China: Yeah, We Already Knew About That

By now you’ve heard if it — China’s massive 11-day-and-counting gridlock traffic jam. It apparently started with an overabundance of cargo-bearing trucks and was compounded by road construction. There’s already a microcosm blossoming with its own population and economic system of supply and demand. And more importantly…where are these poor people going to the bathroom? Some of you may…

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2020 Visions ToC

Rick Novy has posted the Table of Contents for his 2020 Visions anthology: 1. Mary Robinette Kowal – Birthright 2. Sheila Finch – The Persistence of Butterflies 3. Randy Henderson – A Shelter for Living Things 4. Jason S. Ridler – Showing Light 5. Ernest Hogan – Radiation is Groovy, Kill the Pigs 6. David Lee Summers – The…

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LEGENDS 4 Now Available for Preorder

It’s here! It’s here! Well…almost. Click here to preorder Legends of the Mountain State 4: More Ghostly Tales From the State of West Virginia. It’s an honor to be in this anthology — reportedly the last in Michael Knost’s successful West Virginia regional ghost series. My story is called “Blue & Gray and Black & Green” and is based…

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Fiction Sale: “Pocket Full of Posey” to 2020 VISIONS Anthology

I am very happy to announce my most recent fiction sale — a wicked awesome little story called “Pocket Full of Posey” that I wrote for fellow Codexian Rick Novy. He’s editing M-Brane’s 2020 VISIONS anthology (pub date TBA). The theme of the anthology is stories set in the not-too-distant future — namely, 2020. It’s a title that begs…

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Dark Futures TOC

Nice! “Black Hole Sun” by Alethea Kontis & Kelli Dunlap “For Restful Death I Cry” by Geoffrey Girard “Tasting Green Grass” by Elaine Blose “Endangered” by Robby Sparks “Nostalgia” by Gene O’Neill “Beautiful Girl” by Angeline Hawkes “Father’s Flesh, Mother’s Blood” by Aliette De Bodard “Terra Tango 3″ by James Reilly “Love Kills” by Gill Ainsworth “Memories of Hope…

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My Future’s So Dark, I’ve Gotta Have Faith

I happen to be in two Dark anthologies this year: Dark Faith and Dark Futures. For a Princess who tiptoes in rainbows and often answers to the name of “Sunshine,” I find this predicament rather ironical. And fun. Because Irony is always fun. I’m still waiting on some direct ordering information for Dark Futures, but I’ve got some Dark…

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Story Sale: “Savage Planet” to THE FOUR HORSEMAN anthology

I am proud to announce my first original short story sale of the year (the “first sale” was technically a reprint for a 2011 Nightshade Books fairy tale anthology…more details on that later) — “Savage Planet” to Pill Hill Press’s anthology The Four Horsemen: An Anthology of Conquest, War, Famine & Death. My fun little spider-planet space opera falls…

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Genre Chick Interview: Ann & Jeff Vandermeer

Two for the price of one! This month, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis sits down with dynamic publishing duo Ann and Jeff Vandermeer. Ann is the fiction editor for Weird Tales magazine; her husband Jeff is an award-winning author. Together they often join forces and co-edit some out-of-this-world anthologies.  ************************* Alethea Kontis: What are the biggest challenges of working…

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Genre Chick Interview: Ian Farrington

Science Fiction Geeks unite–Doctor Who is back, and he’s better than ever. The BBC has published tie-ins to the popular television show, but did you know that there is another publisher of officially licensed Doctor Who literature? This month, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis spends some time with Big Finish editor Ian Farrington to talk about what other worlds the…

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