Well, dearest readers, I have a grin on my face that won't go away. I received an email this week from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) informing me that "Babylon's Song" has been nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. If you recall, three of my stories … Continue reading Babylon’s Song Nominated for Sir Julius Vogel Award!
I'm in the midst of editing a fantasy short story I'm submitting to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. I'm behind on schedule already. Right now it's sitting at 30k words and I'm in the process of cutting it down to 11k, which is the maximum allowed for submission to the magazine. I'm also in the process of … Continue reading Writing Update for 2017
I'm happy to announce that Armistice is pretty much here. Well, almost here. I thought it would happen this weekend but Monday is D-Day. Then it'll be available on Amazon for $3.99. This morning the book went out to Kōsa Press subscribers. As a way of showing my appreciation to you, my readers, might I … Continue reading Armistice: A Surprise
This week Kōsa Press reveals the cover for the third installment of collected stories in the Inlari universe. Armistice features snapshots of life in this shared universe, from the very beginning to a century and a half after first contact. I have six stories in this anthology. Arthur Haas painted the cover and he did a stellar job. Check … Continue reading ARMISTICE: The Great and Awesome Cover Reveal
This Luc Besson directed spectacle features aliens and monsters and awesome starships that remind me a little of The Fifth Element, which should come as no surprise given that it's the same director, but there is also something else, something very familiar and I can't seem to put my finger on it. It'll come to me later, … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Yes Please!
I dedicate this post to those who love reading short stories and to those who love writing them (including this writer). I'm reblogging an article from ScreenCraft about why short stories make such great movies. On top of that, and as a way of confirming the above, a producer friend of a friend explained that short … Continue reading The Awesome Power of Short Fiction
Art of Fantasy (Legends) should be live by tomorrow night but in the meantime, and because I'm so nice and excited myself, here is the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. They don't show that much, but enough to bring back that old spark that made the first one so great. Plus, we see … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy 2 | official trailer #1 (2017)