I published three new stories this year: one horror short story, one fantasy short story, and one science fiction novelette. If you are the sort of person that nominates stories for awards, well, here ya go. If you are the sort of person that reads (or listens to) stories for pleasure, well, here ya go some more.
Between Dry Ribs
The Dark, February 2016 – 6000 word Short Story – A study of the healthy benefits of a good sauna.
Quick Sips Reviews says: “The action is gripping, intense, and bloody, and the story as a whole manages to be scary, shocking, and yet nicely balanced. For fans of horror, this is definitely one to check out.” Full review here.
SFRevu says: “Imaginative and chilling.”
Maria Haskins lists it in 9 weird & wonderful science fiction & fantasy short stories: “So creepy, so ghoulishly, fiendishly suspenseful, and so darn strange: it’s a fantastic read.”
The Wind Shall Blow
Beneath Ceaseless Skies, October 2016 – 6500 word Short Story – Inspired by an old Scottish Border ballad my father sings, and also a sort of sequel to Bob Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower.
Rocket Stack Rank says: “The attention to historical detail is exquisite.”
Asimov’s Science Fiction, December 2016 – 11900 word Novelette – A group of refugees in London twenty-five years from now have a very strange day. The future is displacement.
This issue is just hitting mailboxes and bookstores; reviews to come!
You can buy the issue here, or look for it at bookstores and newsstands.
- Bloom read by Greg Bossert at Asimov’s Science Fiction, January 2016
- Between Dry Ribs read by Kate Baker at The Dark, February 2016
- Two Things About Thrand Zandy’s TechnoThèque read by Katherine Inskip at StarShipSofa, October 2016
Reprints and translations:
Finally, I had two reprints in English and one in Czech this year:
- Twelve and Tag (reprint), The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2015 Edition, edited by Rich Horton, Prime Books, June 2016
- Twelve and Tag, (trans. Czech by Jitka Cardová) XB-1 Magazine, June 2016
- The Leaves Upon Her Falling Light (reprint), The Best of BCS, Year Seven, September 2016