I hope people remembered I’ve changed my posts from Fridays to Wednesdays and come visit today. It’s appropriate in a fun way, I think, considering Wednesday is named for the Germanic god Wodan, identified with the Norse god Odin. And I do like my Norse gods, I will admit.
Anyway, quick post today. Many thanks to Matt Larkin at Incandescent Phoenix for his review of “City of Dis.”
Also, I have a surprise planned for next week that I wanted to let everyone in on. For the next few months, I’d like to try to release a short story a month, starting with a reprint of a fantasy short that appeared in Leading Edge Magazine. Most of you are unfamiliar with my traditional and epic fantasy, except for one excerpt I put up on Urban Psychopomp in a Blog of DOOM Award post.
I have four stories in mind for release between now and the end of January 2012, and I will probably bundle them up into a collection titled The Dark of the Year in February 2012, just as the traditional dark season is ending. (Yeah, I’m a folklore geek like that.)
Two of the stories will be reprints, and a third will be the story that prompted the most knowledgeable and respected editor in science fiction and fantasy to say, “Stories like this are the reason I read.” And, YES, I still intend to have that carved into my tombstone someday.
Here’s a little glimpse into next week…
And some mood music (even though there are no vampires in my story, it still fits…