Short fiction

endlessagesHaving been a big Vampire: The Masquerade fan in college, it was a real treat to contribute a story, “Tiger,” to The Endless Ages Anthology, edited by my friend Jaym Gates. The anthology celebrates 25 years of vampiric goodness, and gave me the chance to write in the World of Darkness for the first time. There are great stories in here from White Wolf veterans Bill Bridges and Richard Dansky, as well as Delilah S. Dawson and Na’amen Golbert Tilahun.

My hard mil-SF story “Mind Flight” was part of the March 2016 Geeky Giving charity bundle, which benefits the Barrow Neurological Institute in Arizona. All of the Geeky Giving stories have been gathered in print and ebook: Geeky Giving, A SFF Charity Anthology, the proceeds of which also go to Barrow. It’s a totally awesome anthology with stories by Mary Robinette Kowal, K.B. Spangler, Shaun David Hutchison, A.C. Wise and many others. Head over to Amazon to order it, and get good karma in the process.

“On a Kansas Plain” was included in the Cthulhu Fhtagn! anthology (August 2015) edited by Ross E. Lockhart and published by Word Horde, thus allowing me to cross off a tale of the Cthulhu Mythos from my authorial bucket list. Cthulhu Fhtagn! features H.P. Lovecraft-inspired tales from Walter Greatshell, Anya Martin, Molly Tanzer and Laird Barron, among many other fine scribes. Available in print or ebook from Word Horde or Amazon.

“Confessions of an Interplanetary Art Fraud” was included in the Unidentified Funny Objects 4 anthology (November 2015) edited by Alex Shvartsman and published by UFO Publishing. Unidentified Funny Objects 4 features darkly humorous stories from Neil Gaiman, Gini Koch, Piers Anthony and George R.R. Martin…and me, which puts me in fine company indeed. Alex is a fantastic editor, and I’m pleased at how this silly story of art, sparkly feces and marshmallow aliens turned out. Head over to Amazon to order it.

“Crisis of Faith” is a serial Web story released in June/July 2015 for the Pathfinder role-playing game setting, published by Paizo. The story follows the misadventures of a brew-priest of the drunken god Cayden Cailean as he leaves his brewery-temple in order to follow his faith’s call to adventure — and danger. You can read this homage to classic Dungeons & Dragons stories here: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4

gravitycover-hiresThe Gravity of the Affair (December 2013): Before he was the hero of the Nile and the martyr of Trafalgar, Horatio Nelson was a 20-year-old post-captain in command of a tiny brig. This novella, set in the Daedalus trilogy universe concurrently with the events of The Daedalus Incident, is the story of Nelson’s first command on the seas of Ganymede and Europa. Read more.