My review of The Martian Wave 2017, an anthology of space exploration tales from Nomadic Delirium Press was just posted on SFcrowsnest. Read it here. The book can be bought direct from the publisher and other sources here or from Smashwords here if you want to give me an ipsy-wipsy teenee-weenie affiliate fee. I already have … Continue reading The Martian Wave
Having finished 31,200 words of my SF novella Last Train to Clarkesville and finished the story too, I am continuing Nanowrimo with some fantasy, namely Book 3 of The Brigstowe Dragons. Book Two has been accepted by the publishers and is due out in April 2018 so three is almost pre-sold, as long as it's … Continue reading Nanowrimo part two
I was doing well on Nanowrimo up until Wednesday this week. I had bashed out 26,710 words of first draft and my vertical bar was right on the rising horizontal target graph line on their little Nanowrimo chart. Hurrah! Then I got stuck. On Thursday I spent most of the day in a state of … Continue reading Strange Nanowrimo days
Scientists have discovered a new planet 11 light years away that is similar to Earth and could well support life. This means that as they view us through their super-scanners we are still in 2006. They may chuckle at inflated share prices but, all in all, we weren't doing too bad back then. In 11 … Continue reading New Earth-type planet – Ross 128b
I was banging out my 2000 words for Nanowrimo yesterday and began wondering wistfully, not for the first time, if it was possible to make a living as a short story writer. It isn't unless your name is Stephen King. I'm not a natural novelist and start to get a bit bored after 20,000 words. … Continue reading Caitlin R. Kiernan
After a long hiatus caused by illness and technical problems, Perihelion SF is back in business - hurrah! My new robot story 'Clanky' features in the latest issue. Perihelion features a variety of SF stories (no fantasy or horror) that are readable and entertaining instead of pushing a PC agenda or letting you know about some … Continue reading ‘Clanky’ Published in Perihelon SF
I Cracked the Meatgrinder! It had to be done. Today I sat down with the word file of a book and followed Mark Coker's step by step instructions in Smashwords Style Guide to get it accepted for all formats on Smashwords. I have previously gone to Draft2Digital and used their converter for my self-published works … Continue reading I cracked the Meatgrinder!