November 14, 2017
My translation of “Untilted” by K. A. Teryna is live and free to read at Apex magazine today.
This is the most challenging translation I ever undertook. The story relies on intentional misspellings and linguistic cues to work. Even the title is a pun! In Russian the title is “Бес Названия” which literally means “The Demon of the Name” but is also one letter off from “Untitled.” My friend, himself a translator of considerable skill, declared this story “untranslatable.” So I’m extremely proud of having not only translated it, but helped it find a home at such a wonderful market.
Please, go read it!
November 10, 2017
I’ll be at Philcon this weekend. Here’s my schedule:
6 pm – Plaza II – Current Anthologies
7pm – Plaza III – Writing Workshops Worth Your Time (and Money)
1pm – Plaza II – Meet the Editors!
1pm – Plaza III – Finding a Good Editor
November 9, 2017
You can listen to this humorous fantasy flash story for free, here.
It’s an older story but it remains one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy it as well!
November 7, 2017
I just launched a campaign to fund my second collection, The Golem of Deneb Seven and Other Stories. If you’ve enjoyed my writing, I hope you will take a look. (And if you’re primarily familiar with my work as an editor, there are sample stories linked there that will give you a taste of what my own writing is like.)
This book will include approximately 30 short stories, including the following:
• Refugees with a salvaged mech suit find that family ties are stronger than armor.
• Two artificial intelligences in love turn the world into their playground.
• Modern-day Dante is guided through hell by the ghost of Bob Marley.
• Ancient gods and monsters stalk the halls of a 1920s night club.
• A young woman must save her planet by committing an act of terror.
• In the rekindled space race between the United States, Russia, and India, the winner might be the nation willing to sacrifice the most.
Please take a look for yourself:
October 5, 2017
This is where you find me at Capclave this year:
Schedule at Capclave website
5pm – Author’s hallway table – Signing
6pm – Seneca – Care and Feeding of Writers Groups and Critique Circles
7pm – Frederick – The WSFA Small Press Award panel
11am – Frederick – SF/F in Translation from Russia, Easter/Central Europe and the Baltic
2pm – Frederick – Crowdfunding Dos and Don’ts
3pm – Suite 1209 – UFO6 book launch!
6pm – Frederick – Writing for Anthologies
7:30pm – Salon A – Mass signing
10am – Suite 1209 – SF/F in Translation
October 5, 2017
I was thrilled to death for the opportunity to write a story is Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter universe, an ass-kicking, high-octane urban fantasy series which reads like a Hollywood action flick but with, you know, better writing.
My story “The Troll Factory” features an MHI newbie, Strike Team Force Unicorn, Russian monster hunters, and internet trolls (who are actual trolls. Because of course they are.)
What’s even cooler, since Larry was writing Siege around the same time the stories were being edited, he was able to include Ponchik, one of the Russian hunters in “The Troll Factory,” into Siege. He isn’t a major player, but he does show up in several scenes, and Larry has recently confirmed for me that he has survived the events of that book. So he’s out there somewhere, drinking vodka and hunting monsters. Perhaps we’ll see him again in the future.
The Monster Hunter Files features stories by Jim Butcher, John Ringo, Jaessica Day George, Jonathan Maberry, Jody Lynn Nye, and Faith Hunter among others. And, of course, a story by Larry himself.
October 4, 2017
Unidentified Funny Objects 6 ebook is live on Amazon! Print books can be preordered and will be delivered next week.
We’ll be doing a book launch at Capclave this weekend together with friends who are also releasing great books. We’ve set up a Facebook group for this event here:
David Walton’s The Genius Plague is a a near-future thriller in the best traditions of Michael Creighton. I was fortunate enough to read an advance copy of this book and highly recommend it!
When Parallel Lives meet by Mike Resnick, Lezli Robyn, and Larry Hodges is a far-future alien contact story, and while I haven’t yet read it, I’ve read previous Resnick/Robyn collaborations and expect it to be a treat!
There will also be a discounted bundle of all three books you can buy (and get signed!) at the launch!