Worlds of Light and Darkness, the Best of DreamForge and Space & Time will be available in May. This one includes my story “A Sip of Pombé” and I’ve included a link to the announcement on Instagram, here.
So, some awesome news I’ve been sitting on for a while: I have a story entitled “Shivering Cinderella” in issue 94 of The Grantville Gazette. My story is in the “Universe Annex” section, not in the shared-world portion of the magazine.
Here’s the link (you need to be a subscriber to read the entire story) in the first comment, below. As a sale to a Baen publication, I believe this is the largest publisher I’ve worked with for a genre story. The happy dance happened a few months ago, but now you know.
Happy to report that The Colored Lens‘ Winter 2021 edition has been published. This one includes my story “Third Class”. You can check it out here.
Good news for a Monday? Sure, why not? I received word that my story “Such Sweet Sorrow” has won the 2020 Critters Poll award for Best Positive Future Short Story.Now, a story about giraffes, airships and conservation efforts was always going to be in the running for that one, but the unusual thing is that, due to the “trying to drink from a fire hose” nature of my life currently, I was not even aware that the tale was nominated.
So this was a complete surprise and really made my day! I’d often played the game in this poll, lobbying for votes and never doing better than a top ten finish, but this year was out of the blue… and the story won!
Here’s another book containing one of my stories that launched recently: Twilight Tales, containing my story “For the Light” has been launched. A LOT of my friends (talented writers all) are in this one.
Cool stuff for Monday is that I have a story in the latest Edition of The Fifth Di… It’s entitled “Grin and Bear it”, and I love that tale. Link here.
Free story. If anyone is bored or just avoiding the news today, may I recommend reading my story “One Man’s Trash”? It’s just been added to Utopia Science Fiction’s free-to-read archive, and I’ve linked to it here.
As you know, my story “Butterfly Blue” was published in the December 2020 edition of Future Science Fiction Digest. Well, the even better news is that you can now read it online (along with the other stories in the East Asia Edition). Link here.
First acceptance of 2021 is from Society of Misfits (although it is the second contract I’ve signed – the first was for a story that had already been accepted in 2020)! Just sent the contract back.
Review of the December 2020 issue of Future Science Fiction Digest came up on SF Crowsnest. Link here, and I was delighted to see that they recognized my name (and that they liked the story). Feels like I’ve achieved something (not sure what, but something, LOL).