The latest issue of Space&Time Magazine (#131) is out now. It contains my story ‘Reconstruction’, about old artists and dubious benefactors in a near-future broken cityscape.
I’m happy to say that I’ve joined Curious Fictions, an online site that lets authors reprint their SF, F & H stories. So far I’ve added two stories to their library:
- Master of Business Apocalypse, which was originally published in the Unidentified Funny Objects 3 anthology.
- A Multiverse Love Story, which was first published in AE Scifi, a Canadian web magazine that is down for the moment (but may be coming back later this year).
All stories on Curious Fictions are free to read, but you can support the authors with micro donations by liking the stories.
Once again I have the pleasure of having a story in an anthology from the series Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, edited by Robert N Stephenson. The series distinguishes itself by collecting stories from writers in many different countries, many of them exciting new names in the speculative genres.
This story, Lubarbri, is a near-future story about the emotions you can only experience if your brain has been expanded and modified.
You can by the book as a paperback at Amazon:
You can also download it for free/pay what you want in most ebook formats on Smashwords:
I was going to post about going to WorldCon in Helsinki. As it turned out, Daily Science Fiction published my story ‘Spores of Freedom’ today, so I thought I’d put up a link to it instead:
The Helsinki post will follow shortly.
The fabulous folks at Far Fetched Fables will record “The Demi-Arcanist’s Will” for their excellent podcast. I don’t have a date yet, but this is the place to look for the news.
If you can’t wait to read the story, you can find it in anthology The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror vol. 2, edited by Robert N Stephenson. The anthology is free to download and it contains stories by great writers like James van Pelt.
Until the podcast is up you can enjoy the other stories on Far Fetched Fables. The current issue has a story by the amazing Barbara A. Barnett, and you can also find recent stories by Alex Shvartsman, Addison Smith and Ken Scholes.
This fall is turning into a cornucopia of short story publishing. The latest (and last) story of the year is “The Demi-Arcanist’s Will”, which is now out in The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Volume 2 edited by Robert N Stephenson.
The anthology contains stories by great authors from all around the globe (South Africa, Argentina, Algeria and Australia to name a few). I’m particularly happy to be sharing the table of contents with fellow Codex writers Floris Kleijne and Samantha Murray.
And the best thing (for you, at least): the anthology is free, and you can get it as a mobi, epub or pdf.
More coolness. Far Fetched Fables (part of the District of Wonders) have made a podcast of ‘Master of Business Apocalypse’, which originally appeared in the UFO 3 Anthology.
You can listen to the story – and “1348” by Russell Hemmell – via this link.
It’s the first time I’ve had a story narrated, and I think Jonathan Sharp does a great job.
One of my short stories is out in the new issue of Space&Time Magazine! They’re celebrating their 50th year as a SF and Fantasy magazine, which makes them one of the oldest magazines in the business.
The Forgotten City is…Well, I guess it’s a story about love. Not a love story as such, since it features a rather desperate, self-delusional protagonist, but without love there wouldn’t be a story. There’s also court intrigue and a very dangerous magical city involved.
Even better, I’ll have another story coming out from them at some later point – a science fiction story called ‘Reconstruction’.
The table of contents for Issue 126 is here:
- Heroes by John Walters
- The Marquis by Mike Penn
- Captain’s Children by Jamie Killen
- Sun Melody – A Plagiarized Life by JC Hemphill
- The Forgotten City by Jakob Drud
- Sea Full of Stars by Siobhan Gallagher
- Karma Kombat by Tom Joyce
- The Witch’s Apprentice by Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano
- Mobservation #12 by Michael Ceraolo
- Even Though The Stars Are Falling by Kendall Evans
- Old Jeb by Frederick Stansfield
- What I Most Remember From our First Date by John Grey
- Beneath Jupiter’s Unwavering Gaze, Amalthea by Terrie Leigh Relf
- The Curse of Prometheus by Matthew Wilson
- Stranger On His Own Planet by Katarzyna Lisinska
- Editor’s Geeble by Hildy Silverman
- The Advantage of a Small Press Publisher by Danielle MacConnell
- Fear Itself by Daniel M. Kimmel
- Review: Nihala by Sam Tomaino
- Word Ninja by Linda D. Addison