Category Archives: Stories

Contract Signed

The kickstarter was sucessful. Excited to have signed the contract for  Everyone: Worlds Without Walls, a new anthology from District of Wonders and edited by Tony C Smith.  A reprint of one of my stories will appear here in October 2017. The anthology includes Lavie Tidhar, Ken Lui, Fabio Fernandes and Samuel R Delany.

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Coming Soon – Three Stories in One e-Book

A nice birthday present landed in my lap this morning…

Three of my most acclaimed short stories will be put together in one publication, and will be published later this year for Kindle.

The stories are “Slipping Sideways“, “Repeat Performance” and “A Woman of Light and Steel.”

The cover is done by the fantastic and famous cover artist Richard Wagner.

I’ll update you when it is released.

slipping sideways

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Romanian Translation and New Review

Two good pieces of news fell in my lap this past week.  My Story “Repeat Performance” has been reprinted in FANTASTICA, published by the Romanian Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. It’s really wonderful! Even if you can’t read Romanian, head over and take a look. Visit:  FANTASTICA.

Other news is that my story “A Woman of Light and Steel,” published in Jupiter SF and a Honorable Mention for the Nova Short Story Competition, was briefly reviewed at SFREVU. They called it a “very imaginative story”. Short, but I’ll take it! Visit: SFRevu.

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Nova Short Story Competition – Results

A few months ago I entered the Nova Short Story competition, run by the sffsa. Nova is the magazine element of the Science Fiction and Fantasy South Africa group. The section of the competition I entered was judged by Arthur C. Clarke winner Lauren Beukes.

Though I did not win a place, I made the final cut and earned a spot on the Highly Recommended list.

Check out the winners and other authors whose work was recommended at the website link above or  click here:  Nova Short Story.

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“Repeat Performance” Gets A Romanian Translation

My first sale of 2014 is a reprint.

My story “Repeat Performance”, first published in the Anthology of European SF last year, will be translated into Romanian and reprinted in the February issue of the Romanian Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine.

How cool is that?

Thanks to Cristian Tamas at Europa SF.

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Strange Horizons Reviews Anthology of European SF

 

I am just so amazed at how well the Anthology of European SF is being received. It is a great book, by the way–and I’m not just saying that. There are many great writers in this book and every story is unique and wonderful.

Strange Horizons calls the Anthology of European SF “…an anthology so packed with high-quality fiction” and state ” the other remarkable thing about this anthology is how good it is. “

About my story: “Carmelo Rafala’s “Repeat Performances” has a rich, fascinating world and a satisfyingly twisty plot, replete with unpredictably human characters. “

http://www.strangehorizons.com/reviews/2013/06/anthology_of_eu.shtml

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE:  STRANGE HORIZONS

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New Story, Anthology and EuroCon 2013

A new story of mine will appear in a European anthology to be launched as an ebook at EuroCon 2013 on April  12th. The Con takes places in Kiev. The book will feature such authors as Aliette de Bodard and Ian R MacCleod and many other great international names.

The anthology is a joint publishing venture between ISF (International Speculative Fiction) and Europa SF.

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