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“John Kosichev” in Storyteller magazine

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Blog Posts, Featured, Writing | 0 comments

“John Kosichev” in Storyteller magazine

As I said in my last post, it turns out that when you send stories regularly in answer to calls for submissions, you sometimes get stories accepted! I’m very excited to break my long publishing silence with a release in a new magazine, Storyteller, with a story that’s been a particular favorite of mine (even when it took a few drafts), “John Kosichev.”   This issue of Storyteller includes some gripping and rather timely stories tackling issues of virtual reality,...

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New Release: Different Dragons II

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Release: Different Dragons II

“Of the Generation” has been reprinted in WolfSinger Publication’s Different Dragons II, a collection of cliche-busting dragon stories. To celebrate the new release, WolfSinger is offering a 25% discount through Createspace— follow the link and enter discount code TGERED9J at checkout. For those who prefer ebooks, the Smashwords coupon code ED26N will also give you a 25% discount at checkout. Both codes are valid only until October 15, so move...

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The Ada Initiative and ‘Citizen Editors’

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It might be good for the world, though temporarily stressful for one’s marriage, to edit an anthology together, as Leonard and I discovered when we created and published our speculative fiction anthology Thoughtcrime Experiments together in 2009. Despite the risks, maybe you should become an editor. “Reader” and “writer” and “editor” are tags, not categories. If you love a subject, and you have some money and some time, you can haul under-appreciated work into wider...

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“The Witch Hunter’s Account” in Nameless Magazine

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Nameless Digest Issue #3 contains, among many other fine stories, my “Witch Hunter’s Account.” Like “The Astrologer’s Telling,” published in Daily Science Fiction last month, “The Witch Hunter’s Account” was inspired by one of Lovecraft’s favorite authors, Arthur Machen, and is also a response to Lovecraftian cosmic horror, again with fewer tentacles and, I like to think, less xenophobia than Lovecraft. Hmm, actually, scratch that bit...

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“The Astrologer’s Telling” up at Daily Science Fiction

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

…charnel winds that brush the pallid stars and make them flicker low.Ever since I first encountered that nightmare image, from H.P. Lovecraft’s prose-poem “Nyarlathotep,” I have wanted to write a story about the stars going out. A morbid urge? Absolutely. But there’s a certain virtue in morbidity; it makes me thoughtful and perhaps compassionate, if that’s a thing a writer of apocalyptic fiction can be. And so “The Astrologer’s...

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Veterans of Future Wars release

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Veterans of Future Wars release

My short story “Ayema’s Fleet” has been reprinted in the Veterans of Future Wars anthology from Martinus Publishing. As with the Battlespace anthology “Ayema’s Fleet” first appeared in, VFW is for a good cause–10% of proceeds from the anthology go to Disabled American Veterans. I’ve done an interview with anthology editor Martin T. Ingham, which can be read here. And the anthology itself is available in print and ebook at Amazon.com and Barnes...

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Review: Serving Time by Nadine Ducca

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Review: Serving Time by Nadine Ducca

For this review, another thank you is in order to the LibraryThing giveaways program, and of course Nadine Ducca herself for offering the first volume of her Timekeepers trilogy. I’m a winner once again! Although I was often confused over what was going on, the original mythological background  of Serving Time was strong from the beginning. The author has clearly spent time developing this mythology and shows it by demonstrating her characters’ familiarity with its workings. I...

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Story up at Perihelion! “Equations in the Mirror”

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

My science fiction story “Equations in the Mirror” is up at Perihelion Science Fiction. This is one of the few stories that ever required me to whip out a calculator (another is Ayema’s Fleet in the Battlespace Military Science Fiction anthology) and was based on a number of cool medical techniques I’d learned about. Being for a time a Paleolithic history/pre-history fan, I was delighted to learn that obsidian stone blades are still used by surgeons in the modern day....

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September Publications: Scigentasy and Voluted Tales

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy Labor Day to those of you celebrating it! I’m at this moment not quite employed enough to, but I do have some exciting writing announcements. First, Silver Chests and Plain Sight has been reprinted at Voluted Tales. Half-detective story, it may have been influenced by Peter Tremayne’s delightful medieval monastic mysteries–although my cleric happens to be female.  I also have an original story publication: A Marriage, Pure and Good is at the new Intersectional...

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Reward in Daily Science Fiction’s Kickstarter! Also, Newsletters.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career, Writing | 0 comments

Daily Science Fiction is hosting a Kickstarter Campaign to pay authors for their short fiction published for the next six months, September 2013-March 2014. Among rewards including omnibus anthologies, gourmet chocolate, and a crocheted Cthulhu, you can also sign up for a critique from Yours Truly of a short story (they say up to 5,000 words, but I wouldn’t complain about longer, either)! See the details for Daily Science Fiction’s Fall 2013 campaign here. On the topic of...

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