Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Discover ... *me*

Many of you drop by SF and Nonsense because you're familiar with at least some of my novels and shorter stories -- but for some visitors, that isn't the case. If you're in that latter group, now's your opportunity ....

http://wildsidepress.com/discover-a-new-author-edward-m-lerner-epub-kindle-pdf/
Courtesy of my friends at Wildside Press (and with the sign-on of other friends, at publishers Phoenix Pick and FoxAcre Press), I am delighted to point you toward a free sampler of my fiction.

In Discover a New Author ... Edward M. Lerner you'll find four short stories, originally published between 2006 and 2017, plus the opening chapters of:
  • Countdown to Armageddon (2010 / time travel)
  •  InterstellarNet: Origins (likewise 2010 / the first book in my InterstellarNet series)
  • Dark Secret (2016 / epic and existential space adventure)
This sampler is available without charge from Wildside Press in Kindle (mobi), ePub, and pdf formats.

If you enjoy the sampler, well, you can always look for more ;-)

Monday, November 11, 2019

Does size matter?

At a con a few weeks past ("Back (exhausted!) from Capclave"), one of my panels, Does Size Matter?, dealt with the perennial topic of story lengths. As this is a matter of perennial interest among con-goers and aspiring writers, I decided to make it the subject of a post.

How I write: 
  • When the idea comes first -- and for me, usually, it does -- I let the story evolve into whatever length it sees fit.
  • Exception: targeting a market with length (or budget) constraints. Then I start by pondering a (hopefully) compatible story idea.
  • Exception: fine-tuning a completed story to fit a target market’s length constraints.
Now on to a pair of war stories ....

Monday, November 4, 2019

M&M: first review

Popular genre website Tangent Online recently posted their review of Muses & Musings: A Science Fiction Collection. My favorite passage (from among many):

Sure to have something to appeal to almost every reader of science fiction

Release day post
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For anyone curious, here's the full Tangent Online review of M&M.