Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Pimpage: Dark Pages volume 1

My contributor copy of Blade Red's Dark Pages (volume 1) arrived on Friday, and it's pretty. The stories are pretty (in a dark sort of way, of course), the cover is pretty, and I'm pretty stoked to be part of the project. Thanks to editor Brenton Tomlinson for finding my short-short "Cargo" worthy of this line up:

"The Stain of the Psychopomp King" by Lucien E G Spelman
"Heart Of Ice" by Martin Livings
"Neptune’s Garden" by Lisa A Koosis
"Dust" by Naomi Bell
"To Die For" by S D Matley
"The Franchise" by Joe L Murr
"Clip Notes" by Marty Young
"Blood on Green" by Victoria Anisman-Reiner
"Cargo" by Aaron Polson
"Nepenthe" by Felicity Dowker
"Yellow Water Pike" by Derek Rutherford
"Surveying The Land" by B D Wilson
"Nightwork" by Robert Neilson
"Hand And Cradle" by Trent Roman

You can grab a copy for just under ten bucks at or seven GBP at

I have other news bits I'm bursting to share...later this week. Promise.


Rebecca Nazar said...

Three pretties, you can't beat that. Congrats. : )

Barry Napier said...

That's a pretty great looking cover. Pretty.

Also, I shall assault you with crowbars and nails if you do not spill your news.

Michael Stone said...

Hmm, pretty!

Aaron Polson said...

Rebecca - Thanks.

Barry - In time. In time.

Michael - A theme, I suppose. ;)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Some very nice pimpage, indeed! Glad to see you mad the cut in Dark Pages (V1).

Jamie Eyberg said...

Soon my wife will look at her credit card bill and go, no more books, really you don't need them. I will beg to differ. Congrats on making this one. Looking forward to your other news.

Tyhitia Green said...

Congratulations, Aaron. :-D

Can't wait to hear your news. ;-)

Cate Gardner said...

Congratulations... And tease.

Anthony Rapino said...

Congrats! And I echo Cate; I don't like cliff hangers. :-P

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Alan.

Jamie - Everybody needs more books.

Tyhitia - Tomorrow; promise.

Cate - Thanks. Tomorrow.

Anthony - One more tomorrow, and I'll break into a speech from Macbeth... ;) (thanks)

Kara McElhinny said...

Man! You're leaving us in anticipation... can't wait to hear the good news!

Congrats on the story Aaron! Keep up the fabu work!

Fox Lee said...

With all that "pretty" I hope you at least bought the book dinner ; )

K.C. Shaw said...

Awesome cover! Even awesomer TOC! Congrats!

Danielle Birch said...


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Aaron Polson said...

Today, Hinny. Promise.

Natalie - and a few drinks.

K.C. - Thanks!

Danielle - Seconded. ;)

Thanks, Andrea.

Katey said...

So gorgeous. So picking one up.