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2011 in Review: Stories

Here’s a summary of my stories in 2011. The links below go to subpages with reviews.

Short Stories

The Tremor Road”Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing

Brine Magic”When the Hero Comes Home, Dragon Moon Press

We Who Steal Faces”Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

Also a reprint in Polish this year: “The Paragon Lure” (“Przynęta idealna”),  Steps Into the Unknown (Kroki w nieznane)

These are also eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, and Aurora awards.  I’ve placed “We Who Steal Faces” in the SFWA discussion forums, or email me if you’d like to see it for your consideration.  Thank you.

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“When The Hero Comes Home” Now Available

WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME, which contains my story “Brine Magic,” is now available on Amazon, in print and Kindle versions, and available in epub on the Dragon Moon Press website. Also check out the Goodreads page.

Table of Contents
A Place to Come Home To by Jay Lake and Shannon Page
The Evil That Remains by Erik Buchanan
Full Circle by Steve Bornstein
Lessons Learned by Peadar Ó Guilín
Brine Magic by Tony Pi
The Legend of Gluck by Marie Bilodeau
One and Twenty Summers by Brian Cortijo
The Blue Corpse Corps by Jim C. Hines
Ashes of the Bonfire Queen by Rosemary Jones
Keeping Time by Gabrielle Harbowy
Scar Tissue by Chris A. Jackson
Coward by Todd McCaffrey
Nine Letters Found in a Muddied Case on the Road in Baden, Germany by Xander Briggs
The Once and Now-ish King by J.M. Frey
His Last Monster by J.P. Moore
Dark Helm Returns by Ed Greenwood
Mirror, Mirror by Phil Rossi
Knights and Beans by Julie Kagawa
Oathbreaker by Erik Scott de Bie

The official launch will be at GenCon in August, and the book will also be on sale at Dragon*Con. Many thanks to the editors Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood for their hard work in bringing this out much sooner than expected!

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Ad Astra Report 2011

Tony Pi by Howard Tayler

So I was at Ad Astra over the weekend and had a great time. This sketch of me is courtesy of Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary fame, whom I sat with during the autograph session. Thanks, Howard! I also sat with Ed Greenwood, and we chatted about the Forgotten Realms and novel-writing. Ed’s also a co-editor on WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME with Gabrielle Harbowy.

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My Ad Astra Schedule

I will be appearing at Ad Astra 2011: April 8-10.

Fri 9 pm
Salon 343
Travel, Research and Writing
Tony Pi (m), Jana Paniccia, Gregory Wilson

Fri 10 pm
Crowne Room
Reading: Stop Watch Gang
Stephen Kotowych, Suzanne Church, Tony Pi, Ian Keeling, Brad Carson, Mike Rimar, Costi Gurgu

Sat 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Ballr. East and Centre
Autograph session

Sat 7 pm
Salon 243
Writer’s Group Behind the Scenes
Stephen Kotowych, Suzanne Church, Tony Pi, Ian Keeling, Brad Carson, Mike Rimar, Costi Gurgu

Sun 3 pm
Ballr. East
What Could Have Been: Alternate History
Eric Flint, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Eric Choi, Tony Pi, Tim Liebe

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Congratulations to My Writer Friends

First, a big congratulations to my friends who made the Nebula ballot – Vylar Kaftan, Chris Kastensmidt, Aliette de Bodard, J. Kathleen Cheney, Eric James Stone, Caroline Yoachim, and Mary Robinette Kowal. Good luck!

Also, congrats to Mike Rimar from my writing group The Stop-Watch Gang, who made his second pro sale. His story “Four Wizards and A Funeral” (what a great title!) will appear in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show in the near future. I hope it’s the same issue as mine (April 2011). Mike workshopped the story in the group, and I knew it would sell. Way to go, Mike!

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Sale to WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME anthology

My short story, “Brine Magic”, will appear in WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME anthology, edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy, to be released in August 2011. Here’s more info about the anthology. A Table of Contents and cover will be available soon. From Gabrielle’s blog:

WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME, an anthology of fantasy and science fiction tales—co-edited by Bestselling author Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy, Editor and Associate Publisher, Dragon Moon Press—will be released in August of 2011 by Dragon Moon Press.

When the epic battle, the mission, the quest are over, can the hero go home again? Is she too changed to resume where she left off… Is the life he left behind is no longer waiting for him?

In WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME, these questions are addressed in nineteen powerful stories by some of today’s top and up-and-coming fantasy and science fiction writers.

“We’ve been very pleased with the stories we’ve received. Strong storytelling featuring great characters, from both new voices and established writers. They’ve given us wildly different approaches to our theme—which is just what the title of the book says it is,” says Greenwood.

“It’s a thrill to be able to work with Ed and with so many other talented writers, and to have an opportunity to showcase some of Dragon Moon Press’s up and coming authors. Each story gives the theme its own fresh, fascinating spin. Whether you’re into swords and sorcery, science fiction, or urban fantasy, there are stories here that will grab you,” says Harbowy.

The anthology features new fiction by Jay Lake, Todd McCaffrey, Julie Kagawa, and an all-new Jig the Goblin story by Jim C. Hines.

ISBN-13: 978-1-897492-25-3
Release Date: August, 2011
Publisher: Dragon Moon Press
Format: Trade Paperback, E-book
Distributor: Ingram

For preordering and promotional information contact: eic@dragonmoonpress.com

I can’t wait to see the full TOC…it’ll be a surprise for me too!

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