K. A. Laity
All-purpose writer, Fulbrighter, uberskiver, medievalist, humourist, flâneuse, techno-shamanka, JANE QUIET scripter, Broad Universe and SinC Mavens of Mayhem social media wrangler, Pirate Pub Captain, currently dividing her time between Dundee and New York · Laity is the author of A CUT-THROAT BUSINESS, A LA MORT SUBITE, THE CLADDAGH ICON, LUSH SITUATION, CHASTITY FLAME, UNQUIET DREAMS, OWL STRETCHING, ROOK CHANT, PELZMANTEL and much more. She's edited the collections WEIRD NOIR and NOIR CARNIVAL for Fox Spirit Books and also writes as Graham Wynd (crime), Kit Marlowe (historicals), and C. Margery Kempe (erotic romance).
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High Plains Lazarus: A Weird Western
Dead folk are just about the last thing you want to see while wandering through the deserts of the great wild West. Things get a whole lot worse if they're not the lying down kind of dead but the *running around trying to take a bite out of you* sort. Whatever's got the corpses jumping is bound to spell a bad day for anyone unlucky enough to ride into town.
It's the shiny happy 80s in Los Angeles, but Vida's mood couldn't be blacker. Never mind her writer's block, recent suicide attempt or the painful scrutiny of her colleagues, there's drinking to be done! When a cut-rate psychic releases a recurring nightmare, Vida decides it's time for a Vegas road trip. May the gods help anyone in her path...
Unquiet Dreams: A Murmuration of Unsettling Tales
"Between waking and sleep, they wait."
This is a speculative fiction anthology that includes some previously published and unpublished works by K.A. Laity. There's something for everyone who enjoys being disturbed whilst reading.
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- Anne Billson on Film 2009
on Feb. 15, 2012
I recall getting Billson's BFI volume on Carpenter's The Thing. It was a damn good thing I was going to Ealing Broadway (end of the line) because I never looked up from the pages until I realised the train had stopped. Accessible, entertaining and insightful: while I may not always agree I find much to provoke further discussion and -- you never know -- maybe change my opinion.
- Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology
on May 02, 2012
Out of the ashes of burnt bridges, a rare phoenix arises! The publishing landscape is littered with corpses, but some writers refuse to lie down and die just because they got screwed by an unethical 'publisher' -- no! They knew that living well is the best revenge. There's something here for everyone. Dig in, the prices is right -- you get a sampler of some of the finest in both new and seasoned writers.
- My Day by Jones: the Cat's-Eye View of Alien
on May 14, 2012
An hilarious account of what *really* happened on the Nostromo by the one dispassionate observer. Hear all about life with the "can-openers" and their new pet -- and how it inconveniences a certain feline.
- Billson Film Database: short reviews of over 4000 films
on Dec. 23, 2013
A fine compendium of precise reviews for an enormous variety of films. Wondering if that film you've vaguely heard of might be worth viewing or if that classic stays fresh after decades? Check Billson's guide to get a sense of whether it's worth your time. Just beware, you may end up spending your time reading instead. Succinct, amusing but most of all, informative.