So It Begins…

I’m using the cover of the Transtories anthology (Aeon Press, Dublin, 2011)  as an ‘icon’ because I feel more closely involved in this project than any other anthology with which I have been involved. The editor was Colin Harvey who sadly passed away before it was actually published so it fell to me to take up the reins and bring it, administratively, over the finishing line. It makes me think I would like, at some stage, to actually edit an anthology myself at some time in the future. I got a great kick out of interacting with all the writers and had a ball at Bristolcon where the book was launched. But then I was talking to  John Kenny,  editor of Box of Delights (Aeon Press, Dublin, 2011) who told me he had to read over four hundred submissions in order to select sixteen stories for inclusion. So I may be rethinking my previous thought already – being a lazy ba***rd.

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About Bob Neilson

Bob Neilson lives in Dublin with his wife, two daughters, son, two dogs, one cat and a growing feeling of claustrophobia. In partnership with his wife he runs a successful retail business in Dublin city. His short fiction has appeared extensively in professional and small press markets and he has had two plays performed on RTE and one on Anna Livia FM. He also presented a radio show on Anna Livia for a year. He has had two short story collections published, Without Honour (1997, Aeon Press) and That’s Entertainment (2007, Elastic Press) as well as several comics and a graphic novel. His non-fiction book on the properties of crystals is a best-seller in the UK and Ireland.
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