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Son and Moon Dollars
2 July 2019
Smashwords is holding an ebook sale throughout July. My collections Moondust Memories and Sons of the Earth & Other Stories cost just $1.00 for the duration.
Fill your (moon) boots!
Nova Still Visible
28 June 2019
If you are a UK TV license-payer and missed my brief appearance on TV last night, you can watch it here. The film begins at about 8m30s into the show. It will remain on the BBC iPlayer until 26 July.
Televisual Moondust Memories
Updated 27 June 2019
If you are following the build-up to the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing and live in the UK, you might be interested in watching The One Show on BBC Two at 7PM tomorrow (27 June). James Burke -- acclaimed TV presenter from that era -- appears in a short documentary film that was made especially for the show. I also feature in the documentary, which only lasts about four minutes, so it’s probably a case of blink and you’ll miss me. The subject is, in part, some rare films that a friend and I recovered from collectors in the 1990s, which contained unique BBC footage and commentary from the original Apollo 11 broadcasts (featuring James Burke). It may also touch on the influence the Apollo era had on my subsequent life (assuming those segments made the final cut!).
If you are UK TV licence payer and miss the programme, you can catch up with it on the BBC's iPlayer for 30 days after its transmission.
The Moon and Me was produced by Alleycats TV. Below is a publicity picture for their film.
Pre-Punk to Order
2 June 2019
Now availalble for pre-order from Amazon... Here comes A Punk Rock Future! This anthology from Zsenon Press collects 26 SF stories, including my new flash-length piece, I Think We Need To Hear That Again. It's available in ebook and paperback formats, and will be released on 8 October.
Good Going to the Blue Marble
31 May 2019
Online climate fiction 'zine Little Blue Marble has reprinted my SF story Good to Go. It's free to read here.
(Good to Go first appeared in Electric Athenaeum vol. 1.)
29 April 2019
I'm delighted to announce that New Orbit magazine has accepted my SF flash piece In Every Dream Home for reprinting. This will be my second story to appear in this New Zealand publication.
(In Every Dream Home first appeared in Neo-opsis 24.)
One is Podded
26 April 2019
The Centropic Oracle has podcast my SF story One Is One. Larissa Thompson has done a fantastic job of reading it. One can listen to the 17-minute podcast here.
(One Is One first appeared in Cat's Breakfast: A Kurt Vonnegut Tribute anthology, published by Third Flatiron Books.)
Stars In Contact
25 April 2019 (updated)
Indie Authors Press has released its First Contact anthology, which includes a reprint of my SETI story Stars in Her Eyes. The ebook and paperback editions are available to purchase from Amazon.
Stars in Her Eyes was originally published in Postscripts 17 (PS Publishing, 2008).
Reading Cheapens Reading
8 April 2019
To celebrate reading my new SF story My iBed and Me at tomorrow's Virtual Futures event on "Boundless Bodies" (tickets are still available), I'll be available afterwards to sign paperback copies of my two SF collections Moondust Memories and Sons of the Earth & Other Stories that are purchased there. If you can't attend but would like to read the collections, I'm heavily discounting the ebook editions until Sunday 14 April.
If you're purchasing the ebooks at Smashwords (Moondust Memories and Sons of the Earth), please use discount code CT87L at the checkout to obtain the $0.99 price. (If you need help converting the books from epub to mobi format, I can help. Please use my contact form.)
The Kindle editions of these collections at Amazon.com (MM and SotE), Amazon.co.uk (MM and SotE) will be reduced to $0.99/£0.99 shortly. For €0.99 offers please go to this page Amazon.(EU).
Please fill your boots!
Author Surrenders to His Robot Overlords
21 March 2019
Here's a fun picture of me getting all animated while reading my story On This Day during the recent Virtual Futures Near-Future Fictions event on Autonomous Agents.
My thanks go to Jacqueline Hammond, who has kindly given me permission to use her photograph.
Smashing Sale for World Book Day!
Updated 7 March 2019
Smashwords is holding its first Read an Ebook Week Sale, which includes World Book Day.
To mark this event and Smashword's sale, I've discounted my two collections (Moondust Memories and Sons of the Earth & Other Stories) by 50%, also two of my shorter ebooks (Reeves Indeed! and Touching Distance) are free to download. These offers end on 9 March.
You can find the purchase/download links here.
One More in a Baltic State
2 March 2019
I'm very pleased to announce that my SF story One Is One has been translated into Estonian and reprinted in Reaktor. That's my eighth story to be translated and my fourth to appear there. The translator was Mari Arumäe, to whom my particular thanks go.
One Is One was originally published in Cat's Breakfast: A Kurt Vonnegut Tribute (Third Flatiron).
Do Return to Go
26 February 2019
I'm delighted to announce that Little Blue Marble will be reprinting my SF story Good to Go. As its name suggests, Little Blue Marble publishes fiction that addresses the theme of climate change, a subject of overriding significance to me and soon, I think, to us all.
Good to Go was originally published in Electric Athenaeum last year.
Virtually the First
24 February 2019
The first Virtual Futures Near-Future Fictions anthology is now available as an ebook to pre-order from Amazon. I understand that a paperback edition will follow shortly.
This anthology includes a reprint of my story Bee Futures, which was read (not by me!) at the first of the 2017 events held in London.
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.