Irish Fiction Fridays: Bob Shaw: Light of Other Days

Welcome to Irish Fiction Friday! This week we feature a short story by well-known Irish fan Bob Shaw, who was very involved in early Irish fandom. We’ve already featured The Enchanted Duplicator that he co-wrote with Walter Willis. “Light of Other Days” features illustrations by Paul Campbell and was nominated for a Hugo in 1967. […]

A Word About Progress Reports From Our Bid Chair

Greetings from the Chair’s desk, So it is important to me and the committee that we clearly communicate before our vote about what we are doing with our progress reports. In the modern world, many people get their information now online or electronically by email, and conventions send out a huge amount of information using […]

Irish Fiction Fridays: The Mystery of the Sea: Bram Stoker

Happy Irish Fiction Friday! Today we for your entertainment, we offer a less well known supernatural thriller by the very well-known Bram Stoker: The Mystery of the Sea.  Abraham Stoker was born on November 8, 1847 in Clontarf, County Dublin, Ireland and died on April 20, 1912 in London, England. He attended Trinity College and […]

Paint Me a Picture: Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick: Finding A Visual Voice

Please enjoy Oisin McGann‘s interview with Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick this month. Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is one of Ireland’s most accomplished writer-illustrators. Among her many accolades, she has won Ireland’s most prestigious children’s book prize, the Bisto Book of the Year Award, three times for her picture books, then after it was renamed the CBI Book of the […]

Irish Fiction Fridays: The Last Reel: Linda E Rucker

This week on Irish Fiction Friday, we are featuring a dystopian fairy tale. “The Last Reel” is presented here as a podcast on Pseudopod, but originally appeared in Supernatural Tales #10, in 2006 and was reprinted in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR #18 (2007). Lynda E Rucker was born in the American south […]

Irish Fiction Fridays: Recording Angel: Ian McDonald

Today’s edition of Irish Fiction Fridays brings you the science fiction tale “Recording Angel” by Ian McDonald. “Recording Angel,” which was originally published in 1996, was later expanded into Chaga. There’s a terrific interview with McDonald (Author Spotlight) that gives some background to the story. Ian McDonald was born in Manchester in 1960 (to a […]

Irish Fiction Fridays: The Dolocher: Caroline Barry

This week for Irish Fiction Friday, we feature The Dolocher, the first adult novel by author Caroline Barry, who currently lives in the midlands of Ireland. Her first two novels are Young Adult novels: The Rocket Girl and Isadora Elzbeth. According to an interview, which you can read here, her current work in progress is […]