ChiZine Publications (CZP) has released the slate of books it will be looking to publish in 2009. They include the novel The Choir Boats by Daniel Rabuzzi, the collections Monstrous Affections by David Nickle, Objects of Worship by Claude Lalumière, and an untitled collection by Douglas Smith. Novellas by Nick Kaufmann and Robert Wiersema are also planned.
“Our goal is to get three of these books — Claude’s, David’s, and Robert’s — out for WorldCon in Montreal this August,” says Brett Alexander Savory, CZP Publisher and Bram Stoker Award winner. “At the same time, as an invite-only press, cover art, production quality and thorough editing are our top concerns. We will never rush something out.”
As with CZP’s first three books — Brent Hayward’s Filaria, Robert Boyczuk’s Horror Story and Other Horror Stories, and Lavie Tidhar and Nir Yaniv’s The Tel Aviv Dossier — all will be released in signed, limited-edition hardcovers, with trade paperbacks to follow several months later.
David Nickle is a Bram Stoker Award winner who co-wrote his previous novel, The Claus Effect (Edge), with Karl Schroeder. Nicholas Kaufmann (General Slocum’s Gold, Walk in Shadows) is a Bram Stoker Award nominee and editor of the Shirley Jackson Awards’ fundraising anthology Jack Haringa Must Die! Claude Lalumière is a Montreal writer and editor with eight anthologies to his credit, including Tesseracts Twelve. Douglas Smith is an award-winning Toronto writer with over 100 short story credits in twenty-eight languages and twenty-two countries. His first collection, Impossibilia, is available from PS Publishing. A short film based on his story “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down” is currently in post-production with TinyCore Pictures. Daniel A. Rabuzzi studied folklore and mythology in college and graduate school, and keeps one foot firmly in the Other Realm. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Sybil’s Garage, Shimmer, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and Scheherezade’s Bequest. Robert J. Wiersema is a bookseller and reviewer, who contributes regularly to The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, and numerous other newspapers. Wiersema is also the event coordinator for Bolen Books. He lives in Victoria, B.C., with his wife, Cori Dusmann, and their son, Xander.