Saturday, June 08, 2019

Short story sale to SFFWorld's Dying Earth anthology

My story "To Climb by the Light of the Sputtering Sun" will be appearing in SFFWorld's Dying Earth anthology. Dying Earth may make you think of Jack Vance's far future stories. The anthology isn't meant as a pastiche of or tribute to his work, but that is that basic milieu for these stories, that sense of a far future world, a sun that is old, a place filled with the memories and weight of thousands of generations of people.

The full Table of Contents hasn't been announced yet, but I know that Matthew Hughes (rightly seen as an heir of sorts to Jack Vance--his penultimate-age-of-the-earth stories are fun, droll stories that I often recommend) and Sue Burke (whose novel Semiosis is generating a lot of buzz on award shortlists and recommended reading lists) will be included.

I'm very curious to see the approaches other writers took to this theme. I'll write more about my story when we get closer to publication time (which should be in just a few months, if all goes as planned).

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