Star Songs of An Old Primate by James Tiptree Jr. My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge, the Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge, and the Collections! Reading Challenge at Worlds Without End. Two of the novellas in this collection were also counted towards similar, but not the […]
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I didn’t realize when I started writing my Wyrd West Chronicles that there was actually a genre for this! No new ideas under the sun, I guess; but then again, it seems that my take is just a little bit unique. Less dark overall than the usual depiction; more high fantasy.
Speaking of which, I’ll be releasing the first story, “Showdown,” on the Spring Equinox! That’s March 20 this year. It’s in the final editing stages and I’m just waiting for the cover image. When I have all that, you’ll be able to get it by pre-order.
There’s Space Western for The West In Space!, and there’s Cattle Punk for The West meets Steam Punk. The Weird West is for when The West meets the supernatural.
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So I figured it was time I talked a bit about my own writing, because I’m excited about it and I want other people to get excited about it! I’ve got a few irons in the fire right now: I’m working on two novels at the moment. The one I’m giving my most immediate attention […]
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So I’ve been kicking around this idea for a steampunk/magicpunk series for a few years (since 2012, it turns out). I was intending to sell a couple of stories to some magazines to build interest, then publish a book that was a collection of short stories. But instead I’ve been collecting rejection slips, and those who offer critiques and feedback tell me it’s because it seems like part of a larger work. Since that’s essentially true, I guess I have to accept that!
My current thought is to publish them instead as a serial short fiction series on Kindle (and possibly other e-book platforms too; we’ll have to see, but I thought Kindle was the logical place to start) for 99 cents per approximately 6000 word story, with a regular publication schedule of one every two or three months (because otherwise I won’t have time to write anything else). Is this something that would interest my readers?
Here’s a machinima trailer I put together when I came up with the idea. Some details are changing in my current format – for instance, instead of a post-apocalyptic setting in our world, I’m more envisioning a place where many worlds overlap or fall together somehow – but it may give you an idea of the feel and tone I’m trying to create. My current working title for the series is “The Wyrd West.” Please let me know what you think in the comments!
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