Future SF issue 5

December 15, 2019

Issue 5 is now live at future-sf.com

There are some major changes to the magazine. Here’s a copy of the editorial:

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As Future SF enters its second year, we do so without a safety net.

Our first year’s run was sponsored by the Future Affairs Administration.  Together we were able to publish a considerable amount of excellent international fiction, and we thank FAA for their help and support as the magazine launched and found its footing. While FAA is still considering their options regarding any future partnerships with us, at this moment they’re not affiliated with the magazine.

So, what does it mean for Future SF going forward? We aren’t going away, but we have to considerably scale back until we secure alternate funding, or follow the path of many other e-zines in our field and slowly build up a subscription and patron base.

I’m currently talking to the FAA, as well as to a couple of other companies, to see if we can work out another sponsorship or partnership. But even if that proves successful, it is a temporary solution. Only a substantial base of subscribers can ensure stable funding in the long term.

Our team is going to have to work on a much tighter budget for the time being. You will no doubt notice that this is a considerably slimmer issue. Previous issues featured over 50,000 words of fiction each, whereas issue five includes three stories totaling 11,300 words. Going forward, the issues will contain roughly this amount of material and will grow slowly as our budget permits.

The stories in this issue hail from Sweden, Germany, and Brazil. We’re committed to our international focus and will continue to feature voices from outside the Anglosphere as frequently as possible. We already have some very exciting stories lined up for 2020.

Meanwhile, please consider subscribing via Patreon at www.patreon.com/ufopublishing for as little as a dollar per month.  For all the sponsorships and advertisers, the success of this endeavor is ultimately up to the partnership between our staff and our readers.

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Eridani’s Crown Audiobook Now Available

December 9, 2019

Eridani’s Crown is now available in audio, and the narration by Nicola Chapman is spectacular. Check out the sample at the link below and grab your copy from Audible or Amazon. (It should be coming to iTunes soon.

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Copy Cat at Podcastle

December 4, 2019

Copy Cat” co-written by K. A. Teryna and myself is live at Podcastle, narrated by Yaroslav Barsukov. Enjoy!

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Limited-time discount on Eridani’s Crown ebook!

November 27, 2019

As of today, Eridani’s Crown ebook is discounted from $6.99 to $2.99. Grab yours before the price goes back up!

The audio book is completed as well. It has been submitted to Audible and, barring any unforeseen problems, should go live in December sometime. I’ll post here when that happens.

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Philcon 2019 Schedule

November 7, 2019

I’ll be at Philcon this weekend. Here’s my schedule:

Fri 7:00 PM in Plaza III (1 hour) GENRE PUBLICATIONS IN 2019
Fri 8:00 PM in Plaza II (1 hour) CREATING IDIOMS FOR FANTASY WORLDS
Sat 12:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two (1 hour) ASK A SMALL PUBLISHER
Sat 3:00 PM in Plaza V (1 hour) JEWISH SCIENCE FICTION
Sun 10:00 AM in Executive Suite 623 (1 hour) READINGS: ANNA KASHINA, ALEX SHVARTSMAN, STEPHANIE BURKE
Sun 11:00 AM in Crystal Ballroom Promenade (1 hour) AUTOGRAPHS: ANNA KASHINA, ALEX SHVARTSMAN
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Baltimore Book Festival 2019 Schedule

October 31, 2019

I’m at the Baltimore Book Festival this Friday and Saturday. Here’s the complete schedule and here’s where to find me:

Friday, 12pm: The Business and Craft of Self-Publishing
Friday, 8pm: Debut Book Party
Saturday, 1pm: Signing
Saturday, 4pm: Nobody Wins the Game of Thrones: Moving Beyond Monarchy in Fantasy

All events will take place at the SFWA Stage – USM Columbus Center.
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Eridani’s Crown published!

October 22, 2019

Eridani’s Crown is out today! Here’s where you can get it:


[Buy direct: Paperback | E-book | Hardcover]
[Amazon] [B&N] [Kobo] [Google] [iTunes]
[Audio Book – coming soon]
Paperback and hardcover versions are also available at Target, Walmart, and select independent bookstores.
If you’re kind enough to buy a copy please leave a review on the platform where you purchased it! Reviews on Amazon are especially important, and a review on Goodreads is always helpful as well.
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