Monthly Archives: October 2013

Do I Have a Title?

I originally thought the title of my novel-in-progress was going to be Deep Fire.  I had envisioned writing a science fiction thriller set on a mining station in space, but that wasn’t the novel I wound up writing.  I never … Continue reading

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Angry Robot Opens the Door

Do you have a manuscript for a science fiction novel ready to submit? If so, you should know that respected small press Angry Robot has opened the door to un-agented and unsolicited manuscripts until the end of the year.  Angry Robot … Continue reading

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What Idiot Hunts Vampires at Dusk?

I don’t watch much television, but I’ve watched a couple of shows over the past few days (they will remain nameless to protect the guilty) whose incredibly lazy writing drove me nuts.  All of its characters did stupid things to … Continue reading

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Expecting $$$ for a Story is not Improper

A recent article in The Guardian about a debate sparked by an author who declined to write an introduction for free caught my attention.  Philip Hensher, an acclaimed British author, was called “priggish and ungracious” by a Cambridge professor for refusing to write an … Continue reading

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“Forget the Rain” Accepted at Kasma SF

It’s been a while since I’ve sold a story, so I was elated yesterday when I got news that Kasma SF Magazine had accepted “Forget the Rain.”  This is the second time I’ve sold a story to Kasma—one of my first … Continue reading

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Coming Home to Autumn

I spent last week on the road attending a science conference in Madison, Wisconsin as part of my day job.  Madison is a beautiful city with huge stone edifices for building and a green ethic that is visible on every street corner—recycle … Continue reading

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Interzone Enters the Electronic Age

Most markets these days accept electronic submissions, either via email or an online submission service such as Submittable.  A few of the established markets, however, do not.  Of the “big three” in speculative fiction, Fantasy and Science Fiction still accepts only … Continue reading

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Where Did the Week Go?

Gads!  Time sure can fly when I’m not looking.  I see it’s been over a weeks since I last posted here.  I’ve found myself short on time this past week.  I had to make a presentation at the day job … Continue reading

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