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Story sale: The Sweetest Skill

I’ve sold a short story, “The Sweetest Skill”, to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. It will likely appear in April 2016 with an electronic and audio version.

This story follows “A Sweet Calling” and “No Sweeter Art” (both of which also have audio versions).

Also, “The Curse of Chimère” will be translated and reprinted in a Belgian steampunk anthology.

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“No Sweeter Art” At Beneath Ceaseless Skies

No Sweeter Art” is now available at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. There’s also a great audio version. Don’t miss it!

(This story is in the same series as “A Sweet Calling“.)

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Sale: “No Sweeter Art” to Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Beneath Ceaseless Skies has accepted my short story, “No Sweeter Art” for publication (likely appearing this fall). This is a sequel to “A Sweet Calling” (but can be read as a standalone as well).

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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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“Silk and Shadow” Reviewed at Bibliophile Stalker

Charles Tan reviewed THE BEST OF BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES, YEAR ONE, at his blog Bibliophile Stalker, and rather liked it. He mentions my story “Silk and Shadow” and had this to say:

…”Silk and Shadow” by Tony Pi which embraces the epic nature it’s drawing inspiration from. The characters do not veer away from your initial expectations but what sets the story apart is its magic system and how the hero uses this to outwit his enemies. One could say this is a plot-driven narrative with a well thought-out cosmology and creative mystery. What adds oomph, however, is the way Pi fashions the ending which leaves room for ambiguity and fits the notions of a Tragedy.

Thanks, Charles!

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2010 in Review: Stories

Now that all of my stories for 2010 have been published, here’s a summary of where they appear. The links below go to subpages with links and reviews. It’s the most I’ve published in any single year, and the reviews for my stories have been very positive, so an excellent year overall.

Short Stories

“A Sweet Calling”Clarkesworld #44, May 2010 (online)
“The Gold Silkworm”Fantasy Magazine, December 13, 2010 (online)
“The Character of the Hound”The Dragon and the Stars, DAW Books, May 2010 (print)
“The Curse of Chimère”Beneath Ceaseless Skies #53, October 7, 2010 (online)
“Cygnet’s Shadow”On Spec #80, Spring 2010 (print)

Novelette

“Night of the Manticore”Abyss & Apex #33, January 2010 (novelette, online)

Novella

“The Paragon Lure”Alembical 2, Paper Golem LLC, June 2010 (print)

Reprint

“Silk and Shadow”The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year One (online)

As it’s also award nomination season, some readers may also find this list useful as a reading guide. I’ve received very positive reviews for “A Sweet Calling” (in the short story category) and “The Paragon Lure” (in the novella category). The former is readily available on the web, and the latter is available to SFWA members in the discussion forums. Or, contact me if you prefer a different format. Thank you for your consideration.

Note: Some works are eligible for certain awards due to geographical restrictions. “The Paragon Lure” is ineligible for the Prix Aurora Borealis Award, and “Cygnet’s Shadow” is ineligible for the Nebula or Hugo Awards.

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