Looks like I forgot to announce this in the Worldcon whirl: my short story “The Hammer’s Prayer” will be appearing in Diabolical Plots, the magazine that brings us all the almighty Submission Grinder!
I’m delighted to sell this story to one of the best new pro markets on the internet. I struggled long and hard with this tale: I had to set it aside for 4 months at one point so my subconscious could figure out how to produce an effective tale out of the theme and imagery rattling around in my head. But produce I did (with a lot of beta readers and revisions), and soon you all can read my tale of secret golems, contagious with the gift of animation.
Well, not soon. More like December 2018!
This week’s NeuroThursday is on a topic from my postdoctoral research in amputees: phantom limb pain. What is it, what causes it, and why is it so awful?
Story release day is upon us! I’m pleased to offer you all The Setting of the Sun, a short tale about the passage of time, in all its swiftness and languor.
It came out today in Compelling Science Fiction, a wonderful new pro magazine showcasing “plausible science fiction” – defined as SF that doesn’t break suspension of disbelief for scientists and engineers. (A term I find superior to the traditional “hard SF,” which is notoriously subjective and hard to define.)
This story is in competition for the Guinness record on “longest timeline-to-wordcount ratio,” as a 1300-word story that covers nine hundred million years of time.
A few additional notes below…