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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Another Reason Why Doing Readings Flummoxes Me aka Come to GA Tech and See Me Titter and Turn Bright Red

Minor change in logistics for tomorrow’s reading at the GA Tech SF Symposium. I’ll have a little less time than I initially figured, and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get through all of “The Archer of the Sun and the Lady of the Moon.” So rather than trying to rush through it, I decided instead to read the first chapters of “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast.” Also, it seems more fitting to read actual, y’know, science fiction at a symposium on science fiction (versus fantasy).

Did a practice run last night to check my timing and pacing, and it occurred to me that I’ve never done a reading of any of my non-G-rated works before. The opening chapter of “Sinner” has sex, violence, murder, and expletives in it. And now I’m wondering if I can get through it without turning bright red and teeheeing like a schoolgirl.

So yeah, the rather aggressive butterflies I was sporting in my stomach have become mutant hippopotami.

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.

More information and cover art:

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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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JordonCon Schedule & Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest Now Out in Hungarian in April’s Galaktika

The director of JordanCon sent out the 2011 schedule grid. I’ll be doing:

  • “Writing for the Younger Crowd” Fri (4/15) 4PM, Azalea Rm (with Jana Oliver).
  • “The [Writing] Industry” Fri (4/15) 5:30PM, Azalea Rm (with Jana Oliver and David Coe)
  • Book Signing, Sat (4/16) 1PM, Camellia Rm
  • “Crafting the Perfect Villain” Sun (4/17) 10AM, Azalea Rm (with David Coe)

Hope to see folks there!

And the Hungarian reprint of “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” is now out in the April issue (#253) of Galaktika:

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Taking an Ice Day and a Sneak Peek of the 2011 Nebula Awards Showcase Anthology

The weather service has extended the freezing rain advisory, the haphazardly plowed roads are now covered in an accumulating sheet of ice, the MARTA ramp is still closed and bus service shut down, and the General Assembly is adjourned today. While I don’t mind snowy roads, I do mind icy ones, so I’m staying home and off the roadways.

Ice Day!

Going to use the time to work on novel revisions of Demon Queller. Also to try to catch up on my to-do list. Been completely focused these last couple weeks on finishing “Beneath the Silent Bell” before the deadline and before session began, but I’m now coming up for air. My email’s inbox is littered with starred “reply needed” notes that I’m just starting to wade through. If you’re waiting on a reply from me: 1. Sorry for the extended radio silence! and 2. It’s coming!

In other news, got the galleys of “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” for the 2011 Nebula Awards Showcase anthology from editor Kevin J. Anderson. And he also included a sneak peek of the cover. Check it out:

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Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest Now Out in Spanish in the Nov. Issue of Cuasar

Received my contrib. copies of the November issue of Argentina’s Cuasar with the Spanish reprint of “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast.” Or rather: “Pecador, panadero, fabulista, sacerdote; máscara roja, máscara negra, caballero, bestia.”

My first appearance in Spanish!

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“Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest” now in Czech in the Oct. 2010 issue of Pevnost

Just got my contrib. copies of the October ’10 issue of Pevnost with “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest” reprinted in Czech:

Pevnost Oct. 2010 issue

This marks my first Czech language publication, and I learned something interesting.  Female and male surnames take different forms, and they modify foreign female surnames by appending them with “ová.”  So my byline in Pevnost is “Eugie Fosterová.”

When I first saw it, I thought they’d misspelled my name. But then I noticed that Stephanie Meyer was listed as “Stephanie Meyerová,” and a bit of Googling showed that they refer to the U.S. Secretary of State as Hilary Clintonová and the First Lady as Michelle Obamaová.

I’m not sure how I feel about having my name modified. On the one hand, it’s an integral part of the Czech language. But on the other, it’s my name, my byline, my trademark, y’know?