I’m so pleased that an anthology I have a story in (“Orange Rope for Sale”) was nominated for an Aurora award! Nothing Without Us Too, eds. Cait Gordon and Talia C. Johnson, is one of the nominees for Best Related Work (which is, apparently, where the anthologies go to get nominated). Super proud of Cait and Talia. Voting begins on June 17th and closes on July 29th. Fingers crossed!
I have a flash story out in the latest issue of The Quiet Ones. Excerpt:
Read the rest in their latest issue, available for free download on wearethequietones.com .
Story: Orange Rope For Sale
I have a fun story in Nothing Without Us Too, out in September 2022 from Presses Renaissance Press.
The story, “Orange Rope For Sale,” is told entirely in
Kijiji online sales platform posts and messages.
Dec 2022 update: R. Graeme Cameron reviewed Nothing Without Us Too in Amazing Stories. Graeme has an interesting and thoughtful take on my story as “a fantasy approach to the problem of extreme agoraphobia.” Not what I had in mind when I wrote it, but I can see where he’s coming from, especially given that I first drafted that story sometime in 2020 or 2021.
A zesty surprise
Every author knows the rush that comes from the unanticipated appearance of an acceptance letter in their inbox. Last month I got the next-level version: unexpected electronic copies of one of my fav French-language magazines, Galaxies SF, with my name on the cover!
Their July 2022 issue contains “La Recette du Bonheur,” P-A Sicart’s translation of “The Zest for Life,” which first appeared in Future SF in English in 2019. This story has also appeared in Estonian and, I’m told, Chinese.
C’est ma deuxième parution en Galaxies. Un gros merci au traducteur!
World Weaver Press has nominated “By the Light of the Stars” for this year’s Pushcart Prize!
Thank you to World Weaver Press for choosing this tale of Hawai’ian sea turtles, starlight and love as one of three nominees from their solarpunk antho Multispecies Cities.
Listen to “The Zest for Life” on StarShipSofa
You (or I, or anyone) can now hear my story “The Zest for Life” on the latest StarShipSofa! I enjoyed TF Ahmad’s narration. His matter-of-fact delivery perfectly complements the story. TF Ahmad is a writer and narrator from Chicago.
“The Zest for Life” was originally published in Future Science Fiction Digest, Issue 2, March 2019, and has been translated into Estonian.
“Bitter Thing” out in Galaxies today!
I’m excited to have a story out in the French magazine Galaxies SF today, thanks to the talented Pierre-Alexandre Sicart, who translated my story “Bitter Thing” as “Par les yeux d’autrui.”
C’est ma première parution en Galaxies! Un gros merci au traducteur très talentueux, Pierre-Alexandre Sicart.
Starblinded: Guest post on WWP blog
World Weaver Press invited me to write a guest post about “By the Light of the Stars”, my story in their solarpunk anthology Multispecies Cities. I took the opportunity to write about nocturnal light pollution, known as skyglow, and its cost to humans and animals.
In January 1994, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles. The Northridge earthquake rumbled through at 4:30 AM, waking residents and taking out the power grid. People poured out of their homes and into the darkened streets. And some of them dialed 911, not about the earthquake, but about what they saw in the dark sky: a strange “giant, silvery cloud” arching over the stricken city.
That mysterious cloud? It was the Milky Way.
Head on over if you’d like to read more about how skyglow inspired this story. https://www.worldweaverpress.com/blog/starblinded
New story: By The Light of the Stars
I have a story out today in World Weaver Press‘s new solarpunk anthology, Multispecies Cities.
It’s that time of year… time for the annual “What I did with my
summer vacation year” post, otherwise known as the annual awards eligibility post — a quick accounting of everything I’ve published this year.