Daryl Gregory and Tachyon publisher Jacob Weisman after the World Fantasy Awards ceremony (photo: Sunil Patel)
On his MORE RED INK, Marty Halpern was very pleased with all the attention the book has been getting.
In my February 27, 2014, blog post – yes, 21 months ago! – I wrote a bit about my work on Daryl Gregory’s novella WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE. And in that blog post I wrote, and I quote: “…we’ll be seeing this sharp-edged story on many awards lists beginning in early 2015.”
So, I was extremely pleased, but certainly not surprised, when I learned yesterday that Daryl Gregory had won the 2015 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella for WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE, from Tachyon Publications.
And let’s not forget the other award nominations, and a win, that WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE has achieved:
Nebula Award nomination
Shirley Jackson Award winner
Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award finalist
Locus Award nominee
OMNIVORACIOUS’ Adrian Liang praised the winner.
Monsters inside and out dominate this tight, complex novella about five people and their therapist who are connected in dark ways.
At the Tachyon offices, book designer extraordinaire Elizabeth Story was celebrated for her contributions.
The Twitterverse exploded with the news
…and many more!
For information on WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover design by Elizabeth Story
The fine folks at SundanceTV, the network that early next year is delivering the long awaited HAP AND LEONARD TV show, pulled nine factoids about Joe Lansdale from the #hapandleonard Twitter q&a.
Joe Lansdale tweeted with fans of his book-series-soon-to-be-TV-show, HAP AND LEONARD, sharing his thoughts on reading, writing and superheroes. In case you missed it, here are some our favorite discoveries about the author.
1. Being the writer has its rewards.
“Crew and actors had the difficulty. I had a nice chair.
3. The series will stick to the books (more or less).
Somethings have 2b changed to fit, but for the most part it’s pretty much my books. I’m very pleased
9. And how, exactly, Leonard came to be…
"Leonard @BKBMG is a collection of people I’ve known, and my imagination.”
Discover the rest of the Lansdale tidbits at SundanceTV.
Also coming in early 2016 from Tachyon is HAP AND LEONARD, a collection of the finest Joe R. Lansdale short stories featuring the not-so-dynamic East Texas duo.
HAP AND LEONARD cover by Elizabeth Story.
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“Daryl Gregory’s We Are All Completely Fine is bitchin’ fun and as wicked and strange as a motorcycle leap through a ring of fire without your pants on. Loved it.”
—Joe R. Lansdale, author of Cold in July and the Hap and Leonard series
Harrison was the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he’s in his mid-thirties and spends most of his time popping pills and not sleeping. Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by unreadable messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not be a mass-murdering arsonist. Martin never takes off his sunglasses. Never. No one believes the extent of their horrific tales, not until they are sought out by psychotherapist Dr. Jan Sayer. What happens when these seemingly-insane outcasts form a support group? Together they must discover which monsters they face are within—and which are lurking in plain sight.
“[STARRED REVIEW] This complex novel—scathingly funny, horrific yet oddly inspiring—constructs a seductive puzzle from torn identities, focusing on both the value and peril of fear. When enigmatic Dr. Jan Sayer gathers survivors of supernatural violence for therapy, she unwittingly unlocks evil from the prison of consciousness. Harrison, a cynical monster-hunter, wallows in lethargy. Suicidal Barbara burns to read the secret messages inscribed on her bones. Cantankerous Stan is the lone survivor of a cannibal feast. After paranoid Martin sees slithery spirits lingering around volatile Greta, a powerful young woman decorated with mystically charged scars, ancient evils usher the rag-tag survivors to a battle with the Hidden Ones, exiled deities trapped in prisons of flesh. Gregory’s beautiful imagery and metaphors bring bittersweet intimacy and tenderness to the primal wonder of star-lit legends. Isolated people, both victims and victimizers, are ghosts in a waking world, blind to their encounters with living nightmares. Blending the stark realism of pain and isolation with the liberating force of the fantastic, Gregory (Afterparty) makes it easy to believe that the world is an illusion, behind which lurks an alternative truth—dark, degenerate, and sublime.”
“…a clever and creepy horror tale…”
“Clever, and filled with the creeping dread of what’s in the flickering shadow next to you and what’s just around the corner that suffuses the best horror. I loved it.”
—Ellen Datlow, Bram Stoker, World Fantasy, and International Horror Guild award-winning editor of The Best Horror of the Year series
“Charming and horrifying—you won’t be able to stop reading it.”
—Tim Powers, award-winning author of Declare and The Stress of Her Regard
“Daryl Gregory is a writer I would happily follow into any dark place he wanted me to go. This is a labyrinth of a story, intricate as a spider’s web—and like a spider’s web, each piece informs the whole. Beautiful.”
—Seanan McGuire, author of the October Daye series and Half-Off Ragnarok
“A superb, haunting tale by one of our very best writers. Gregory’s characters are already in therapy; you may want to join them after reading this spicy, disturbing mélange.”
—Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Red Planet Blues
“Lovecraft meets Cabin in the Woods in this tale of survivors of various supernatural horrors who come together in a support group to try to heal….fascinating”
“Gregory (Pandemonium, The Devil’s Alphabet, et. al.) has done it again with yet another singularly unique, genre-blending masterwork about a support group of victims of paranormal violence who realize that their nightmarish traumas are all related. This creepy concoction of supernatural fiction, mystery, and horror is a dark little literary gem that readers will absolutely cherish.”
—Paul Goat Allen, Barnes & Noble.com
“[Gregory’s] most tightly constructed and compulsively readable novel to date, and a small gem of what we might call post-horror horror.”
“… funny in that dark and sarcastic way only people faced with unstoppable horror can be funny, and when you’re finished you’ll wish there was more.”
—Daytona Beach News Journal
“We Are All Completely Fine is something refreshing and unique—a short horror novel that is as much about relationships and people learning from one another as it is about the horrors that they are ultimately facing… .”
“…a little horrific, quite deep, and plenty surprising.”
“We Are All Completely Fine is a remarkably seductive piece of supernatural horror, drawing the innocent reader into the web by dealing with a familiar situation… .fascinating and engrossing… ”
—Thinking About Books
“This book is fast-paced, creepy, suspenseful, and yet surprisingly uplifting, with fleshed out characters I genuinely cared about… . This book is seriously awesome. Someone chain [Gregory] to a desk so he stops doing anything other than write.”
—SF Book Reviews
“I’ve not encountered many authors in the horror genre who flex literary muscle as well as Gregory. His approach was perfect for the story vehicle.”
—Out of My Mind
“Not for the faint of heart, We Are All Completely Fine is a great read!”
“Gregory does a masterful storytelling job here….”
“A must read”
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Cover design by Elizabeth Story.
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