I‘ve had a long, wearying couple of days these last few days. I spent a lot of my weekend doing work related to my day-job. That work continued throughout today almost without a break, and will continue some more this evening. So I was delighted and pleased when I opened the mailbox today to find that my contributor copies of the July/August double-issue of Analog had arrived. This issue contained my story, “The Negative Impact of Climate Change on the Unusual Beasts of the World” as a Probability Zero piece.
The issue also contains stories by many Analog regulars, including my friends Brad Torgersen, and Bud Sparhawk. Bud is deceptive. If you read his blog, he writes glum posts on the difficult life of a short fiction writer, and yet always manages to overcome said difficulty to produce good yarns.
“The Negative Impact of Climate Change on the Unusual Beasts of the World” marks my third appearance in Analog, which is hard to believe even while looking at my name on the table of contents. Hopefully it is not my last.
And speaking of the contents page, here I am: