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.
November 15, 2018
I’ll be attending Philcon this weekend. Here’s where you can find me!
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
Alex Shvartsman (mod), Aaron Rosenberg, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Paul Levinson, Ken Altabef, Tee Morris
Jazz Hiestand (mod), Philippa Ballantine, Alex Shvartsman, Alana Phelan, Glenn Hauman
Hildy Silverman (mod), Darrell Schweitzer, Joshua Palmatier, Alex Shvartsman, Neil Clarke, Ian Randal Strock
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
September 8, 2018
Today is the release day for Shades Within Us, a charity anthology from Laksa Press that “examines the dreams, struggles, and triumphs of those who choose–or are forced to–leave home and familiar places.” As an immigrant myself I felt a strong connection to the theme and wrote a fantasy story that’s part about the plight of refugees, part a subversion of the theme of Chosen One, and part my response to Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.”
This book includes stories by Matt Kressel, Seanan McGuire, Rich Larson, and many other excellent authors and is well worth a read. I hope you’ll pick up a copy.