September 12, 2019
I’m over at Albacon this weekend. Here’s where to find me.
10am Friday – Wombat – So You Want to Be an Author panel
5pm Friday – Wombat – How to Steal from History panel
10am Saturday – Hartwell room – What TV shows are you missing? panel
1pm Saturday – Bar – Reading
3pm Saturday – Wombat – Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard: Humor in SF panel
I will probably head back Saturday evening and skip Sunday this time, as I have no programming then.
September 9, 2019
Here are the cover and the table of contents for the September 15 issue (issue 4) of Future SF. The theme for this issue is Alien Invasion.
Table of Contents:
“They Are Coming” by Paul R. Hardy
“The Building Atop the Hill” by Alexander Bachilo (translated by Alex Shvartsman)
“A Typical Tale of Bloodlust and Conquest” by Mike Resnick
“You Came to the Tower” by Shaenon K. Garrity
“Through the Fog, a Distant Land Appears” by Wanxiang Fegnian (translated by Nathan Faires)
“Yi” by Oskar Källner (translated by Gordon Jones)
“The Last Trial” by Stephen S. Power
“The Messiah of the Thirteenth Colony” by Davide Camparsi (translated by Michael Colbert)
September 5, 2019
It’s been a busy, busy few weeks. Here are some relevant updates on my writing and publishing endeavors.
* Eridani’s Crown is coming out October 22 and is now available for preorder on Amazon as an ebook. Print books will be available for preorder via B&N very soon and eventually on all other platforms as well. The novel just got a really flattering review from Publishers Weekly and I hope more media coverage is to follow!
* The new issue of Future SF is due out September 15. The theme of this issue is “Alien Invasion.” I will reveal the TOC and cover here on the blog in the next few days. Watch this space!
* Unidentified Funny Objects 6 will soon be released as an audio book! I’ve partnered with Escape Artists to create this book narrated by EA’s own Marguerite Kenner and Alasdair Stuart. It’s in the final stages of the approval process at Audible and should be available shortly.
* I will begin prep work on Unidentified Funny Objects 8 soon; this means there will be a new volume of the series in 2020, after a year’s hiatus!
* Funny Science Fiction is available for only $1.99 this week! Go to www.publisherspick.com to snag a discounted copy!
August 23, 2019
I will be signing at the Keystone Comic Con this Saturday, August 24. You can find me at the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society / Philcon table (table 610 in the dealers room) at 10-11am and again at 12pm-1pm.
July 3, 2019
I just posted “The Lekar’s Fortune” a flash story set in the world of Eridani’s Crown. You can read it here for free.
The Kickstarter campaign for the novel has about a week left. If you haven’t pledged to secure your copy of the novel yet, hopefully this will help convince you to do so. 🙂
July 2, 2019
If you enjoy reading Russian SF in translations, and particularly Russian SF translated by Yours Truly, boy have I got a bunch of treats for you!
This week the latest issue of F&SF releases and it contains my translation of “The Slave” by Andrej Kokoulin. It should just be hitting the shelves. The story is dark and cuts deep psychologically as you would expect from a good Russian tale.
My latest translation of one of K. A. Teryna’s stories is also currently live at Samovar. They published the translation of “Morpheus” alongside the original Russian text. There’s also a translator interview with me live now, and an interview with K. A. Teryna will be forthcoming as well.
Tatiana Ivanova’s “The Scheduled War” is in the current issue of Amazing Stories. And finally, my translation of Oleg Divov’s “Americans on the Moon” is in the current issue of Future SF, which you can buy now or read the story for free on the website in a few weeks.
June 12, 2019
Issue 3 of Future Science Fiction Digest launches June 15. You can buy it now or read for free online.
“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