New Stories Published in 2017

Five of my short stories were published in 2017; two of them were new sales and are award-eligible. I am rather pleased with both pieces.

Little Green Guys appeared in Little Green Men — Attack!, Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s March anthology. It’s about a burglar named In-and-Out Wachowski and his meeting with two aliens who took a wrong turn near Albuquerque in 1947.

More fantasy than science fiction, it’s homage to Damon Runyon, one of my favorite storytellers; told completely tongue-in-cheek. I had fun with this one.

The book is available from Amazon and other booksellers.

Stay showed up on Pod Castle in March, as a part of Artemis Rising 3. It’s one of my Seattle Supernatural stories; urban fantasy with magic, detectives, shapeshifters and two sets of star-crossed lovers. Rachael says I write a lot of love stories; this is one.

 

Cretaceous On Ice

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All SF writers have at least one dinosaur story. Mine is Cretaceous On Ice and it’s up now over at Perihelion Science Fiction.

It’s one of my personal favorites ; an homage to a story on my top ten  favorite SF list – Howard Waldrop’s Ugly Chickens, which I first read half a lifetime ago.

Thanks to Sam Bellotto Jr. for accepting the story and for commissioning a  great illustration by Jesse Jennings. It caught the story perfectly.

And faithful readers – I hope you laugh in all the right places.