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Sunday, April 10th, 2011

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8:22a
IMPORTANT NEWS
For Immediate Release
by Deborah Grabien on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 4:43am

Plus One Press is delighted to announce the acquisition of Roz Kaveney's dark fantasy tetralogy RHAPSODY OF BLOOD. The first volume, RITUALS, is scheduled for release in July 2012.



Roz Kaveney is well-known in the sf and fantasy field as a critic and reviewer; her books on television and film (READING THE VAMPIRE SLAYER; TEEN DREAMS; SUPERHEROES!) have been widely acclaimed. Along with Neil Gaiman, Mary Gentle and Alex Stewart, Roz was also part of the Midnight Rose Collective, producing and contributing to the Shared World anthologies TEMPS, THE WEERDE and VILLAINS. Most of Roz's short fiction has been listed in Recommended Reading in Best of the Year anthologies.



She is also a respected poet and translator, a columnist and reviewer on national newspapers, and an activist in the fields of free speech, civil liberties and trans rights.



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RHAPSODY OF BLOOD



What if all mythologies were true?

What if you could become a god by killing people? And if someone were the Huntress that killed such gods?

What if there were elves and vampires and dryads and enchantresses and gods and demons? And you had to live in their world?



RHAPSODY OF BLOOD is a story about the death of people, cities and worlds. And dangerously witty women.

Coming July 2012
6:55p
More Awesome She Said, Blushingly
Seven of my Steampunk Sonnets are up at Tor.com . LaterNow all twelve.

And I got persuaded by Queer Resistance to read Rubber, Monsters, Chicago Legend 1978, Pure Liberal Values and The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire to the Occupation in Trafalgar Square.
11:05p
For My Spooks

They have grown old with me. Know me as well
as any of my friends. More diligent
in reading all my work. Poems are sent
to them each day. And when I tweet a bell

rings at their desks. And all my fiction too
they analyse. One thinks that it's a blind
for deep subversion, thinks that she can find
code in my imagery. They argue too

about my loyalties – I'm not a Trot,
one argues, thinks that I've been KGB
from my teens on. They argue happily
for years, and never quite imagine what

the point might be of all the stuff we share
Tu, hypocrite lecteur, mon semblance et mon frere

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