Edited by Ellen Datlow
Hydra House Books
Hydra House is proud to present Telling Tales, an anthology celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, featuring works by critically acclaimed, award-winning graduates. The anthology is a fundraiser for Clarion West as well as a celebration of the workshop.
Edited by Ellen Datlow, Telling Tales includes sixteen short works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by award-winning and highly acclaimed alumni of the prestigious writing program.
And each author chose an instructor from the year they attended Clarion West to write an afterword for their story.
Edited by Tod McCoy & M. Huw Evans
Hydra House Books
Pocket Workshop collects 28 essays by instructors of the Clarion West Writers Workshop which illuminate their experiences of writing and of living as professional writers.
Essays include advice for handling writer’s block, working with voice, and using allegory, insights on mentoring, methods for scene-setting, landing a good finish, and writing in spite of distractions, and so much more.
Since 1984, the six-week writers workshop has provided resources to more than 600 science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers, many of whom work today as professional and award-winning authors and editors.
Publication date: February 9, 2021
* Limited-edition hardcover available only through the Hydra House Books website
Copyright 2021 Clarion West Writers Workshop. Originally published in 2021. Published by Hydra House Books in 2021. Cover design by John D. Berry. Illustrations by Cory Skerry.
By Vonda N. McIntyre
The Exile Waiting was the first novel by Hugo and Nebula award-winning novelist Vonda N. McIntyre. First published in 1975, it introduces the world that McIntyre later made famous with her multi-award-winning Dreamsnake: a post-apocalyptic world in which Center, an enclosed domed city, is run by slave-owning families who control the planet’s resources and are strangling the city’s economy with their decadent demands.
This new edition from Handheld Press features cover art by Jane Cornwell, which Vonda saw and approved shortly before her death in early 2019.
Una McCormack wrote the Afterword, which has been longlisted for the British Science Fiction Association non-fiction award for 2019 (read an extract here).
Also included is a bonus short story: McIntyre’s forgotten origins story “Cages” was first published in 1972 and was rediscovered during the preparation of this edition.
Edited by Stephanie A. Smith & Jeanne Gomoll
Union Street Press
Award-winning SFF author Vonda N. McIntyre died April 1, 2019. The world lost a force of nature, a brilliant, kind, generous, fiercely talented artist. Friends, colleagues, admirers, fans pay tribute here to a radiant life.
McIntyre’s oeuvre includes Dreamsnake (Hugo & Nebula award winner, 1978), The Moon and the Sun (Nebula 1998; movie, awaiting release), as well as stories, novelizations, and tie-ins — including the Star Trek novel The Entropy Effect. She founded the Clarion West workshop and was a “fairy godmother” to hundreds of students.
A quiet, tireless feminist, Kentucky-born McIntyre moved to Seattle and became a life-long resident, as well as a prolific creator of crochet topology. McIntyre also collaborated with Ursula K. Le Guin, and she was a founding member of the author-owned publishing cooperative, Book View Cafe. McIntyre both shaped and nurtured the SFF community. As her friend Jane Hawkins has said, “we shall not see her like again.”
All proceeds from Remembering Vonda benefit Clarion West Writers Workshop.