I’ve had four or five small sales since I last posted in November 2011 but the big news is that Mike Alexander and I sold our collaboration, The Moon Belongs to Everyone, to Analog. It’s alternate history noir set on the Moon in 1979. The “what-if” of the story is what if America hadn’t backed away from the Moon after Apollo 17 in 1972? Look for it in the December 2012 issue.
by Nico Photos / copyright 2011
Got e-mail from Every Day Fiction this morning. They’ve accepted a piece of non-SF flash from me. First Time is a peek at daughter-father relationships and a take on growing up. I love writing flash fiction. It has an intensity that’s often missing in my longer stories.
I sold This Little Piggy to Big Pulp today.
It’s a tongue-in-cheek short-short, a story George Orwell and E.B. White might have cranked out in collaboration, if they had met on an ocean crossing. It’s also one of my personal favorites. I’m pleased to see it’s found a home.
And in other news, got a chance to look at the preliminary sketches for the Lifting Up Veronica cover by artist Nico Photos. It blew me away, can’t wait to see the finished product.
Just got this final cover art for my short-story collection — Snapshots from a Black Hole & Other Oddities. Tod (Tod McCoy) of Hydra House Books and Chris (Christopher Sumption) are still tinkering with the type face and all the blurbs aren’t in yet.
I know I’m biased, but I think it’s pretty freaking cool.
Great job, Chris!
This has been a week of firsts for me. Completion of my first novel deal, for Lifting Up Veronica, and now I’m pleased to announce that my first collection of short stories, Snapshots from A Black Hole & Other Oddities, will be published in November by Tod McCoy’s Hydra House Books.
The book features twenty four stories, eighteen previously published and six brand new tales.
The inimitable Cat Rambo is editor, and the book features a kick-ass cover by Seattle artist Christopher Sumption. Plans are for a launch at Orycon November 11, 2011, in Portland. Hope to see you there.