Canopus Award Nomination and Storybundle

April 12, 2017

I’m thrilled to find myself on the list of Canopus-nominated works for the second time! Canopus is an award for excellence in interstellar writing and it’s given out by 100 Year Starship think tank. I’m in really good company, too. Last year I lost to Ken Liu, who is nominated as a translator in a different category. But this year I will most likely be losing to Alastair Reynolds or perhaps a number of other really awesome nominees. This is one of those “I’m definitely honored to be nominated” situations. 🙂

The nominated story is “Whom He May Devour” and it was published in Nautilus. You can read it for free by clicking on the link.

You can read the 2016-2017 Canopus nominees announcement press release here.

Another cool thing is that UFO1 is included in the SFWA Sci-Fi Storybundle along with all the other great books listed above.

This is my first experience with Storybundle but it’s a very cool model where you can pay what you want to get these books and you get to decide what portion goes to the authors and what to Storybundle itself, and whether a cut gets donated to SFWA. Check it out!

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Lunacon 2017 Schedule

April 7, 2017

First, I’d like to thank everyone who pledged to the UFO6 Kickstarter campaign or helped spread the word. We funded last night in a nail biter, with only 90 minutes or so to go. Focusing on the submissions now to try and keep our response time down below a week.

I will, however, be taking a one-day break to attend Lunacon tomorrow. If you happen to be at this convention here’s where you can find me:

10am – FUNNY STORIES panel – Grand Ballroom C

(with Anatoly Belilovsky, Elektra Hammond, Alisa Kwitney, and Darrell Schweitzer)

12pm – MYTHOLOGY IN THE MODERN WORLD panel – Grand Ballroom F

(with April Grey, Ef Deal, and Jordana Max Brodsky)

3pm – GAME MAKERS REPRESENT! panel – Grand Ballroom G

(with roughly half the game designers in New York I think? Seriously, there are 10 of us on this panel.)

7:30pm – Reading

(with just me. Who did you expect, Orson Wells?)

Should be a ton of fun!

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UFO6 Kickstarter Final Hours

April 6, 2017

The UFO6 kickstarter campaign is ending tonight. 250 readers have already backed it and we’re approximately $1100 from the finish line as I type these words. Please help us with a last-minute push by letting others know about the campaign and, of course, consider backing it by pre-ordering a copy of the book and possibly availing yourself of other backer rewards.

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Albacon 2017 Schedule

March 29, 2017

I’ll be in Albany this weekend hanging out with lots of awesome people at the 2017 Albacon. Here’s where you can find me:

Friday, 7pm – Troy – The Golden Age of SF TV panel

Saturday, 1pm – Colonie – How NOT to get published panel

Saturday, 2pm – Lobby – Autograph session

Saturday, 3:30pm – Bar – Reading

Saturday, 8pm – Colonie – Chuck Gannon roast

Sunday, 10am – Colonie – Tales of the Less-than-Consolidated Tech Republic panel

Sunday, 11am – Troy – Twisted History panel

Meanwhile the UFO 6 kickstarter has a week left to go. Have you checked it out yet?
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Podcasts Galore

March 15, 2017

This appears to be a District of Wonders week for me!

Yesterday’s episode of Far Fetched Fables includes an excellent narration of “Dante’s Unfinished Business” by Anthony Babington, which starts at about the 10:30 mark. This story originally appeared at Galaxy’s Edge last year and I think it’s one of the funnier pieces I’ve written to date.

And today’s episode of StarShipSofa includes an interview with me, where I talk about UFO6, Kickstarter, and editing small-press anthologies. The interview begins around the 38:00 mark.

Meanwhile, the UFO6 Kickstarter campaign is approaching the 50% mark. Don’t forget to back it!

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Heliosphere 2017 schedule

March 8, 2017

Since yesterday was so busy with the launch of the UFO6 kickstarter (have you backed it yet? If not, why not?) I missed the chance to promote the release of Little Green Men — Attack! anthology which includes “First Million Contacts,” a story I co-wrote with Bryan Thomas Schmidt. There are many awesome authors there and it’s a humor anthology which is the sort of thing–I have to assume by now–readers of this blog like. So, pick one up? 🙂

This weekend I’ll be attending the first-ever Heliosphere convention in Tarrytown, NY.  My detailed program is posted here.

These are the times/items where you’ll be able to find me:

Friday, 3:30pm-5pm, Ballroom 5 – Reading
(with Anatoly Belilovsky, Mike Ventrella, Grant Carrington, and Keith DeCandido)

Saturday, 12pm-1:30pm – Ballroom 5 – Starting Your Own Small Press panel
(with Mike McPhail, Ian Randal Strock, and Carol Gyzander)

Saturday, 3:45-4:45, Tarrytown Room – Funny Horror book launch
Giveaways, signings, and readings from the latest UFO Publishing anthology.

Sunday, 12pm-1:30pm, Ballroom 6 – Books ‘N’ Brews (Kaffeeklatch)

Sunday, 2pm-3:30pm, Ballroom 3 – Injecting Humor into Science Fiction panel
(with David Gerrold, Richard Herr, and Ken Gale)

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UFO6 Kickstarter Live!

March 7, 2017

The Kickstarter campaign for Unidentified Funny Objects 6 launched this morning. It is also the cover reveal: gaze upon another awesome illustration by Tomasz Maronski!

 

There are special Early Bird rewards as well which are available to those who back the campaign in the first 36 hours (by 10pm Wednesday Eastern time) — so please check it out and also help me spread the word: I can only reach a certain number of folks but everyone who shares and posts about the project will reach further, letting others know about the campaign and the UFO series!

Link to Kickstarter here.

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