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Contract from Brutarian arrived today. Huzzah! Let it now be considered official that "Horns" will be appearing in issue 44 (which I think is the spring 2005 one, not sure when it'll be available exactly). When I have more details, I'll be sure to share 'em.

In other news, I have discovered my new favourite classic SF writer. Sorry, Bradbury, but I'm going to have to hand over that title to Zelazny now. Had read the first Amber book in my teens and liked it but not loved it. Got a collection of his short stories (The Doors Of His Face, The Lamps Of His Mouth) after hearing very good things about one particular story (it was a year ago, so I don't remember which one, my best guess is "This Moment Of The Storm"), finally started reading it last week, totally blown away. I mean, many of the big guns in SF are known for having innovative and insightful ideas, and I wouldn't say Zelazny rises above the rest in that respect, but damn, the guy can write. There's a subtlety to his prose and a poetry to his phrasing that I can only wish I came close to.

As soon as I finish the last few stories in the collection, I've got to check out the novel of his I picked up a few months ago, Lord of Light. And after gvwilson's recommendation of Jack of Shadows... Well, let's just say I may have to go on a Zelazny binge this month. ;)



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 31st, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
Yea! Congrats. Whats your total # of sales now?
Feb. 1st, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
Well, this is my first "pro" sale, the first one that qualifies me for membership with the SFWA (Science Fiction Writer's Association). It's my second big sale (the first was the a Canadian SF magazine, and it was a short-short piece, which is why it didn't count for SFWA), and... my sixth story that I've been paid for.

And that was a lot of words to answer a simple question. :)
Jan. 31st, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
Congratubouncylations on the Brutarian thing! If you want JoS, lemme know --- I'd be happy to bring it Saturday.
Feb. 1st, 2005 07:54 am (UTC)
Re: W00t!
Heh. Give me a chance to get through what I already have first--maybe the meeting after next I'll be ready for it. :) Thanks for offering!
Feb. 1st, 2005 05:48 am (UTC)

And BOO! Don't dis Uncle Ray! ;)
Feb. 1st, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
Hey, I still like the man (and Martian Chronicles is still one of my favourite books), he's just been overshadowed. Happens to the best of us. ;)
Feb. 1st, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
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My Books

Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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