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.
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
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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
Once again, I have received an Honorable Mention for the Writers of the Future Award for the first quarter, 2012. My previous Honorable Mention was for last year.
Of course I would have loved to have won, but an Honorable Mention is a nice place to be. It’s better than no mention at all. And having received it twice now informs me that at least I am not going backward in my writing, which is aways good to know.
I came home today to discover that another one of my stories has been accepted for publication. This time I will be appearing in an anthology from Wildside Press. The anthology is a part of the Wildside Press “megapack” series and will be an ebook. This is cool as I can put it on my kindle! I do not know of any release date yet, but I’ll update when I know.
Visit: Wildside Press and buy some books.
Sorry for any delays in posting. After a death in the family, I am refocusing and getting back on track.
Getting ready for Fantasycon. The steampunk book is ready, with one more change in the line-up–added in Aliette de Bodard and “Kung Fu Jesus Man” Lavie Tidhar for what is a really cool anthology. See the awesome cover by Charles Harbour at the Immersion press website.
I shall have a table in the dealer’s room, so come by and say hi and buy a book or two, or three, or four…. (All books will be reduced in price.)
I will have on hand for purchase Lavie Tidhar’s excellent Jesus and the Eightfold Path for sale. It is a beautiful limited-edition hardcover novella. Check out the great cover art from Melissa Gay at the website.
You can also pick up Fun With Rainbows by Gareth Owens, The Immersion Book of SF, edited by me, and The Immersion Book of Steampunk, edited by Gareth D Jones and myself.
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I usually don’t work on more than one story at a time, but this time I’m getting ‘down wit it’. My writer’s group critiqued my submission, and a lot of useful information came out of that meeting. Now I’m trying to get on with the rewrites and tighten up the story. However, I’ve also got another story on the go, also clamouring for my attention. The test will be whether I can get on with two stories at almost the same time.
But wait, there’s more. An e-book publisher I know wants me to write a novel for them. Now, this e-book publisher sells e-books by the truckload, so I am more than happy to get such an offer. Now I really do need to focus, finish these two short stories and write that novel.
Sleep? What’s that?