The latest issue of Fireside Fiction just went live, and with it, my short story, The Middle Child’s Practical Guide to Surviving a Fairy Tale, the story I read at last year’s World Fantasy Con and this year’s ICFA. Originally written as a Twitter joke, it slowly grew into a blog post, as these things do, and then mutated into a short story.
Also just going live, the latest issue of Lightspeed, available for subscribers or as an individual issue, which includes my short story, “Deathlight,” along with new short stories by An Owomoyela, Seanan McGuire, and Wole Talabi, reprints from a number of well known names including Tim Pratt and Elizabeth Hand, and Hugh Howey’s “The Plagiarist.”
I may have a bit more to say about this one once my individual story goes live on the web on May 17, but for now, I’ll just note that the two stories are, I think, quite different – and not just because one is more or less fantasy (if a bit snarky about it) and the other marks my return to hard science fiction.
My latest short story, Inhabiting Your Skin, just popped up at Apex Magazine, along with an interview with me, where I talk about some of the stories that I’ve written, and admit that I’m still having problems programming the microwave oven. What can I say? It’s a rather terrifying oven.
My short story, Offgrid, just appeared in Three-Lobed Burning Eye today.
I can’t actually play many video games – most of them tend to make me rather dizzy – but that hasn’t prevented me from wondering what it would be like to live in one most of the time.
Available for purchase today, the July issue of Nightmare Magazine, which includes my story “Death and Death Again.” You can pick it up here. It’s a little foray into pure, unadulterated horror.
And available for preorder today, Upgraded, an anthology of cyborg stories edited by Neil Clarke, containing my story, “Memories and Wire.” You can preorder it here. The book should be available later this month; I’m really looking forward to seeing the other stories in it.
That both these pieces are appearing in the same month is a fun coincidence, given their somewhat similar themes – especially since although I don’t think I’d classify “Memories and Wire” as pure horror, it’s definitely edging in that direction.
(The other little story coming out this month from Daily Science Fiction is something else entirely, but more on that later.)