Support This Film!

 

So as I approach two months until book release, I’m going to be ramping up the promotion and that means, well, something I’m uncomfortable with — talking about myself and my projects all of the time. And since I don’t want to make this the Me Show I’ve decided to actively post about other things, other projects and works and creative endeavors, other cool shit that you should be looking at and reading and watching and supporting because there’s plenty of it out there.

First up is a short film that currently has a Kickstarter called Falling to Pieces. Yes, this film stars my girlfriend, but I’ve read the script and it’s great and this is going to be an amazing project. It will be making the film festival rounds when it’s ready and you have a chance to get it on it right now. It’s about grief, and losing a loved one, but it’s funny and endearing and real. I think it’s going to be an absolute triumph and I’m definitely supporting it. I hope you will, too. Even if you can’t fund the Kickstarter (and they take amounts as small as $1), please help spread the word. The script by Chris Connolly was a Finalist in Showtime’s Tony Cox Screenplay Competition at the 2013 Nantucket Film Festival. And if you’re still not convinced, here’s a short teaser taken directly from the Kickstarter page: 

Cassandra woke up with his kidneys sleeping beside her.

When her husband Eddie died a few months ago, Cassandra didn’t have any idea that he had checked that box on his driver’s license to donate all his organs. His kidneys now belong to Sam, a surfer from Long Island who she met up with the night before. Some vodka, a little Kahlua, several rounds… It’s not very clear to either of them how this happened.

Thankfully she had an appointment with her shrink that day:

Doesn’t that look great? Trust me, it’s awesome. Support this film!

Readercon

I figured I should mention that I’ll be attending Readercon in Burlington, MA starting tomorrow afternoon. Looking forward to seeing anyone else who’s going and hopefully meeting a lot of new people.

I’m not doing any readings or participating in any panels this year but I’m hoping to do plenty of catching up in the bar.

Hope to see lots of you there.

Second Hand Ego Boosts

In the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed some positive reviews coming in for Dead Man’s Hand and for my story, “Second Hand,” specifically.

Over here M. J. Starling says “I love Rajan Khanna’s card sharp stories” among other wonderful things and let me tell you I will be flying high on those comments for weeks.

Also, at The Book Plank, they single out my story along with those by Tad Williams, Joe Lansdale, Christie Yant and Seanan McGuire. The “Second Hand” review ends with “Rajan Khanna has started to build a great premise in Second Hand that will hopefully be featured in more stories or a full length book!” which is encouraging (and I am definitely writing more). 

Feedback, positive or negative, is sometimes so hard to come by with short fiction that it’s nice to get some. Especially when it’s so positive. Knowing that people are enjoying my fiction makes the writing all the more worthwhile. It also helps to keep going when things get tough.

Now, to work on the next story…

 

 

 

Second Hand is up at Lightspeed Magazine

 

I am very happy to say that my story, “Second Hand,” is currently up to read, for free, at Lightspeed Magazine. This is my first appearance as an author at Lightspeed (I’ve narrated and edited podcasts for them before) and it’s a market I’ve long wanted to appear in. “Second Hand” is a weird western and a sequel of sorts to my story, “Card Sharp,” which appeared in the anthology The Way of the Wizard. “Card Sharp” isn’t available to read online at the moment but the story was podcast over at Podcastle if you’d like to get the full story so far.

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“Second Hand” also appears in the anthology, Dead Man’s Hand, which also releases today. It’s an anthology full of weird western tales featuring authors like Tad Williams, Joe R. Lansdale, Ken Liu, Jeffrey Ford, and Christie Yant. Here’s the full Table of Contents. You can also find a list of free reads from the anthology (and related tales) here.

Sound interesting? Why not buy the book?

Falling Sky is now available for preorder

As people on Twitter and Facebook already know, Falling Sky, my first novel, has a release date – October 7, 2014 – and is now available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online retailers. Right now only the print book is available but I’m pretty sure the ebook will be available down the line.

I also wanted to post the full art for the cover, courtesy of the brilliantly talented Chris McGrath. I knew Chris from his Dresden Files covers and many others and I was beyond thrilled when I learned he would be doing my cover as well. As you can see, it’s pretty amazing.

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This is starting to feel like it’s really happening…

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