Apologies — to the two or three people still follwoing this blog — for the lack of updates: the Shine anthology and other projects are eating up all my time. All the action (well, as far as I am concerned) is over there.
In my ongoing efforts to promote Shine, an anthology of near-future, optimistic SF (to be released by Solaris Books in April 2010), I have started a competition. Goal of this competition: guess the end sentence of 16 fragments of the stories appearing in Shine, plus the authors: SHINE COMPETITION!
Prizes: too good to be true!
Rules: short and straightforward!
It's a fun way of experiencing parts of the stories, and get into the writers' minds.
Also, in order to promote Shine and optimistic SF in general, I have started a webzine called Daybreak Magazine. DayBreak Magazine will feature an new story every two weeks. So far four have already been published:
- "The Very Difficult Diwali of Sub-Inspector Gurushankar Rajaram" by Jeff Soesbe;
- "horrorhouse" by Hugo-winner David D. Levine;
- "The Gender Plague" by K.D. Wentworth;
- "The Branding of Shu Mei Feng" by Amanda Clark;
Finally, for those who like their fiction *extremely* short, my Twitterzine @outshine containing optimistic SF tweets (and music reviews by Paul Graham Raven, movie reviews by Lucius Shephard, and comics reviews by David Alexander MacDonald) has been running from January 2009 onwards.Vincent Chong)
The moment I have more time I hope to post some more personal stuff over here, such as Con reports from both Anticipation and World Fantasy in San José.