Scenting the Dark

Adventures in Reading reviewed Scenting the Dark and Other Stories

Joe Sherry says very nice things about Scenting the Dark and Other Stories over on Adventures in Reading. Here’s an excerpt. There are only eight stories in this 80 page collection from Mary Robinette Kowal, but there is not a wasted word here. The stories of Scenting the Dark and Other Stories should delight readers …

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My First Amazon Review

I feel like I should frame this, the way people do with My First Pair of Shoes or My First Blanket.  My First Amazon Review is for my collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories. How is the review? First, let’s discuss short stories a bit. Short fiction is hard for me to review. Simply …

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Review: Publisher’s Weekly likes Scenting the Dark

Publisher’s Weekly has reviewed Scenting the Dark and Other Stories. Whee! Scenting the Dark and Other Stories Mary Robinette Kowal. Subterranean (<http://www.subterraneanpress.com>www.subterraneanpress.com), $25 (80p) ISBN 978-1-59606-267-2 Campbell Award–winner Kowal presents a broad spectrum of stories in her chapbook-slim first collection. The heartbreaking “Just Right,” in which a family struggles with a child’s strange behavior, isn’t …

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KGB fantastic fiction — tonight!

. . Hey come down to the KGB bar tonight at 7:00 pm for the KGB Fantastic Fiction reading series to hear Brian Francis Slattery and me read. As an added enticement, I’m including a very short monologue with a puppet.  Brian is bringing a bass, a violinist and fiction! Should be fun tonight.

storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Stories 2008

Well look! My story “Scenting the Dark” from Apex Digest made the long list for StorySouth’s Million Writers Award Notable Stories 2008. The purpose of the storySouth Million Writers Award is to honor and promote the best fiction published in online literary journals and magazines during 2008. I’m very pleased to be on the list.  …

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Subterranean Press » Announcing SCENTING THE DARK AND OTHER STORIES by Mary Robinette Kowal

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to my first collection, Scenting the Dark and Other Stories.  I’ve loved Subterranean Press for a long time now and can’t describe how ecstatic I am about this little book. The cover art is an original by Sandro Castelli and the book design is by Gail Cross. …

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Review: Scenting the Dark

Michele Lee’s Book Love has nice things say about “Scenting the Dark.” Mary Robinette Kowal’s “Scenting the Dark” (Apex Online-Aug. 24) is enchanting, if not for the story itself, then for the intriguing use of a blind main character. An apt metaphor for a human exploring a new planet with only a few supports, this …

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Actual good news

Yesterday, I sold “Scenting the Dark” to Apex Digest and felt like, given everything, that I should hold onto the news until after April Fool’s was over. Many thanks to those of you who read a draft of this. Your comments helped me enormously. Edited to add: The story will be in the next issue …

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