Keith Brooke and Nick Gevers guest-edited the March issue
of the British SF magazine Interzone, with stories and
the main non-fiction features by the contributors of the infinity plus
Web site (including an SF on the Internet piece by Pete Tillman).
Michael Swanwick wrote a set of five short-short stories titled
"Five British Dinosaurs".
Several new stories are going to be published soon.
First, a story called "The Last Greek" ...
Michael Swanwick says:
"The story you're talking about is actually titled «The
Last Geek,» and will appear in an anthology of Southern
fantasy edited by Andy Duncan and Brett Cox, to be published by a press located in (ironically
enough) Vermont. People think I'm having a laugh at my own expense when I
say it's autobiographical, but when first I finished it and read it through,
I honest to God did think, «Le Geek, c'est moi!»
Michael's addition: "The anthology is Crossroads: Southern Stories of
the Fantastic, published by Invisible Cities Press of
Montpelier, Vermont. I used to live in Vermont, but nowhere so far north
More stories coming:
sold a short story titled «'Hello,' Said the Stick»
to Analog. I sent it to Stan, along with a note saying,
'Every twenty years, I make a stab at selling you a
story, whether you want me to or not.' It was my first
sale there ever; all my Analog-writer friends are ever
so happy for me. And yet another dino story, «A Great
Day for Brontosaurs» to Asimovs. Finally, I sold «Dirty
Little War» to a Vietnam anthology edited by Byron Tetrick,
titled In the Shadow of the Wall. I've been trying
to write a Vietnam story for thirty years, and only now
managed to find the distance to do it. Also, Byron was
one of my students at Clarion West. So I'm particularly
pleased with this story. And I turned in my most recent
batch of short-shorts to Ellen Datlow at Sci Fiction - so the series
has made it all the way to element 39, Yttrium.
"I'm also working on a lot of other stuff. Halfway through
a couple of hard-sf space stories. And two days and
eight pages into «King Dragon,» which brings contemporary
conventional warfare to Faerie ... a story that's really
got its hooks into my imagination. A new Darger and Surplus
story. Researching the next novel, and could maybe begin
writing it in a few months. A collaboration with Eileen
Gunn involving Zeppelins, naked brains in beakers, and
radio science! And I'm considering taking on another short-short
series for Eileen's ezine, The Infinite Matrix, which as
it transpires is not dead after all.
Eos Books site, http://www.eosbooks.com/
started publishing Michael Swanwick's Field Guide to
Mesozoic Megafauna, a set of short-short stories.
The author said in August:
"There are thirteen stories, and they'll
be going up one every two weeks, starting 9/17/01, with
the final one being posted 2/20/02, when Bones of the Earth
goes on sale. Twelve of the stories are new; the last,
«Proving Dr. Tom's Hypothesis», first appeared, well ..."
Since the first story was delayed for two weeks ...
Michael Swanwick's booklength interview with
Gardner Dozois, titled Being Gardner Dozois, released.
The publisher is Old Earth Books.
Read the review by Nick Gevers at Locus Online.
Michael Swanwick's collection Tales of Old Earth
won the Locus award as the best collection of the year. More
in Locus Online.
At the same time, a story from the collection, "The Raggle
Taggle Gypsy-O", is nominated for the World Fantasy Award.
More in Locus Online.
Read the review of the collection.
NESFA Press's new collection of stories by
Gardner Dozois, Strange Days, due for release at
the Worldcon in Philadelphia (Aug 30 - Sept 03 2001),
reprints five stories by Michael Swanwick in collaboration
with Dozois and (in four cases) Jack Dann. They are:
Afternoon at Schrafft's
The Gods of Mars
Golden Apples of the Sun
Snow Job (with Dozois only)
Also featured is Michael Swanwick's introduction to
the collection, titled "The Strange and Fabulous Journey
of Gardner Dozois", as well as his introductions to the
stories "Snow Job" and "Executive Clemency".
Sci Fiction started publishing
Michael Swanwick's Periodic Table of Science Fiction.
One short-short "element" story will apear on the site
every week. Only the first six elements were written for
The Infinite Matrix before its lamentable demise.
Michael Swanwick about his upcoming novel:
"... the novel's title has been finalized. It's now
Bones Of The Earth. Still scheduled for next February."
Earlier, he said:
"The Asimov's [dinosaur] stories were sketches to work out the feel I wanted for
the novel. They occur in a kind of parallel dream-time, and in a sense never
happened at all. (The novel will explain this more clearly than I possibly
can here.) The novel is mostly about paleontologists studying dinos up and
down the Mesozoic, with a sortie forward to 250 My C.E. for a consultation
with the inventors of time travel. Mostly it's about science as a passionate
pursuit. To a lesser degree, it's about extinction. But a hopeful, upbeat
take on extinction."
Read the sample chapter
- Swanwick, Michael - Gravity's Angels
- (Frog Ltd. 1-58394-029-4, $16.95, 350pp, tpb, March 2001,
jacket art Michael Dashow, jacket design Michael Dashow)
Reprint (Arkham House 1991).
New edition of Swanwick's first short story collection, with 13
stories, including Swanwick's two near-simultaneous debut novelettes
from 1980, "The Feast of St. Janis" and "Ginungagap" (both Nebula
nominees), and Sturgeon Award-winner "The Edge of the World" (1989).
(3 Apr 2001, Locus Online: What's New)