New Short Story Ebook: Nothing of Me

So I’m finally getting around to releasing more of my previously published stories as a la carte ebooks. I’ll be publishing one a week starting today and going through July for the low, low price of $0.99.

This week’s story is “Nothing of Me.” Originally published in the Bram Stoker Award-nominated anthology Aegri Somnia, it’s my take on the Scylla and Charybdis Greek myth.

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Groundhog Day Free Fiction x2: The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake Podcast and Ginormous Multi-author Book Giveaway

Happy Groundhog Day! What better way to celebrate the beginning of February than with free fiction?

Free fiction the first: The podcast of “The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake” is now up at Journey Into…, read fabulously by the talented Rajan Khanna. Listen, enjoy!

Free fiction the second: A bunch of us writers have come together to coordinate a massive book giveaway contest, “Crossing the Streams.” Check out my Book Giveaway page for details.

Biba Jibun at Pseudopod and Adventures in E-book Publishing Update

First and foremost, “Biba Jibun” is now up at Pseudopod for your free listening pleasure, read by the talented Kara Grace. Enjoy!

Next, laid out in quasi-scientific fashion, an update on my foray into releasing some of my previously published and out-of-print short fiction as e-books:

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Human for a Day anthology with Beneath the Silent Bell, the Autumn Sky Turns to Spring Now Out and Obligatory End of Year Awards Pimpage

The anthology Human for a Day, edited by Jennifer Brozek and Martin H. Greenberg (DAW Books), is now out with my story “Beneath the Silent Bell, the Autumn Sky Turns to Spring”! It’s available at bookstores and online booksellers such as Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com in print and as an ebook.

Also, the Nebula Award nominations are now open, and the Hugos are coming up, so herein the obligatory shameless pimpage for the short stories I’ve had published this year for your consideration:

  • “Black Swan, White Swan” in anthology End of an Aeon, edited by Marti and Bridget McKenna (July, Fairwood Press), also produced as a podcast by PodCastle (listen to it for free!) and reprinted in my Mortal Clay, Stone Heart ebook collection.
  • “Biba Jibun” in Apex Magazine issue #23 in April (read it for free!)
  • “The Princess and the Golden Fish” in Cricket Magazine, serialized in the January through April issues.
  • “Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo” in Daily Science Fiction in September (read it for free!)
  • “The Wish of the Demon Achtromagk” in podcast Drabblecast in August (listen to it for free!) for their Lovecraft Appreciation Month and reprinted as an ebook.

And a final plug in this plug-filled post, I’m running two deals for the month of December:

New eBook, New BOGO deal: Mortal Clay, Stone Heart and Other Stories in Shades of Black and White

Happy December! With the Prix Aurora Award win of The Dragon and the Stars anthology (containing my short story “Mortal Clay, Stone Heart”), it seemed like a propitious time to publish a new short story ebook collection. Introducing:

MORTAL CLAY, STONE HEART AND OTHER STORIES IN SHADES OF BLACK AND WHITE

Available for $2.99 at:

And for the month of December, anyone who buys it can get their choice of my “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” or “The Wish of the Demon Achtromagk” ebook for free.

Just drop me an email with your Amazon, B&N, or Smashwords order/transaction number for Mortal Clay, Stone Heart and which ebook you’d like, and I’ll email you a coupon to download a complimentary copy from Smashwords in whatever format you like.

Cover art and table of contents:

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BOGO Deal: Buy Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest ebook, Get Wish of the Demon Achtromagk ebook Free

I’ve been bandying about the idea of self-publishing an ebook short story collection for a while but have been unmotivated to hash out the formatting and conversion details. Finally decided to get my act together and check out what all the cool kids have been talking about. Rolled up my sleeves and dug into all the how-to’s of converting a manuscript into the various ebook formats. Discovered it’s actually pretty straightforward if a bit persnickety.

So as an experiment and trial run, I’m publishing two ebooks, each for the low, low price of only $0.99, at Amazon (for the Kindle) and Smashwords (for the Nook, Sony reader, iPad, and other formats).

My Nebula Award-winning novelette, “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast”:

And my short story, “The Wish of the Demon Achtromagk,” originally published as an audio podcast by Drabblecast for their Lovecraft tribute month:

And as a bonus, all this month of November, anyone who buys “Sinner” will also get an ebook of “The Wish of the Demon Achtromagk” for free.

Just drop me an email with either your Amazon order number for “Sinner” or the very last line of text in the ebook (not the last line of the story but the last sentence of the back matter), and I’ll email you a coupon to download a complimentary copy of “The Wish of the Demon Achtromagk” ebook from Smashwords in whatever format you like.

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Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo now out in Daily Science Fiction

Hurray! My short story, “Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo,” was published by Daily Science Fiction today. Subscribe to this excellent publication, read, and comment at their FB page!

Slowly coming back to life after Dragon*Con. Had eyeball-deep chaos, had mega stress, had hella good time. Longer post later. Maybe. Still shambling back to life. (Don’t know why, but it seems that I always have something come out while I’m immersed in—or in this case, recovering from—Dragon*Con.)

Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 Now Out!

Happy June! A little flummoxed that May is already over, but to temper that, I saw that The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 anthology is now officially out. Can’t wait to get my contrib. copy!

With this inaugural volume at Tor, the annual Nebula Award collection is reborn as a fiction-only anthology. This collection of nominees for 2010’s Nebula Awards includes all of the prior year’s most celebrated stories…2009’s award winners, announced in May 2010, include Kage Baker’s novella “The Women of Nell Gwynne’s,” Eugie Foster’s novelette “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” Kij Johnson’s short story “Spar,” plus Paolo Bacigalupi’s novelette, “The Gambler.”

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