I’ve been invisible for the last seven months, heads down on the new novel. It is a thing of weird beauty. I’m doing a final proof, and some emergency surgery on a weak chapter, but it’s mostly done. I’ll post more in the next couple of weeks, including title, excerpts, and amateurish artwork.
New horror piece, “Fed” in Jitter Press.
Great magazine, and I’ve always wanted to contribute. And they gave it a killer illustration too!
Stopped writing stories this summer. It’s because something new and large is in the works. To be announced shortly.
Some stragglers continue to come in. Stories in The Fabulist and the Missing Pieces anthology should be appearing soon.
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.