I love it when I get books in the mail that I want to read right now. I have a story in War And Space: Recent Combat, edited by Rich Horton and Sean Wallace, but honestly, when the book arrived, I thought I had ordered it to read. Then I looked and realized this was that anthology, the one Rich and Sean had contacted me about a while ago. I still want to read it. Lots of good writers here, from Nancy Kress to Robert Reed to Alastair Reynolds and so many more. This is an overview of sf war stories published in the past decade, including some classics. My contribution here is “The Observer.” There are many, many other stories you’ll want to read or reread. You can pick up the anthology at your favorite bookstore or order it here. There’s an ebook edition as well, but I don’t know all the platforms that it’s on. Go, enjoy. I know I will.
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The Prequel to The Next Kris Nelscott Novel
A New Kris Nelscott Short Story
My latest Kris Nelscott short story, "Still Life 1931" appears here, alongside some amazing names. This stunning collection, based on the work of Edward Hopper, is available in ebook, but I recommend the hardcover, just because it's so pretty. The art is reproduced throughout. Here's the Amazon link, but you can get the book anywhere.
Occasional Updates on Kris Nelscott’s Works
Best Mystery Stories of The Year!
"The heroine of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s 'Christmas Eve at the Exit' struggles to make the holiday meaningful for her 10-year-old daughter while the pair are on the run....There isn’t enough Xanax in anyone’s medicine cabinet to calm the jitters these 20 skillful stories will unleash on a worried world." —Kirkus
A New Mystery Story
I am pleased, honored, and startled to announce that my story, "Overworked," appears in the 60th Anniversary Issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. Pick up your copy online or in bookstores—or better yet, subscribe!
A New Uncollected Story
I love taking part in the Uncollected Anthology of Urban Fantasy. Every quarter, we put out individual stories on the same theme (hence "anthology" and "uncollected"). This time, Dayle A. Dermatis, Michele Lang, Leah Cutter, Rebecca Senese, and Valerie Brook have joined me in the Fabulous Familiars "anthology." And Winston & Ruby fans, this one's for you!
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The Year’s Best Science Fiction
I am honored to announce that Gardner Dozois chose my novella "Inhuman Garbage" as one of the best science fiction stories of the year. To order the novella and some wonderful fiction, click on this sentence.
The Year’s Best Novellas
I am honored to announce that Paula Guran chose my novella "Inhuman Garbage" as one of the best novellas of the year. To order some wonderful novellas, click on this sentence.