Future SF Issue 3 cover and TOC

June 12, 2019

 

Issue 3 of Future Science Fiction Digest launches June 15. You can buy it now or read for free online.

Contents:

“Cratered” by Karen Osborne
“Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler” by Wulf Moon (reprint)
Going Boldly – An Interview with D.C. Fontana by Joshua Sky
“Astrobody for Sale or Rent” by Laura Resnick
“Americans on the Moon” by Oleg Divov, translated by Alex Shvartsman
“The Satellites of Damocles” by Edward M. Lerner
“Love, Death, and Printed Robots” by Amanda Helms
“Warden’s Dilemma” by Emily Randall
“Love in the Time of Con Crud” by Elena Pavlova, translated by Elena Pavlova and Kalin M. Nenov
“Foot Ball” by Will McIntosh
“Waking in the Cold and the Dark” by Lü Momo, translated by Nathan Faries
“Apologia” by Vajra Chandrasekera

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Eridani’s Crown kickstarter campaign is live!

June 11, 2019

 

We’re live on kickstarter! Please help me fund the production of this book and snag some awesome rewards in the process. Even if you’re not ready to pledge, head over to the campaign link to check out the full wraparound cover, listen to a teaser from the audio book version, and read a sample chapter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/776571295/eridanis-crown

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Cover reveal for Eridani’s Crown

June 5, 2019

Coming October 2019 from UFO Publishing

 

There will be a Kickstarter campaign launching in a few days. At that time the full wraparound cover drawn and designed by Tomasz Maronski will be revealed (the painting on the back is as awesome as the front cover!) You’ll also get to hear an audio book teaser, narrated by Nicola Seaton-Clark and read a sample chapter from the book!

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Future SF issue 2 cover and TOC reveal

March 11, 2019

Future Science Fiction Digest volume 2 releases March 15.

Table of contents:

“Tideline Treasures, or Growing Up Along the Mile-High Dyke” by Tais Teng and Jaap Boekestein

“The Roost of Ash and Fire” by David Walton

“The Lord of Rivers” by Wanxiang Fengnian (translated by Nathan Faries)

“No Body Enough” by Dantzel Cherry

“An Actual Fish” by Natalia Theodoridou

“The Peculiar Gravity of Home” by Beth Cato

“The Zest for Life” by N. R. M. Roshak

“The Token” by Mike Resnick

“To Save a Human” by Svyatoslav Loginov (translated by Max Hrabrov)

This issue will be live at www.future-sf.com on March 15, 2019.

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“The Rule of Three” by Lawrence M. Schoen is a Nebula Finalist!

February 20, 2019

I’m very excited to share that “The Rule of Three” by Lawrence M. Schoen which I edited and published in issue 1 of Future SF this past December is a Nebula Award finalist! This is an excellent first contact story, but reminiscent of golden age SF and modern in its sensibilities. If you haven’t read or listened to it yet, please do so! It’s available online for free in both formats:

Read “The Rule of Three” online
Listen to “The Rule of Three” narrated by Wulf Moon

At this point the entire first issue has been unlocked and is free to read online, and I’m hard at work putting together issue 2, which will launch on March 15.

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No UFO volume in 2019

February 9, 2019

I will not be editing and publishing Unidentified Funny Objects 8 this year.

There are a number of factors that led to this decision. First and foremost among them are the health setbacks I’d experienced in the latter half of 2018. Things are pretty much back on track now, health-wise, but two surgeries and months of recovery time put a significant dent in my writing and editing schedule, creating a deficit I’m yet to recover from. Rather than to push even harder and overload myself with responsibilities, I’ve looked to reduce the number of projects on my plate, and between crowdfunding, reading submissions, editing, and marketing, UFO is the most time-consuming editing project I engage in every year.

The second contributing factor is my work on Future SF — a quarterly magazine is about as involved and complex an undertaking as one might expect, and I felt it was only fair to give it a proper amount of attention and care, especially over the course of the early issues, while I establish the ‘zine and build staff. By this time next year I hope to have content inventory levels that will allow me to focus on UFO submissions exclusively for six weeks; right now I’m still buying stories for issues 2 and 3 with pretty much nothing “banked” in my coffers yet.

Finally, there are other projects across writing, translation, and editing fields. There are some exciting things happening on the latter two fronts and I hope to be able to share something about that relatively soon, but my primary focus is on writing; I hope to complete my third novel by summer, while my agent is shopping around the first two.

UFO series is far from canceled. I expect to release UFO6 and UFO7 in audio book format this year. UFO6 is almost done and I’m waiting on my voice narrator partners to finish editing their narration so we can announce and release it. I will also feature some humorous science fiction in Future SF to tide UFO fans over. I’ll be reaching out to series regulars to solicit material for this.

Looking ahead, I hope to resume the series in 2020. I would also consider teaming up with another publisher for future volumes, which would allow me to focus on the creative work of putting the anthology together and not so much on marketing and other business aspects of the project.

Until then, and as always, happy reading.

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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.