My story “Summerland” has sold to the fourth volume of the Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror antho series. This makes me extremely happy because I now have a story in each volume! Here’s a link to Volume 3 while we wait for V4 to arrive late this year!
The complete results of this year’s N3F contest have been announced – as I mentioned earlier, my story “Qalnoth’s Favor” placed second which is a two-place improvement on last year, in which I was the Honorable Mention.
First: Philip A. Kramer Quantum Quietus
Second: Gustavo Bondoni Qualnoth’s Favor
Third: Robert W. Jennings Trash Smashers
Honorable Mention: Graham J. Darling Immaterial Witness
An interview with me just went up on Jessica A. Scott’s website. Go on and have a look. This is because the Book Club she organizes has chosen Siege as their novel for this month. Excited on both counts!
Always nice to see one of my stories chosen to lead off an antho. Even nicer is when that antho is a reprint antho, which means that the stories in there had to be selected not once, but twice to make the grade! Big honor. The antho is called Issues of Tomorrow, edited by Roy C. Booth and Jorge Salgado Reyes and the story in question is “One Story Short”, originally published in MindFlights some years ago. And I love the cover…
My novel Siege is going to be the next book read by the Indie Eden Book Club. I am delighted, and dying to see what actual live readers who don’t know me, many of whom aren’t typically genre readers will say. This club is open to ny and all, so if you’re interested in reading Siege or have it sitting on the pile, this might be a great chance to do so!
Good news is that Bards and Sages Quarterly will be reprinting my story “Schism”. That one is a few years old, and was never widely known, so I’m delighted that people will have a chance to read it, especially because I don’t do many stories that take a serious sf-nal look at religion. This is one of them.
My latest book, The Malakiad, is available for pre-order.
This one is a comic fantasy for those of you who wish that Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett were still alive and producing books. Well, this one is funny, and I’m still alive – if enough of you buy it, I’ll even write more!
Plus, can anyone resist that cover?
Fun stuff for today is that Into the Ruins Volume 7, with one of my stories in it, got a mention in Locus. I like getting my name in Locus, because everyone reads it… Have a look.
Nice news for this week is that The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Vol III has been released. This one contains my story “A Position of Power” (which I particularly love) and I see a couple of friends on the ToC. So cool stuff all around. You can purchase a copy here.
Nova SF from Germany has released it’s latest issue (Vol 25), which includes the first German translation of one of my stories – in this case, “Tenth Orbit”. So for you German readers reading this, go forth and buy one! 🙂