I’m back from a long and busy blog hiatus, and I have news!
Because I’m ridiculously pleased to be able to at last announce my prose fiction debut. My short story ‘Green Leaves Don’t Fall’ will appear in the upcoming anthology Nevertheless (Tesseracts Twenty-One), a collection of optimistic Canadian speculative fiction.
The ebook is now available for pre-order through Amazon US, Amazon Canada (or, you know, whatever your local flavour of Amazon happens to be – just search for the title!) and will be released on September 3, 2018. A print edition will be available later this year. I’ll let you all know as soon as the publisher confirms that date.
In the mean time, we have a cover! And a Table of Contents and back cover copy and everything! Please join me in basking in this moment.
Nevertheless (Tesseracts Twenty-one) is a collection of optimistic speculative fiction stories, each optimistic in a slightly different way. These stories explore the optimism that drives us to seek out new worlds, that inspires us to sacrifice for others or fuels us to just keep going when everything seems lost and in so doing turn the idea upside down and inside out.One of the best reasons for doing an anthology of optimistic futures this year was because no matter which side of the political or social spectrum you land on, it’s been a tough year. Nevertheless we try to remain optimistic. Nevertheless, we don’t give up. Nevertheless, yes, we persist. The stories in this anthology of optimistic SF are some of the darkest optimistic stories you’ll ever read but, nevertheless, they are optimistic. And powerful.Featuring stories and poems by: James Bambury, Meghan Bell, Gavin Bradley, Ryan Henson Creighton, Darrel Duckworth, Dorianne Emmerton, Pat Flewwelling, Stephen Geigen-Miller, Jason M. Harley, Kate Heartfield, R. W. Hodgson, Jerri Jerreat, Jason Lane, Buzz Lanthier-Rogers, Alison McBain, Michael Milne, Fiona Moore, Ursula Pflug, Michael Reid, S. L. Saboviec, Lisa Timpf, Leslie Van Zwol, Natalia Yanchak.
I’m deeply honoured to be part of the latest instalment of Tesseracts, Canada’s renowned speculative fiction anthology series, and to be sharing a Table of Contents with such outstanding authors. My thanks to the publisher, Edge, and especially to our editors, Rhonda and Greg, for all their work assembling the anthology and their faith in my story.
In the lead up to the release of the ebook, I’m afraid that I’m going to be wearing my Shilling Pants on the regular. Hey, it’s my prose debut, I’m excited. I promise that I’ll also do my best to make the process as interesting and informative to you as possible.
So, please, do consider pre-ordering? It would mean a lot to me.
But also, starting next week, I’ll be running a series of special Breaking In posts, featuring my fellow Nevertheless contributors. I’m excited that I’ll have the opportunity to get to know them better, and I hope you’ll join me.