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.
I’ve got two stories coming out in two magazines. Both publications label the forthcoming issues “winter issue.” That’s fitting; I’ve had “winter issues” since I was a kid. I hate snow, hate cold, and complain eloquently and bitterly every time I have to scrape ice off my car.
“Defender of the Flesh” will be appearing soon in Bewildering Stories. “Tale Without Fairies” will be in Syntax & Salt.