Thursday, May 3, 2007

Lasgun Wedding Sightings and Anthology News

So, Lasgun Wedding, my third Kal Jerico novel for Black Library, has been spotted in U.S. and Canadian bookstores. A friend of mine bought a copy last week at a chain store in Bellevue and I saw them for sale at a Vancouver book store, White Dwarf, on Monday when I traveled north for a book signing by my friend (and Hugo Award winner), Rob Sawyer.

I'm very excited about this book, as I was quite happy with the way both the themes of the story came through and the more light-hearted tone of much of the book. I would be interested to hear from fans what they think about it once they read it.

In other news, I recently finished my second short story for Eric Reynolds. Eric printed a story of mine entitled, "An the Off-Ramp of the Intergalactic Super-Highway," in his anthology, Golden Age SF: Tales of a Bygone Future. That book came out last August. Well, in less than two months, Eric's next anthology, Visual Journeys, will be published. This anthology connects some great SF authors with some fabulous SF artists for an anthology that really hearkens back to the golden age of the pulps. Each author was asked to pick out a piece of artwork and write a story based on the piece. I chose a painting by Frank Wu entitled, "Resurrection Man," and wrote what I think is an interesting take on the old zombie astronaut story.

If you're a fan of pulpy science fiction, you should check out the Hadley Rille Books website and look for Eric's anthologies. He is a fine editor with a real love for the golden age stories.

2 comments:

Thomas said...

Hi!
I just finished "Lasgun Wedding". Although I'm living in Austria, I got my copy in the English version and just wanted to tell you I really, really liked it.

At some parts I burst out into laughter so my fiance came from the other room to ask me what happened.

Please, give us more about Kal, Yolanda and Scabbs and find some way to reactivate Wotan!

Will said...

Hey, thanks for the comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I absolutely loved writing Lasgun Wedding. I think it is my favorite of the three novels. I'm glad you enjoyed the humor in the story. I think it is an important part of the Kal Jerico milieu.