Posts Tagged ‘Ebb’

More Great Comments on “Ebb”

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Another very positive review of my short story “Ebb” that’s in Space and Time #107, this time on the SF/F review site Tangent Online. Reviewer Steve Fahnestalk calls “Ebb” a “wonderful story, wonderfully told.” Visit their site to read his full review.

As I noted in a previous post about the equally glowing review of “Ebb” on last May, “Ebb” had a long and difficult path to publication. I’m delighted to see that my vision for that story, that world, and that character is resonating with so many people.

Wonderful Comments on “Ebb”

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I was delighted last week to read a glowing review of my short story “Ebb,” which is in the current issue of Space and Time. It’s by Rob Santa, a writer and indie publisher of swords and sorcery, in the Firebrand Fiction column at Of all the stories in that issue, he said “‘Ebb’ is my favorite piece, a true standout.” Among other strong praise, he noted “Andrews gives each piece of this world a rich description, with enough emotion and character to chew on for days.” Pretty cool!

“Ebb” had a long and arduous path to publication, including several editors who did not understand the ending, so I was quite pleased to finally find one who did. But it’s even more rewarding to know that my vision connected with at least one reader, and just as powerfully as I intended it. Thanks very much, Mr. Santa, for the kind words!

Space and Time Arrives!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

My contributor’s copies of Space and Time #107 recently arrived, the issue that includes my short story “Ebb.”

They look gorgeous. As always, the typeface and printing is crisp and clean, and the paper is nice, thick white stock–much better many other print magazines. There’s a neat B&W illustration for “Ebb” by an artist named David Grilla, which is pretty cool. It doesn’t fit the setting exactly, but that’s no problem; it’s a weird setting.

I’m very happy to see this story in print. It’s probably the most extreme of my “literary traditional fantasy” stories in that the narrative veers well into literary territory, but the story also has one of my most meticulous, almost SF, scondary-world settings. It also has an ending that editors at several top-level magazines completely missed, so I’m delighted that the folks at Space and Time enjoyed it.

If you’re interested in checking it out, Space and Time now offers a PDF subscription at half-price. You won’t get the thick white stock, but you will get all the crisp print!

Space and Time Imminent!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Issue #107 of Space and Time magazine is almost here–the current issue announcement has been posted on their cool new website.

In addition to my story “Ebb,” which is a character-driven fantasy story set in a neat secondary world that is really pre-tech SF, Issue #107 also has a story by fellow Odyssey alum Larry Hodges and an interview with legendary fantasy author Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn).

Space and Time also has a cool new deal on online subscriptions. They will sell you a PDF-only subscription for half price. I’ve seen the PDF version of the magazine and it’s very snazzy–perfect for reading on laptops or portable readers. A great subscription option for one of the coolest indie fiction magazines out there today.