If you missed it in the print edition, you can check out my Korean SF story “The Country of the Young” in the Fictionwise eMagazine edition of Interzone 219, available now.
Here’s another best-story-of-2008 poll I’ve got a story in, the Reader’s Poll at Fantasy Magazine. Those who’ve been following along should vote.
(I’m not saying you should vote for my story… whatever hit you hardest would be the best choice! I’m not caught up, so we’ll have to see whether I manage it. I’m working through my neglected stack of issues of Asimov’s first.)
For those who are interested, the Fictionwise eMagazine edition of the current Asimov’s SF (October/November 2008 double-issue), with my latest fiction publication in it, is available here. I am not so fond of DRM, but Fictionwise does offera PDF option, which is about as non-invasive as you can get. (I’m pretty sure the PDFs are printable, for example.)
Which is high praise coming from me. I’m sure nobody will be shocked to know I have the soundtrack to Om Shanti Om in my headphones as I write this. When my aging finally process reverses and I slide back into a world before a gut and bad ankles and having to make a living and all the rest of the stuff that keeps me busy, I think I want to (un-) grow up be Shahrukh Khan. You know, I’m not saying the man is immature, it’s just: wouldn’t it be just the best fun to dance seductively with Aishwarya Rai and Preity Zinta and Deepika Padukon, and lip-synch to all the hottest songs, and get paid just to be handsome?
Okay, maybe not. Lots of sweat and hard work and being on the road, I bet. Looks good on the big screen, though.
Anyway, it’s not in the cards — in this life, anyway — so when I need entertainment, I turn to GUD. Which publishes good stuff, including stuff by friends of mine and that makes GUD officially cool. And they’re launching issue 3, which you should check out. Like, buy it, or pay to get an electronic edition.
Because not all of us can get paid to dance with Deepika… but all of us can (and should) get us a copy of GUD. Sign up now and you’ll get a freebie from the issue, too. (At least, till Friday night, if I understand things right.)
For those living outside of the English-speaking, American-magazine-distributed world who are interested in reading my recently-published story “Lester Young and the Jupiter’s Moons’ Blues” in the July 2008 issue of Asimov’s SF, you might be interested in the Fictionwise eMagazine edition.
(There’s DRM, of course, and I don’t usually buy things with DRM myself — though since my subscription copy was sent to the wrong address somehow, and I’m going to have to wait a few more weeks before demanding it be re-sent, along with a couple of other months’ worth of my subscription! But anyway, it’s up, it’s available, and right now it’s 25% off.)
I’ve added a link in the sidebar, but you can click here to go straight to the issue.