The third issue of International Speculative Fiction, which reprints my story “The Man on the Moon” (originally published in The Dragon and the Stars), is now live for download! I want to thank editor-in-chief Roberto Mendes for contacting me about reprinting my story, and fiction editor Ricardo Loureiro for writing the wonderful introduction to my story in the editorial:
Almost at the closing of the press (not the most accurate expression in this digital age, but nonetheless it conveys the idea) I came by Crystal Koo and her earth-shattering – in more ways than one – The Man in the Moon, a story for all the lovers, all the dreamers, and fitting to the end-of-times feeling that affects us all.
I had previously made the full-text of the story available in this blog for voting purposes for the 2011 Aurora Award (which the anthology won!); now that the story’s up in ISF, I’m cutting it down to an excerpt so everyone can hop on over to ISF to take a look!
The table of contents for the third issue of International Speculative Fiction is out! It includes a reprint of my story “The Man on the Moon.” My story was originally going to appear on the April issue but they realized they wanted it live earlier. This issue will be available on 25 January 2013.
ISF # 3 JANUARY 2013
Ricardo Loureiro (Fiction Editor)
Simon Jones (Australia)
Crystal Koo (Philippines)
Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Brazil)
Fernando Pina (Portugal)
Jess Nevins – Pulp Scifi under German, Russian, Japanese and Spanish Totalitarism
Cristian Tamas interviews Professor Arielle Saiber with a focus on Italian SF
Sean Wright reviews two Singaporean International Speculative Fiction Anthologies
Jorge Candeias reviews three Short Stories written by International Speculative Fiction Authors
Writing news first!!
1. My story “Heartland” is now live on Abyss & Apex!! Many thanks to editors Wendy Delmater for having faith in it and Carmelo Rafala for putting it up! I’m particularly fond of this short story because it took 5 years of revisions and rejections from other magazines before A&A bought it!
2. Roberto Mendes from Portugal-based International SF has approached me asking if I would let them reprint “The Man on the Moon,” the story I have in The Dragon and the Stars! I’m very excited, considering that International SF has been publishing some big SF names, it has Ellen Datlow and Paul di Filippo in its consultant panel, it’s got good words from Gardner Dozois, and Locus Mag is doing a piece on them soon. And look at the pretty covers!
3. Thursday Never Looking Back, which includes my story “What’s as Inexorable as an Ice Cream Meteorite Approaching Earth”, is now available on Amazon!!
And round about New Year, I was in Taipei with my family watching the Taipei 101 burst into fireworks, like so. Happy 2013!!