Year-End Update December 31, 2010 – Posted in: Aberrant Normalcy, Altered Fluid, Sybil's Garage

Just a few tidbits before the end of the year.  Most recently, Rich Horton lists my story, “The History Within Us,” as one of the “strong stories” from Clarkesworld Magazine this year.  The magazine is chock-full of amazing stories, so I’m honored that he thought mine was one of the best.

Also, just released this month, The People of the Book, which contains a reprint of “The History Within Us.”  With stories from Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, Peter S. Beagle, Jane Yolen & more, this anthology looks fantastic.  It’s next on my to-read list.

Over at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Scott H. Andrews has released a podcast of my story, “The Suffering Gallery.”  The production quality of the podcast is high, and I was pleasantly surprised by the audio effect Scott uses near the end to emphasize a particular aspect of a character.

Forthcoming from me in 2011, I have a story “The Hands That Feed” in Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories, which comes out in January.  I have “The Bricks of Gelecek” coming out in July in Naked City, edited by Ellen Datlow.  “Bricks” takes place in the same secondary world as “The Suffering Gallery,” and close readers will notice the overlap.  And sometime in 2011 I’ll have a non-fiction piece, “Mitigation Strategies” in Weird Tales #357. I’m also working on a redesign of the Weird Tales website, which we hope to launch soon.

Lately I’ve been working on a post-apocalyptic YA story, which is near finished (just needs one more read through), and been pecking at my novel for the past few days, cleaning up sections of the story with additions to the plot.  And Mercurio D. Rivera and I are working on a science-fiction graphic novel.

As of today, I have not scheduled a reading period for Sybil’s Garage.  Issue eight will go forward, but the reading period may be a little later than last year.  This is mainly because the editors and I all have been very busy.  When things settle down early in 2011 I’ll announce a date.

Until then, have a happy new year, and may you have much success and happiness in 2011!