Posts Tagged ‘science fiction’


Around this time last year, I started posting about a Kickstarter-funded anthology of short fiction called Apollo’s Daughters. Like its companion volume, Athena’s Daughters, it is a collection of tales ranging from science fiction to fantasy, all featuring female main characters.


The difference between the two anthologies is that the stories in Athena’s Daughters all were written by women, and those in Apollo’s Daughters all were penned by men.

I’m pleased to report that the Kindle version of Apollo’s Daughters is now available on Amazon, and that the paperback version is at the printers and coming this spring.

The new anthology contains my original novelette Hell Rode With Her,” which tells a story that for space reasons I needed to cut from the manuscript of The Midnight Front, my current novel-in-progress and the first volume of my new original trilogy for Tor Books. So if you’d like to get a sneak peek at what I’m cooking up, you’ll want to snag a copy of Apollo’s Daughters on the double.

As if that weren’t enticement enough, Apollo’s Daughters also features stories by such bestselling, award-winning, and acclaimed authors as John Jackson Miller, Aaron Rosenberg, Donald J. Bingle, Joshua B. Palmatier, David R. George III, and Michael Stackpole. It also features the last original work by the late New York Times bestselling author Aaron Allston.

Athena’s Daughters was published last year in both eBook and paperback formats. Apollo’s Daughters was released in December 2014 in generic eBook formats on the website of its publisher, Silence in the Library. Get your eBook copy now, and remember to pick up the print edition this spring!

Apollo’s Daughters needs you!



As of Friday, January 3, 2014, the Kickstarter for Athena’s Daughters has passed the $31k mark, meaning Joe Corroney’s cool original cover for Apollo’s Daughters is a go!

Thanks to everyone who chipped in. I’m really looking forward to writing my story for this anthology.


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With just one week left to go before the end of its Kickstarter funding push, the Athena’s Daughters anthology has been wildly successful. Not only has it far exceeded its basic goal and many of its stretch goals — including the commissioning of a companion volume, Apollo’s Daughters, in which male authors will spin tales of strong female main characters — it is now within less than $700 of achieving its next stretch goal: an original cover for Apollo’s Daughters by renowned Star Wars artist Joe Corroney, colored by Brian Miller.

This would be a major coup for the anthology, so please consider chipping in: for just $5, you can score a whole lot of awesome goodies. Even if you’re only contributing your $5 now, you still get numerous other incentives unlocked by the previous stretch goals. There is no downside: in fact, this might be one of the best bargains you’ll ever get.

Please chip in and help us get over just one more hurdle so that Joe Corroney can grace our words with an epic illustration that does them justice.

Meanwhile, in other news … HAPPY NEW YEAR!


A new indie SF/F bookstore in Astoria

998677_147312385462253_368146408_nThere are many types of independently owned businesses that my New York City neighborhood possesses in abundance: hookah bars, restaurants, hookah bars, delis, more hookah bars, and liquor stores, to name a few. But there have been two types of establishment woefully lacking here in Astoria: an old-fashioned ice-cream scoop shop, and an independent bookstore.

At least one of those absences is about to be rectified.

I was excited to learn recently that Enigma Bookstore, an independently owned bookshop specializing in science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative fiction, both classic and new, is opening soon not far from my home. I’ll be out of town for their grand opening the weekend of August 2–4, but I plan on paying them a visit next week during their “soft open,” or else just after their grand opening.

Those of you who live in NYC, especially Queens, and dig SF&F literature, I hope you’ll join me in supporting this new business.

Now, if only we could get a new ice-cream scoop shop….