Mundane SF

•December 4, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Geoff Ryman passed on my Mundane SF story for Interzone. The Future Hunters made the first cut and garnered some positive comments which I’m pleased about. I think I’ll put this one away until next year and ponder where to take the story.


Risk Assessment

•November 19, 2007 • Leave a Comment

My short short reprint The Snow Queen’s Risk Assessment is now available on Wings of Icarus.


•November 6, 2007 • 2 Comments

Bizarrely, Charles Coleman Finlay has been introduced at a World Fantasy Convention gathering as me. Now if I could just be mistaken for the ever so humble Charlie, I could circumvent my whole writing comeback shenanigans and move straight to the three book deal.

Wings of Icarus

•November 4, 2007 • Leave a Comment

The small literary journal Wings of Icarus is to reprint my short short The Snow Queen’s Risk Assessment.

Another Step

•October 28, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Another step along the recently reopened writing road. I’m back on the Online Writing Workshop after a break of some years to get feedback on my latest stories. The story I wrote for Interzone’s special Mundane SF issue, The Future Hunters, has just been chosen as this months Editors’ Choice and received an encouraging and positive review from Strange Horizons Editor-in-Chief, Susan Marie Groppi.

Now, if only the Mundane SF editors would think equally well of it.

Tin House

•October 22, 2007 • 3 Comments

I’ve just subscribed to Tin House after reading about the latest issue over on Jeff VanderMeer‘s journal. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, but the current Fantastic Women issue with fiction from two of my favourites, Kelly Link and Aimee Bender, and the most fantastic cover, finally pushed me into it.

The Kelly Link story Light is available online.

A Start

•October 16, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Well, off to a small but pleasing start now that my hiatus is over. I knocked up a quick seven sentence story over a couple glasses of wine late Friday night and won James Van Pelt’s A Story In Seven Sentences Contest. The prize, a copy of Jim’s short story collection The Last of the O-Forms and Other Stories, which I’m looking forward to reading.

I also received my copy of Dagger Key and Other Stories by Lucius Shepard in the post today.

All round a good day.