Here’s a bit of coolness: the anthology, Sherlock Holmes: a Year of Mystery 1882, which contains my story “The Purity of the Turf” has been published. My first attempt at a Sherlock Holmes story!
Cover reveal for The Malakiad, coming soon from Dark Owl Press. This is a humorous fantasy novel in which we reveal what it was really like to be a Greek hero, and also the unfortunate truth about why the name of Kopulus, the greatest of the Greek heroes, has only reached us through indirect means…
Plus, a pink sea monster.
As I know everyone is going to want to read this one, I promise to let you know as soon as it’s available!
But first, that cover…
Anotherealm has announced its stories for this year. One story per month, and my tale “Going for Peanuts” which is dark humor of a kind I really enjoy, is slated for April.
I’ll let you guys know when it comes up. It will give you a nice chuckle if your sense of humor runs to the dark end of the spectrum.
Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, which Includes my story “The Geezer Express” has been released. I’ve wanted to sell a story to ASM since I started writing, and now that it’s finally happened and my ASM story is in the wild, I’m delighted. Plus, check out the gorgeous cover!
Here’s what the publisher has to say about it:
Have Humans lost their Humanity, and Can an Artificial Intelligence Save Them?
The Tau Ceti colony is a Utopia, but tension lurks below the tranquil surface. The peace of the colony is shattered when the Unity spacecraft returns from Earth bearing shocking news.
Rome Permek, computer officer on the ship, returned with a stowaway: Emily Plair, an artificial intelligence from Earth’s cyberworld. But the colony is not the quiet refuge they hoped for. Some in the colony see her as a threat and will resort to anything to have her eliminated.
The colony erupts with the questions: Is artificial intelligence truly alive? What rights do they have? What constitutes a good life?
Follow Rome and Emily as they traverse the broken paradise colony, orbital habitats, virtual environments, and distant worlds.
This book is a sequel to the author’s novel Outside.
Sale! Contract signed, so I can announce that my story “Going Cold” has sold to the anthology “Summer of Sci-Fi and Fantasy.”
I assume this will be a mandatory beach read next year
Most times, the sales I celebrate most are the ones that pay most. But some magazines become an objective. Today, I am delighted to announce that, after years and years of trying, I’ve sold a story to Andromeda Spaceways Magazine.
This is something I’ve wanted to do forever, and now that it’s finally happened, I’m ecstatic.
So why was this mag so important to me? Well, back when I started writing, they had the best (by far) online submission system on the planet. Being in Argentina meant snailmail submissions were very tough to do (both because of huge cost, but also because most post offices don’t carry International Reply Coupons). So ASIM’s author-friendly sub system put it at the top of my list.
The story is entitled “The Geezer Express”, and its sale has allowed me to cross off one of my bucket-list items.
Sale!! Contract signed and sent, so I can announce that Anotherealm has bought my story “Going for Peanuts”.
The Titanic Terastructures Anthology has launched. This one contains my novella “Land of Opportunity”, which is part of my cyberpunk cycle and is pretty much an origin story for the character that later became Sked (as seen in so many stories and as a character in two novels).
I’ll probably have to put together a collection of his adventures in a year or so when all the rights revert.
Cool news for today is that Alternative War has been published. This one includes my story “The High Road”, which I’m quite proud of.