Sunday, March 18, 2007

RECEIVED:

My contributor's copy of Aurealis 37, which contains Father Muerte & The Joy of Warfare, the 4th in that particular series. This is the first issue from the new editorial team of Stephen Higgins and Stuart Mayne, and they've lashed together some pretty decent names to the Aurealis raft: apart from myself, it contains stories from Kaaron Warren, Sophie Masson, Rjurik Davidson and Adam Browne, as well as reviews by Bill Congreve and Kate Forsyth, and a stonkingly funny and insightful article on just what constitutes food by Patricia O'Neill.

A special note about the illustration to my story, here: Adam Duncan has produced an illo so graceful and beautiful, and so resonant of the themes within the story without, in any way, giving away the elements it references, that when the time comes I shall be nominating it for the appropriate Ditmar Awards. I'm hoping to get hold of Adam and get permission to reproduce the illustration here for you all to see, but in the meantime, you could always by a copy of the magazine :)

3 comments:

Andrew McKiernan said...

Glad you liked the issue and the illustration, Lee. Adam does some great illustrations, doesn't he? Let me know if you need his contact details and I'll send them across to you.

Lee Battersby said...

Heya Andrew!

That's be great: I'd love to get in contact with Adam, so please, send them along. You can get me at leebattersby@gmail.com

adam browne said...

Yeah, he's brilliant. Check this out - a slowly ongoing collaboration between Adams Duncan and Browne:

http://www.squarei.com.au/spaceoperetta/

Adam Browne