I haven't had much to say in this venue about my short fiction. However ...
I've set several stories in an alternate/future history that splits off from our familiar timeline in 2002. The triggering event: receipt of a radio signal from another solar system.
In episodes spanning more than a century, the InterstellarNet stories chronicle humanity’s discovery of its interstellar neighbors, the formation and evolution of a radio-based interstellar trading community, and the long-distance jockeying among species for advantage.
So: SETI, alternate and future history, aliens .... If you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll understand that these stories reflect big interests of mine.
Over the years these stories have generated lots of reader mail (thanks!) and inquiries about further installments. One episode, "Creative Destruction," was in a year's-best anthology. So I'd like to use this space to announce the latest InterstellarNet installment, the novella "Calculating Minds."
It's currently (April/May issue) running in Jim Baen's Universe. And even if you don't subscribe, you can see the first half of the story here.
(April 7, 2013 update) I should have updated this page long ago. There are now two InterstellarNet novels (with "Calculating Minds," updated, become part of the first). As for the original, short-fiction forms, here is the up-to-date InterstellarNet story listing.