September 2nd, 2013


Dead Americans

Here is the cover for my upcoming collection of short fiction, Dead Americans, published by ChiZine Publications. It has been done by Erik Mohr and is, I believe, very excellent. Table of contents is below.

'There Is Something So Quiet And Empty Inside You It Must Be Precious'
'The Dreaming City'
'Johnny Cash'
'The Souls Of Dead Soldiers Are For Blackbirds, Not Little Boys'
'The Funeral, Ruined'
'Under The Red Sun'
'John Wayne'
'Octavia E. Butler'

'Octavia E. Butler' is a novella, and three of the other pieces--'The Dreaming City', 'Under the Red Sun', and 'The Souls of Dead Soldiers'--are novelettes, so a number of the stories are quite large. Something could change between here and there with what appears in the volume, but I doubt they will, and I'm pretty happy with the way it looks and reads, as a whole. The book will be released in February, so it's a while away yet, and six months after it is released, Immolation will follow, thus allowing for me to have releases at both ends of 2014, which will, lets face it, be strange.

Still, I am looking forward to it. It's been real quiet from me for the last few years, just working on stuff, getting things right, following opportunities. I suspect, for a while at least, it will feel as if it isn't quite real.