Category Archives: Speculative fiction

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

Old Year, New Year

It’s been a while since I posted. It’s been a great year in terms of reviews and meeting and getting to know some really great people, such as Bill Campbell, Geoff Ryman, Tade Thompson, Nick Wood, Zen Cho, Nisi Shawl, and many others. I also now co-edit Shattered Prism magazine with Amir Naaman. Great stories by Lavie Tidhar and others. Read it. Support it. Share it.

Also had the pleasure of being in two great anthologies: Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R Delany, and The World and the Stars, edited by Chris Butler and published by Deborah Jay.

I will face the new year with determination to complete more short fiction, and finish a novella (under the watchful gaze of the awesome Nisi).

See you again soon.

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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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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

Story Sale: Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R Delany

I can now announce that I have sold a story to a major publication, and anthology called, Stories For Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R Delany. The book is edited by award-winner Nisi Shawl and Bill Campbell. It will feature fiction and essays from such major writers as Kim Stanley Robinson, Geoff Ryman, Nalo Hopkinson, Michael Swanwick and others. (From Rosarium Publishing). My story is called, “Song for the Asking“.  The book  will be available in July. Excitement!!

Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R Delany

Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R Delany

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