"The Longest Road in the Universe" in Murky Depths, January 2009
"The Ruin of Beltany Ring" in Witches & Pagans, September 2009
"The Harper" in A Time To... Volume 3: The Best of The Lorelei Signal 2008, July 2009 (Reprint)
"Godtouched" in Witches and Pagans, September 2009
Sequential Tart published a review of both Clockwork Phoenix anthologies today, with a mixed reaction to both. Of "Akhila, Divided" the reviewer writes:
CS MacCath's "Ahkila Divided" tells of a living bomb that is captured by her potential victims. It seems like a slice of a much broader story; I would have liked a little more information on the nature of Ahkila and the augments, and felt frustrated by the lack of information. Even so, what we do get is enough to appreciate the moral of the tale, how we can be both a victim and a perpetrator in war.
This isn't the first time a reviewer has asked for more of this world. I've mentioned myself that the story could be expanded into a standalone novel about the war between the Augments and Organics. I'm working in another universe right now, polishing up that sequel to "The Longest Road in the Universe". But in fairness to my reviewers...more
My short story "The Ruin of Beltany Ring" and my poem "Godtouched" are now in print in the inaugural issue of Witches & Pagans.
I am delighted to report that my short story, "Akhila, Divided", which appeared in Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, has received Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois.
I am proud of this story and grateful to have been published in such an incredible anthology. Congratulations to my fellow Honorable Mentionees from CP, who are listed on Mike Allen's LiveJournal, and congratulations to Mike Allen himself, who edited the work.
I might add that I've been buying and reading this anthology for as long as I can remember, so having been mentioned in it is a big, big deal for me.
I am delighted to announce that my poem entitled, "The Harper" will appear in Lorelei Signal's 'Best of 2008' anthology.
Two new reviews up for "The Longest Road in the Universe" today; the first from
Stephen Hunt's SF Crowsnest* and the second from SFRevu. Both are positive, and both are part of favorable reviews for Murky Depths Issue #7 as well, which is really great.
*05/24/2010: Links to site home page; review page removed.
"Akhila, Divided" has been favorably reviewed by Michael M. Jones of SF Site. The full text of the review can be found at the foregoing link.
Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness has made the Locus Recommended Reading List for 2008!.
Congratulations to Vera Nazarian, Mike Allen, and all my fellow authors. CP really is a beautiful book.
Two great pieces of news have found their way to me in the last couple of days:
- Vincent Chong has been nominated for a British Science Fiction Award in the Best Artwork category for the cover of Murky Depths Issue #4, which includes the story "Casting Sin" by yours truly. Sure, *I* wasn't nominated, but I'm thrilled for Chong.
- I'm on the cover of Murky Depths Issue #7, which includes my epistolary story "The Longest Road in the Universe." This is my first appearance on a magazine cover, and what an outstanding cover to appear on!
I am pleased to report that Anne Niven has accepted my short poem "Godtouched" for publication in a forthcoming issue of PanGaia.
"Casting Sin" in Murky Depths, May 2008
"Akhila, Divided" in Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, July 2008
"From Our Minds to Yours" in The Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction: 13 Prize Winning Tales, October 2008
"Bringing Woden to the Little Green Men" in PanGaia, January 2008
"The Warrior" in Goblin Fruit, January 2008
"The Harper" in The Lorelei Signal, April 2008
"Upon the death of my host and waiting for uplink: by Event Horizon, formerly of the Oracle Duality Liselle Marie Michaud/Event Horizon" in Strange Horizons, September 2008
"Bringing Woden to the Little Green Men: Introduction" in PanGaia, January 2008
Mike Allen has just learned that Gardner Dozois reviewed Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness in the December issue of Locus, giving it the same treatment he gave it a few months ago in The Best New Stories Of 2008. While "Akhila, Divided" wasn't a favorite, Dozois did mention my name in association with others who had written solid SF stories in the anthology, and coming from the Caesar himself, that's praise I can live with.
To my knowledge, this will be the first mention of my name as an author in Locus, which is another thing to be glad about.
Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, which includes my dark science fantasy story "Akhila, Divided," has made the Locus 'New and Notable' list. I continue to be so proud of this anthology and of the inclusion of "Akhila, Divided" in it.
Good on ye, little story. Good on ye.
I am pleased to announce that my poem entitled "Upon the Death of My Host and Waiting for Uplink: by Event Horizon, formerly of the Oracle Duality Liselle Marie Michaud / Event Horizon" will appear in Strange Horizons.
My short story entitled "Casting Sin" is now available in Murky Depths.
My poem entitled "The Harper" is now available online in The Lorelei Signal.
My poem entitled "The Warrior" is now online in the Goblin Fruit, Winter 2008 issue.
