It’s excerpt week at Genreality! We’ll all be posting some of our work.
I’m going to start the week off — by doing something completely different. In trying to think of what to post, I realize I’ve had a number of stories published online in the last year, and this might be a good time to compile the links, and give you complete, published pieces to read rather than snippets. This is actually a really good survey of my writing, past and present. For your amusement:
Harry and Marlowe and the Talisman of the Cult of Egil on Lightspeed. This is my first published steampunk story. Yes, as much as I’ve loved the costuming and music, I was bound to start writing it eventually. I’ve got another Harry and Marlowe story coming out in an anthology called The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, due out in January. I’m currently working on a third story with them.
Astrophilia on Clarkesworld. One of my forays into science fiction.
The Nymph’s Child on Fantasy. A pirate fantasy that was ever so much fun to write. This is a reprint from the anthology Fast Ships, Black Sails.
Caverns of Science on Apex. This is a poem, my first in many years. Poetry is something I’d like to spend a little more time on, because it makes me focus so much on rhythm and language.
I often get so caught up in the work of the moment I forget to step back and look at what I’ve accomplished. Compiling my work like this always reminds me — hey, I’ve been busy, I’ve accomplished a lot! Always a good feeling.