The 2010 Parsec Award Finalists have been announced and I am quite pleased to see "The Things" by Peter Watts (Clarkesworld, January 2010) listed as a finalist in the Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form) category. If you haven’t listened to Kate Baker’s incredible narration of this story, go do so now. If you enjoy it, consider subscribing to our podcast. It’s free!
Month: July 2010
The last few months have provided more than their fair share of stressful distractions. Several things have been pushed to the side or just plain ignored while I’ve dealt with those. I’m not out of the woods yet, but I’ve been making an effort to get things back on track.
There is one project in Wyrm’s catalog that has had the appearance of being cursed from day one…. the signed limited edition of Toast by Charles Stross. It was originally scheduled years ago and has been tripping over deadlines ever since. The good news is that is finally in the hands of our printer. If they survive the curse and don’t burn down, I should have the books in early September. I’ll post another update when they supply the final shipping date.
One of the other things I’ve been working on is an ebookstore for Wyrm and Clarkesworld. I think it still needs work, but I came to the realization that waiting for perfection was silly. You can now order ebook editions of Realms, Last Drink Bird Head, and back issues of Clarkesworld via the Wyrm Ebookstore. At this time, Wyrm has two stores: one for print and one for ebooks. It might be a bit confusing for some people, but it actually made sense when it came to the features each cart system offered. I hope to pull them together at some point in the future. Anyhow, the ebookstore has PayPal and Google Checkout as payment options. That should cover all your needs. Once paid for, you can download your EPUB or MOBI/Kindle edition and load it onto your reader.
Feedback on the ebooks or the store is very welcome.
Our mid-month Clarkesworld podcast features "The Association of the Dead" by Rahul Kanakia. You can read the story here, listen here, or subscribe to our podcast and never have to be reminded by me again.
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois is out. The following stories from Clarkesworld Magazine have received Honorable Mentions:
- Celadon by Desirina Boskovich
- Placa del Fuego by Tobias S. Buckell
- Brief Candle by Jason K. Chapman
- Teaching Bigfoot to Read by Geoffrey W. Cole
- Spar by Kij Johnson
- White Charles by Sarah Monette
- Night, in Dark Perfection by Richard Parks
- The Mermaids Singing Each to Each by Cat Rambo
- Of Melei, of Ulthar by Gord Sellar
- The Dying World by Lavie Tidhar
- The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew by Catherynne M. Valente
Enjoying the beach or some time by the pool this weekend? Looking for something fun to read on your Kindle? The July issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available from Amazon.
I should have an announcement about our EPUB and MOBI ebookstore shortly.
Have a great weekend!
Beach Blanket Spaceship by Sandra McDonald
Beach Blanket Spaceship (AUDIO VERSION) by Sandra McDonald, read by Kate Baker
The Association of the Dead by Rahul Kanakia
On the 15th of July, our podcast will feature The Association of the Dead by Rahul Kanakia. We’ll also have some extra stuff for you later this month.
The Kindle edition of this issue will be available later this week.