Dateline: July 20, 2016
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master," Ernest Hemingway said of writers, and this sums many things I'm always learning how to do better: writing, yoga, work-life balance, housework, being a better slave to my cats, being constantly open to the world.
New in the mail is a translation of my story "Selfie" in Polish, which I can't read. Many thanks to the magazine Nowa Fantastyka for reprinting it. Also my new Kindle Fire (the cheap version) show's next month's Asimov's with a story of mine in it, but it's not quite on bookshelves yet. The novel I'm writing and writing and writing is a lot of fun, but did I mention the writing? And more writing. And more.
In the Cats of Lakewood, stray kitty Sheldon is strong enough to be traipsing across my roof at night. So not quite ready for that Rainbow Bridge yet. Tomcat Longmire has not been around for a few days and I think must be out catting around. The gray stray that I'm calling Ghost came by last week and then ran off again when he saw me. Chai, Tai, their momma and the rest of the gang are suffering through summer with feline grace and ravenous appetites. If you'd like to support this little rescue colony in my yard, they and I would truly appreciate it.
The end is nearer than we think. The world to come is full of bleak humor, sketchy survivors, and bittersweet nostalgia for what was lost. Indulge your sweet tooth for disaster with this collection of published stories.
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Out of luck and out of money, stranded American pilot Tom Carter desperately wants to go home. On an island floating in space his future hinges on rescuing a runaway sea princess. With the help of a military officer with secrets of her own, Tom just might succeed--or start an interstellar war…
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