My Short Story “The Colonists” Accepted into “Spring Into SciFi 2020”


Screen capture of the Cloaked Press website

You may recall that my short story “The Recall” was previously accepted for publication in the Cloaked Press anthology Spring Into SciFi 2019. This was followed by my fantasy tale “The Demon in the Mask” being featured in this publisher’s anthology Fall Into Fantasy 2019.

I am proud to announce that my science fiction short story “The Colonists” has been accepted for publication in the Cloaked Press anthology “Spring Into SciFi 2020”.

There’s no Amazon page yet, nor even a cover image I’m allowed to reveal, but this is all very exciting. For ages, I’ve been working on drafts of this story without much success. I knew what I wanted to write, but the concept was difficult for even me as the author to grasp.

This is actually a story that’s part of my greater “Synthecon” universe (everything you read on my blog is copyrighted including that concept and term) involving human beings being transformed by use of artificial DNA, a form of 3D printing, and AI manipulation of microscopic nanobots. The first recipient had injuries that left her a torso of scar tissue, repaired, making her more than human. The ultimate conclusion  was the transformation of humans into beings that can natively life in environments as extreme as the bottom of the Mariana Trench, to the top of the sky in the atmosphere of Venus.

As more information develops, I will be delighted to share it with you. This is one of my most ambitious projects to date, and the first acceptance of 2020. I can only hope it will be followed by many more.

I should say that over the past year, I have appreciated the enthusiastic support of everyone who follows this blog, and everyone who has read and enjoyed my stories. There is nothing finer for an author than to be able to tell a good story, and one that reaches the minds and hearts of my readers.


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