Well, I’ve been a bit behind on stuff in general, and while I’m not yet entirely lucid (one might argue that I rarely am…) I thought I’d share two bits of very cool news.
First, you can now find my short story “The Monastery of the Seven Hands” in an anthology of dystopian fiction edited by Jason Sizemore entitled Dark Futures at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. Pretty nifty, eh? I’m a particular fan of that delightfully dystopian cover. The TOC is impressive to say the least, and I’m looking forward to reading all the pieces once I have my copy. Go forth, buy! I had this to say about the story when I announced the acceptance, and it still holds true: in a nutshell, the piece is about body-snatching monks in a dystopian future, living beneath a city called Abbassus. Very dark, very weird, and very fun to write.
Secondly, I just found out that my short story “Without a Light” is going to be in the first issue of the Brandon Bell/MBrane-SF new publication Fantastique Unfettered. Aside from having a very cool name, I really like the idea behind the magazine. In this day and age it’s wonderful to see new publications cropping up, especially those who really want to add something new to the genre. It’s especially nice that they are striving to pay pro rates, which you see less and less of these days.
And that’s the news from here. For now. 🙂