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More Kudos for STILL LIFE

Here’s some nice news to get on Christmas: Still Life: Nine Stories is on another Top 10 of 2012 list! This time it’s reviewer Nick Cato’s list, the head honcho behind The Horror Fiction Review.

You can see the whole list here.

So that makes one Book of the Month and two Best of the Year accolades for the little collection that could. Not bad! And remember, to get your own copy of Still Life: Nine Stories you can go right here for all your ordering needs.

STILL LIFE: NINE STORIES Part Of The “Fave Five” Of 2012

Over at Wag the Fox, they’re putting out their best-of-the-year lists, including their “Fave Five of 2012” for anthologies and collections. Lo and behold, my collection Still Life: Nine Stories made the list, along with works by Ellen Datlow, Jonathan Oliver, my buddy Ian Rogers, and John Skipp! Here’s what they have to say:

Still Life by Nicholas Kaufmann – One of the smaller collections I read this year, but an impactful one all the same. The nine stories in this book exemplify Nick’s ability to pull a reader in, go “Clockwork Orange” on their imagination, and make them beg for more.

You hear that, people? I’m going to stick toothpicks between your eyelids and make you listen to Beethoven! (Actually, aside from the toothpicks part, that sounds quite nice. I like Beethoven.)

Want to pick up a copy of the Still Life: Nine Stories e-book? Go here for a full list of vendors and formats. Toothpicks and Beethoven symphonies sold separately.

For Your Consideration

As 2012 draws to a close, the recommendation/nomination periods for the Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards do too. The Bram Stoker Award deadline is January 15, and the Nebula Award deadline is February 15. To assist you in finding materials you will hopefully find worthy, I’ve assembled this list of works I’ve published in 2012.

  • For the Nebula Award, my science fiction novelette “The Sorcerer’s Apprenticebot” was published in IDW’s prose anthology Zombies vs. Robots: This Means War! in May 2012. If you are an Active or Associate SFWA member, feel free to email me at nick DOT kaufmann AT gmail DOT com to request a free copy of the story, as either a Word document or a PDF.
  • For the Bram Stoker Award, my horror collection Still Life: Nine Stories was published by Necon eBooks in August 2012. If you are an HWA member, feel free to email me at nick DOT kaufmann AT gmail DOT com to request a free copy of the book, as either a mobi or epub file.
  • Also for the Bram Stoker Award, there are two original horror stories in Still Life: “The Beat of Her Wings,” which is eligible for the Short Fiction category, and “(F)Earless,” which is eligible for the Long Fiction category. If you are an HWA member, feel free to email me at nick DOT kaufmann AT gmail DOT com to request free copies of these stories as Word documents.

Thanks, and happy reading!

New Interview With Me At Wag The Fox

After posting a lovely review of Still Life: Nine Stories last week, Wag The Fox has also posted a new interview with me conducted by site owner/founder/guru Gef Fox. Find out everything you’ve always wanted to know: how my Jewish background influences my fiction, how I view my evolution as a writer, what the worst piece of writing advice is, and much, much more! Here’s a snippet:

I’m definitely a fan of the golem, as you can tell from “The Jew of Prague.” In fact, I’d love to see more stories about the golem and its cousin, the man-made monster. Too many writers are focusing on vampires, zombies, and now werewolves too. There just aren’t enough Frankenstein riffs out there these days. But generally I’d love to see more creepy stuff and less gut-munching, whatever the monster.

And don’t forget, you can buy Still Life: Nine Stories in a wide variety of eBook formats here.