Category Archives: World SF blog

New Work Available–World SF Site and Scifaikuest

Just a quick note to say that two new pieces of mine are available.

Author and editor Lavie Tidhar has just published my story, A Change of Season on the World SF site. You can read it here.

Additionally, Samsdot‘s poetry magazine have published my haiku in the February 2011 issue of their excellent Scifaikuest magazine. They have two versions of the magazine, one online and the other a print magazine. You can find my poem in the print magazine only (both versions of the magazine differ in content.)

You can order the magazine from their site.

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All Things Upcoming

Having had a great few months, book-wise, I turn my attention to the latest Immersion Press title, The Immersion Book of Steampunk. I am really happy that my friend Gareth Owens contributed a tale. His new story really adds some mean coolness to this anthology. And with Paul di Filippo rounding off the book, you can’t go wrong. Unless you don’t like steampunk…

Charlie Harbour once again demonstrates why he has been nominated for a BFSA Award for artwork, as his cover for the steampunk book is by far his best yet! I can’t wait to show it to you.

As a recent convert to the genre of steampunk, I must say there are some really cool stories out there. Give it a try, if you haven’t already.

Being a Lavie Tidhar fan makes this next announcement all the more fantastic. Immersion Press will be releasing a hardcover, limited-edition of his novella Jesus and the Eightfold Path, which I hear is coming along smoothly. I’ve seen the cover art and it kicks ass!

While I have had to bow out of EasterCon, I will hopefully see some of you at FantasyCon in Brighton.

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Another Good Review

Well, 2011 starts off with a good review of The Immersion Book of SF from the good people at the very cool Abyss & Apex Magazine.

That makes four good professional reviews (six reviews in total, if  you feel generous and want to count two good reviews from personal blogs).

Here’s hoping 2011 shapes up to be a mighty fine year.

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Immersion Book of SF Celebration

Had a great time at the pub celebrating The Immersion Book of SF.  Great friends and authors showed up for some drinks, food, and the conversation was electric. I tell you I was in awe of the High-Priestess of SF&F, Tanith Lee. She is such a sweetheart, a wonderfully warm and friendly person. Writer Al Robertson was on hand, and he is such an intelligent man he almost blew my mind. Chris Butler, Gareth Owens were chewing the fat with Jessica Payne, Stephen Gaskell, and artist Charles Harbour. The wonderful  Liz and Deirdre Counihan were  there,  adding a touch of grace to the celebrations. All in all, a wonderful evening.

On another note, The Immersion Book of SF is selling well, so get your copy.

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World SF Site and New Story, Plus Poem

I am very happy to announce that a story of mine, “A Change of Season,”  will appear on Lavie Tidhar’s fantastic WORLD SF site in the coming months.

If you aren’t aware, Lavie started the site to help bring attention to the speculative fiction works from writers around the world, such as Aliette de Bodard, Anil Menon, Zoran Zivkovic and others. It’s a great place for literary  news– and now new fiction– from around the speculative globe.

Additionally, I have had a poem accepted to Scifaikuest magazine. It will appear in the February 2011 print issue (there is a print and online issue, but each one has different content. I’m happy I’m in the printed edition). Scifaikuest is an  excellent magazine of speculative poetry. Check it out.

So that’s two acceptances within 48 hours. Not a bad week, I’d say.

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