It is commonplace advice for writers to “write what you know”.  I disagree.

All fiction is speculative fiction. And all writing is fiction.

Check out my cousin Bonnie Norman’s blog “A Working Title”.  It’s filled with insightful interviews of Science Fiction and Fantasy authors, reviews, and other good stuff.  Be prepared to spend some time reading!

My short story Freia in the Sunlight has sold to Asimov’s Science Fiction!  Many many thanks to Sheila Williams, the Editor at Asimov’s, who asks tricky questions and expects good answers. See below for more on the story.  I’ll post about issue dates and such as soon as I know myself!

This is my sixth story.  At 4200 words, it’s my shortest yet, and my third official “short story”.   (The SFWA definition is under 7500 words…)  I’d been batting the idea for this one around for a week or two, but I needed a second short story for my Clarion [read more…]

My novella The Union of Soil and Sky is in the April/May 2010 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction,, with a cover illustration by Duncan Long.  You can read an excerpt on the Asimov’s site. Asimov’s says: …and talented newcomer Gregory Norman Bossert, in his first fiction sale

My novelette Slow Boat has sold to Asimov’s Science Fiction!  Thanks as always to Sheila Williams at Asimov’s, and to my Writing Buddy, Shoe Gennessee; without their advice and support, the story would still be just a heap of mental and digital bits… Slow Boat starts with our heroine waking up, [read more…]

My novella The Union of Soil and Sky has sold to Asimov’s Science Fiction!  This the second story I’ve written, and my first sale. Many thanks to Sheila Williams, the editor at Asimov’s, for her support; the story is much improved thanks to her questions and advice.  Likewise to my Writing [read more…]

I’ve finished a novelette titled On the Salt Sea.  It’s a science fiction story, inspired by an old Scottish Border ballad my father sings.  It’s about a spaceship pilot contracted to two powerful brothers in the Rings and Moons of Saturn, a region made treacherous by rampant piracy, corrupt frontier [read more…]

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