Given that it’s Earth Day, I’m going to spend the afternoon working on the next installment of my environmentalist space opera series, the Predator Space Chronicles.
The Predator Corp are pledged to defend and spread life throughout the Galaxy. Not all sentient beings agree with that mission. War is coming.
Volume 6 is called Question Zero. Out before the summer! Sign up for my email list if you want to receive the publication announcement.
Both volumes of Omega Threshold are now available!
They’re available at all your favorite ebookstores. Here are universal links to find them:
THE BOOKS IN THE PREDATOR SPACE CHRONICLES:
1. Well of Furies
2. World Hammer
3. Ice Sky Storm
Collected together in Evolution Commandos
Collected together in Omega Threshold
6. Question Zero
7. One Human
Collected together in World Scar
Very pleased that my story “RedKing” will appear in the 34th Annual Year’s Best Science Fiction anthology, edited by Gardner Dozois, and appearing summer 2017.
Here’s the TOC:
THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION, THIRTY-FOURTH ANNUAL COLLECTION,
- TERMINAL, Lavie Tidhar
- TOURING WITH THE ALIEN, Carolyn Ives Gilman
- PATIENCE LAKE, Matthew Claxton
- JONAS AND THE FOX, Rich Larson
- PRODIGAL, Gord Sellar
- KIT: Some Assembly Required, Kathe Koja & Carter Scholz
- VORTEX, Gregory Benford
- ELVES OF ANTARCTICA, Paul McAuley
- THE BABY EATERS, Ian McHugh
- A SALVAGING OF GHOSTS, Aliette de Bodard
- THOSE SHADOWS LAUGH, Geoff Ryman
- RedKING, Craig DeLancey
- THINGS WITH BEARDS, Sam J. Miller
- FIELDWORK, Shariann Lewit
- THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF MR. COSTELLO, David Gerrold
- INNUMERABLE GLIMMERING LIGHTS, Rich Larson
- FIFTY SHADES OF GRAYS, Steven Barnes
- SIXTEEN QUESTIONS FOR KAMALA CHATTERJEE, Alastair Reynolds
- COLD COMFORT, Pat Murphy & Paul Dohert
- THE ART OF SPACE TRAVEL, Nina Allan
- FLIGHT FROM THE AGES, Derek Kusken
- MY GENERATIONS WILL PRAISE, Samantha Henderson
- MARS ABIDES, Stephen Baxter
- THE VISITOR FROM TAURED, Ian R. MacLeod
- WHEN THE STONE EAGLE FLIES, Bill Johnson
- THE VANISHING KIND, Lavie Tidhar
- ONE SISTER, TWO SISTERS, THREE, James Patrick Kelly
- DISPATCHES FROM THE CRADLE: THE HERMIT—FORTY-EIGHT HOURS IN THE SEA OF MASSACHUSETTS, Ken Liu
- CHECKERBOARD PLANET, Eleanor Arnsason
- THEY HAVE ALL ONE BREATH, Karl Bunker
- MIKA MODEL, Paolo Bacigalupi
- THAT GAME WE PLAYED DURING THE WAR, Carrie Vaughn
- BECAUSE CHANGE WAS THE OCEAN AND WE LIVED BY HER MERCY, Charlie Jane Anders
- THE ONE WHO ISN’T, Ted Kosmatka
- THOSE BRIGHTER STARS, Mercurio R. Rivera
- A TOWER FOR THE COMING WORLD, Maggie Clark
- FIRSTBORN, LASTBORN, Melissa Scott
- WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS, Ian McDonald
- THE IRON TACTICIAN, Alastair Reynolds
Very pleased that my story “RedKing,” which appeared in Lightspeed, will also appear in Rich Horton’s 2017 Best Science Fiction & Fantasy.
Tain held a pistol toward me. The black gel of the handle pulsed, waiting to be gripped.
“Better take this,” she said.
I shook my head. “I never use them.”
We sat in an unmarked police cruiser, the steering wheel packed away in the dashboard. Tain’s face was a pale shimmer in the cool blue light of the car’s entertainment system.
“Your file says you are weapons trained.”
“Yeah,” I said, “I got one of those cannons at home, locked in my kitchen drawer.”
My story “RedKing” is in this month’s issue of Lightspeed Magazine. It will be free after March 15, but you can also get the magazine dirt cheap for $2.99.
Lightspeed is one of our best SF magazines. You’d love a subscription. You can subscribe in many different formats.
UPDATE: Live today!
“Racing the Tide” has been selected as a 2015 Notable story in the Best American Science Fiction anthology.
The easiest way to get a copy of the story is in the CliFi anthology, Loosed Upon the World.
I’m pleased to have a story (“Racing the Tide”) in the forthcoming CliFi anthology, Loosed Upon the World. The book will be out in August. Official announcements can be found at John Joseph Adam’s blog.
Hayden Trenholm told me about this favorable review in Quill & Quire, by Corey Redekop, of the collection Strange Bedfellows.
The book closes on two high points. Nebula Award–winning author Katherine Sparrow’s “Why Lily Left” is a melancholy, horrifying glimpse into an anti-civilization mindset. “Amateur Night at the Global Mart,” Craig DeLancey’s technobabble-laden entry (“genemod symbiot lichen” being a prime example), is activist-oriented speculative fiction as strong as anything Cory Doctorow has produced.
Of course I appreciate the praise and the comparison to the very talented Cory Doctorow, but the thing that amuses me is, I thought “genemod symbiot lichen” sounded like clear, workaday speech! Is that a sign of SF-induced conceptual corruption?
Bundoran Press is an interesting indy publisher producing interesting books. Their new project, Second Contacts, is seeking support:
Second Contacts will seek stories, from the best writers in the field, which explore the consequences of first contact, for us, for them, for our shared future. The possibilities are endless — conquest, collaboration, assimilation, or separation. On earth, in space, or on alien planets, what will happen to individuals and societies after two generations or more of staring into alien eyes?
If you want to help, visit their Indiegogo site: http://igg.me/p/765034/x.