City of a Thousand Feelings is a fantasy novella by Anya Johanna DeNiro, published by Aqueduct Press, and it's a story that I am still turning over in my mind days after reading it. I first fell in love with DeNiro's writing when I read her divine (literally) story "Faint Voices, Increasingly Desperate" in Shimmer… Continue reading Book review: CITY OF A THOUSAND FEELINGS by Anya Johanna DeNiro
A.J. Fitzwater's new book contains seven linked tales about Cinrak, a very dapper lesbian capybara pirate. My short and quick review of the book is this: if you're looking for fantasy full of dazzling fun with a joyful and giddy sense of adventure, set in a world where everything from the stars to the wind… Continue reading Book review: THE VOYAGES OF CINRAK THE DAPPER by A.J. Fitzwater
It's been a hectic few months with holidays, and writing, and translation work, and what-not, but here we are and it's 2020. It’s still awards-season, and all my eligible stories are in my 2019 Eligibility Post. As always, you can support me on Patreon and get access to special content there. (If you’re not familiar with… Continue reading Writerly Roundup of December and January
R.B. Lemberg's novella The Four Profound Weaves (forthcoming from Tachyon later this year) is a lyrical and gripping journey that begins in a sunlit desert full of sand and bones, continues into a city haunted by memories and ghosts, and eventually takes the reader into the the light-less depths beneath the earth. It's a story… Continue reading Book review—THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES by R.B. Lemberg
Sometimes, unexpected news is the absolute BEST news. Today, I found out that my story "Deepster Punks" from the anthology A Punk Rock Future is on the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) Awards longlist, and it is in magnificent company! The full BSFA Awards longlist. I am equal parts thrilled and flabbergasted. Huge thanks to… Continue reading “Deepster Punks” on the BSFA Awards longlist!
My story "Cleaver, Meat, and Block" is now available in Black Static #73. You can pick the issue up from TTA Press, and it will soon be available from other online retailers as well, including Weightless Books, B&N, and Amazon. Buy it (or subscribe) from TTA Press Buy it from Weightless Books Buy it from… Continue reading Story day! Pick up BLACK STATIC #73 and read my story “Cleaver, Meat, and Block”
My story "Cleaver, Meat, and Block" will be in the January/February issue of Black Static and that issue is available to order right now -- or, even better, you can subscribe to the magazine in print or digital format. I really can't wait to share this story about Hannah, who is navigating a world after… Continue reading Sneak peek at my story in BLACK STATIC — “Cleaver, Meat, and Block”
Dark Flash 4 is now available for pre-order! This flash fiction collection contains all my stories from The Word Count Podcast this year. Publication date is December 23, and you can pre-order now Amazon / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon Australia Smashwords / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / Kobo Paperback version (very slim!) is still to come. Find all my other books.
October and November were busy months that brought some good news and some bad news. Isn't that always the way? It's awards-season, and all my eligible stories are in my 2019 Eligibility Post. As always, you can support me on Patreon and get access to special content for patrons there. If you want to support my… Continue reading My writerly recap for October & November
It's that time of the year again! I get to make lists of all the stories I've read and loved during the year, AND I get to make a list of my own stories. Here are my awards eligible short stories from 2019: THE BRIGHTEST LIGHTS OF HEAVEN – in Fireside Fiction #69. Read online. CLEAR AS QUARTZ, SHARP… Continue reading My awards eligible stories for 2019
The anthology A Punk Rock Future is now available! I'm so excited to see this book released into the world. It's full of great stories by fantastic writers, and it includes my story "Deepster Punks", a story set in deepest ocean, and in deep space. Buy from Amazon Buy from B&N Buy from Indiebound I… Continue reading Book birthday for A PUNK ROCK FUTURE with my story “Deepster Punks”!
You can support me on Patreon and get access to special content for patrons there. If you want to support my work as a reviewer and writer of speculative fiction, I'd love to see you there. There are different tiers with different rewards, and everyone gets to be a tree! (If you're not familiar with… Continue reading Writerly roundup for August & September 2019
Dreaming Robot Press is now running a Kickstarter campaign for the science fiction anthology Young Explorer's Adventure Guide, Volume 6, and you can support this great project in several ways, including picking up a copy of the book! Young Explorer's Adventure Guide, Volume 6 on Kickstarter This anthology has a wonderful TOC, full of great… Continue reading Order YOUNG EXPLORER’S ADVENTURE GUIDE, VOL. 6 via Kickstarter & support a great scifi anthology
I just received my contributor copy of the anthology A Punk Rock Future, and it is so, so sweet to be part of this amazing lineup of authors. You can pre-order the book now, in ebook format or paperback! Indiebound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781733775007 B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-punk-rock-future-erica-satifka/1131005925?ean=9781733775007 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Punk-Rock-Future-Erica-Satifka/dp/1733775005 A.C. Wise recently published a review of this anthology. (Read… Continue reading Pre-order links for the anthology A PUNK ROCK FUTURE!
June and July were busy months, and several new stories have now been released into the wild! Get all the news here. You can support me on Patreon and get access to special content for patrons there. If you want to support my work as a reviewer and writer of speculative fiction, I'd love to see… Continue reading Writerly roundup June & July 2019
My story "The Brightest Lights of Heaven" is now free to read online in Fireside Fiction. You can also listen to a wonderful audio-version, narrated by the amazing C.S.E. Cooney. Read (or listen to) "The Brightest Lights of Heaven". Buy the issue in digital format. Subscribe and receive the print issue. Story notes: This… Continue reading Free to read online – my story “The Brightest Lights of Heaven” in FIRESIDE FICTION + story notes!
I finally got my act together to post about some of the many awesome books I've enjoyed recently. For more reading recommendations by me, you can check out some of my recent posts at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections & Anthologies of 2019… So Far My review of… Continue reading Great books, great stories – a reading list
My science fiction / horror story "Dead Meat" is now available to read in the Retribution issue of Apparition Lit! Huge thanks to the fantastic team at this zine for giving this story a great home. I'm part of a fabulous TOC, and you can pick up this issue by subscribing to Apparition Lit, or… Continue reading Story day! Read my story “Dead Meat” in APPARITION LIT!
It's story day! My fantasy story "Stars Above, Shadows Beneath" is now available to read in the new anthology Tales of Magic & Destiny from Inklings Press! Get the anthology at mybook.to/MagicDestiny The original inspiration for this story was my visit, a very long time ago, to the temple at Dendera in Egypt. Something about… Continue reading Story day! Read my story “Stars Above, Shadows Beneath” in the anthology TALES OF MAGIC & DESTINY
My latest post at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog is now live. Huge thanks to editor Joel Cunningham for asking me to share my picks for best short story collections and anthologies for 2019 (so far). It's always hard to pick a "best of", but at least it's a happy problem, to have so much… Continue reading New from me at B&N: “The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections & Anthologies of 2019… So Far”