Selena Chambers

Writer. Editor. Throwback Surrealist.

I’m packing on up for my flight to Denver tomorrow. I’m really excited to be visiting the area again, and finally visiting the famous Tattered Cover bookstore in Colfax, Denver. I will be there Wednesday, December 5th celebrating the release of MECHANICAL ANIMALS: TALES AT THE CRUX OF CREATURE AND TECH with my co-editor Jason …

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Next week, I’m heading down to the Southernmost part of the US to participate in the 37th annual Hemingway Days! There are a lot of events throughout the week, and I am excited to be part of Wednesday’s evening readings alongside some of Florida’s best! Because speculative fiction isn’t exactly associated with Hemingway, I will …

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Today is the last call on WANDERING SPIRITS: TRAVELING MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN, my limited-edition travelogue chapbook from Tallhat Press. If you’ve been on the fence about buying this, now’s your last chance. I can’t believe it’s been 9 months since Yves Tourigny swooped in and made my idle wish a beautifully illustrated reality. Many thanks to him, and …

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Reading! Writing! Editing! Yay!  As far as I can recall, this is what I was up too this year in publishing: Fiction “The Last Session: The Facts in the Case of Clarissa Collyer.” Dunhams Manor Press Limited Edition Chapbook. Longest fiction written to date. A whole novelette! Hot dang, I will conquer you yet, novel. …

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Wandering Spirits:  Traveling Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN  has been out in the world for a few months, and I’m happy to report that, not only is it alive, but doing well! I have been getting thrills from seeing Book Selfies on Facebook (scrapbooked below), and getting cool shout-out on various Frankenstein related content like Orrin Grey‘s …

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Last Thursday, my good friend, vintage movie expert, bomb writer, and teratologist Orrin Grey inducted me into the wiles of the Hammer Frankenstein films. I’ve never seen them, and so what a better way to celebrate #Frankenstein200 than live-tweeting the experience. It was loads of fun, and we storified the experience here. In addition to …

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June 15, 2016

This came up pretty sudden within the past hour, but the #Frankenstein200 Facebook page went live, and to celebrate Mary’s waking dream at 8 pm EST (2 am in Geneva), they’re having a WANDERING SPIRITS giveaway. You must be in the US and a member of the page (just give it a like) to participate.

Details and the page can be found here: Frankenstein200 Giveaway

Although Frankenstein was published in 1818, fans are getting a head start on celebrating the novel’s bicentennial starting this week. On June 16-18, 1816, in Geneva, Switzerland, three days of terrible thunder storms caused a crew of young poets and libertines–Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Dr. John Polidori, Claire Claremont, and Mary Shelley–to seek shelter in …

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  One of my favorite things about Steampunk is how it has persevered and evolved since I entered its realm five years ago, when The Steampunk Bible came out May 2011. Immediately after that book came out, there were fears that the movement was about to jump the shark as it swam towards mainstream acceptance, but …

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