I’ve had a few short works appearing in anthologies and mags lately and I thought you might be interested if I did a quick summary – especially since one is free and they’re all easily accessible.
The Earth Ship - This is a longish short story that I put out a couple of weeks ago as a Kindle book for $0.99c (GBP 0.77p). It’s had some good reviews and it’s been selling well – especially through amazon.co.uk where it has been in the top 40 sci-fi short stories since its release and spent most of that time in the top 20. It’s about a rather unusual forgotten colony world and how it reacts to being re-absorbed by the Empire.
Signs of Life - This short sci-fi story is about faith and doubt and exploring the Galaxy looking for life. It appeared a couple of days ago in Residential Aliens Magazine which you can read for free online.
Two Fools in Love – This very short story (about 1500 words) appears in the collection Nothing but Flowers: Tales of Post-Apocalyptic Love ed. Jodi Cleghorn. An ebook edition has just come out for $4.99 but there is also a paperback edition if you prefer your trees dead. It deals with the ironies of discovering love after the world has ended.
Forming a Government – This essay on the role of governments in world building in science fiction and fantasy was published electronically last week in Eighth Day Genesis: A Worldbuilding Codex for Writers and Creatives ed Sabrina Klein. It costs $4.99 as an ebook but, for those who like their books to have a smell, there will be a paperback edition in due course.
As ever, if you do read any of these, I hope you enjoy them at least as much as I enjoyed writing them. Have fun and let me know how it went.