Category Archives: historical fantasy

book news

Long ago at the beginning of time—in 1976, that is—the first piece of fiction I was ever paid money for appeared in print. If I remember correctly, that story paid for my first electric typewriter. I’d written it longhand in a prep-school spiral-bound notebook, then typed it up on a portable manual Hermès that might […]

stories stories

Parts of June 2013 have been intensely unpleasant but July is my birthday month so it’s got to get better, no? At any rate, I have three original stories and two reprints scheduled for that fateful month. First, going live at GigaNotoSaurus.org on Monday, 1 July, “A Man Not of Canaan.” This is a work […]

ghouls vs. zombies

I had told Steve Berman some months ago I was unlikely to write a story for his forthcoming Prime Books anthology Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages. It’s true I happily published Dayna Ingram’s delicious zombie romp Eat Your Heart Out as BrazenHead’s first title but, as Dayna noted in her acknowledgments, I had to overcome […]

out of the bronze age

I am very pleased to report my second sale to that estimable online ’zine dedicated to spec-fic stories of awkward lengths, GigaNotoSaurus. What an excellent message to find when I surfaced from an eighteen-hour bout of copyediting. Editor Ann Leckie has requested small but consequential revisions to the MS but is confident enough of my […]

surprise award nomination

A friend who attended Gaylaxicon 2011 at Outlantacon this weekend informs me that my Arabian Nights-esque short story “Firooz and His Brother” appeared on the shortlist for the 2010 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards. Which all seems rather odd to me since “Firooz” first appeared in 2008, but apparently the 2009 awards recognized only novels while 2010 […]