Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Challenge - Preamble

My friend and fellow Codexian writer James Maxey tagged me in a chain cascade to post five things few people know about me. I need to put some thought into this one, so while I do that, I thought I'd participate in something that some other Codexians are doing. Alliette de Bodard started things, but I discovered this on Mary Robinette Kowal's blog (linked at right). We're posting the first line of our last five stories.

"It is incredible how one person can have so much influence over the success or failure of an organization." from The Mysterious Marcus Sedrik

"Costanze Mozart looked out the carriage window at the fireball racing through the twilight sky." - from K.622

"Transmissions from Earth took forever to get to the asteroid belt." - Oh! Mallary!

"Ted Barlow pulled into one of the few cleared spots in the plowed area near the main observatory building on top of Mount Hamilton." - from Flare: Lick Observatory

"It's funny how everything seemed so peaceful as the timer counted down to flip-over." - from A Nice Day for a Walk

Friday, February 09, 2007

Fiction Sale

I just sold my short story "Magnetic Monopoly" to David Lee Summers at Tales of the Talisman. The story should appear in the September '07 issue.

The story was a Writers of the Future quarter finalist, and was written as part of a captive contest for the writers group Codex.

I met David Lee Summers at Coppercon 26 (fall of '06) and we got along pretty well. Networking is essential in this business, but DLS wouldn't have purchased the story if he didn't like it.