News About James P. Blaylock Fantasy Writer and Steampunk Author
Latest update: April, 2022
- Jim Blaylock is a guest at the Conference
on the American Short Story, Chapman University, April 18-19,
- The Steampunk
Adventures of Langdon St Ives was released August 2020.
- Jim discusses his latest reading at The
Coode Street Podcast.
- A new essay, "Whose Jungle Is It?" appeared in Orange
Coast magazine's March 2020 issue (see p.72)
- "50 Cents", a story by Tim Powers and James Blaylock, is being
broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra until the end of February: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b00hdf7m
- A new St Ives book! The Gobblin'
Society is due to be released March 31, 2020.
- Several essays have been published online during the summer of 2018:
Treehouse: An Essay Reflecting on Life, Family, Neighborhood, and
Person: By the Book", "What
do you do when there are no good alternatives?", and in print
publications "The Tale of the Traveling Chicken: Learning the Art of
Fiction With a Joke" has been published in Poets
and Writers magazine (July/August 2018).
- River's Edge, a new Langdon St
Ives novella, has been published (September 2017)
- A Langdon St Ives Omnibus was published July 2016 by Subterranean
Press: The Further Adventures of Langdon
having a book draw to celebrate the website's 20th anniversary!
- Beneath London, an new
full-length Langdon St Ives novel, was published May 2015.
- Zeuglodon is now available in
Canada as an e-book from Amazon.
- The Adventure of the
Ring of Stones is available for pre-order.
- An e-book edition of the Ashbless chapbook On
Pirates has been published: Amazon
US / Barnes
- A special edition signed hardcover of The
Aylesford Skull is available from
Titan Books featuring a foreword by KW Jeter, an introduction by
- There's a blog tour happening, with interviews, book notes, and
more, promoting The Aylesford
Skull. For the latest links to the various sites on the
- The Aylesford Skull, a
new steampunk St. Ives adventure, is published this month. The
archive of the old forum now has a password to keep spambots
us if you're baffled by the question.
- Blaylock now has a new website set up at www.jamespblaylock.com
which features some of his essays and interviews.
- Zeuglodon, a new children's/YA
novel set in the world of The Digging Leviathan, is now
- The Next Langdon St. Ives story, The
Affair of the Chalk Cliffs, will be published in June
- The Ebb Tide, a new Langdon St.
Ives adventure, is scheduled for summer 2009.
- The Knights of the
Cornerstone, a new novel, is now available, from Ace.
- The Adventures of Langdon
St. Ives (Subterranean Press) is out.
- Subterranean Press has released a chapbook of the short story Thirteen
- I've set up a re-vamped Blaylock
discussion forum. Try it out!
- Subterranean Press is publishing a Blaylock/Powers collaboration
entitled The Devils in the Details
- Added some more links to places on-line where Blaylock books can be
found. Also, a rather bemusing cover--image for the French edition of
The Disappearing Dwarf.
- The short story, "In for a Penny or The Man Who Believed in
Himself", is online at scifi.com (now defunct),
- Another short story, "Small Houses", has been published on Scifi.com
- A new short story, His Own Back Yard, is online at Scifi.com
- Will Ferret (whose website http://www.willferret.com has now been
taken over by a Japanese milk company, strangely...) illustrator of
several Blaylock books, kindly provided a great image
of some goblins from the Morrigan edition of Magic
Spectacles as well as the complete
set of the illustrations he created for Homunculus.
- Thirteen Phantasms, a short story
collection from Edgewood Press, is available (see links here
to bookstores and to the publisher's Thirteen Phantasms website). A
cover images is posted online at our Thirteen
- A new short story "The Other Side", has been published online at
scifi.com (now defunct).
- Subterranean Press
has published a Blaylock chapbook called Home Before Dark
(which I believe is already sold out), as well as a William Ashbless
short story and poem published together as On Pirates (William
Ashbless is a nom de plume of Blaylock and Tim Powers - available
- Babbage Press has
(June 2000) and the Digging
Leviathan (Summer 2001).
- A new Blaylock short story, "The War of the Worlds", was posted at
scifi.com (now defunct).
- There's part of an interview with Tim Powers at this
site that describes the origin of Ashbless, and mentions the
intriguing "William Ashbless Memorial Cookbook", which I hope someday
goes into print. (And in fact, it did.)
- Cheese hat enthusiasts take note: in the aeroport scene in the movie
"Dogma", someone is selling hats shaped like wedges of cheese.
- This isn't strictly Blaylock-related, but it might amuse some
Blaylock readers (especially those who like the Elfin Ship or
the Last Coin) to know that the US
Patent Office last year issued patent number 5,708,983 for an
invention described as an "Inflatable Cheese Wedge Hat". It's
comforting to know that the real world is sometimes like a Blaylock
- The chat with Blaylock on Event Horizon has been archived here.
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