Some items of interest to SF/F writers and readers to round out your year:
1. Juliette Wade writes about writing for Analog
Go check out Juliette’s post. She has good advice for anyone trying to crack the Analog market. Everything she says there is spot-on.
2. Michael Burstein talks about re-reading Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land
Over on the Apex Blog, my good friend Michael A. Burstein talks about re-reading Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land on the fiftieth anniversary of its publication. Stranger is the only Heinlein novel that I never liked. It took me 3 tries to get through it. That was more than a decade ago. Michael’s post has me considering the possibility of reading the novel again.
3. Z. S. Adani’s collection of science fiction stories is on sale!
Sophy is a talented writer–someone with whom I went through James Gunn’s online science fiction writing workshop and who has since become one of my trusted beta readers. You can check out her writing for yourself. The e-book version of her collection of short stories, The Last Outpost and Other Tales is on sale at Amazon for only $2.99. The book is also available in hardcover and paperback. I just picked up a copy for myself.
4. 40k Books is having a $0.99 e-book New Year’s sale!
10 of 40k Books best titles–including, as it turns out, my story “If By Reason of Strength” will be on sale for $0.99 through January 3. This is a great opportunity to catch up on some short fiction by folks like Paul Di Filippo, Mike Ressnick, Kaaron Warren, and Graham Edwards. It looks like the e-books are available via Amazon and the iBookstore. You can find all of the details here.
Now go forth and read.