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[sale] “Rock of Ages” to Year’s Best Science Fiction 31

I am pleased to announce that this past week editor Gardner Dozois acquired my novella “Rock of Ages” for Year’s Best Science Fiction 31. The piece original appeared in METAtropolis: Green Space, published by Audible.com and edited by Ken Scholes and myself. It follows on my stories in the first two volumes, and intertwines with Ken’s stories from this volume and the previous one. Oddly, this should be the first print appearance for the novella, as original publication was in an audio format.

As this is one of the last two stories I wrote before chemo and cancer shut down my writing brain for good, I feel an extra bit of pride here. (The other is my collaborative novella with Seanan McGuire, “Hook Agonistes”, in case you’re wondering.)

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[sale] Catching up to a couple of things

Apocalypse Ink Productions has bought a book from me on writing process. This is an edited summation of my various process posts from my blog over the years, with some additional new material from me.

My steampunk short story “Grindstone” has been accepted for Airships and Automatons, ed. Charles P. Zaglanis, from White Cat Publications. This is a moody apocalyptic piece set in a literally atmospheric world of floating islands.

I have also sold several reprints, one collaboratively with [info]kenscholes, to Wildside Press.

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[sale] “Spendthrift” to Coins of Chaos

I am pleased to announce that my short story “Spendthrift” has been accepted by editor Jennifer Brozek for the forthcoming anthology Coins of Chaos.

Because, really, who doesn’t like WWII Japanese army zombies in New Guinea?

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[sale] Short story “The Cancer Catechism” to Dark Faith II

Per co-editor Jerry Gordon here, the table of contest of Dark Faith II. The subject of my story is left as an exercise for the discerning reader.

“Subletting God’s Head” by Tom Piccirilli+
“The Cancer Catechism” by Jay Lake+
“The Big Blue Peacock” by Nick Mamatas+
“Kill the Buddha” by Elizabeth Twist*
“Robotnik” by Lavie Tidhar+
“Prometheus Possessed” by Matt Cardin+
“Night Train” by Alma Alexander
“The Sandfather” by Richard Wright+
“Sacrifice” by Jennifer Pelland+
“Thou Art God” by Tim Waggoner*
“Wishflowers” by Tim Pratt
“Coin Drop” by Richard Dansky+
“Starter Kit” by R.J. Sullivan*
“A Little Faith” by Max Allan Collins and Matthew Clemens
“The Revealed Truth” by Mike Resnick
“God’s Dig” by Kelly Eiro*
“The Divinity Boutique” by Brian J. Hatcher*
“The Birth of Pegasus” by K. Tempest Bradford
“All This Pure Light Leaking In” by LaShawn M. Wanak*
“Fin De Siécle” by Gemma Files
“The Angel Seems” by Jeffrey Ford
“Magdala Amygdala” by Lucy A. Snyder+
“A Strange Form of Life” by Laird Barron
“In Blood and Song” by Nisi Shawl and Michael Ehart*
“Little Lies, Dear Leader” by Kyle S. Johnson+
“I Inhale the City, the City Exhales Me” by Douglas F. Warrick+

+ Original Dark Faith contributors
* Unsolicited submissions

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[sale] German rights to Endurance

I am pleased to be able to announce that my German publisher, Bastei Lübbe, has acquired the German language rights to Endurance, to go along with last year’s acquisition of Green along with the Mainspringtrilogy. This is via my agent Jennifer Jackson of Donald Maass Literary Agency.

By happy coincidence, today she also sent me the link to the art for the forthcoming German translation of Escapement. The German cover art is gorgeous.

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[sale] “A Long Walk Home” to YBSF29

I am pleased to say that Sunspin novelette, “A Long Walk Home”, has been accepted by the inestimable Gardner Dozois for reprint in Year’s Best Science Fiction 29. For those of you wondering where this piece fits with the novels-in-progress, it’s deep backstory, about the Mistake. So while it doesn’t directly inflect the plot, “A Long Walk Home” definitely carries some of the world-building and future history.

I’m particularly pleased about this because it means Sunspin continues to receive favorable attention in the field. That hopefully will help drive the future reach and success of the novels.

If you’d like to read it now, the original appearance of the novelette at Subterranean Online is here. I also note with some pride and optimism that Subterranean Online will soon be running a Sunspin novella, “The Weight of History, the Lightness of the Future”, which is in a sense chapter zero of the novels, and takes place immediately prior to the opening of the story in book one, Calamity of So Long a Life.

Further, I will make the observation that this novelette is probably my best candidate for Hugo or Nebula award consideration in the forthcoming award year. So if you’re an eligible voter, please consider having a look at the above link.

See also my Facebook thread of yesterday for a number of comments on the sale.

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[sale] German rights to several novels

Through my agent Jennifer Jackson of Donald Maass Literary Agency, I have accepted an offer from my German publisher, Bastei Lübbe, for print, ebook and audio rights to Escapement, Pinion and Green. I am quite pleased.

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[sale] Short story “A People Who Always Know” to The Modern Fae anthology

“A People Who Always Know,” written collaboratively with [info]calendula_witch, will appear in The Modern Fae’s Guide to Surviving Humanity, edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray, for DAW.

This story takes place in [info]calendula_witch‘s Hobgoblin continuity. As she says, it features some important characters from that book, before the action of the novel itself.

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[sale] Short story “A Place to Come Home To” to anthology When the Hero Comes Home

calendula_witch and I have made another collaborative sale, short story “A Place to Come Home To” to When the Hero Comes Home, edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy, forthcoming in trade paperback and ebook from Dragonmoon Press in August of 2011.

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[sale] Stories and foreign rights

Two short fiction sales this week, one short fiction reprint sale this week, details to come when I can announce them. Also, Russian rights to Green have been sold. Not bad, not bad.

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