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Final Bitty Backing
20 February 2019 (updated)
The Kickstarter campaign for the Itty Bitty Writing Space anthology (which will include a reprint of my SF story, Bee Futures) is now in its final phase. With less than 48 hours to go, it's pushing hard to build as big a pot as possible to pay the production team and contributors. If you'd like to back this anthology there are still some fantastic rewards available.
STOP PRESS: Last minute rewards for backers incude a bundle of 11 free ebooks from anthology authors, including Reeves Indeed! from me. Click here for details.
7 February 2019
Shacklebound Books has published its Sins and Other Worlds anthology, initially as an ebook, although it will soon be available as a PoD paperback as well.
Editor/publisher Eric Fomley has assembled an extraordinary line-up for this anthology. It's the first time I've ever rubbed shoulders with Robert Silverberg--one of my favourite writers--in a table of contents!
My contribution, The Eye Patch Protocol, was originally published in End of an Aeon (Fairwood Press, 2011).
4 February 2019 (updated)
The Kickstarter campaign for the Itty Bitty Writing Space anthology (which will include a reprint of my SF story, Bee Futures) continues to go from strength to strength ($6000 promised so far). Although the library donation option is no longer available, new rewards and bonuses are being added regularly. Today, I heard that every backer ($1 and up) will receive an e-copy of Flash Fiction Aficionado magazine in addition to the rewards they signed up for.
The Kickstarter will continue to run until 22 February. Click here for details.
19 January 2019
I'm pleased to announce that I have received an acceptance from Jason Brick for a reprint of my SF story Bee Futures, which was originally published in Nature Futures (2013). It will appear in his Itty Bitty Writing Space anthology, assuming the planned Kickstarter campaign is successful.
17 January 2019
I have two readings lined up as part of a season of Near-Future Fictions events organised by Virtual Futures. These events will be held in London.
I'll be reading my unpublished story On This Day at the Autonomous Agents event on 12 March. I am also co-presenting this evening of readings with Stephen Oram.
I'll be reading my unpublished story My iBed and Me at the Boundless Bodies event on 9 April.
(The links take you to the event information and ticket purchase webpage.)
A Touch Foreign
31 December 2018
A nice way to end the year: Estonian webzine Reaktor has translated and published my SF story Invisible Touch. This is my third story to appear there. My particular thanks go to translator Mari Arumäe.
Invisible Touch originally appeared in Daily Science Fiction (2015).
26 December 2018
Smashwords is holding a post-Christmas sale. There are big reductions on lots of ebooks, including three of mine:
Sons of the Earth & Other Stories
The sale ends at midnight on New Year's Eve.
23 December 2018
Seasonal greetings to you all and wishing a "Merry Christmas" to everyone who celebrates it.
27 November 2018
My contributor's copy of Stacy Danielle Katczinsky's anthology of SF stories, She Blended Me With Science, has arrived. It's a handsome-looking paperback with a striking cover designed by Pablo Vercelli and good print quality inside.
The one customer review of this anthology I've seen so far states that all the stories are "well-crafted and brilliantly written tales, and some of them are mind-blowing". That's always pleasing for an author to hear!
Nearing Your Future!
20 November 2018
This is a reminder that writers now have less than two weeks left in which to submit flash-length pieces for next year's series of Near-Future Fictions events organised by Virtual Futures.
The deadline is 2 December.
For details of the submission call either click here to read them on (public) Facebook or download the call PDF from here.
(I'm co-curating the Autonomous Agents theme with Stephen Oram. The other themes are Boundless Bodies, Another Loving and Lasting Labours.)
Slices of an Orbital Life
8 November 2018
New Orbit magazine has reprinted my SF story Slices of Life in its October 2018 issue.
This story originally appeared in 3SF magazine.
A Scientifically Blended Family
4 November 2018
Stacy Danielle Katczinsky has edited an impressive-looking paperpack anthology of SF stories, She Blended Me With Science, which includes a reprint of my story, Family Tree.
Flatwater Press publishes anthologies in order to raise money to promote and support the work of Nebraska authors.
Your Future Awaits
3 November 2018
This is a reminder that the writers amongst you now have a little under one month to get your submissions in for next year's Virtual Futures Near-Future Fictions events!
Full details are on (public) Facebook here, or you can download the call PDF from here.
(I'm co-curating the Autonomous Agents theme with Stephen Oram.)
Award for a Shore Thing
29 October 2018
A little over a year ago, Scottish SF magazine Shoreline of Infinity published one of my short stories. I greatly enjoyed working with the editor, Noel Chidwick, to make my story as good as it could be. So I'm delighted to learn that Shoreline of Infinity received the 2018 award for Best Magazine/Periodical award from the British Fantasy Society. Thoroughly well deserved!
Punk Needs More Kicks!
26 October 2018
One day to go!
If you feel able to support the Kickstarter for the A Punk Rock Future anthology now is the time to secure your reward!
This Kickstarter aims to add more stories to the anthology, increase the reach of its advertising campaign, and--of course!-- will give backers some excellent rewards. (It's about two-thirds of the way there at the moment, with only four days to go)