [Apr. 15th, 2012|02:29 pm]
oldcharliebrown
I love publishing short story collections, as they're dear to my heart,
but I'd like to hear suggestions from you all about which authors
you think needs to be published, for whatever reason aren't, currently.
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[User Picture]From: livia_llewellyn
2012-04-15 06:45 pm (UTC)
I think Molly Tanzer needs to have a collection out - she's published some incredible short stories that have received much positive buzz, and has a novel coming out this year. She's at: http://mollytanzer.com/
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[User Picture]From: silviamg
2012-04-15 08:40 pm (UTC)
I believe Molly is working on a collection called "A Pretty Mouth," so definitely something's happening there.
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[User Picture]From: mroctober
2012-04-16 01:56 am (UTC)
Not moi?
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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2012-04-16 05:27 pm (UTC)
You're never online, anymore. *sniff*

Edited at 2012-04-16 09:22 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: vegan_vulcan
2012-04-16 03:48 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks, Livia! But Silvia's right--I am really excited about A PRETTY MOUTH, my collection of Ivybridge Twins stories that's coming out later this year thanks to the really cool people at Lazy Fascist. Cameron's a great editor and it meant a lot to me when he asked me if I'd like to do a project like this. It has a novella as the capstone piece and I was barking about it for a while on Twitter when it was driving me mad, which is probably the source of the confusion. The piece I have forthcoming in Nightshade's new THE BOOK OF CTHULHU II is actually one of the stories in the collection!
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[User Picture]From: mastadge
2012-04-15 06:52 pm (UTC)
Tough, because I rarely read short stories until they're in collections, but with a Nathan Ballingrud collection coming next year some other writers I've been keeping an eye out for collections from include:

Genevieve Valentine -- loved her novel; can't wait for a collection of her stories
Tia V. Travis
Nadia Bulkin
Lynda E. Rucker

I'm not sure all of them have a large enough body of work to assemble a good collection, yet, but I'd imagine at least a couple of them have.

I'd also like to see English translations of Mélanie Fazi's collections.
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[User Picture]From: aliettedb
2012-04-15 07:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, seconding the Melanie Fazi request. She's awesome.
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[User Picture]From: silviamg
2012-04-15 08:42 pm (UTC)
I second Nadia. She wrote a kick-ass Lovecraftian story for Innsmouth Magazine a few years back.
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[User Picture]From: jeditrilobite
2012-04-15 10:02 pm (UTC)
I would buy a collection of Ken Liu's stories in a heartbeat.
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[User Picture]From: rosefox
2012-04-16 12:00 am (UTC)
I'm astonished there hasn't been one already!
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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2012-04-16 01:32 am (UTC)
I already tried. Not for lack of trying!

Edited at 2012-04-16 02:06 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: selfavowedgeek
2012-04-15 10:44 pm (UTC)
Nadia Bulkin.
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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2012-04-16 05:25 pm (UTC)
I think she may have one from another publisher scheduled . . .
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[User Picture]From: charlesatan
2012-04-15 11:38 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't mind a new Theodora Goss collection :)

Lavie Tidhar
Aliette de Bodard
Ted Kosmatka
Melanie Fazi
Ken Liu
Hannu Rejaniemi
Genevieve Valentine
Nadia Bulkin
Kaaron Warren
Cherie Priest
Mary Robinette Kowal
Sergei Lukyanenko
Madeline Ashby
Shelly Li
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[User Picture]From: punktortoise
2012-04-16 02:20 am (UTC)
I'd second Aliette de Bodard and Ken Liu. I'd add Ian McHugh.

