Future SF issue 1 cover and TOC

December 7, 2018

I’ve been working on the first all-original issue of Future Science Fiction Digest over the past several months and I’m very proud to unveil the cover and TOC. This volume contains over 65,000 words of fiction and articles; there are several translations and stories written outside of the Anglosphere, as well as work by North American authors. It will be available in ebook and print format, which will be published on December 15. Our lead story will be available on the web that day, and the rest of the stories and articles released over the course of the following two months. Our lead story will also be available in podcast form.

“The Rule of Three” by Lawrence M. Schoen
“Sisimumu” by Walter Dinjos
“The Emperor of Death” by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko
Profile: The Dyachenkos by Julia Meitov Hersey
“One Bad Unit” by Steve Kopka
A Vaccine for the Virus of Empire? by Phoebe Barton
“The Substance of Ideas” by Clelia Farris
“In All Possible Futures” by Dantzel Cherry
A Conversation with Javier Grillo Marxuach and Jose Molina by Joshua Sky
“Perfection” by Mike Resnick
“Wordfall” by Liang Ling
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I’ll be sending out advance copies to reviewers this weekend; please reach out if you’re a reviewer and wish to be added to this list.

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November 20, 2018

 

This story went live a couple of weeks ago, but I just noticed that I posted it onto the wrong portion of the site, thereby ensuring many of you wouldn’t see it. D’oh! If you haven’t checked out the story yet, please do so!

My new fantasy short story, which I describe as “The Fault in Our Stars” meets “Inception,” is available as of today in the inaugural issue of Constellary Tales. You can read the story here and be sure to check out the rest of the issue as well.

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Philcon 2018 Schedule

November 15, 2018

I’ll be attending Philcon this weekend. Here’s where you can find me!

    • Fri 6:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three—Creative Curses to Inflict on Your Characters (3083)

      Falling asleep for a hundred years is so passe. What are some fun, fresh, modern enchantments you can use to put your protagonists to the test?

Vikki Ciaffone (mod), Gordon Linzner, Nicholas MacDonald-Martell, Elektra Hammond, Alex Shvartsman

    • Sat 11:00 AM in Plaza II (Two)—Indie Pub 102: The Editing Process (3069)

      Beta-readers, developmental editors, copyeditors, proofreaders… What do I need, where do I find it, and how much will it cost?

Brenda W. Clough (mod), John Skylar, Ann Stolinsky, Alex Shvartsman, Ian Randal Strock, Michael Hanson

    • Sat 12:00 PM in Plaza II (Two)—Indie Pub 103: The Publishing Process (3070)

      From cover design to distribution options, where do you take your masterpiece?

Alex Shvartsman (mod), Aaron Rosenberg, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Paul Levinson, Ken Altabef, Tee Morris

    • Sat 5:00 PM in Plaza V (Five)—Crowdfunding for Fun and…What Do You Mean We LOST Money??? (3144)

      Just how does a “Kickstarter” work? Will Patreon’s recent changes impact your ability to attract and keep Patrons? Is it worth setting up a KoFi account?

Jazz Hiestand (mod), Philippa Ballantine, Alex Shvartsman, Alana Phelan, Glenn Hauman

    • Sat 8:00 PM in Plaza II (Two)—Meet the Editors! (3040)

      Magazine and small press editors discuss what goes into creating their publications, from the economics of staying viable in the electronic age to getting appropriate submissions.

Hildy Silverman (mod), Darrell Schweitzer, Joshua Palmatier, Alex Shvartsman, Neil Clarke, Ian Randal Strock

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Contest win: “Icarus Falls”

November 12, 2018

Icarus with broken wings

Mythic Beast Studios runs a bi-annual contest for mythology-inspired short stories, and their most recent theme was “Icarus.” I’m very pleased to announce that my SF story “Icarus Falls” (which originally appeared in Daily Science Fiction) is the winner! It’s one of my best stories overall and if you haven’t read it yet, please check it out. It’s only 2200 words.

http://mythicbeaststudios.com/icarus-winner-icarus-falls

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Capclave 2018 Schedule

September 28, 2018

It’s time for my favorite convention of the year and I’m on a bajillion panels as well as a reading and a couple of signings. Here’s where you can find me over the course of the next two days. I’ll still be around on Sunday, but only for a little bit in the afternoon as I’m hanging out with a friend offsite in the morning and will roam the halls for a couple of hours in the afternoon. So don’t wait and find me on Friday or Saturday!

https://www.capclave.org/capclave/capclave18/individual_schedule.php?pid=160

 


UFO7 Release Day!

September 26, 2018

Unidentified Funny Objects 7 is out in the world! Here’s where you can get your copies:

Direct from UFO Publishing – Print – $15.99
Direct from UFO Publishing – E-book – $5.99
Amazon
B&N
Kobo
Apple
Google

The ebook is officially released. Technically, the paperback will be out early next month and we won’t ship out paperback orders until then (for the simple reason that we’re still waiting on our copies ourselves) but if you want to get a copy sooner, you can already order it from Amazon (and they’ll send it to you fast, if you have Prime.) Otherwise, it’ll be available next week elsewhere, or just get your ebook copy now!

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Reprint: Untilted at Samovar

September 24, 2018

My translation of “Untilted” by K. A. Teryna has been reprinted at Samovar today. Samovar publishes translation and international fiction, and although the English text of the story has previously appeared (originally at Apex magazine), Samovar provides a Russian language text as well, and also a podcasted version.

You can read and/or listen by clicking here.

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