T. R. Napper -An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets (2015)

T. R. Napper’s short story An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets was originally published in the January-February 2015 issue of Interzone magazine. I listened to it on the StarShipSofa podcast, from November 2016.

An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets tells the story of an autistic gambler who finds himself embroiled with intergalactic mobsters.

Have you read it? What did you think? Leave a comment below or get in touch on Twitter @jlcronshaw.

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#NaNoWriMo diary – week one

Throughout the month of November, I’ll be writing my novel Wizard of the Wasteland as part of National Novel Writing Month.

I’ve written 15,000 words so far (it would have been 18,000, but I cut out the first two chapters to make sure my main character would meet the wizard within a few scenes).

I’m really pleased with how things are going. The prequel story Addict of the Wasteland is back from an editor, so I’m going to proofread it and get a cover together so I can release it for free as an ebook.

Mary Robinette Kowal – Evil Robot Monkey (2008)

Mary Robinette Kowal‘s short story Evil Robot Monkey was first published in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Vol. 22008, edited by George Mann.

Evil Robot Monkey tells the story of an super-intelligent chimpanzee trying to understand the world.

Have you read it? What did you think? Let me know on Twitter @jlcronshaw or by leaving a comment below.

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I’ve signed up for #NaNoWriMo 2016

I’ve signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) to write my debut novel, Wizard of the Wasteland.

It is the first book in a post-apocalyptic series following the adventures of a reformed drug addict surviving in a hostile world. I’m thinking of it as being like The Road meets Breaking Bad.

You can follow my progress here or by following me on Twitter @jlcronshaw.

Robert Coover – Invasion of the Martians (2016)

Robert Coover’s short story Invasion of the Martians was first published in the September 2016 issue of the New Yorker magazine.

Invasion of the Martians is a comic satire that uses the tropes of science fiction B-movies to comment on American political culture in 2016.

Have you read this story? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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Mary Anne Mohanraj – Communion (2014)

Mary Anne Mohanraj’s short story Communion was first published by Clarkesworld Magazine in 2014 and is available to listen to on their podcast feed, narrated by Kate Baker.

It is the story of a human and alien mourning the loss of someone important to both of them.

Have you read this story? What did you think? Leave comment below or get in touch on Twitter @jlcronshaw.

Robert Reed – Eight Episodes (2006)

Robert Reed’s short story Eight Episodes was first published in the June 2006 issue of Asimov’s Magazine. I listened to it on EscapePod 107.

Eight Episodes is a story about an alien invasion that occurred during the earliest days of the earth.

Have you read it? What did you think? Leave a comment below.