And Kaaron Warren has two short story collections that I'm aware of--The Grinding House (published by CSFG) and Dead Sea Fruit (published by Ticonderoga).
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[User Picture]From: Jason Sizemore
2012-04-16 12:38 pm (UTC)
Mary Robinette Kowal had a small collection of stories via Subterranean Press called Scenting the Dark and Other Stories. Great stuff.
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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2012-04-16 05:24 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately it got trade reviews, which means it's not easy to reprint it, and get into the library channels. A whole new collection would have to be created, instead . . .
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[User Picture]From: charlesatan
2012-04-15 11:43 pm (UTC)
Also not sure if Marjorie M. Liu or Naomi Novik have enough short stories to qualify
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[User Picture]From: charlesatan
2012-04-15 11:47 pm (UTC)
Oooh, and KJ Bishop
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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2012-04-16 05:24 pm (UTC)
I don't know if she's got enough stories, though?
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[User Picture]From: calendula_witch
2012-04-16 12:04 am (UTC)
I love that so many people are suggesting so many women writers! :-) And I totally second Cherie Priest.
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[User Picture]From: readingthedark
2012-04-16 12:18 am (UTC)
I suggest calendula_witch!
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[User Picture]From: calendula_witch
2012-04-16 12:36 am (UTC)
:-)
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[User Picture]From: readingthedark
2012-04-16 12:17 am (UTC)
The answer I usually give is Genevieve V., Veronica Schanoes, and Becca De La Rosa.
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From: kathyinelpaso
2012-04-16 03:44 am (UTC)
Ken Liu would be a good choice, if her can take time out from producing a new story every ninety seconds to put a collection together.
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From: kathyinelpaso
2012-04-16 03:48 am (UTC)
Maybe Desmond Warzel; he's made some noise in the Million Writers Award and Micro Award, his work last year in Triangulation and Daily Science Fiction seemed to be well-regarded, and he has a bit of name recognition from that time-travelers' wiki story that viral a couple years back...
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[User Picture]From: princejvstin
2012-04-16 12:13 pm (UTC)
Lavie Tidhar, to name one. A bunch of collections appear to be in the pipeline that would obviate some other choices. Laura Anne Gilman?

Edited at 2012-04-16 12:16 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: Jason Sizemore
2012-04-16 12:45 pm (UTC)
Ekaterina Sedia
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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2012-04-16 12:46 pm (UTC)
She has one coming out this year from me, already.
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[User Picture]From: jonathanstrahan
2012-04-16 02:35 pm (UTC)
Nnedi Okorafor.
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[User Picture]From: silviamg
2012-04-16 05:13 pm (UTC)
Kathe Koja wrote several stories I liked. But she did have a collection many years back. Invalidated due to that? I'm all out of ideas now (and people like Orrin Grey & Molly already have collections coming out, so I'm skipping those). :P

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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2012-04-16 05:17 pm (UTC)
I'm not as current with Kathe Koja's work as much as I'd like but the previous collection was fifteen years ago. The big question is whether or not there's enough recent material. I'll sic Paula on that avenue . . .
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[User Picture]From: gryphonrose
2012-04-16 06:07 pm (UTC)
I'd say some combination of the following:

David Niall Wilson
Aaron Rosenberg
Steven Savile

They've been doing some interesting things over at Crossroad Press, including several short stories/novellas. It'd be very cool to see those and others collected.
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[User Picture]From: acwise
2012-04-16 06:18 pm (UTC)
Samantha Henderson? I don't believe she has a short story collection out there yet. Kij Johnson. (I'm less certain that she doesn't already have one.)
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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2012-04-16 06:19 pm (UTC)
I think Kij just sold one to Small Beer Press.
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[User Picture]From: mcurry
2012-04-17 02:23 am (UTC)
I'll second Ken Liu (of course), Aliette de Bodard, Cherie Priest, and another collection from Dora Goss,.

I'll add:

Yoon Ha Lee
C.S.E Cooney

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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2012-04-17 10:07 am (UTC)
I've got Yoon Ha Lee lined up for next year. :)
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[User Picture]From: MadHatterReview
2012-04-17 01:42 pm (UTC)

My picks

Shweta Narayan
Ken Liu
Amal El-Mohtar
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[User Picture]From: selfavowedgeek
2012-04-20 10:31 pm (UTC)
Francesca Forrest
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