“The Zest for Life” was originally published in Future Science Fiction Digest, Issue 2, March 2019, and has been translated into Estonian.
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
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.
… is the title of my SF story “The Zest for Life,” in Estonian. It’s live now in Estonian SF magazine algernon.ee, translated by editor Kristjan Sanders. It’s even illustrated, by Anete Lomp!
I’m probably far too excited about being a multilingually published author 😉
… is that it’s not long before it’s no longer fiction!
My 2019 story The Auditor and the Exorcist included an IoT coffeemaker that was hijacked by a malicious hacker. It’s 2020, and here’s the hacked IoT coffeemaker: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/09/how-a-hacker-turned-a-250-coffee-maker-into-ransom-machine/Continue reading “The problem with near-future SF…”
My story “Captain Hero Is A Feminist” is in this month’s Pulp Literature. Flash fiction. Two-word summary: Capes x #MeToo.
Image to the left is a thumbnail of the terrific art for this story.
I have a story out today! If demonic-glowing-eyed-bug art doesn’t make you want to read it, nothing will. Flash fiction. (Paywalled–subscription gets you 30 stories for $15, IMHO a pretty good deal.) https://decodedpride.com/june-29-see-below/