My new short story "Tony Roomba's Last Day On Earth" is now online and available to read for free, at Diabolical Plots. Read it here. Writing this story, I set out to write something fun, but soon realized I didn't know how to write a fun story. Instead, I decided to write a noir/scifi/romance story… Continue reading Read my new story “Tony Roomba’s Last Day on Earth” at DIABOLICAL PLOTS
Big news! My story "The Jagged Edge", set in the Warhammer 40K universe, is now available from Black Library! I've been sitting on the details of this project for a while, and it's so exciting to be able to share the story with the world. Buy the ebook from Black Library / Amazon Read more… Continue reading Read my story “The Jagged Edge – an Astra Militarum Story” published by BLACK LIBRARY!
Here is my latest story written for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. You can hear me read this story too. Listen to the episode. COME AND SEE Every night when Leyla falls asleep in her bunk aboard her parents’ old space freighter, she hugs Bear close. She burrows her face into Bear’s plush grey fur… Continue reading Read my story “Come and See” from THE WORD COUNT PODCAST
The Stone Wētā by award-winning New Zealand author Octavia Cade (who also has a PhD in science communication) is a deep, thoughtful, and thrilling science fiction novel set in what feels like a not too distant future. In this future (which actually seems much too probable and familiar), powerful governments and corporations are doing their… Continue reading Book review: THE STONE WĒTĀ by Octavia Cade
There's a new episode of The Word Count Podcast, and it includes a new flash story by me called "Come and See". Our story prompt for this episode was a photo of an adorable koala, and it was a prompt, "inspired by the horrific fires and loss of animal life in Australia". Listen to the… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Come and See” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
This story was written for the first Word Count Podcast episode of 2020. The prompt for this episode was a picture of a white rat. My mind went to the lab and into the maze. Listen to the episode. Maze and Buttons When Rat wakes up in the dark warmth of his nest, the first… Continue reading Read my flash story “Maze and Buttons” from R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
My dog story "Mothers, Watch Over Me" is now available in podcast format at Cast of Wonders! It is narrated by Amy Sturgis, and I am SO thrilled this story was picked up by CoW. It was originally published in Mythic Delirium's final issue. Listen to "Mothers, Watch Over Me" at Cast of Wonders -… Continue reading Listen to my story “Mothers, Watch Over Me” at CAST OF WONDERS!
The first episode of the Word Count Podcast for 2020 is now live, and it includes my rat story "Maze and Buttons". Listen to the episode. Our theme this year is animals, and the photo prompt for the episode was the white rat cutie below. I thought of the many rats and mice that have… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Maze and Buttons” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
It's that wonderful, harrowing time of the year when everyone makes lists and starts thinking about what stories and books to nominate for various awards. Really, this is sort of an exercise in futility: there are SO MANY great stories and books that are worthy of attention and awards. If you want to see what… Continue reading My Recommended Reading List – 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”!
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!
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!
My latest speculative short fiction roundup is now at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog! Read my June roundup. The artwork for the post is by Chiara Zarmati, from Malka Older's story “Sturdy Lanterns and Ladders” in Current Futures.
My review of Cadwell Turnbull's debut novel "The Lesson" is now at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. If you're a fan of science fiction, this books is definitely for you. First Contact Isn’t What it Seems in Cadwell Turnbull’s The Lesson As usual, huge thanks to B&N and editor Joel Cunningham for giving me the… Continue reading Read my review of Cadwell Turnbull’s sci-fi novel THE LESSON – at B&N
This month, I'm sharing ten great stories here on my website, in addition to the ten awesome stories I shared in my roundup at B&N: Read my May short fiction roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog I launched my Patreon page in May, and there, I share a weekly short fiction roundup called "My… Continue reading 10 outstanding stories I read in May
My latest Sci-Fi & Fantasy short fiction roundup is now at B&N! 10 great stories from 10 wonderful authors. Read my May roundup. The artwork for this roundup is by Julie Dillon and it's taken from the cover of Lightspeed Magazine. Support me on Patreon:
My new roundup of excellent speculative fiction anthologies is now live at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. It lists 17 anthologies that span genres and styles, and it's full of awesome stories. 17 Recent Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anthologies to Celebrate Short Story Month The wonderful artwork that goes with this post, is from the… Continue reading Read my new anthology roundup for #ShortStoryMonth at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
My latest short fiction roundup at B&N is now up, with 10 amazing stories you should read ASAP. Read my April SFF short fiction roundup at B&N The artwork for this post is by Mark Smith, and it's taken from the story "Mama Bruise" at TOR.com.