Archive for the ‘Darkness on the edge’ Category

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Everybody, a very merry and happy to all. Some updates:

Right now, I’ve got a bunch of stuff out:

J. J. Adams’ Anthology BRAVE NEW WORLDS received a starred review from PW, and is getting universally praised. It includes my stories “Independence Day” along with some seriously amazing fiction. You can buy it in stores, online at Amazon or B&N, as an e-book, or from the publisher.

Harison How’s Anthology DARKNESS ON THE EDGE: STORIES INSPIRED BY BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, which originally published “Independence Day” is also out now, and available from PS Publishing. Big thanks to Howe and PS editor Peter Crowther for allowing the reprint, and commissioning the story to begin with.

The first season of Tales From Beyond the Pale is still going strong.  Do yourself a favor and buy the whole season. I wrote “Is This Seat Taken.” The hubby’s story is “Johnny Boy” starring Boardwalk Empire’s own Shea Whigham.

My story “Hindsight” is part of the October issue of “Lightspeed Magazine.” You can read it online, or purchase the e-issue.

My story “Are You Trying To Tell Me This is Heaven?” is collected in John Joseph Adams’ anthology LIVING DEAD 2. Starred PW Review.

Paul Tremblay’s awesome collection IN THE MEAN TIME is out in audio. Each story is read by a fellow writer, and there are some pretty cool names attached. Low down on the cool level, you’ll find me, reading “The Two Headed Girl.”

Thrillers: 100 Must Reads is out from Oceanview Publishing. A prettwide-ranging collection. My personal essay is on Robert Louis Stevenson, whom I learned to admire while researching his life. Buy it here.

Mark Morris’ CINEMA FUTURA, published by PS is also now out. I’s comprised of 60 essays written by genre writers on their favorite sci-fi movies. I picked “Donnie Darko,” because “Donnie Darko” is awesome. You can buy it here.

I’m updating my website, and will be offering a bunch of old published stories for free. My novels are still available. If they’re not in your local bookstore, throw some hands.

Other stuff: Still working on the fourth novel, the YA, and the screenplay. Progress continues, so hold on to your hats and other assorted parts.


This year I’ll be out and about.

January 14, 7pm. Bookcourt Bookstore in Brooklyn. I’ll be reading for the Brooklyn Writers Space, along with Luke Langfeldt, Lucy Neave, and Joshua Wolf Shenk.

February 18-20th. Boskone in Boston, MA! I’ll be there. Perhaps, so will you.

April 28-May 1. World Horror Convention in Austin, TX. I’ll be a guest of honor. Be there or stink.

June 16-19. Bram Stoker Weekend, on Long Island.

July ? Necon 31– Bristol, RI. I’m a guest of honor, and will be there, though I ought to figure out exactly when it’s happening.

July 14-17, ReaderCon in Boston, MA.

October 27-30th. World Fantasy Convention, San Diego, CA.

Thanks for reading. You can find me on facebook and twitter. Have a wonderful 2011, and don’t let anybody give you any baloney.
Yours sincerely,

Sarah Langan

S&Man release and other news

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Everybody! Hope you all are well. I’ve got a couple of announcements.

First, my husband JT Petty’s film, S&Man gets its theatrical release tomorrow. It’s premiering at the ReRun GastroPub Theatre in Dumbo (147 Front Street Brooklyn). Tomorrow will have marathon shows, at 7pm, 9:30, and 11:55. JT and the film’s subject, Erik Rost, will be there all night for Q&As, and also at for the celebratory cocktails at the bar from 8-9:30pm. Everyone is welcome, so please stop by and say hello. If you miss tomorrow, you can catch it at the ReRun through October 7, or get the DVD.

October 10 at 7-9pm: Chatting live at:
Come ask questions, or just read along.

October 15-17th: Rock and Shock in Worcester, Massachusetts.
October 20th, 4:30pm: Speaking/reading from Audrey’s Door at the Saratoga Public Library (8 Thomas S. Boyland St., Bushwick, Brooklyn).

October 29th, 10:30am: Speaking about Darkness on the Edge: Songs Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, edited by Harrison Howe on Bruce Springteen’s E Street Radio. How cool!

Halloween (October 31, fool!): Guest blogging at Sheepish Fashionista. Prepare to be terrified, or at least entertained!

“Hindsight,” my first real sci-fi story, is heading out into the world on October 5. And it’s totally ready to fly.
To read it, go to Lightspeed Magazine.
You’ll be able to read, download the podcast, or buy the entire month’s issue as an e-book. Check out the site; it’s very cool, and I’m very proud to be a part of it. An annual anthology is also part of the plan.

“Independence Day” is still available in Darkness on the Edge, which you can buy here.

My portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson, which is also not to shabby, is now available in Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, edited by Hank Wagner and David Morrell. Pay no attention to the PW review. I think they’d eaten bad falafel and were taking it out on the rest of us. Remember: garlic is not for amateurs.

My analysis of the 2001 film “Donnie Darko” in Cinema Futura, a collection of science fiction film essays, which you can get here.

Finally, you can always pick up any of my first three novels, which are still in print. If a bookstore doesn’t have what you’re looking for, ask for it. It makes me look good. And who doesn’t want that?

We’re recording the radio play “Is This Seat Taken” on Monday. Cast is set, with Joe Swanberg, Vonia Erslanian, Helen McTernan, and Mike Malfi playing the larger roles, JT Petty directing and editing, and radio play by Sarah Langan. For more info:

EMPTY HOUSES (the fourth book!). It’s going swimmingly, and I think will please fans.

The rest is top secret!

Thanks for reading, signing up, and making my day a good one. Hope you are all eating cookies this rainy Thursday.

Sarah Langan

Darkness on the Edge: Tales Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

I just received my gorgeous contributor’s copy in the mail. I’m very proud of my story, “Independence Day.” Along with “The Lost” and “Fenstad’s End,” it’s the best I’ve written. A dystopian sci-fi, from a kid’s perspective. Excited to be on the line-up, and thankful to editor Harrison Howe, and PS Publishing, for making it happen.

…Did I mention that the hardcover is absolutely gorgeous? 

More announcements to come. This time I’m serious!