I’m really happy with the way this story came out. One of those “one hour miracle” writing experiences. I had the list of weird flowers sitting in my notes for about a year, and one night they just sprouted strange fruit.
A few rejections lately, but one good acceptance today. I’m trying to move away from flash pieces and write longer-form. It’s harder – both to write longer pieces, and to place them. Pages must be turned. Interest must be held.
On the reading front, I finished Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War. I wanted to like it, but some aspects have aged pretty badly. The Future-Where-Everyone’s-Gay in particular is kind of eyerolling.
Also, could not quite finish the first book in Foundation (I know, I know — call yourself a sci fi writer?). I do love the faster-than-light ships that deliver mail.
Next to read: Joy Williams’ The Changeling, which has been recommended lots.
Advice to readers: buckets, eggs, the Sombrero Galaxy, General Sheridan, teeth.
Venerable Aussie speculative fiction mag Antipodean SF has just published my story “My Parents Went to Vega and All I Got Was This Lousy Robot.“
New anti-fantasy story “Tale Without Fairies” is live at Syntax and Salt.
New sci fi story is out: “Defender of the Flesh” in Bewildering Stories.
Sold a story to an Australian science fiction magazine almost two months ago — and then it slipped my mind completely. I’m supposed to do an audio version as well. Oops.