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Monday, June 26, 2006

Catching Up

For those of you who are interested in the process, this is what I have out right now:

"Darkling I Listen, and for Many a Time" to Millenium Shift

"Night of Shadows, Night of Knives" to Horrors Beyond

"Do We Truly Know Why the Junkie Pixie Sings?" to Blood, Blade, and Thruster

"The Amityville Sensimilla Growers Guide to Bigger, Healthier Plants" to Until Somebody Loses an Eye

"Weaving Spiders Come Not Here" to Sword Review

"Nothing But Our Tears" to Sword Review

"A God by a River in Egypt" to Chaos Theory

"Stars by Law Forbidden" to Intergalactic Medicine Show

"The Scarlet-Colored Beast" to Sword Review

Accepted, and out soon:

"The Death of Number 23" in Dark Krypt, July/August issue

"The View from the Shotglass Floor" in Timeflash in August

So that makes 9 in submission and 2 pending.

I am working on 2 short stories--- yet another "Servant" story, and the long-promised new Joe Denfar tale. Plus I hope to get back to the novel soon!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

It seems that I am Yoda.

Who are you? Click the picture and take the Quiz.

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Bronze Age Sword

LOLOL--- a friend of mine just emailed me this link. It seems that the sword wielded by the protagonist of my Servant of the Manthycore series has just come up on ebay :)
I'll ask my wife, but I know she will say that for 500 bucks we shouldn't have to settle for used :)

Beautiful Luristan Sword

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Buy some books, already!

Nisi Shawl writes:

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Servant done!

I just submitted the final story, at least for now, of the Servant of the Manthycore series. It is a bit longer than the others, at a little over 8300 words, making it a novelette. This brings the entire lot to around 23,000 words, and with the intro by Ann Scarborough and some interior art and maybe a couple of maps of the ancient near-east with story locations marked, it should make a decent little volume.

Look for the stories over the next few months in The Sword Review, and the collection in the fall!

Friday, June 09, 2006

The story still has no title, but...

Finally! A strong 2400 words on the final story of "The Servant of the Manthycore" series.

It is looking like it may end up as a novelette rather than a short story--- it just depends on how wordy the dialog gets. So I am thinking at most I am halfway at 3500 words.

But I feel much better about it!