January was so full of excellent stories it kind of drove me nuts. Is this what 2019 will be like? Just overflowing with excellent speculative fiction? I guess I can handle that... Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Fear, by Senaa Ahmad in Uncanny Magazine This story - about sisters Huda and Amina, their brother Sameer, and… Continue reading 9 (extra) amazing stories I read in January
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!
It's been a busy time, lately. In the last couple of weeks, four of my stories have been released into the wild: Kaiju Outside Hope at Escape Pod It Begins in the Garden in Aliterate Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver in the anthology Heroines from Neo-Perennial Press It's Easy to Shoot A Dog… Continue reading Story notes for “It Begins in the Garden” & “Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver”
My latest book roundup for B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog is now up! This roundup includes some wonderful short story collections and anthologies that make great reading for Pride Month, or any other month of the year. 13 Queer Speculative Short Story Collections and Anthologies to Read Right Now The artwork is from Lightspeed's "Queers… Continue reading My latest book roundup of short story collections & anthologies is now at B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog!
I'm super excited about this new anthology, coming from Shohola Press this spring - it's called 'Abandoned Places', and I share the TOC with a whole bunch of fantastic writers, including Bo Balder, Lauren C. Teffeau, Steve Kopka, Chris Cornell, Ransom Noble, Karl Dandenell, Cath Schaff-Stump, Shannon Ryan, Chris Bauer, Miranda Suri, Anna Yeatts, Chia… Continue reading New story forthcoming in ‘Abandoned Places’ – an anthology from Shohola Press (now available for pre-order!)
December was full of wonderful short fiction, and in this monthly roundup I am making space for some special mentions. I'm very sad to say that December 2017 brought us the last issue of Gamut. I've really loved the strong voice and vivid dark/noir vibe of this magazine. Gamut published some of my favourite stories… Continue reading 22 fabulously fantastic stories I read in December
My story 'Firstborn', published earlier this year in Capricious #7, is now available to read online, for free. It's in a wonderful issue with stories by B Morris Allen, B R Sanders & Anika Morshed! Read the story. Read the issue. Subscribe to Capricious. Capricious is a wonderful magazine, and they have some great stuff coming… Continue reading Read my story ‘Firstborn’ online in CAPRICIOUS #7
November seemed to disappear in a flash. I wrote a lot, and I didn't read as much as I wanted to read. But then, that pretty much describes any and every month of the year... Here are 14 stories I read and loved. An Unexpected Boon, by S. B. Divya in Apex Magazine. “Kalyani kept Mithraba… Continue reading 14 amazingly awesome stories I read in November
Very excited to share the news that my science fiction story 'Long As I Can See The Light', originally published in 'People Are Strange', has made the cut and will be included in Flame Tree Publishing's Alien Invasion anthology! These anthologies look gorgeous, and I can't wait to hold a copy of this in my… Continue reading Reprint news for ‘Long As I Can See the Light’!
It's the season of award eligibility posts. Here's mine. This year, several of my short stories were published in zines I consider "dream markets", and I present them to you here without further ado. If you think any of my stories are worthy of consideration for an award...well, thank you, from the bottom of my… Continue reading My 2017 award eligibility post *toots own horn*
Another month full of wonderful stories. This month, I was absorbed by a wonderful new issue of LampLight, and at the end of the month, Syntax & Salt snuck in a wonderful issue that I will probably come back to next month as well. Here are 19 of the many excellent stories I read this… Continue reading 19 freakishly good short stories I read in October
Some small-ish self-publication news: later this year (probably in December or thereabouts), I'll be self-publishing all my 2017 stories for the Word Count Podcast in Dark Flash 2. I did the same with the eight stories I published on the podcast in 2016 (available from Amazon and Smashwords), and I thought I might as well make… Continue reading A cover-reveal for ‘Dark Flash 2’
The brand new Halloween episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast has just gone live. It's episode #71, and this month, the theme was Halloween, October, and this photo of the abandoned Pilgrim State Psychiatric hospital: Listen to episode 71 It took me a few tries to come up with a story I liked for this… Continue reading Listen to my new story ‘Angel’s Heart’ on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast