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The latest issue of Postscripts (#34/35 'Breakout') contains not one but two stories by me!

A Walk in the Woods was originally published in Interzone, way back in 2003. Its sequel, A Walk in the Rain, is published for the first time in 'Breakout', which is available to order from PS Publishing's website.

I love the cover and feel more than a little honoured to appear in such a great line-up of authors.

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First and Third is a rollicking robot romp set on Mars, which was originally published in "Unfit for Eden" from PS Publishing (a.k.a. Postscripts 26/27). 

As usual, the cover is by my close friend Tony Hughes. This time he opted to paint digitally and in colour. Needless to say, I'm very pleased with the results.

The Kindle edition of First and Third is available to buy for tiny amounts of e-cash from, and all other Amazon tributaries.

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In SF Revu's review of Postscripts 26/27 'Unfit for Eden':

"First and Third" by Vaughan Stanger – Joe loves Maisie, even though she's dead. He keeps her mind alive, downloaded on some sort of server. He wants to keep her going until she achieves something called Rapture. It would take too long to explain the intricacies of all this. He makes a living on Mars repairing robots, but he's on the run from the law. Things get more complicated after that. Joe and Maisie are characters you'll like and that's enough for any story.

I'll take that.


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My Mars-set SF story, First and Third, has been published in Postscripts 26/27: Unfit for Eden (available from PS Publishing).

Here's the superb (IMHO) cover:

I'm fortunate indeed to appear in a ToC as illustrious as this:
  • Michael Bishop - Unfit for Eden
  • Darrell Schweitzer - True Blue
  • Mike Chinn - Saving Prince Romero
  • Richard Calder - Madeline Smith
  • Quentin S. Crisp - Non-Attachment
  • Matthew Hughes - The Scribe of Betelgeuse V
  • Eric Brown - The Room Beyond
  • Thomas Olde Heuvelt - The Boy Who Cast No Shadow
  • Christopher Harman - The Reader
  • Robert Reed - Emergence
  • Greg Ouiring - The Man Who Hated Shakespeare
  • Amber D. Sistla - The Summer of Our Discontent
  • Mike Resnick - A Weighty Affair
  • George Hulseman - The Sea Witch
  • Vaughan Stanger - First and Third
  • Lavie Tidhar - Black Gods Kiss
  • Robert T. Jeschonek - Warning! Do Not Read This Story!
  • Steven Utley - Crime and Punishment
  • Simon Unsworth - Borough Station
  • Jessica Reisman - The Bottom Garden
  • Kit Reed - Tasmin
  • Andrew Drummond - Dr. Calvin’s Grand Illuminated Bestial Pleasure Dome
  • Michael Swanwick - Pushkin the American
  • Michael Kelly - Conversations with the Dead
  • Eric Schaller - The Parasite
  • Neal Barrett, Jr. - Trash
If you're interested in buying this print anthology, please follow this link.
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Just got word from Pete Crowther at PS Publishing that he's buying 'First and Third' for the Postscripts Anthology Series. Yes, I'm officially jazzed.

I workshopped this story (borderline novelette) at Milford in 2007. There are several folk from this parish who helped, including [ profile] maeve_the_red , [ profile] birdsedge , [ profile] mevennen , [ profile] purplecthulhu[ profile] la_marquise_de_  and [info][ profile] klwilliams. If forgot anyone, please let me know!

That's my fourth success (from six stories) from Milford and my fourth success at Postscripts (from seven submissions).

Did I say that I recommend Milford? Or that I love Postscripts?

(PS. I'm obliged to point out that Postscripts is not open to unsolicited submissions. )

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This Nebula Awards self-promotion thing, I mean.


Under the new rules, I have one short story that is definitely eligible. That's 'Extra Time', which was electronically published by Hub this October. If you wish to, you can read it here:

(An aside: I find it a bit perplexing that stories published by a British electronic magazine are eligible under the rules while stories published by an award-winning British print magazine/anthology like Postscripts are not. But those are the rules.)

Not so clear cut are 'The Last Botnet' and 'String-driven Thing', published in Futures in Nature Physics and Nature respectively. Each of these publications describes itself as an "international journal". NPG, which publishes both, has offices in New York as well as London. Does that qualify it/them? If anyone more Nebula-savvy than me can answer that question, I'd be pleased to know.

If you'd like to read either of my Futures short-shorts, irrespective of their eligibility, please send me an LJ message containing your email address.

Now I'm going to wash my hands.


Dec. 31st, 2008 11:19 am
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My thirteenth published story, Stars in Her Eyes, hits the bookshelves today, with the publication of issue 17 of Postscripts. I've just received my subscription copy. My hardback contributor's copy will be along in due course.

The paperback is gorgeous; the hardback, which will doubtless take a few weeks to turn up since I've only just finished with the signing sheets, will be beyond gorgeous (trust me). As a fellow writer put it: it will levitate under the power of its own gorgeousness and demand worship from all who behold it. Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit, but not much.

The suitably festive cover is here:

This is the final issue of Postscripts magazine. Fortunately Postscripts is continuing as a quarterly anthology.


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