And we're back. Something of a hiatus in which I'm drawing towards the end of my science fiction project, or at least the last 25% of it. This is still heavily under wraps, so heavily in fact that it may never see the sight of day. I like it, anyway. No idea if its appeal is sufficiently broad so as to extend to anyone else.
In the meantime, Fantasycon is rapidly approaching. I shall be taking up the moderator's chair for the first time ever (1) to tackle the question of reality in fantasy: how much is too much. That's, I think, 10-11am on the Saturday 28th. At 10.30pm the same day I have a reading slot. This will probably be a short story, possibly even one of the Shadows of the Apt stories to be published elsewhere than here, I'm still deciding.
Annoyingly, the launch of the Ancient Wonders anthology is on at 10am that same day, so I won't be able to make it, much to my chagrin. However I will be happy to sign copies of it, if people can track me down (hint: my reading's a good bet). Or, indeed, copies of pretty much anything else.
Other than that, it should be a good convention. Possibly not as newsworthy as last year's, let's hope.
I have another short story coming out in Fox Spirit's soon-t0-be-released Tales of the Nun and Dragon, a fun-looking anthology with the work of a lot of talented writers. This will be available in e-format from Amazon from this weekend on, and there will also be a limited edition paperback run, and print on demand books later available from Lulu.com as I understand. It's a nice-looking set of stories and the collection also comes illustrated by Kieran Walsh.
(1) Actually one probably doesn't take up a chair, unless it's a very unruly panel.