November 30, 2017
Here are the e-book and print final covers for The Golem of Deneb Seven and Other Stories in all their glory! Art by M. Wayne Miller and cover design by Holly Heisey, who is absolutely amazing at this cover thing (as you can probably tell by looking at these:
And here, for comparison is the original artwork used in creating the cover:
The kickstarter campaign for this book has reached full funding and it will be coming out in May. As I write this post, there are still a couple of hours left to back the campaign if you wish to do so!
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.