IGMS is subscription-based and allows access to all the back issues, so if you missed two of my previous stories (“We Who Steal Faces” in #22 and “Tekkai Exhales His Avatar” in #11), you can read them at the same time. Enjoy!
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My short story, “Remains of the Witch”, has been accepted for publication in the January 2012 issue of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! I’m very much looking forward to the artwork for this one. This story has an interesting origin, which I’ll write up for the IGMS blog, Sideshow Freaks next month.
My friend Mike Rimar, who’s also a member of my writing group the Stop-Watch Gang, appears in the latest issue of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show with his story, “Four Wizards and a Funeral“. We critiqued it in one of our sessions, and I thought it was quite a lot of fun. Congrats, Mike!
Next is “We Who Steal Faces” by Tony Pi. The author has created an engaging spy thriller melding science fiction, fantasy, and historical drama. Flea, almost immortal and possessed of the power to assume any face he wishes, is a member of the Elect and a spy for Queen Elizabeth. When Flea’s spy network contacts start to sicken and die all around him, he suspects poison and must find the elusive universal antidote of Mithridates. Flea soon realizes the holder of the antidote and the enemy he battles are both more powerful than he ever suspected.
I’m working on another installment of Flea’s adventures, but will need to do more research on something in World War II.
My short story, “We Who Steal Faces”, appears in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show #22, April 2011 today. It features Flea (from “The Paragon Lure” and “Metamorphoses in Amber”) in a tale set in sixteenth century Venice.
The amazing artwork above is by Jin Han. I share this issue with some great authors:
“Love, Cayce” by Marie Brennan
“Exodus Tides” by Aliette de Bodard
“Exiles in Eden” by Brad Torgersen
“The Long Way Home” by David Lubar
There’s more about these stories, as well as subscription and single-issue purchase information at their blog. I’ve also created a page for the story here. I will be reading an excerpt from this story tonight at Ad Astra at 10 p.m.