We’re delighted to be featured in Barnes & Noble’s list of 19 debuts in SF & Fantasy they’re looking forward to in 2017! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/the-17-most-anticipated-sci-fi-debuts-coming-in-2017/
Barnes & Noble’s excellent Science Fiction & Fantasy blog has just revealed the cover of The Ghost Line, the novella written by myself and JS Herbison. The artist is John Harris, whose covers have graced Ender’s Game, Ancillary Justice and many more excellent SF books over the years.
I’m delighted to reveal the cover here:
Nature Magazine is known for its science articles, but it also has an innovative and fun Science Fiction page in each issue called Nature Futures. They were kind enough to purchase my story “Try Catch Throw” and it appeared in early September, featured in their Science Fiction issue. They did a great job with it, and not only does it appear as a story, but they commissioned a graphic treatment and a video version.
Read and view: nature.com
Watch the Motion Comic:
I’m delighted to announce that Carl Engle-Laird at Tor.com has aquired the novella, The Ghost Line, co-written by myself and J.S. Herbison.
The Ghost Line is the story of Saga and her husband Michel, adventurers and artists who craft haunting interactives in the ruins of abandoned spacecraft and habitats littered around the solar system. When they take on a job to break into a mothballed luxury liner that’s been orbiting between Earth and Mars for years, they imagine it will just be another gig. A chance to earn a little money before journeying to Earth to start a family. But their employer has a hidden agenda, and the liner is not as abandoned as it seems. Something long-hidden is about to wake up.
Image from Pripyat (Chernobyl), CC licensed by Flickr user Fi Dot
Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show (Issue 51) has just published “Mathematical Certainty” – a story of mine about being lost, and found, in the Asteroid belt. About the loneliness of prospecting and the potential for human connection in the most unusual of circumstances. Requires a subscription to view, though the link above takes you to the first page or so to whet your appetite.
My story “The Laura Ingalls Experience” now graces the April edition of Apex Magazine, and they were kind enough to interview me too. Robots and asteroid mining and Little House on the Prairie together at last. It’s a good issue – the other new story, The Teratologist’s Brother, by Brandon Bell, makes for a dark and compelling counterpoint.
The Sockdolager is a great little magazine that publishes speculative fiction in many different flavours. I’m lucky enough to have had a story of mine, Tofino, picked up as a reprint, and it’s available now online for the first time in their Spring 2016 issue.
Have a look at http://www.sockdolager.net/spring-2016-toc
I’m delighted to announce that my story “Don’t Die Before You’re Dead, Sally Wu” was the runner-up in the 2015 Quantum Shorts Competition, held by Singapore’s Institute for Quantum Technologies, Scientific American and Tor.com. The announcement and an interview with me are here: http://shorts2015.quantumlah.org/winning-stories
My story “Don’t Die Before You’re Dead, Mary Wu” has been shortlisted in the Scientific American / Tor / Centre for Quantum Technologies flash science fiction competition. Shortlisted stories are listed here: http://shorts2015.quantumlah.org/shortlisted-stories. Prizes are awarded in late January.
I’m pleased to post that a story of mine titled “The Laura Ingalls Experience,” about asteroid mining sisters, prairie wagon rides and synthetic people, will be published in 2016 by the kind people at Apex Magazine. Updates when it is live online.