Category Archives: Science fiction

Further Reading, by starlight

 

If you get a chance, I recommend reading Rosewater, by Tade Thompson. Just do it. It is the most unique alien invasion story you will come across. Now nominated for the Campbell Award.

ROSEWATER

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SCI-FI Art from Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner is a fine artist and his work has graced the pages and covers of many publications, including Interzone magazine. His fantastic work can also be seen on the covers of books I have edited for Immersion Press. You can go see his work and purchase what you like at the following sites.

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Honorable Mention and Works in Progress

Happy to say that my story “Song for the Asking” has received an Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois.  You can purchase a copy of the book by clicking on the title above. Lots of great stories in these collections.

Works in Progress: I am at the halfway point on a novella, and I have two short stories in the works. I also have the notes and framework for two more novellas. I hope this becomes a very prolific year.

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Again, More Love for Stories for Chip

Love comes again for Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R Delany, this time from the good people at Blacknerdproblems.com .

A truly great collection of stories and essays in honour of an SF legend.

I’m truly honoured that my story got a recommendation:

“I recommend “Song for the Asking” by Carmelo Rafala, a story about a man who’s converted to his oppressor’s religion, only to spend his life trying to prove he’s a true believer. There’s the very real sense that, fail or succeed, he’ll never be fully embraced by the faith he tries to embody and serve.”

Now that sets the new year off on a pretty awesome tone.

Read the full review HERE.

 

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Filed under Bill Campbell, Nisi Shawl, Rosarium Publishing, Samuel R Delany, Science fiction, SF, Speculative fiction

Fantastic Review of The World and the Stars

Prominent genre review site SF Crowsnest has published a glorious review of the anthology The World and the Stars. The review praises the editor, Chris Butler (who did a smashing job, by the way), and calls out some highlights of the book.

The reviewer calls my story, “The Madness of Pursuit, the Desire of Lonely Hearts“, as a “fabulous adventure”. He goes on to say that “Creating a situation where…technology still allows for an old-fashioned maritime adventure is quite a skill and this story pulls it off nicely.”  Well, thank you, Mr Jones!   I have the Montpelier Writers Group to thank for helping me shape this into a better story.

A lot of great stories are in this book. Buy it now! Ask for at your local bookstore or get it at Amazon. There is something in it for everyone. You won’t be disappointed.

The World and the Stars

The World and the Stars

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Filed under Anthologies, Carmelo Rafala, Chris Butler, Deborah Jay, Deirdre Counihan, Elizabeth Counihan, Fantasy, Liz Williams, Science fiction, SF Crownest, Speculative fiction, Stephen Gaskell, Tanith Lee, The World and the Stars

The World and the Stars — released and ready

You can now own The World and the Stars today. This great book contains stories by some great writers, including Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Colin P. Davies and more, and with a Foreward by Mike Ashley. I am happy to have a story in this anthology.  Ask for it at your local bookstore or go to Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.

The World and the Stars

The World and the Stars

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Filed under Carmelo Rafala, Chris Butler, Elizabeth Counihan, Fantasy, Gareth Owens, Science fiction, SF, Speculative fiction, Stephen Gaskell