Something Wicked and The Tell-Tale Art

Joe Vaz and Vianne Venter’s sinister collaboration, Something Wicked, Volume 2, has been available in trade paperback format for several weeks now.  I recently received a couple copies and they’re stunning—both narratively and aesthetically.  Vaz and Venter have assembled a motley crew of writers and a line-up of visually-arresting artists, including Vincent Sammy and Pierre Smit.  I’m honored that my short story “Double Back” is accompanied by a pair of Smit’s illustrations.  Give this grim little gem a gander…

Something Wicked, illustration (Pierre Smit)

Something Wicked, illustration

Picking My Brain

Dorman 1Anticipating the forthcoming release of Something Wicked, Volume 2, South African author and editor Nerine Dorman recently posted an interview with me on her blog. Click on the image to the right to access the interview:

And from the GoodReads site, here’s a bit about Something Wicked, Volume 2:

Volume Two marks the official transition of Something Wicked from magazine to annual anthology, featuring 25 brand new stories by writers from South Africa and abroad; seasoned veterans and first-timers brought together in a single book containing tales of post-apocalyptic dystopias, alternate realities, far-future science fiction and good old-fashioned blood-chilling horror, edited and compiled by the doting godparents of South African genre fiction, Joe Vaz and Vianne Venter. / Let your mind wander across distant galaxies, down darkened alleys, and across oceans of floating cities and let Something Wicked be your guide. / Let the journey begin.

Dorman is a widely-published and eclectic writer.  Drop by one of her various creative nerve centers to read more:



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Clint Smith’s short story DOUBLE BACK appears in Something Wicked, Volume 2