The Interzone team have revealed the illustration for my story, ‘Finding Waltzer-Three’, which appears in issue 255. It’s by Wayne Haag, the same artist who created the terrific cover.
I love it. It’s the first time that any of my stories has been illustrated. I couldn’t be prouder.
17 Nov 2014 update: And Interzone #255 is available in print now! Click here and scroll all the way to the bottom.
I received some good news a couple of days ago…
My ghostly SF story, ‘Finding Waltzer-Three’, has been accepted by Interzone and will be included in the November issue. That’s a bit of an ambition fulfilled, right there!
23 Oct 2014 update: And here’s the cover!
Infinite Acacia’s anthology, ‘Infinite Science Fiction One’ is released today! It’s available from Amazon (USA/UK).
Inclusion of my story, ‘By the Numbers’, means that I’m biased, but I think it’s a beauty.
So here’s a thing.
My novella, ‘Carus and Mitch’, will be published by Omnium Gatherum Books in February next year. You can read the announcement on the OG site here.
As you can imagine, I’m feeling pretty pleased about it! Omnium Gatherum seems a great home for the story – I discovered the company due to previous titles being nominated for the Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson awards. I haven’t read any of the other OG authors’ work yet, but you can be sure that I will.
I’m really looking forward to the sequence of editing, proofreading, cover design, and all the other aspects of getting a book to publication. Kate Jonez, who runs Omnium Gatherum, has been wonderful in our email chats so far – I think working with her is going to be fun. I’m also very grateful for her decision to take a punt on a story that’s tricky to classify and, at 17k words, isn’t exactly lengthy… Here’s hoping that readers feel the same, come February!
More ‘Carus and Mitch’ news to follow in due course, no doubt.
This morning saw the new issue refresh of the Garbled Transmissions website. It features my short story, Read/Write Head.
Read/Write Head was based on a one-sentence premise that I discovered in an old notebook (“How would it feel to defragment your mind?”) and was then written much faster than my other stories. The word associations were generally those that occurred to me first; the main character has my name as a reflection of the many personal links.
Read the full story here.
The new issue of Voluted Tales contains my short story, By the Numbers. Voluted Tales is an online publication, requiring a subscription, but you can read roughly a quarter of the story for free via this link.
My short story, The House Lights Dim, has been published in issue 11 of Sanitarium magazine. It’s a speculative fiction catastrophe story I wrote a couple of years ago, when I was reading lots of Poe and Lovecraft.
You can buy a digital copy of the magazine, or a subscription, here.