Monday, May 15, 2017

Publication Schedule: Planetary Anthology, Superversive #PulpRev, and Silver Empire

It is only recently that it occurred to me that I have a busy year. While I have the occasional urge to succumb to depression, I realize now that I don't have the time.

Walk with me through the scheming. (Yes, Babylon 5 reference, for anyone who remembers that episode)


First of all, I have submissions to Superversive SF's Planetary Anthology series. It's simple enough: they have one book per theme of each planet. You know, like Holtz's "The Planets."

To be specific, the themes are
Mercury: journeys and messengers
Venus: love and romance
Earth: Discovery and daring deeds
Mars: conflict and war
Jupiter: power, authority and leadership
Saturn: time, age and endings
Uranus: New beginnings and creation
Neptune: High seas and knowledge
Pluto: Wealth and death
Luna: Madness and (despair or isolation or loneliness)
Sol: Nobility and righteousness
To which I asked, "How about Mercury, the Trickster?" They said "Why not?"

I'm in the Mercury Anthology. Yay.

I've submitted one to Mars, edited by Jon del Arroz. And I've submitted three to Venus, edited by Jagi Lamplighter Wright and her friend AM Freeman, from Forbidden Thoughts.

Remember the Tales of the Once and Future King? It was first announced on my radio show, and brought to you by the man who edited God, Robot? I'm in that too. The title is "Arresting Merlin." Heh heh heh. I had fun.

I'm told I will also be in the Pulp magazine, brought to you by Superversive Press, Astounding Frontiers. The story, as of now, is "According to Culture." Imagine if Pulp SF did Taken.

Silver Empire

I've had people ask me what happened to The Pius Trilogy. It's what started the blog. It's what started my writing career (after a fashion). And it was the single most driving force in my entire life for over a decade. So where the hell is it?

I'm having a launch party for the rerelease of book one, A Pius Man at LibertyCon, brought to you by Silver Empire.

Yes. It's coming back. It'll be polished up and edited and shiny and everything, complete with a new cover.

Expect A Pius Legacy to come out by year's end.


So, I have as many as three anthologies, a magazine, and probably two Pius rereleases upcoming, and I've already released Live and Let Bite already. Not bad, huh?

But wait, there's more.

Book 4 of Love at First Bite is coming, and it's called Good to the Last Drop, and it will be The End. It will hopefully come out in August. I'd like for it to be out in time for a Dragon Award nomination ... but let's see if I even have a Dragon Award nomination, shall we?

Meanwhile, I'm going to start editing some older mysteries of mine. They're more traditional cozies, and set pieces in time. Because they're very much elements of their time. I'll be a coauthor on them, but really just the editor. Why? It's a long story, and I'll get to them when I can.  There will be three of them. Depending on the publication schedule, I might release them all this year, or next year.

And I'm working with Dawn Witzke on a novel she wants to work on, Called Dark Court. We might submit it, we might self publish. Who knows?

So, for those of you keeping score, thus far, according to my schedule, I will probably have four shorts out in the wild, and perhaps as many as seven novels out this year.

And I have two more conventions to to go.

I'm not really that busy. Honest I'm not.

And, while we're at it, I'd really like a Dragon Award, which are open and ready for nominations, and I have a list of suggestions you might want to take a look at. If you already  have a good idea of what you want, just click here to go and vote for them immediately. The instructions are right there.

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Be well.

The Love at First Bite series. 


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