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Cosmobotica (Costi Gurgu and Tony Pi)

I’m posting this a little late, but I wrote a short story with Costi Gurgu, “Cosmobotica”, which will be published in The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk (edited by Sean Wallace) in 2015. This will be my third Mammoth story. Here’s the Table of Contents for the volume.

“The Little Dog Ohori” by Anatoly Belilovsky
“In Lieu of a Thank You” by Gwynne Garfinkle, Strange Horizons
“Cosmobotica” by Costi Gurgu & Tony Pi
“Blood and Gold” by Erin M. Hartshorn
“Thief of Hearts” by Trent Hergenrader
“Rolling Steel: A Pre-Apocalyptic Love Story” by Jay Lake & Shannon Page, Clarkesworld
“Black Sunday” by Kim Lakin-Smith, Cyber Circus
“Act of Extermination” by Cirilo S. Lemos, translated by Christopher Kastensmidt,Dieselpunks
“We Never Sleep” by Nick Mamatas
“Into the Sky” by Joseph Ng
“Tunnel Vision” by Rachel Nussbaum
“Dragonfire is Brighter than the Ten Thousand Stars” by Mark Philps
“Floodgate” by Dan Rabarts
“Mountains of Green” by Catherine Schaff-Stump
“Vast Wings Across Felonious Skies” by E. Catherine Tobler
“Instead of a Loving Heart” by Jeremiah Tolbert, All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories
“The Wings The Lungs, The Engine The Heart” by Laurie Tom, Galaxy’s Edge
“Steel Dragons of a Luminous Sky” by Brian Trent
“This Evening’s Performance” by Genevieve Valentine
“Don Quixote” by Carrie Vaughn, Armored
“The Double Bind” by A.C. Wise

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Tesseracts 18: Wrestling With Gods Cover

Here’s the cover for Tesseracts 18: Wrestling With Gods (edited by Liana Kerzner and Jerome Stueart), which contains my poem A Hex, With Bees. It’s already available on Kindle, and the paper version will be out next year.

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Tesseracts 18

My poem, “A Hex, With Bees”, will be appearing in Tesseracts 18!

Here’s the press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” edited by Liana K and Jerome Stueart
Faith in Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology
ISBN: 978-1-77053-068-3 (Trade Paperback 5.5″ X 8.5″)
E-BOOK: e-ISBN: 978-1-77053-069-0 To be released April, 2015

Authors announced for the latest volume of the prestigious Canadian speculative fiction anthology series.

(Calgary, Alberta) EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is pleased to announce the names of the contributing authors for the forthcoming edition of the prestigious Tesseract series.

“Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” will include works by: Robert J. Sawyer, Matthew Hughes, Alyxandra Harvey, Halli Lilburn, Derwin Mak, J.M. Frey, Steve Stanton, Megan Fennell, Jen Laface and Andrew Czarnietzki, S. L. Nickerson, John Park, Janet K. Nicolson, Suzanne M. McNabb, Allan Weiss, Savithri Machiraju, Carla Richards, Mary-Jean Harris, James Bambury, Mary Pletsch, David Jón Fuller, and Jennifer Rahn, Erling Friis-Baastad, David Fraser, John Bell, David Clink and Tony Pi -27 of the biggest names and brightest rising stars in Canadian science-fiction and fantasy.

This latest volume of the Tesseracts series contains tales of creative and religious diversity – a trending topic in books and movies. The stories and poems draw from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Agnosticism, Atheism, Humanism and the beliefs of Indigenous Canadians, (as well as actually creating faiths and religions of other worlds).

“Any anthology that starts with a story called ‘Mecha-Jesus’ is clearly not a traditional look at religion” says EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publisher, Brian Hades. “This robotic savior is joined by the Hindu god Ganesh trying to break into Bollywood, the Sun God Ra discovering Coronation Street, a priest on Mars, a vampire in residential schools, and a woman with a secret under her hijab. ‘Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods’ definitely contains many surprises!”

As in past versions of the Tesseract series, the editors are handpicked by the publisher. “Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” is edited by widely-published sci-fi/fantasy author and writing teacher Jerome Stueart — who is a gay Baptist from the Yukon Territory — and “perfect heathen” media personality Liana Kerzner — who is best known as Liana K.

“Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” is a lively, thoughtful interfaith/interpath anthology of creative and religious diversity – with a speculative fiction and fantasy twist!

ABOUT THE TESSERACTS SERIES:

The first Tesseracts anthology was edited by Judith Merril. Since its publication in 1985, 299 authors/editors/translators and guests have contributed 502 pieces of Canadian speculative fiction, fantasy and horror for this series. Some of Canada’s best known speculative fiction writers have been published within the pages of these volumes – including Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Spider Robinson (to name a few). Tesseracts Eighteen is the forthcoming volume in the series. The entire series includes Tesseracts One through Eighteen, plus Tesseracts Q, which features translations of works by some of Canada’s top francophone writers of science fiction and fantasy.

“Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” will be released by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing in Apil 2015

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“Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” edited by Liana K and Jerome Stueart
ISBN: 978-1-77053-068-3 (Trade Paperback 5.5″ X 8.5″)
E-BOOK: e-ISBN: 978-1-77053-069-0
http://www.edgewebsite.com/books/tess18/t18-catalog.html

For interview opportunities please contact:
Janice Shoults, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
http://www.edgewebsite.com
403.254.0160

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The Time Traveller’s Almanac (Tor)

The North American edition of The Time Traveller’s Almanac is being released tomorrow, and contains my story “Come-From-Aways.” Look for it!

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Also see the book trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3ztikOib4

 

 

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When The Villain Comes Home

WHEN THE VILLAIN COMES HOME

edited by Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood

Cover art by Scott Purdy

Heroes can save the world, but villains can CHANGE it. Dragon Moon Press and the editors of the award-nominated WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME invite you to come along with us while we explore villains of all stripes — sons and daughters, lovers and fighters, minions and masterminds. Introducing thirty great science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction stories by bestsellers and award winners, rising stars, and bold new voices.

Available in Trade Paperback and E-book Formats from Dragon Moon Press. [Goodreads | Amazon ]

Table of Contents:

Camille Alexa – Pinktastic and the End of the World
Erik Scott de Bie – Hunger of the Blood Reaver
Chaz Brenchley – Villainelle
Eugie Foster – Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me
David Sakmyster – Prometheus Found
Marie Bilodeau – Happily Ever After
Richard Lee Byers – Little Things
K.D. McEntire – Heels
Peadar Ó Guilín – The Sunshine Baron
Jim C. Hines – Daddy’s Little Girl
Ari Marmell – Than to Serve in Heaven
Karin Lowachee – The Bleach
Jay Lake – The Woman Who Shattered the Moon
Julie Czerneda – Charity
J.M. Frey – Maddening Science
Clint Talbert – Birthright
Rachel Swirsky – Broken Clouds
Tony Pi – The Miscible Imp
Leah Petersen – Manmade
J.P. Moore – Lord of the Southern Sky
Ryan McFadden – Back in the Day
Todd McCaffrey – Robin Redbreast
Erik Buchanan – Cycle of Revenge
Gregory A. Wilson – The Presuil’s Call
Rosemary Jones – The Man With Looking-Glass Eyes
Gabrielle Harbowy – Starkeep
Ed Greenwood – A Lot of Sly Work Ahead
Mercedes Lackey / Larry Dixon – Heir Apparent
Chris A. Jackson – Home Again, Home Again
Steve Bornstein – The Best Laid Plans

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Ceaseless Steam

My story, “The Curse of Chimère“, has been reprinted in the steampunk anthology Ceaseless Steam. Check it out!

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