Posts Tagged ‘Very Strange Weird’

At Balticon This Weekend

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

I will be at Balticon this weekend.  I’ve been to Baltimore many times but this will be my first Balticon.

I have a reading Saturday at 3 PM.  Not sure yet what I’ll read–perhaps my short satire piece forthcoming in Space and Time #114 this summer, or my “slipstream + armor” piece that’s forthcoming in On Spec.

I also might be on a panel Sunday evening (I don’t know yet). Otherwise I will be roaming the halls with a stack of shiny BCS flyers and, of course, in the bar. :)

Gonna Buy Five Copies for my Mother

Friday, May 20th, 2011

My short satire piece “The Very Strange Weird of Endart Sscowth” is forthcoming this summer in Space and Time #114.  You Clark Ashton Smith fans (and Battlestar Galactica fans!) may recognize some of it.

The cover has been released, posted on Space and Time‘s Facebook page. Hey, look whose name is there on the cover? :)

Underneath my fellow Odyssey grad Larry Hodges, who earned the top billing.  It’s actually the second time that Larry and I have shared a TOC in Space and Time.  He had a piece opposite my story “Ebb” in S&T #107.

So check out S&T #114 this summer, and grab a copy of #107 if you don’t have it already.  Larry’s eager humor and my strange worlds both lie within.

At Capclave This Weekend

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I will be at Capclave, the D.C.-area SF/F convention, this weekend Oct. 23.

At noon on Saturday I will be on a panel about e-publishing, in my role as editor and publisher of Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Neil Clarke IIRC is also on that panel, and I always learn a lot from him.

At 3:30 on Saturday, I have a reading, in my role as neo-pro writer.  I’m not sure yet what I’ll read from–I have a short humorous piece called “The Very Strange Weird of Endart Sscowth” forthcoming in Space and Time, so I could read from that,or I could read from one of a couple newer pieces that are quite cool but haven’t yet found homes.

The GOH is Connie Willis, who was one of my instructors at the Taos Toolbox workshop back in 2007.  I hope to have a moment to speak with her.

And Saturday evening is the ceremony for the WSFA Small Press Award, given to a small press-published story every year.  One of the best-reviewed stories from BCS last year–“The Pirate Captain’s Daughter” by Yoon Ha Lee–is a Finalist. Best of luck to Yoon!

If you see me in the halls, please do say hello, and grab a shiny BCS flyer!

A “Strange Weird” Finds a Home

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

I’m delighted to report that another story of mine has sold to the good folks at Space and Time Magazine. They published my story “Ebb” last year, and now they’ve bought “The Very Strange Weird of Endart Sscowth.”

This story is an homage to Clark Ashton Smith, a great writer of the 20s and 30s pulp fantasy era, who is often lost in the shadow of his colleague Robert E. Howard and his pen-pal H.P. Lovecraft. It’s also very different from all my published stories to date–quite short, under 2000 words, and not quite so serious; actually rather droll, if I may say so myself.

The title includes an archaic usage of the word “weird,” as he once used it–an old Scottish one that means fate or destiny. Hence the adjective “strange” that I inserted before it, to show that this weird is a noun and not our more common adjective interpretation of that word. A strange weird, indeed. :)

Space and Time tells me that “The Very Strange Weird of Endart Sscowth” should see publication in late 2010 or early 2011. I hope you will find it droll as well. ;)