It’s been a busy few weeks, but mostly behind-the-scenes busy rather than announcement-producing busy. That said, I do have a couple of things to mention. First, Year’s Best SF 31
is now available. My story “Finders” is included, along with a fairly amazing range of stories. Next, the audio edition of Silver Bullet
is also available - magic, aviation, and mad science collide in the Rockies in 1932. And, finally, for the Stargate fans among us — Shore Leave
is coming up! Fandemonium will be launching Jo Graham and Amy Griswold’s Unascended, and all three of us, plus Diana Dru Botsford and Sally Malcom, will be on panels. (The five yards of raw silk that just went into the washing machine has nothing to do with that, of course not!)
Much of the current busy-ness has been finalizing manuscripts for publication: getting Wind Raker turned in at Crossroad and A Death at the Dionysus Club at Lethe, both of which are now waiting on cover art. Heiresses of Russ — year’s best lesbian SF, which I co-edited with Steve Berman — is also in production at Lethe, and should have a publication date any day now. Trouble And Her Friends is getting a new Lethe edition as well, and I’m working my way through the final galleys. Hopefully I’ll finish that this weekend!
In the meantime, I’m working on the next Order of the Air book, Oath Bound — the Lodge is in Italy for an air show, and becomes involved in the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, which in turn has wakened much older powers. I am also working on stories for several themed anthologies — dark carnival and “Deco-punk,” both of which are going to be fun to play with. Finders is happily turning into a novel; three chapters (almost exactly doubling the length of the published story) and an outline are with my agent, and with any luck will find a new home sometime soon. And, as usual, I have half a dozen ideas, some old, some new, in various stages of development…