"Long Night on Redrock" is on newsstands!

Wednesday May 09, 2012 @ 11:49 PM (UTC)

The July 2012 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction is out on a real or virtual newsstand near you! My novelette “Long Night on Redrock” is the cover story, with art by Tomislav Tikulin!

Note: The table of contents mistakenly lists “Long Night on Redrock” as a short story — it’s a novelette, I promise. A very long one, at that!

“Long Night on Redrock” is different from my previously published science fiction in many respects: it’s by far my longest published work, and it’s set on a different planet in the far future, just for starters. It was an enjoyable challenge to write, and I’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 in this earlier blog post! Or if I had you at “space marines”, go get a copy!

Getting a paper copy: Traditional newsstands often carry Asimov’s. Many Barnes & Noble locations carry it, but it’s best to call ahead if you’ve never seen it at that particular store before. You can’t miss it, it’s the one with the awesome lion roaring, and my name on it!

Getting a paper copy in Portland: If you’re local, you can shop local at Rich’s Cigar Store, which carries Asimov’s 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 — just give them a call if you’re in a fix.

Getting a digital version: Asimov’s is available in kindle edition and several other formats — in case you, like my characters, live in the future.


Just read it and had to check out your website/blog. Awesome story, worthy of being on the cover. Loved the military SF part (though it was horrifying), loved the family angle, and loved that you gave Ando some depth and didn’t leave him a sort of one-dimensional villain. Great work.

I just read your story in Asimov’s and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading more work from you!

Jared — Thank you so much! I’m glad to hear the story succeeded so well with you, especially Ando — I worked to try to give him some dimensionality without giving him more space than he deserved. Great to hear it paid off!

Sam — Wonderful! I love hearing from new readers. As I said, this story is a little different from my previous science fiction publications, which are mostly near-future. If you are interested in those stories, though, one previous Asimov’s piece is already online here, and I plan to add more quite soon!

Thanks, both of you, for commenting!

And “Conditional Love,” online through your link, is awesome.

I would love to read the story, but am a bit behind the times. I can’t seem to find any way to purchase individual back issues of Asimov’s SF in electronic format. Do you have any tips or tricks?

Jack — I haven’t found any way to do so on Kindle, but Fictionwise does appear to keep recent issues up for members: link to the issue here. Thanks for being interested in my story!

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