I am pleased to announce that my short story entitled "Casting Sin" will appear in an upcoming issue (probably June 2008) of Murky Depths.
"Evil Thrives on Secrecy" in PanGaia, April 2007
"Bringing Woden to the Little Green Men" (Introduction) in Pangaia, January 2008
"From Our Minds to Yours" is a finalist for the Pagan Fiction Award.
"White" in Arabesques Review, January 2007
"Two Servants of the Morrighan" in Mythic Delirium, June 2007
"Upon the Silent Steps" in Mythic Delirium, November 2007
"Bringing Woden to the Little Green Men" (Poem) in Pangaia, January 2008
I am pleased to announce that my poem entitled "The Harper" will appear in the April-June 2008 issue of The Lorelei Signal.
I am pleased to announce that "From Our Minds to Yours" is a Pagan Fiction Award finalist.
My poem entitled "Upon the Silent Steppes" is now available in Mythic Delirium #17.
I am happy to report that my poem entitled "Upon the Silent Steppes" has been accepted for publication in Mythic Delirium.
My poem entitled "Two Servants of the Morrighan" is now available in Mythic Delirium #16.
My article entitled, "Evil Thrives on Secrecy" is now available in Issue #46 of PanGaia.
I am happy to report that my poem entitled "The Warrior" has been accepted for publication by the very fine web journal Goblin Fruit. In addition, the editors of this very fine journal have requested that I provide a reading of the poem in audio format for inclusion with the piece, which I have agreed to do.
When "The Warrior" is published I will, of course, make an announcement here.
My poem "White" is now available in the Arabesques Review.
My short story entitled, "Akhila, Divided" has been accepted for Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, a new, annual anthology edited by Mike Allen.
I'm very excited about this sale for many reasons. "Akhila, Divided" is a tragedy with challenging subject matter, so I was afraid I wouldn't sell it at all. However, I have not only sold it, I have sold it to an anthology which received over 1300 submissions, edited by a talented and discriminating editor and containing a stories by Tanith Lee, Cathrynne Valente, Leah Bobet and others.
This brings my total Clarion story sales to four. "From Our Minds to Yours" went to The Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction: Thirteen Prize Winning Tales, "Bringing Woden to the Little Green Men" went to PanGaia, "Casting Sin" went to Murky Depths and now "Akhila, Divided" has gone to Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and...more
I am happy to report that I have sold "Bringing Woden to the Little Green Men" to PanGaia. It began as a poem, then was submitted as a piece of flash fiction during Week Two of the Clarion workshop, and finally was rewritten as a long, alliterative poem after Clarion ended. It will appear in the "Science and Magic" issue along with a short, Pagan-friendly introduction I have been asked to write for the speculative elements of the piece.
I should also report that "The Ruin of Beltany Ring" will probably appear in the same issue. Finally, I will have more information about the placement of "From Our Minds to Yours" as soon as I can announce where it has been accepted.
This brings my total of post-Clarion sales to four; two poems and two stories. One from each category is a Clarion piece.
I learned this morning that my non-genre poem entitled "White" will appear in the upcoming "Colors" issue of the Arabesques Review.
This is my first international publication.
My short story entitled "From Our Minds to Yours" has received a tentative (90% certain, according to the editor) acceptance at a market I will disclose when I know for sure the story will run. This tale, which was the first of mine critiqued at Clarion and one of my submission stories, underwent a comprehensive re-write before it went back out. I think it is much improved.
I am very excited to write that two of my poems, "Sol Prayer: By the Oracle Duality Chang Shen / Song of the Star Cradle" and "Two Servants of the Morrighan" have been accepted for publication by Mythic Delirium.
"Sol Prayer..." is written in one of the poetic meters I invented for use in the Petals of the Twenty Thousand Blossom series, and Chang Shen/Song of the Star Cradle is a combined human and artificial intelligence. Of course I am happy for both of my poems, but "Sol Prayer..." is special because it represents the first publication of work derived from the PTTB world-building project, which I have been working on for many years now.
I’m tremendously excited about this one; it represents my first publication in the speculative fiction market. And it’s nothing to sneeze at either; Mike is the current president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and Mythic Delirium is widely read by SFPA members. But beyond all of that, MD is a gorgeous journal; each poem in every issue is a jewel. I’m really quite honored to be counted among the poets found in its pages.
I received my contributor’s copy of "Ammonite Baby" in the mail yesterday. I think this is the first time one of my stories has appeared as the singular piece of fiction in one of BBI’s publications. That’s pretty cool.
Looks like "Holy Stones" and "Yundah" are both slated for publication in PanGaia later this year. There’s no final word yet on "Ammonite Baby", but I’m hoping newWitch will pick it up. This latest rush of publication credits will look terrific in my portfolio. I’m still researching From Our Minds to Yours, but I expect to start writing it this week.