Posts tagged with "space marines" - Faerye Net 2012-05-09T23:49:54+00:00 Felicity Shoulders "Long Night on Redrock" is on newsstands! 2012-05-09T23:49:54+00:00 2012-05-09T23:50:16+00:00 <p>The July 2012 issue of <a href="" target="links"><em>Asimov&#8217;s Science Fiction</em></a> is out on a real or virtual newsstand near you! My novelette &#8220;Long Night on Redrock&#8221; is the cover story, with art by Tomislav Tikulin!</p> <center> <p><a href="" target="links"><br /> <img src="" border="0" /><br /> </a></p> </center> <p><strong>Note:</strong> The table of contents mistakenly lists &#8220;Long Night on Redrock&#8221; as a short story &#8212; it&#8217;s a novelette, I promise. A very long one, at that!</p> <p>&#8220;Long Night on Redrock&#8221; is different from my previously published science fiction in many respects: it&#8217;s by far my longest published work, and it&#8217;s set on a different planet in the far future, just for starters. It was an enjoyable challenge to write, and I&#8217;m really excited for readers to see it. Please, get out there and read it! Especially if you love space marines. (What am I talking about, everyone loves space marines!) You can read a short teaser <a href="" target="links">in this earlier blog post!</a> Or if I had you at &#8220;space marines&#8221;, go get a copy!</p> <p><strong>Getting a paper copy:</strong> Traditional newsstands often carry <em>Asimov’s</em>. Many Barnes &amp; Noble locations carry it, but it’s best to call ahead if you’ve never seen it at that particular store before. You can&#8217;t miss it, it&#8217;s the one with the awesome lion roaring, and my name on it!</p> <p><strong>Getting a paper copy in Portland:</strong> If you&#8217;re local, you can shop local at <a href="" target="links">Rich’s Cigar Store</a>, which carries <em>Asimov’s</em> in their extensive magazine collection. The main store on SW Alder has the most copies. Also, the main store will ship magazines to out-of-town customers &#8212; just give them a call if you&#8217;re in a fix.</blockquote></p> <p><strong>Getting a digital version:</strong> <em>Asimov&#8217;s</em> is available in <a href="" target="links">kindle edition</a> and <a href="" target="links">several other formats</a> &#8212; in case you, like my characters, live in the future.</p> Novelette sold to Asimov's: "Long Night on Redrock" 2011-10-19T18:26:51+00:00 2011-10-19T18:27:24+00:00 <p>I am overjoyed to announce my second novelette sale! This one is far-future science fiction, and it will appear in <a href="" target="links"><em>Asimov&#8217;s Science Fiction</em></a>.</p> <p>Many thanks to my lovely readers! It wasn&#8217;t hard to find them for this piece, because it turns out <em>everyone loves space marines</em>. Even retired ones.</p> <p>Here is a teaser of my novelette! You&#8217;ll know more about where to find the rest of it as soon as I do:</p> <blockquote> <center><strong>Long Night on Redrock</strong></center> <p>“If you’re exploring the town, you should stop walking,” Peder Finn called down from his porch. The stranger, a fair-haired man bent under a backpack, paused at the gate. Peder pegged him for an offworlder. A dozen telltales said as much; from his low-topped shoes, likely to let in sand, to his unshaded eyes, without tanned-in squint or sunglass marks. It was almost aynid harvest, a suspicious time for an offworlder to come visiting.</p> <p>The man took in the dusty yard, where Peder’s children had lined and stacked rocks into an imaginary city and set a carved toy horse on an overturned bucket to reign. Finally his gaze settled on Peder, who had paused in carving another toy, a long strip of synthwood still hanging from his knife.</p> <p>Peder produced a noncommittal smile. “Nothing that way you want to visit.”</blockquote></p> Outstanding. Now all we need is a deck of cards... 2011-02-20T14:37:15+00:00 2012-05-09T23:45:13+00:00 <p>And a <a href="" target="links">brass plaque that reads &#8220;Chekhov&#8217;s Gun&#8221;</a>! I received many fabulous birthday presents for my thirtieth birthday, but none so geeky, and nearly none so unexpected, as this replica pulse rifle from <em>Aliens</em>:</p> <center><a href="" title="M41A Pulse Rifle by Felicity Shoulders, on Flickr"><img src="" width="500" height="374" alt="M41A Pulse Rifle" border="0" /></a></center> <p><a href="" target="links">Ryan</a> got this for me without even knowing that I&#8217;ve been coveting it since age 17. He said he was afraid I would be less excited about having it around than he was. I think once he caught me petting it, that fear was dispelled!</p>