I’m often aware that I spend way too much web space on self-promotion here. Which is why I’m happy to shine the spotlight on others when I can. Today I’d like to direct you to the story, “The Sounds of Old Earth” by Matthew Kressel, recently posted on the Lightspeed Magazine website. Matt’s in my writing group and we critiqued this story in the group. It started out as a great story, but Matt’s revisions took it into extraordinary territory. I think it might be the best thing he’s written (so far). I’m truly impressed by the power he managed to imbue into it. I would encourage everyone to read it if you haven’t already and please, if you’re part of the science fiction and fantasy community, don’t forget this story come awards season. It’s just that good.
I recently had the pleasure to narrate a story for the newly launched online science fiction magazine, Lightspeed - David Barr Kirtley’s “Cats in Victory”. The podcast was produced by Starship Sofa and is also presented in their latest podcast. It’s a fun story about animal-people. Give it a listen.
And because I neglected to mention it before, I also had the pleasure to narrate my friend Saladin Ahmed’s Nebula-nominated story Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela over at Podcastle. The story didn’t win the Nebula, sadly, but it could have. Give that one a listen, too.