Gavin Grant


Gavin J. Grant runs Small Beer Press and with Kelly Link coĖedits the zine Lady Churchillís Rosebud Wristlet and fantasy half of St. Martinís Pressís The Yearís Best Fantasy & Horror.  He coĖhosts the KGB Fantastic Fiction Reading Series with Ellen Datlow.  He has written for the LA Times, Clamor, Herbivore, Strange Horizons, Lone Star Stories, and SCIFICTION.  He lives in Northampton, MA.


Recently published - The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet

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Fri1000Sprawl Fiction"Sprawl fiction" was coined to show how new writers, most in their thirties, are trying to expand our genre yet still loving its very core, straight SF. Terms like "new Weird", "interstitial", "strange fiction" or "new fabulist" don't cover the trend fully. It is a natural reflection of our urban society and probably heralds the new stage of our evolution; to the stars. We talk about why the new generation slipstream is not the fusion of literary fiction and SF/F.Ellen DATLOW, Gavin J. GRANT, Lou ANDERS, Yoshio KOBAYASHI
Fri1200How Healthy is the Short StoryFor decades, there has been talk of the death of short fiction in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Are markets shrinking? Is the quality less than it was thirty years ago? Ellen DATLOW, Gavin J. GRANT, Joe HALDEMAN, Larry NIVEN
Fri1700Kaffeeklatsche Gavin J. GRANT
Sun1400The Short Story's Role in Fantastic FictionShort fiction rarely gets the attention that novels do by reviewers. It is harder to sell collections and anthologies than novels. The panelists, writers and editors of short fiction discuss their thoughts about the shorter forms (short story, novelette, novella) of fantastic fiction.Ellen DATLOW, Gavin J. GRANT, Larry NIVEN, Pat CADIGAN
Sun1600Lost Tribes of Cult NovelsWhere have the cult novels gone? They were once legion; "Stranger in a Stranger Land", "Cat's Cradle", "The Lord of the Rings", "Illuminatus!", "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues", "Neuromancer" and "The Wasp Factory" . But what about "Snow Crash" and "Harry Potter"? Why aren't they cult novels?Elizabeth Anne HULL, Gavin J. GRANT, Yoshio KOBAYASHI