May 14, 2015
Dark Expanse: Surviving the Collapse is FREE at Amazon for the next few days. Grab your copy!
And speaking of anthologies, all acceptances and rejections for UFO4 have gone out. I’m waiting on one rewrite request, and on all the contracts to come in, but I expect to announce the TOC early next week!
March 20, 2014
The anthology of space opera stories set in the universe of the Dark Expanse video game is out on Amazon today.
Here’s the table of contents:
DARK EXPANSE: Surviving the Collapse
Edited by Alex Shvartsman and William Snee
Castles in the Sky by Nancy Fulda
Dominoes Falling by Alex Shvartsman
The Ten Suns by Ken Liu
Betrayal, Clear as Kanzai Glass by Deborah Walker
The Price of Escape by David Walton
Hellfire Unleashed by Simon Kewin
Breaking Down by Michael Haynes
They Cannot Scare Me With Their Empty Spaces by Deborah Walker
A Small and Secret Freedom by Matt Mikalatos
Lightspeed Back to You by David Wayne
Escape from Planet Error by Michael Greenhut
Jump by Deborah Walker
Loud for All the Stars to Hear by Alex Kane
To Soar on Winds of War by David Wayne
Fires of Night by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Gorlack the Destroyer’s All You Can Eat Adventure by Robert L. Russell
Ghost Ship by Nancy Fulda
The Shadow Conspiracy by Nancy Fulda
Pick up a copy. It costs less than a Subway foot-long!
February 25, 2014
Announcing the table of contents and cover for Dark Expanse: Surviving the Collapse, edited by yours truly and William Snee.
This is a collection of 18 short stories set in the universe of the Dark Expanse video game.
- “Castles in the Sky”” by Nancy Fulda
- “Dominoes Falling” by Alex Shvartsman
- “The Ten Suns” by Ken Liu
- “Betrayal, Clear as Kanzai Glass” by Deborah Walker
- “The Price of Escape” by David Walton
- “Hellfire Unleashed” by Simon Kewin
- “Breaking Down” by Michael Haynes
- “They Cannot Scare Me With Their Empty Spaces” by Deborah Walker
- “A Small and Secret Freedom” by Matt Mikalatos
- “Lightspeed Back to You” by David Wayne
- “Escape from Planet Error” by Michael Greenhut
- “Jump” by Deborah Walker
- “Loud for All the Stars to Hear” by Alex Kane
- “To Soar on Winds of War” by David Wayne
- “Fires of Night” by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
- “Gorlack the Destroyer’s All You Can Eat Adventure” by Robert L. Russell
- “Ghost Ship” by Nancy Fulda
- “The Shadow Conspiracy” by Nancy Fulda
This book will premier on Amazon in March 2014.
February 19, 2014
Coffee in End Times appears in this week’s issue of Nature. It’s a collaboration between Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and myself. It also happens to be the first time I’ve ever co-written a story with someone else (but hopefully not the last!)
Collaborating with another author seems to produce unique writing that isn’t quite similar to either individual’s style. It’s even easier to do on such a short piece, where we can literally deconstruct the story line by line and figure out the exact phrasing that would work for both of us. We thought the outcome might be a good fit for Nature’s Futures. We sent the story there first, and were very pleased that it found a home there.
You can read the story online for free, or pick up this week’s issue.
There are also two upcoming publications I would like to mention (I was so busy with the UFO3 Kickstarter that I haven’t posted about them yet.)
Dominoes Falling is a 5700-word story set in the world of the Dark Expanse video game. In this one I employ my usual mix of space opera, politics, and intrigue to tell the tale of planets and people in the first year after the Collapse, coping with the new realities of life without their Zyxlar overlords. But where have the Zyxlar actually disappeared to? One security operative goes to great lengths to find out.
It will appear in the forthcoming Dark Expanse anthology and they may or may not post it online as well — if they do, I will link to it. Otherwise, you’ll just have to buy the book 🙂 It will be coming out very soon.
The other story isn’t actually by me. It’s a dark fantasy/horror tale by Belorussian author Siarhey Bulyha, which I translated from Russian. “The Ferryman” will appear in an upcoming volume of “Spark: A Creative Anthology.”