Monthly Archives: September 2013

“Thief of Futures” Goes International

Over the years, I’ve submitted off-and-on to foreign publications (in this case, by foreign I mean non-English) to see if they’d be interested in translating and publishing some of my stories.  I’ve never put more than a passing effort into … Continue reading

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At Work in the Novel House

I’ve been pounding away on novel revisions for a few weeks, while at the same time still trying to get a couple of short stories out the door.  The novel revisions are coming along slowly, but progress is being made.  … Continue reading

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Will the Indie Bestseller Please Stand Up

A fellow writer pointed me to an interesting article by Smashwords founder, Mark Coker, examining trends in indie/self-publishing.  The author looks at survey data from Smashwords sales.  For those not familiar with Smashwords, it’s the largest (or one of the largest) … Continue reading

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Read-aloud Editing

As anyone who’s been reading my site for a while has probably noticed, I’m a terrible copyeditor.  My posts are filled with typos, missing words, and all sorts of other errors.  I know I’m a poor copyeditor, and knowing this, … Continue reading

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Some Nice Words about “Portraits from the Shadow”

I don’t usually seek out reviews of my work, but someone pointed me to Tangent’s review of the issue of Intergalactic Medicine Show containing my story “Portraits from the Shadow.”  I was gratified to see the reviewer, Michelle Ristuccia, had … Continue reading

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Galen Dara Gets Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist

I mentioned the Hugo Award winners for fiction a few days ago, but I missed noticing that Galen Dara won a Hugo as Best Fan Artist.  I first encounter Ms. Dara’s work in the Dagan Books’ Cthulhurotica anthology.  The cover for that … Continue reading

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Inspiration: “The Schrödinger War”

“The Schrödinger War….”  This was a hard story to write, probably one of the hardest I’ve ever written for a variety of reasons.  It took me a year to get this one right.  Not all at once; I would periodically pick … Continue reading

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2013 Hugo Award Winners

The winners of the Hugo Award were announced last night at Worldcon in Austin, Texas.  Congratulations to the winning authors: Novel: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi Novella: “The Emperor’s Soul” by Brandon Sanderson Novelette: “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out … Continue reading

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“The Schrödinger War” Now Available at Lightspeed

For those with a subscription, my story “The Schrödinger War” is now available in the September issue of Lightspeed Magazine.  It will go live on their website this Tuesday for free reading.  As this month’s featured story, it will simultaneously … Continue reading

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