"Fixer, Worker, Singer" is now free to read online.
This is the first piece in a cycle I call The Great Welder Stories. It's a little steampunky and a little weird and a little dark (of course), with an experimental structure. Enjoy!
My story about Greek diaspora in space is now out in issue 133 of Clarkesworld Magazine (alongside incredible writers like Nisi Shawl and Xia Jia!).
The cover art is by Marianna Stelmach.
Read the story here.
I am resurrecting this blog to post publication news and other tidbits, so go ahead and subscribe to the RSS Feed if you want to receive notifications whenever I have something new out.
Here we go!
Fixer, Worker, Singer, Shimmer #39
The sky creaks as Fixer makes his way across the steel ramp that is suspended under the firmament. It's time to turn on the stars.
To read more, and for bonus interviews with the authors, get the issue (available online for free on October 3).
Alice in Peaceland, Nature #549
The first nightmare
The problem was we trusted Alice too much.
I knew I was dreaming.
I couldn't breathe. The air around me was thick with smoke. My eyes stung. I wiped my forehead with the back of my hand; it came away black with soot and bloody.
Read the rest here.
There are some upcoming calls for submissions that I thought I would share. I am planning to submit to at least some of those:
I've been looking for a way to keep track of the short fiction I read every year. And I read a lot of it. I use Goodreads for novels and some magazines that I read cover to cover, but I haven't yet found an efficient way to do something similar with individual short stories. I started keeping a spreadsheet at some point, but decided that I'd rather spend that time reading stories rather than entering data about them, especially since a spreadsheet is not particularly sharable--and half the fun is sharing stuff you like, no?
So I figured I'd do brief lists of things I read and enjoyed, as a mnemonic device as much as anything else.
Note: Not all of these are new, and the list is in no way exhaustive.
Here we go!
I think that's it for now. Have you read any outstanding short stories so far this year?
I've been terrible at updating this blog. I think this is partly because I feel so weird talking into the air. So I decided that a newsletter may be a much more personal way of communicating with people who are interested in what I do.
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Look what I found out in the wild!
That's an awesome feeling.
Also, Nina Allan has been reviewing the book story by story. Here's a very insightful wrap-up post.
I've been avoiding blogging so far, because I don't like talking about myself in public. Even having a website feels somewhat counter-intuitive. However, I finally decided it is the easiest way to publicize news, circulate calls for submissions (both for fiction and academic) that I find interesting, and generally keep up with the world.
So here is a bunch of news:
Alexis A. Hunter
George Carlo Cotronis