IOTD

Doomsday Chronicles

Setting: Writer walks into a coffee shop. It’s busy, people are trying to get their morning cuppa before heading off to work. Another man sits at a table near the front counter.

Writer: “Morning. How was your weekend?”

Man: “The ending of GOAT was not happy.”

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Breaking One-Hundred

I'm in good company. Screen caption taken on March 27, 2016

I’m in good company. Screen caption March 27, 2016

I’m celebrating breaking into the top one hundred with the recent release of the top-rated science fiction anthology Doomsday Chronicles. For a limited time only (March 28, 2016 through April 1, 2016) pick up Doomsday and Big Red Buckle for less than a cup of coffee. That’s right, both books for a dollar!

http://getBook.at/Doomsday
http://getBook.at/RedBuckle

Doomsday Chronicles is Coming

Doomsday Chronicles

We’ve seen the teaser and if this is the cover art for the next Future Chronicles release — Doomsday Chronicles — it’s considerably wetter than my contribution GOAT. I like it all the same.

Right now the schedule reads that the collection is due out on the 26th of this month. I don’t believe that Sam is jumping through the pre-order hoops for this one, although, if release is delayed until March this may be my misunderstanding. This collection has some big names including, I believe, 2016 Nebula nominee Ken Liu. I’m looking forward to getting my ARC.

I was counting up the short story words I’ve written over the last few years when I realized that I could easily put out my own anthology. With a little rework and a good editor, it might just qualify as a “volume.” There are enough words these days I’d likely kill a few trees in the doing. A realization of this sort is just what I needed too.

Another important bullet point of awareness. Quite a bit of what I’ve written occupies a unique space in the genre — molecular manipulation, gene engineering, life bent in the service of humanity — previously I had not considered this niche as part of my domain. Apparently I write about this intersection of intelligence and design all the time; it most often accounts for the fantastic in my stories.

So, on the eve of my next book release, a moment of self-realisation. Inching toward consciousness and mindful creation.