28 January, 2008

An Aura of honour

Hey, look. My story 'She-Creatures', from Jonathan Strahan's Eclipse One anthology (also puffed in the Washington Post) got an honorable mention in the Aurealis Awards! The judges said:
Typical of Lanagan’s work, ‘She-Creatures’ was well-written and sustained by a distinctive voice throughout. Traditional colonial/gothic horror tropes were well utilised and highlighted the male paranoia regarding female sexuality as related through the faerie encounter and supported by the protagonist’s relationship with his wife. The use of humour and interior monologue carried the suspense to the end.
Colonial? Hmm, been a while since Devon was colonised, I think.


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