Category Archives: Science Fiction

“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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Science Fiction Loses Iain M. Banks

Science fiction (and literature in general) lost one its brightest writers yesterday when Iain M. Banks passed away from gallbladder cancer.  He revealed his terminal diagnosis several months ago, but still managed to finish his final novel, The Quarry, which, … Continue reading

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Did They Really Cite Me as an Authority?

So I stopped in yesterday to publish a post (Killing a Story Through Revisions), and I decided to gander at my visitation stats.  My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw a huge spike in my site-traffic for Tuesday … Continue reading

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“Dreams in Dust” Gets the Audio Treatment

I wasn’t aware that Lightspeed Magazine had produced a podcast of “Dreams in Dust” until I stumbled over the news at SF Signal on Thursday evening.  Very cool.  I was then pleasantly surprised to find a check for the audio rights … Continue reading

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“Dreams in Dust” Now Available

My story “Dreams in Dust” in now available for purchase in the December issue of Lightspeed Magazine.  I very proud of this story, and the novel I was working on during NaNoWriMo is set in the same universe.  Here’s a story teaser … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Kind Words

I’ve gotten used to people I don’t know critiquing my stories.  It’s happened numerous times now with several of my stories.  Usually I’ll stumble across the review—sometimes they have nice things to say, and other times it seems like they … Continue reading

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It’s a Small (Genre) World and Some New Places to Visit

It’s a small genre world, and I found something cool at the same time.  How’s that for an opening teaser?  Now let me back up and explain…. Yesterday a reader named Joachim Boaz left a comment on a post I had written … Continue reading

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“Dreams in Dust” Scheduled for December

I received news yesterday that my story “Dreams in Dust” will appear in the December issue of Lightspeed Magazine.  What an awesome way to close out 2012!  Lightspeed is one of my favorite publications, and this will be my second appearance … Continue reading

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Self-doubt and the Fine Art of Rejectomancy

Rejection is part of writing for publication.  Pro-rate magazines accept considerably less than one percent of all submissions.  As a writer, you either grow a thick skin about it, or you stop submitting stories.  With all of the rejection inherent … Continue reading

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“My Mask, Human” Set for End of September

It looks like Daily Science Fiction will publish my story, “My Mask, Humanity,” on September 28th.  I say “looks like” because the news didn’t come via the folks at DSF, but through SF Signal, a reputable science fiction website.  The … Continue reading

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