Screenshot from twitter
I know after writing about THIS and THIS, I said I was washing my hands of it all HERE, but people still keep bringing it up, especially on this commentary.
Stuff produced by folks such as Matthew Hopkins and questions asked by retired journalist Richard Paolinelli HERE and HERE led me to see if Sanford’s twitter account might be back up (I didn’t expect it to be), but indeed it is.
In fact, he’s tweeting to a group of people, including me, as I write this (patience Jason, I can only keyboard so fast).
Screenshot from the Superversive Scribe blog
Richard just published his interview with me for Superversive Sunday Spotlight. To begin…
Screenshot from the Superversive Scribe blog
Every Sunday, author and editor Richard Paolinelli spotlights a different writer in a one-on-one interview. Last week he even turned the focus on himself.
This coming Sunday, November 22nd, the interview will be with me.
Promotional image for the Mars Planetary Anthology by Tuscany Bay Books
I just saw the announcement on Richard Paolinelli’s blog that the Tuscany Bay Books “Planetary Anthology Series: Mars” is now available for purchase on Amazon!
It features my short story “The Three Billion Year Love”. This is a huge thrill for me, not only because it’s one of my older stories and near and dear to my heart, but it was the first tale I wrote after actress Carrie Fisher‘s death and is (informally) dedicated to her.
This is the second edition to the “Mars” and anthology, and mine was one of two stories chosen to be added, which is also quite an honor.
Found on Richard Paolinelli’s blog. No image credit given
Richard Paolinelli has named me on a list of superversive authors (scroll down, the list is in alphabetical order by last name).
Now you may be asking yourself what is “superversive?”
According to Urban Dictionary:
Nurturing; supportive, building up — opposite of subversive
The superversives decorated the object with daisy chains, linked their arms around it and sang “Jerusalem.”
Seems a bit “flowery”.
So how does that translate into writing superversive fiction, and particularly science fiction? Back in 2016, Russell Newquist crafted an answer in What is Superversive Fiction? (I should say that he hasn’t posted anything on his blog since September 2019):
Cover art for the Mars Planetary Anthology by Tuscany Bay Books
Okay, the title is inaccurate, but that’s only because I forget to include one of my own when I crafted my missive and submitted it to Richard Paolinelli.
Tuscany Bay Books as part of the effort to raise awareness of their Planetary anthology series.
Today, I discuss my short story “The Billion Year Love,” which will appear in the anthology Mars.
I’m thrilled that my short story “The Three Billion Year Love” was accepted into the Tuscany Bay Books Planetary Anthology Mars. I wrote an earlier version of the story on my blog shortly after the death of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher (the protagonist’s wife is named after her). This was at a point in my life that, for a variety of reasons, I was wanting to be able to retreat from humanity.
Screen capture from the Sol planetary anthology promotional video
As with the Mars planetary anthology, the Sol planetary anthology now has its own promotional video.
“Sol” features my science fiction short story “The Pleiades Dilemma,” the tale of an interstellar interloper into our solar system that not only seems piloted, but is on a direct course for our Sun. The question is, will this probe save humanity or destroy it?
Screen capture from twitter
As it turns out, Richard Paolinelli posted a video promoting the Mars planetary anthology on twitter, which I saw when I got from my menial day job this afternoon.
You’ll have to click “Continue reading” to see it, and then you’ll have to wait through most of the video to see my credits. However, they are something special:
Promotional image for the Sol planetary anthology
Fantastic, and totally unanticipated news. As I’ve previously mentioned HERE and HERE, my short stories “The Three Billion Year Love” and “The Pleiades Dilemma” are being published in the Planetary Anthologies “Mars” and “Sol” respectively.
I just found out that the entire Planetary series is available for pre-order now at Amazon.
Sure, “Mars” won’t be available for download to your Kindle device until August 18, 2020, but you can reserve your very own copy by pre-ordering it from Amazon right now.
And while you won’t be able to get your (virtual) hands on a digital copy of “Sol” until November 10, 2020, you can also immediately pre-order it by clicking the link.
Promotional cover image for the Sol planetary anthology
A few days ago, I made an announcement about two of my short stories being featured in the Tuscany Bay Books Planetary Anthology Series. I came upon an updated publishing schedule for each volume in this collection and thought I’d share:
- : PLUTO: https://amazon.com/dp/B081S745L7
- : LUNA: https://amazon.com/Planetary-Anthology-Luna-Tuscany-Bays-ebook/dp/B08462M5W8
- : URANUS (March 3, 2020): https://amazon.com/gp/product/B084GXDBJK
- : Mercury – April 14, 2020
- : Venus – May 26, 2020
- : Earth – July 7, 2020
- : Mars – Aug. 18, 2020 – Features my short story “The Three Billion Year Love”
- : Jupiter – Sep. 21, 2020
- : Sol – Nov. 10, 2020 – Features my short story “The Pleiades Dilemma”
- : Neptune – Dec. 22, 2020
- : Saturn – Feb. 2, 2021