After a long hiatus it is time to get active on this blog again. I’ve been busy writing and that is producing a stream of published books and stories in anthologies, with more coming quickly if everything goes right.
Let’s start with the anthologies. My stories have recently been published in two anthologies. The first was: Alternate Peace, with alternate history stories not involving wars. This was a major ego-boost, with my name in the table of contents next to Harry Turtledove, arguably the biggest name in Alternate History. The second was a New Pulp anthology called Mystery Men & Women Volume 6. This was an experiment for me, a venture into a sub-genre that consciously strives to be a throwback to the days of the depression-era pulp hero, complete with covers and interior illustrations that hark back to that era.
My pulp hero can briefly, painfully bring the recently dead back to life, hopefully to figure out who murdered them.
I also self-published a collection of stories and Alternate History essays
called Space Bats & Butterflies. The Alternate History essays are for people with a deep interest in history. The stories should be general interest. This collects a lot of stuff I’ve written over the years for an on-line zine but wanted to put in more permanent form. This is roughly sixty percent alternate history essays, with the biggest single section looking at what might have happened if the Germans went after Moscow instead of heading south in 1942.
I do include several AH and time-travel stories for more general readers.
But wait. There is more. At least I hope there is. I have a novel-length sequel to Jace of the Jungle written and hopefully no more than a couple weeks from ready to appear on Amazon. Working title is A Princess of the Jungle.
I also hope to get a second Space Bats & Butterflies collection out before the end of the year, hopefully by late October, but that is very ambitious. We’ll have to see.