Among many other excellent things on his long list of 2017 science fiction, fantasy, and horror worthy of people’s attention, Andy Duncan was kind enough to include “My Time Among the Bridge Blowers” from The New Voices of Fantasy. I’m grateful to have a recommended reading list from someone who seems to have read so widely from last year’s publications. When it comes to fiction from 2017, if it wasn’t nominated for the Tiptree Award then I didn’t have a chance to read it. I’ll definitely be revisiting this post to catch things that I’d’ve otherwise missed. So for both the list itself, and my story’s inclusion thereon, thanks Andy.
Tag: Story: Bridge Blowers
It’s here! It’s here and it’s gorgeous!
Today is the release date for Tachyon’s anthology The New Voices of Fantasy, edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman, with fiction from some of the most exciting authors around. It has been getting a glowing reception, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist. That mildly thumb-obscured picture above is of my contributor’s copy; this anthology is the only place to read my latest publication, “My Time Among the Bridge Blowers.”
If getting this book for free sounds cool to you, then you should know that, to celebrate the release, Tachyon is partnering with Goodreads to hold another giveaway. It’s running through Aug. 29, and you can enter here. If you think you might want to buy a copy, but would like to know a little more about it first, Tachyon has been aggregating reviews on their Tumblr page. They all seem to agree that the book fully achieved its goal of capturing the vibrant and diverse work that newer writers are contributing to the field, “authors who are ready to expand the definition of what fantasy can be, and what fantasy will be,” as Jacob Weisman writes in his introduction. Beyond the individual stories–all published since 2010, all stellar–this anthology serves to document an exciting time in the literature of the fantastic. As of today, you can hold that excitement in your hand.
This anthology will be coming out soon, but for the next week you have the opportunity to win a signed copy. Tachyon Publications is having a Goodreads giveaway of the book that you can enter here, which runs through May 22. If you want to know more about the book, just look at the contents at Tachyon’s site. Every one of those stories that I’ve read is a knockout, and the ones I haven’t read are climbing my to-do list just by virtue of their inclusion.
Look at that gorgeous cover. This book is going to be amazing, and I’m pleased to announce it will include a new short story of mine, “My Time Among the Bridge Blowers.” I’ll have more to say about this story once it comes out, but for now I’m just thrilled to be a part of this collection with so many other writers I admire.