As the title says, I’ve had an article published over at the sci phi journal website as part of its free content. Long-term followers of this blog might recognize it as a (much improved imho) rewrite of an older post from here:
For access to all of the paid content, you can become a subscriber to the journal here.
In the interests of transparency, as a contributor (and also as an editor of the magazine), I receive a share of the proceeds from subscriptions, so the more people sign up for subscriptions, the more I (and the other fine contributors) will be paid.
A new more thumbnail-friendly cover image has been added to the kindle ebook version of Beyond the Mist, and the price of the ebook has been reduced from $3.99 to $2.99 (and by appropriate amounts in other amazon territories):
In addition, for followers of this blog looking to purchase the paperback version, a discount code has been created for the createspace site that takes $2 off the cover price, meaning a price of $5.99 plus delivery for the paperback from there.
To do this, simply go to the createspace site for the book:
And add a copy of the book in your cart and below the subtotal of your order there is a box where you can enter the discount code
and click on the ‘Apply Discount’ button.
Compare the price via this route with buying from amazon, and choose whichever arrangement is the best deal for you.
You can grab the ebook version of Beyond the Mist at amazon right now.
The paperback version is being worked on, and the book’s dedicated page has been updated.
John C. Wright seems to like it over at his blog, you can read his foreword and almost the first three chapters (including one of Cat Leonard’s wonderful illustrations) via amazon’s ‘Look Inside’ feature.
This is a supremely exciting time for me, and a big relief to finally have it out there for you all to enjoy.
Spread the word!
(And this is the 200th post on this blog. Highly appropriate!)
The new format of Sci Phi Journal is about to begin, with the first article due within the next hour or two. I have an article that will appear in January, but to get access to all the top-quality content (and some other benefits), you’ll need to be a subscriber. Details can be found over at the Sci Phi Journal site
I have been somewhat snowed under with work, so haven’t written a new year’s poem this year. I would like to take this opportunity to look back on the past solar cycle.
This year has seen a lot of changes in my writing career, though it still feels like it’s just the beginning. In this year alone, the number of books I’m listed as an author of at amazon has tripled from 3 to 9 (though seven of that total are Sci Phi Journal instalments of Beyond the Mist), I’m now officially an editor of the journal and a regular contributor to superversivesf, which has put me in contact with a number of highly talented writers who treat me as a peer, which still feels odd to me. I’ve released a poetry collection and am well on the way to preparing another (though I think it still needs a few more poems, so that will probably be ready around the end of March), and have had a poem published by the society of Classical poets (we’ll see how I did in their contest at the end of January).
Looking forward, Sci Phi Journal is transitioning to its new format on the 4th of January, where I have an article appearing in January as well as continuing as an editor and Beyond the Mist is about to be released as a standalone novel, with a foreword by the ever awesome John C. Wright. The scheduled release date for that is the 7th of January.
Beyond that, who knows what lies in store?
The Kindle ebook version of Sci Phi Journal Issue 8, the last issue of the journal in its current format, has just gone on sale at amazon
Chapters 14 and 15 of Beyond The Mist appear in Sci Phi Journal Issue 8
The reasons for the format change, as well as what to look forward to in this fine issue are given in the message from the editor, which can be read (together with the first three pieces of flash fiction) through Amazon’s ‘Look Inside’ feature at the above link.
Chapter 14 and 15 of Beyond the Mist appear in this issue, and a number of entertaining stories and fascinating articles, so flex your mighty index finger muscles and click on that link, or visit Sci Phi Journal’s patreon page to become a subscriber and exchange your hard-earned dollars, pounds, crowns, Ugandan shillings or Exoxanthian Freknars (I hear the exchange rate is very good right now) for some prime reading material now and into the future!
Issue 8 of Sci Phi Journal, which will be the last issue of the journal in its current format, will feature chapters 14 and 15 of Beyond the Mist. The last two installments will continue in the new sustainable format, which will mean I’ll start get paid for the editing work I’ve been doing on the journal as well as for my contributions, though the initial rates may be lower until subscriptions pick up, details on the new setup can be found here.
Cat Leonard’s second illustration, depicting the protagonist’s first look at the wilderness valley as he emerges from the trees, will appear in Issue 8, and looks like this:
The other two illustrations will be done, and will appear in the final standalone publication of Beyond the Mist, which will be available both in ebook and paperback form after the last two installments have been made available to Sci Phi Journal subscribers in due course.