…and it’s sort of my fault.
It started with a request for book suggestions: Nikki was looking for books that “captured [my] soul”.
I made a suggestion, naming a couple of my favourite short-story authors. (FYI, Kelly Link goes by @haszombiesinit on The Twitters.)
Michael Swanwick, as is his wont, replied.
I offered up my 2‑year-old review of Get in Trouble.
Mr. Swanwick agreed with me.
Kelly Link chimed in.
And then it all kind of snowballed.
So I’ve got that to look forward to. I hope it comes to pass; I think it’d be a fascinating interview.
I saw a tweet from Innsmouth Press — purveyors, IIRC, of latter-day Cthulhu stories and the like — that spoke of a new anthology of Canadian zombie fiction, to be titled Dead North. I thought Hmmm, that could be an interesting challenge.
So I’m currently ruminating on a short story about local zombies. So far I’m thinking about zombies in government, running the show, and a small enclave of people struggling to cure what they perceive as the zombie curse. Once I’ve got a draft, I’ll be looking for people to read it and offer critique. Let me know in the comments if you’d be interested in helping out.