Books and projects

Out now:

All Hail Our Robot Conquerors (short story anthology)

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The robots of the 50s and 60s science fiction movies and novels captured our hearts and our imaginations. Their clunky, bulbous bodies with their clear domed heads, whirling antennae, and randomly flashing lights staggered ponderously across the screen and page and into our souls—whether as a constant companion or as the invading army threatening to exterminate our world. We can never return to that innocent time, where the robot overlords could be identified by their burning red eyes or our trusty robot sidekick would warn us instantly of danger—

Or can we?

With a touch of nostalgia and a little tongue-in-cheek humor, here are fifteen stories from today’s leading science fiction and fantasy authors that take us back to the time of evil robot overlords, invading armies, and not-quite-trustworthy mechanical companions. Join Julie E. Czerneda, Brandon Daubs, Tanya Huff, Brian Trent, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Jason Palmatier, Jez Patterson, Gini Koch, Lauren Fox, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Philip Brian Hall, Rosemary Edghill, R. Overwater, Helen French, and Seanan McGuire as we step into the future with a nod to the past. Hold on to those stun guns. You may need them!

 

grimThe Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy, Volume 3

Book description:

The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy offers something for writers of all levels, providing advice and detailed instruction for creating a believable fantasy world. The novice author will find the book invaluable for its sage advice, while already published fantasy authors will find the book enjoyable for its well written style and wealth of reference material. Advice on world building, religions, food, fighting & weaponry, and much more, will help transform the mundane into an epic fantasy story.

Submissions from the Editor’s Point of View:

I wrote a chapter on Submissions from the Editor’s Point of View, drawing on my own experience as an editorial assistant at Harlequin Mills & Boon, and including interviews with various editors such as John Joseph Adams and Mary-Theresa Hussey.