Publication: New Accelerator

I’m very happy that story I sold awhile back has been published in the inaugural issue of the New Accelerator. It’s currently an iOS/Newsstand-only publication but I am told an Android version is in the works. 

It will cost you a bit ($2.99/issue), but it’s a really well-designed magazine, with lots of content, smooth navigation, and slick color art for each story. It’s a great digital reading experience.  One of my frustrations with genre short fiction publishing is the retrograde user experience of many online (and Kindle) publications. Here’s hoping the larger pro mags will emulate what the New Accelerator guys have done here. Short fiction is perfect for consuming on the move, so putting stories into a slick package built from the ground up for mobile devices just feels right.

It’s science fiction, after all…and this is the future, is it not?

My story is called “Product Development in the Time of the Second Coming.” It concerns a scientist struggling against a political regime that has paralyzed innovation through excessive regulation. Also there are flying cars, and the resurrected Jesus Christ is head of state.

If you read it, I hope you enjoy it! As always, any spreading of the word would be greatly appreciated.

Awkward Robots Anthology: Red Volume released today

I am very proud to have collaborated with my Clarion 2012 brethren on a pay-what-you-will e-book anthology. It’s out today, offered as a fundraiser for the great Clarion Workshop, where we all met and formed the Voltron of genre fiction we are today. All proceeds from sales will be donated to the Clarion Foundation. 

The Red Volume includes a diverse group of 17 stories, ranging from hard sf to gothic horror to historic and urban fantasy. (Sometimes several of these at once.) There are funny stories and sad stories and stories that ponder existential questions of heartbreaking beauty. (Sometimes several of these at once.) There’s also a foreword by our 2012 week 1 teacher, the esteemed Jeffrey Ford.

Please download, read, and enjoy the antho. If you enjoy it, please consider contributing a little money to the cause and/or spreading the word however you can. 

Visit http://awkwardrobots.org for more information.

My Writing Process – Blog Tour

I was invited to participate in a blog tour about my writing process. I figured it would be a bit long for Tumbling, so I put it on Wordpress instead. If you read and enjoy such things, go read and enjoy!

Coming Soon: Awkward Robots Anthology

Clear your pleasure reading calendars in August! Several members of the Clarion class of 2012, myself included, are teaming up to publish an ebook anthology of short stories as a fundraiser for the Clarion Foundation. It’s sort of a parallel effort to Clarion’s official Write-A-Thon. There’s just a teaser image for now, but check awkwardrobots.org for news regarding our release later this summer.

Sword & Laser Antho now on sale

If you were looking to pick up a copy of the fantastic new Sword & Laser Anthology, which contains my Clarion story “The Same International Orange,” it’s now on sale at Lulu in epub and dead-tree formats.

My copy of the Sword & Laser Anthology arrived. It’s fun to see my name in here. I can’t wait to read the other stories. My condolences to the family of the tree that died to make this sucker.

STORY SALE

It seems I have a knack for selling stories to upstart British sf magazines. I’m excited to announce that The New Accelerator, a forthcoming mag for iOS Newsstand, will be publishing my story “Product Development in the Time of the Second Coming” in its debut issue. This is another of the stories I wrote while at the Clarion workshop, and it’s always held a special place in my heart, so I’m happy it found a home. Stay tuned for details on the magazine’s launch.

Poetry in (Inflationary) Motion

I wrote a thing on Medium about how awesome the passion of scientists is and how important it may prove to be.

Reading Tonight: Sword & Laser Meet-Up at Borderlands Books SF

I’m honored to be reading my story “The Same International Orange” at the Sword & Laser meet-up this evening at Borderland Books in San Francisco. The story is part of S&L’s forthcoming first anthology of sf and fantasy, and given hosts Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont’s reputation, the event is certain to be a good time. (I believe “adult libations” are on the docket.)

More great publication news: my Clarion story “The Same International Orange” has been accepted by the Sword & Laser for their inaugural anthology, due in early 2014. I’m a fan of the site’s proprietors Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont from way back in their CNET days, so I know they’ll do a great job with the finished product. I can’t wait to read the other stories.
As always, I will provide more details as I know them.

More great publication news: my Clarion story “The Same International Orange” has been accepted by the Sword & Laser for their inaugural anthology, due in early 2014. I’m a fan of the site’s proprietors Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont from way back in their CNET days, so I know they’ll do a great job with the finished product. I can’t wait to read the other stories.

As always, I will provide more details as I know them.