Posts Tagged ‘lou anders’

The Non-Themed SF Anthologies

This year two of my short stories will appear in publications that are a vanishing breed: the non-themed original science fiction anthology. The first just came out, George Mann’s The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Two, with Lou Anders’ Fast Forward Two to be released this fall. Solaris is a UK publisher of science fiction, fantasy, and dark fantasy. Read More…

Cover for A World Too Near

This gorgeous Stephan Martiniere cover adorns my forthcoming novel, A World Too Near. (March, ’08.)

I couldn’t be more thrilled to have one of Martiniere’s uncanny, menacing, and yearning portraits for this book! A World Too Near is book two of my series, The Entire and The Rose, and as with the first book, Martiniere’s painting combines organic and inorganic shapes, vivid details, and a superb mastery of depth. Read More…

Deadlines

lap cat

Here I am on a Sunday night at my computer desperately trying to meet my novel deadline (Book 3 of The Entire and The Rose) and my cat insists on being in my lap and not allow me to type very well with my left hand. I allow this, because basically, I’m lonely. Just me and my novel . . . Read More…

Hugo harumph

Why do the Hugo awards loom so large when fewer than 500 readers usually vote? Well, we’re a small community. What we lack in numbers we make up for in bull dog ferocity and banty-rooster defensiveness. So the Hugos are a big deal to the few thousand of us that pay attention. To the mundane mainstream–well, they’ve never heard of ’em.

I am trying to cover my disappointment with the awards this year. We’ve all got opinions on who won and who should have won. Looking into the numbers on the runners-up, I can say it sure looks like name recognition can tip the scales. No surprise, but it’s another reason I hate to see the Hugos overblown. Read More…