I’ve always enjoyed reading noir fiction and cyberpunk – so I was excited to find out Switchblade magazine wanted stories for a new anthology called Switchblade: Tech Noir. I was even more excited when my story Bad Score was among the ten tales selected by the editor, Scotch Rutherford.
Bad Score is a mix of hard-boiled crime story and dystopian SF, set in an America where cybernetic advancements have not created a perfect future.
The other contributors to the anthology are Callum McSorley, James Edward O’Brien, Mandi Jourdan, Hugh Lessig, Rob D. Smith, Matt Gomez, Nick Kolakowski, Eric Beetner and Alec Cizak.
Hi. It’s been a while since I updated my blog. I’ve been busy working on two new SF short story collections, which I’m happy to say have just been released as ebooks: Strange Blue World and Future Imperfect.
Future Imperfect is a collection of eight science-fiction short stories set in the far future. It includes five tales previously published in anthologies and three new ones exclusive to this SF book.
We all live on one strange blue world called Earth. This collection of SF is set on Earth – but not necessarily our Earth. This book contains a wide range of speculative fiction, including short stories about parallel universes, artificial intelligence, steampunk societies, alternate histories and many other science-fiction topics. Strange Blue World explores our planet in nineteen short stories for fans of quirky collections of science fiction.
Clockwork Cairo is a new anthology of Egyptian-themed steampunk stories edited by Matthew Bright. It features stories by twenty writers exploring the mysterious world of steam-powered souks, clockwork bazaars, sinister pyramids and battling airships.
The contributors are Gail Carriger, Sarah Caulfield, Jonathan Green, Tiffany Trent, Zan Lee, Chaz Brenchley, David Barnett, Nisi Shawl, Benjanun Sriduankaew, George Mann, Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine, Matthew Bright, Rod Duncan, Christopher Parvin, M.J. Lyons, Anne Jensenrriger, John Moralee (me!), E. Catherine Tobler and K. Tempest Bradford.
More information about this exciting new book can be found at the publisher’s website: Twopenny Press.
I’m happy to announce one of my short stories will be in a new steampunk anthology called Clockwork Cairo, released on May 28th. Clockwork Cairo is a collection of Egyptian-themed steampunk that includes twenty stories.
Here’s a list of the contributors:
Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine
John Moralee (me!)
E. Catherine Tobler
K. Tempest Bradford
More information about this book can be found at the publisher’s website: Twopenny Press.
The sixth anthology in Lillicat Publisher’s series of science fiction books is now available to buy on Amazon and other major retailers. Visions VI: Galaxies contains thirteen short stories, including my story Canyon Falls.
Visions VI: Galaxies is the latest anthology from Lillicat Publishers edited by Carrol Fix – a collection of thirteen science-fiction stories. They include Forecasts by Bridges DelPonte, involving a research station beset by the psychic trauma released by a genocidal event. It’s an interesting story with some great ideas. There’s also an alien abduction story called Shidee by W.A. Fix, which reveals the disturbing activities of the so-called Grays. I also enjoyed reading an intriguing aliens-meet-humans first contact story called Cloud Marathon by Gustavo Bondoni.
Visions VI contains a diverse selection of SF – a mix of hard and soft SF, some space opera, some military SF, some dystopian, some not.
From the publisher:
Edited by Carrol Fix, the sixth anthology of the Visions Series features: Bruce C. Davis, W. A. Fix, J. Richard Jacobs, John Moralee, Sharon Kraftchak, Gustavo Bondoni, Mary Madigan, Al Onia, Thomas Olbert, Sidney Blaylock, Jr., Bridges DelPonte, Doug C. Souza, and Amos Parker.
You can check out Visions VI: Galaxies on Amazon via these links:
This week I found out my short story The Skeleton has been accepted in a new horror anthology called Tricks, Treats, & Zombies – a collection of zombie stories published by ATZ Publications for Halloween, edited by Jeffrey Clare.
The other contributors are Eric A Shelman, Katy Walker, Chris Philbrook, P Mark Debryan, Aria Michaels, Brea Behn, DD Vangarde, Jay Wilburn, Suzanne Casey, Bethany Hagardt, James Dean, Laurie Lane Mault, Richard Correll and Amy Bartelloni.
There’s still time to submit a story to the sixth anthology in the Visions science fiction series by Lillicat Publishers. I’m lucky enough to have already had my story Canyon Falls accepted – but the deadline remains open until September 15, 2016. Payment is $25. The subject for the sixth anthology is practically unlimited. They want futuristic short stories between 3000 and 8000 words.
You can read more about it via this link: Visions VI
I’m pleased to have one of my science fiction stories in the latest speculative fiction anthology in the Visions series edited by Carrol Fix. It is now available from Lillicat Publishers, Amazon and other retailers.
From the publishers:
Visions V stories take place somewhere…anywhere…in the Milky Way Galaxy. Planets, stars, and aliens, with no limitations, form the subject and action taking place outside our Solar System and within the Milky Way.
Humankind has forded the immense stream of space between stars and reached our nearest solar neighbors. What will we discover on hospitable planets circling those new stars? Will we find almost familiar moons, asteroids, planetary rings? Or, could there be never before seen astronomical formations? The sky is no longer the limit for our soaring imaginations, because somewhere out there is a potential haven for the remnants of our beleaguered civilization.
The fifth anthology of the Visions Series features: Steve Bates, Sam Bellotto Jr., Tara Campbell, D. A. Couturier, Bruce C. Davis, W. A. Fix, Teresa Howard, Margaret Karmazin, Leigh Kimmel, S. M. Kraftchak, Marie Michaels, John Moralee, Fredrick Obermeyer, Thomas Olbert, Timothy Paul, Jonathan Shipley, E. J. Shumak, Doug C. Souza, Jay Werkheiser, and Richard Zwicker.
Visions V: Milky Way is the fifth SF anthology from Lillicat Publishers on the subject of space exploration. It contains 400 pages and 20 short stories, including one by me. (I’m a little biased – so I won’t review my own story.)
There’s a wide variety of stories in this collection, covering many aspects of space exploration and adventure. Some are hard SF (like the first story by Jay Werkheiser, a story first published in Analog magazine). Other stories focus more on social issues and satire. Timothy Paul’s Black Hearts and Blue Skins is a heartfelt tale about xenophobia, for example. There’s an unusual story called Dropworld by Fredrick Obermeyer set almost entirely in the sky, a clever tale of clones and copies in Mirror Dialogues by Richard Zwicker, and a very long-distance relationship story called Pan Ad Aster by Bruce C Davis.
These stories reminded me of the kind of fiction you’d read in Asimov and Analog magazines. I think Visions V is worth checking out if you like the SF stories in those magazines, like I do.