It’s been a crazy couple of weeks / months, jumping countries and continents, and including death, sickness, and birthday. Anyway, with all of that, I never got around to reporting the recent story sales and publication news.
– “To Act the Witch” to Tales of Moreauvia
– “Troy and the Aliens” to Abyss & Apex. It’s scheduled to come out in the fourth quarter.
– “Ghosts of Dead Ideas” to the newish mag Renard’s Menagerie – my zombie unicorn in space story.
In other news, my piece “The Parrots of Bad Cannstatt” is now up at IROSF. It’s a condensed version of the talk I gave at Italcon in Fiuggi in March.
My story “Act of Conviction” sold to Helix and “Mars: A Traveler’s Guide” (which appeared in the January F&SF) is going to be translated into Hungarian.
John Joseph Adams put up an interview with me about my short story “Mars: A Traveler’s Guide,” which is in the most recent F&SF (January 2008). Also, some nice reviews of the story already here and here.
Sold my story “If Tears Were Wishes” to Abyss and Apex. It’s a dark and light contemporary fantasy set in my old home town of Eugene, Oregon, with second generation hippies and revenge and the consequences of having tears that will grant wishes.
I’ve been asked to be a Guest of Honor at the annual ItalCon / DeepCon in Fiuggi next year. Two other guests have already confirmed, the actors Claudia Christian from Babylon 5 and Tom Braidwood from X-Files.
Dates: March 13 – 16, 2008.
My Big Fat Arthurian Fantasy, Yseult, sold to the German imprint of Random House, Blanvalet. It is a retelling of the Tristan and Isolde legend, title TBD. It is scheduled to appear in hardcover, Winter 2008-09, with trade and normal paperback to follow.
In other news, I organized a European workshop for sff writers in English which we have named the Villa Diodati Workshop. We had our first weekend workshop at the end of October, 2007, and it was a blast. We hope to make it at least a biannual affair.