Awards season is upon us, and it's glorious, because I have an excuse (as if I needed one!) to heap praise on the stories, publications, and people who do great work in speculative fiction. I'm nominating and voting for as many faves as I can and I always wish there was space for more. (Btw,… Continue reading Why I am nominating E. Catherine Tobler for best editor (short form), AKA #AHugoForElise
December was rich in wonderful stories. Heck, 2018 was rich in wonderful stories. To get a taste of that richness, you can check out: My December roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog My Recommended Reading List for 2018 All my monthly roundups from the past year Pigeon, Goodnight, by Angie Ellis in Flash Fiction… Continue reading 8 (extra) wonderful stories I read in December
Happy new year, everyone! I spent my new year's eve mostly at home with family though we did head out to look at the early fireworks in downtown Vancouver. Today, it's Story Day. My short story "Hand Me Downs" is available to read in Giganotosaurus, and you can also get it in epub or mobi… Continue reading Happy new year & happy new story day! Read “Hand Me Downs” in GIGANOTOSAURUS
My story "Tunguska, 1987", originally published in the excellent anthology Tales From Alternate Earths (Inklings Press, 2016) is now available as a podcast at Cast of Wonders! It's read by Ville Meriläinen who also wrote one of my favourite stories this year, "Ava Paints the Horses" (also at Cast of Wonders). Listen to "Tunguska, 1987".… Continue reading Story day! Listen to my story “Tunguska, 1987” at CAST OF WONDERS
It's mid-December as I write this, and I am just back from a wonderful quick getaway to Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. (I had a birthday. I hid.) This recap of October and November is a bit late, but I'll use that birthday as an excuse. By the way, if you want to receive this writerly… Continue reading Writerly recap for October & November 2018
November brought a whole lot of awesome speculative short fiction. In addition to this roundup here on my blog, you can also read my November short fiction roundup for B&N's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, featuring 10 stories: My November roundup for B&N In addition to that, you can check out my recommended reading list for… Continue reading 8 (extra) spectacular stories I read in November
First of all, a disclaimer. This list, like all my roundups and lists and reading recommendations here and elsewhere, is a selection of what I had time to read. It's just a slice of what's available, and no doubt I have missed stories that are awesome, because nobody can read everything. Second, if you want… Continue reading My 2018 recommended reading list
My latest short fiction roundup for B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog is available to read right now. It includes 10 fabulous stories from a range of different zines. Read the November roundup The gorgeous artwork for the post is by Rovina Cai, and it's a detail from her illustration for the story "The Word of… Continue reading Read my SFF short fiction roundup for November at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!
You can get your copy of my latest flash fiction collection Dark Flash 3 right now! At Smashwords / Apple iBooks / B&N / Kobo / At Amazon: US / UK / CA / AU / DE / FR / ES / IT / NL / JP / BR / MX / IN It's available in paperback and as an ebook, and contains all the stories I wrote for The Word Count Podcast this year. Table of contents: Mabel’s Pack The Troll Bridge Recovered Audio File #27… Continue reading DARK FLASH 3 is now available for purchase!
I've been busy with travel and enjoying the west coast forests these last few days, so somehow I kind of slipped up because I thought this story debut was still a week away. (*slaps forehead*) BUT! Here is my flash story "Ten Things I Didn't Do" at Pseudopod. It is possibly the darkest story I've… Continue reading Story day! Listen to “Ten Things I Didn’t Do” at PSEUDOPOD
As I write this, Goodreads informs me that I've read 41 books so far this year. Strange how my pile of reading material doesn't seem to have shrunk at all, though... It's a mystery! Anyway, here are some of the books I read and loved this year. Some novels I read and loved: Restoration, by… Continue reading Some excellent books I read in 2018
My 100-word science fiction story is now available to read in Martian Magazine! I was so thrilled that this story found a home. Drabbles are a challenge, but Martian Magazine is proof-positive that they can be a wonderful kind of fiction. Read my story. Read all the wonderful 100-word stories on the website, and support… Continue reading Story day! Read “A Doorway Left Ajar” in MARTIAN MAGAZINE
This year has been an embarrassment of riches when it comes to published stories for me. Here are the ones that are eligible for awards consideration. I will update this list since I have a flash fiction story forthcoming in Pseudopod in December! Free to read online: IT’S EASY TO SHOOT A DOG – in Beneath Ceaseless… Continue reading My awards-eligible stories from 2018
The anthology The Internet Is Where the Robots Live Now is now available from Paper Dog Books and all your usual online book retailers! About the anthology: We are headed for convergence. The separation between mind and matter, robot and man, the artificial and the sublime is becoming less every day. Will we crash into… Continue reading Book birthday! Read my story “The Maker” in The Internet Is Where the Robots Live Now!
Dark Flash 3, my latest collection of flash fiction from R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is now available for pre-order! Release date is December 7th! I published the first collection, Dark Flash, in 2016, followed by Dark Flash 2 in 2017. So, I guess now it's a trilogy of sorts! This year, I wrote nine… Continue reading Cover reveal & pre-orders for DARK FLASH 3 + paperback news!
Every month is a great month for speculative short fiction, but if we as readers and writers want to enjoy these stories we really should try to support the publications that bring these stories into the world. If you read a story you like, even if it's free to read online, and you have a… Continue reading 8 (extra) fabulous speculative short fiction stories I read in October 2018
My speculative short fiction roundup for October is live over at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. 10 fantastic stories from zines and publications all over the web. Read it here. The artwork for this post is by Mary Haasdyk and is taken from Pat Cadigan's story "AI and the Trolley Problem" at TOR.com. Read all… Continue reading Read my latest SFF short fiction roundup at B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!
This is my latest story written for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. The show is now on hiatus until January, and I will sorely miss it until it's back. Every month, it gives me a jolt of creativity to write for this podcast. Listen to the latest episode. Follow R.B. Wood on Twitter Follow The… Continue reading Read my flash story “Big Bad”, written for THE WORD COUNT PODCAST
The Halloween episode of the Word Count Podcast is now live, and you can listen to it and hear me read my new flash story "Big Bad": Listen to the Word Count Podcast The theme for this episode was psychological horror, and it also includes these stories: Bill Kirton – “The Ball” (performed by Bill,… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Big Bad” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST