2015/09/11

Project Updates

I've been blessed with an abundance of projects lately, so I thought I'd update everyone on what's in store for the near future.

Geek Gab

First up, I'll be rejoining Daddy Warpig and Dorrinal tomorrow at 4 PM Central for a brand-new episode of Geek Gab, which made its highly anticipated and triumphant return last week. I'm super excited about tomorrow's show topic: Mad Max: Fury Road.

While we're on the subject of podcasts, I'd be remiss not to mention that more Superversive SF live streams are on the way.


Nethereal Alternate
Nethereal alternate cover sketch by Marcelo Orsi Blanco
A little farther ahead on the horizon, work on my second novel Souldancer is progressing nicely toward a December 2015 release. On a related note, I'm ecstatic to report that the international team of experts responsible for helping me put Nethereal together have returned to make sure that the sequel meets the same high standards.

The lovely, gracious, and talented L. Jagi Lamplighter is executing editing duties as I write this post. Her most significant comment on Souldancer so far has simply been to call it "eerie". So I know I've done my job.

Yes, the second book is scarier than the one set in hell. Take a moment to reflect on that.

An eerie book demands an eerie cover. I'm pleased to announce my renewed collaboration with an artist whose work my esteemed colleague David Hallquist described as "Pure nightmare fuel": the inimitable Marcelo Orsi Blanco. I'm sure he'll adorn Souldancer in a cover that will at least match his exquisite work on its predecessor.

Nethereal Alternate Cover 2
Nethereal alternate cover 2 by Marcelo Orsi Blanco
Marcelo's policy is to offer three initial sketches, one of which is refined into the final cover. Last time I only asked a few close friends and colleagues for feedback. For Souldancer I'll be posting the proposed cover sketches here and on my other social media feeds so YOU can vote on them.

It's shaping up to be an exciting book launch. Keep an eye on this blog, plus my Twitter and Facebook posts for more news and special offers as Souldancer gets closer to release.


Sci Phi Journal

Last chronologically, but far from least in importance, my short story "Anacyclosis" has been scheduled to appear in Sci Phi Journal #10.

Issue #7 was released just recently, and editor Jason Rennie reports that he and the SPJ staff are busy assembling Issue #8. If you're a sci-fi fan from way back who finds the current wave of message fic alienating, or if you're new to SF but have a philosophical bent, I strongly encourage you to give Sci Phi Journal a try.

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