“Come-from-Aways” is now available to read online at Lightspeed Magazine.
An audio version of my story The World of Dew is out now on StarShipSofa.
My short story “Come-from-Aways” is in the current issue of Lightspeed Magazine (in fabulous company, too!). It’s a science fiction story loosely based on the Shag Harbour UFO incident and inspired by the landscape and communities of Southwest Nova Scotia. You can read it today by buying the issue (or subscribing – Lighstpeed is an amazing magazine). It’ll also be available online for free on March 28th.
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I’ll be teaching a workshop on science fiction on February 28th at the Writers’ Federation in Halifax. Dalhousie University Professor Jason Haslam will give some history and theory of the genre, and I’ll be giving advice on writing and publishing sci-fi stories. Anyone who’s interested in writing spec fic is welcome. Visit the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia to sign up.
I have a new piece of flash fiction called “The Monster” out now at Daily Science Fiction. Note: I wrote it long before the current US presidential campaign got underway.
A few years back, I wrote a story for Wyrd Miniatures. Wyrd is a games company that makes a tabletop miniature war game called Malifaux. Malifaux is set in a Victorian-gothic-steampunk alternate reality. My story was called “The Malifaux Orphanage for Sick Children” and appeared in the Storm of Shadows supplement manual.
Wyrd is now rereleasing all the fiction from the original manuals in the form of a podcast called The Breachside Broadcast. You can hear my story on episode 39, read by my friend Ian Travis. You don’t need to be familiar with the game to enjoy the story. The only piece of context you really need is that Soulstones are a source of magical power in Malifaux, and they’re recharged by the souls of dying people.
One of my stories (“Headshot“) has been chosen to appear in Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016 (out in October). I’m astonished and overjoyed to be published in an anthology alongside so many of my heroes, including Kelly Link and Salman Rushdie! Thanks to John Joseph Adams and Karen Joy Fowler for selecting my story for this anthology.
I’m excited that my collection The World of Dew and Other Stories has been chosen as a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award.
My story “Come-from-Aways” is out now in the December issues of Asimov’s Science Fiction. It’s a meditation on life in a small town on Canada’s east coast…with aliens!
My story “World of Dew” is out now in the autumn issue of Pulp Literature. The story is about time, suffering, and intergalactic space trucking. The magazine is available in hard copy or ebook form.