May 2, 2014
I’ll be at Starfest tomorrow! Just Saturday, this time around. I’ve got a couple of panels and a book signing. Should be a good day.
The table of contents of the June issue of Lightspeed — the “Women Destroy Science Fiction” issue (it’s a long story) — has been released, and I’ve got a story in it: “Salvage.”
Very longtime readers of this blog will remember one of the first movies I reviewed here was Sunshine, and I was very annoyed by it, because it’s another in a long line of spaceship movies that can’t seem to handle a plot without throwing a monster in the third act. Alien has a lot to answer for on that score.
At the end of that review, I joked that I was going to write a story wherein a spaceship crew docks with a mysterious derelict — and nothing happens. “Salvage” is that story. I can’t wait for folks to read it.
It’s been kind of a lull period around here lately — I’m writing a boatload of new work, some short stories and novellas, a couple of surprises, but it’s going to trickle out into the world slowly. My story “Roaring Twenties” will be out in the anthology Rogues, another of the big cross-genre anthologies edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. There’s another Harry and Marlowe story on the way. Stay tuned.
Oh, and I’m totally not planning to see Amazing Spider-Man 2 because I totally didn’t like the first one, and the trailers for this one fill me with existential dread. See, I’m learning! Conditioned response is a thing!