In the spirit of recounting the good things that happened to me in this global annus horribilis, here’s my year in review. In (mostly) chronological order…
My writing year kicked off in earnest (I’m sure I wrote stuff before then, but I can’t be sure) in March, when I attended Contact. Held in Brisbane over the Easter long weekend, this was the 55th Australian National Science Fiction Convention and I enjoyed it heartily.
It featured the first Aurealis Awards that I was involved with (as judge for SF short story category) and much live-tweeting by me. I also won a Ditmar Award for Best New Talent, which was surprising and inspiring to my work since. (Except for the part where I dropped my pin on the floor of the stage, but I am at peace with my clumsiness.) To the Australian speculative fiction community, thank you for welcoming me and honouring me.
I’m very excited to announce that my queer cyberpunk Sleeping Beauty retelling, “Function A.save (target.Dawn)”, has been reprinted in Twelfth Planet Press’s Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2015. Seriously, look at that ToC! I’m chuffed.
The Year’s Best is available now in print and ebook.
Image courtesy of Twelfth Planet Press.
My short story ‘Two Somebodies Go Hunting’ will be published in Twelfth Planet Press’ forthcoming anthology, Defying Doomsday. I am thrilled and humbled (seriously, look at the TOC!) to be included in what I think is a hugely important work.
Defying Doomsday seeks to find a place in fiction where disabled people aren’t erased or killed off early in the challenging setting of an apocalypse; where they aren’t reduced to being a burden to, or inspiration for, others.
The anthology is edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench, and will be available later this year in print and ebook formats.
Quick update: Hear Me Roar, which features my first published short story, is now available in numerous electronic formats via Smashwords and Amazon. Have a look if you favour electronic availability over matte covers and Russell B. Farr’s impeccable typesetting.
Image credit: Flavio Takemoto.
I’m thrilled to announce that my short story ‘Function A:save(target.Dawn)’ will appear in Ticonderoga Publications’ Hear Me Roar anthology, edited by the inimitable Liz Grzyb.
Preorders are available now for this June 2015 publication.