Woe! I received an email today from Phataxis saying that they are on hiatus and will be ceasing publication for a while. In the hard world of struggling SF magazines that might be quite a while. I hope not. It's a great little magazine with real quality stories. (They didn't buy any of mine, a … Continue reading Phantaxis no more?
We are often told that with so many stars in the galaxy - not to mention the universe - and so many Earth style planets being discovered it is impossible that there is no life on other worlds. The counter-argument to this is simple: where are they? Why haven't they been in touch? I recently … Continue reading Where are the aliens?
It’s a funny old game, writing, especially short stories. The gap between writing, acceptance and publication can be as much as a year. There are often months on end when you have nothing coming out and wonder if it’s all a waste of time. This month I have two stories published and one little book. … Continue reading A rush of stories in print
The January 2018 issue of Spaceports and Spidersilk, the children's Science-Fiction and Fantasy magazine from Nomadic Delirium Press is out now. It has another story about Sneezy, a telepathic big cat on a pioneer colony world helping a family get by. Click on the nice cover to go to the ebook store of your choice.
I'm still crap at marketing but I sold two stories yesterday, both to Frostfire Worlds a child-friendly SF and Fantasy magazine put out by my old chums at Alban Lake. My stories will appear next year but the November 2017 issue is available for half price ($1.50) on Smashwords end of year sale if you … Continue reading Sales!
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