New contributor’s copies!

Cover of Spells & SwashbucklersThe other day, I received my printed copy of Spells & Swashbucklers. It’s a lovely book. I handed it to my son to look at, and he got as far as “anthology” before putting it down. I pointed out my name on the back cover as one of the contributors to the anthology, and that was when he decided it was worth another look — even started reading my story!

That wasn’t the only arrival this week, however.

Cover of Fall 2012 issue of Space and TimeToday, I received copies of the Fall 2012 issue of Space & Time, which has my story “A Pretty Bauble,” a lovely mother-daughter story with sword fights and cats.

There’s something very satisfying about seeing something I’ve written in print. (Don’t get me wrong; I’m happy with electronic publication, too.) In that vein, I’d like to point out that Clarkesworld Magazine is reviving its anthologies (although it’ll be a while before 2011 — Year Five — is available) and Daily Science Fiction is also planning compilations of stories. Don’t worry — I’ll let you know when they’re ready!

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9 Comments

  1. You did it! You did it! You did it! When can I find copies? YYY

  2. Congrats! I agree, although I read everything electronically, there’s a different kind of satisfaction in seeing my stories in print.

    • Thanks, Laura!

      I sometimes wonder whether the next generation of writers — ones who grow up reading both electronically and in print — will have that same feel of attachment, of “Hey, it’s real!”

  3. Ahh … the feel of our books … there ain’t nuffing like it!

    • 🙂 So true. Guess I’d best listen to those readers who want me to get my e-books into print then.

  4. Yes! I realize they are short stories. They are ‘in print’, on a turn the page yourself. Reading on the computer is hard enough for me anymore. I’m darn well not doing the e-reader thing.

    Yes. Please do get your e-books into print.

  5. Gorgeous covers! I know what’s going on my next purchase list.. ;D

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