An Invisible Tide: Story Background

An Invisible Tide came out last week and I was a little delayed in getting around to writing up the some background from my preliminary notes. However, without further ado, here we go:

Publishing Details

An Invisible Tide is a short story hosted by The Future Fire [External Link] as part of issue 32 (direct link here: [External Link]). It came out in March 2015.

Inspiration

There are three strands of … Continue reading

The Lost Kingdom: Story Background

I have a confession to make: The Lost Kingdom was inspired by the call for submissions for an anthology other than the one it actually ended up in. here’s a litte bit more about that.

Publishing Details

The Lost Kindom is one fo the short stories in Missing Monarchs (Fox Pockets #4) from Fox Spirit Books [External Link], which came out in December 2014. So far, its available on Amazon as a Kindle … Continue reading

A Granted Wish: Story Background

Here’s the background for a story inspired in part by pack living but mainly by fairy stories.

Publishing Details

A Granted Wish is actually a novella (at 15,800 words) hosted by Fox Spirit Books [External Link] as part of their free fiction selection, as of November 2014. All their free fiction can be found here: [External Link].

Inspirations

A Granted Wish is an overlap of several things. The first and possibly … Continue reading

Accessing The Future: A Personal Action Plan

So, we’ve established that starting the “Accessing The Future Fiction” blog hop got me thinking. In the context of the science fiction anthology that kicked this all off, it’s about writing futures that make room for the different people that are part of our world. For all of my fictional worlds, though, it’s about making dis/ability more obvious.

Inclusivity is something that I ought to work on, … Continue reading

Accessing The Future: The Story Audit

Well, writing my edition of the “Accessing The Future Fiction” blog hop got me thinking. I’m not doing a lot to get dis/ability issues into my fiction (along with considering race, nationality, gender, sexuality, age, etc.) The inclusivity is something that I ought to work on, even if I do it with my usual, privileged, white + British + cis-gendered + heterosexual + able bodied + not … Continue reading

Accessing The Future Fiction, The Journeymouse Edition

The Future Fire [External Link] are crowdfunding another (bound to be excellent) science fiction anthology, this time focussing on the issues that come with disability – and the intersections with other issues such as race, gender, sexuality, class, etc, as our friendly socio-politcal sf magazine are wont to do. There’s a blog about it here: [External Link]

In order to help explain why such an sf discussion is necessary, the editors … Continue reading

Beaumains: Story Background

It has been suggested that I ought to do background posts on all of my stories that have been accepted (in venues other than here, obviously). Partly because it gives readers an insight into my thinking and partly because the person who suggested it is a completist.

So, without further ado, here’s some background on Beaumains, a stand-alone science fiction short story.

Publishing Details

Beaumains was published in 2011 by Crossed Genres [External … Continue reading

The Big, Bad Wolf: Story Background

It has been suggested that I ought to do background posts on all of my stories that have been accepted (in venues other than here, obviously). Partly because it gives readers an insight into my thinking and partly because the person who suggested it is a completist.

So, without further ado, here’s some background on The Big, Bad Wolf, a stand-alone sceince fiction short story.

Publishing Details

The Big, Bad Wolf was published in the … Continue reading

Nesting Instinct: Story Background

It has been suggested that I ought to do background posts on all of my stories that have been accepted (in venues other than here, obviously). Partly because it gives readers an insight into my thinking and partly because the person who suggested it is a completist.

So, without further ado, here’s some background on Nesting Instinct, a stand-alone sceince fiction short story.

Publishing Details

Nesting Instinct was published in 2009 by Crossed Genres [ Continue reading

The Girl From Yesterday: Story Background

The Girl From Yesterday was one of the first (if not the first short story I worked on). It’s definitely the first that was accepted for publishing elsewhere – back in 2007. It’s also still available to read so, if nothing else, it’s interesting to see how my writing has changed in seven years.

Publishing Details

The Girl From Yesterday was published in the first issue of the Ranfurly Review [External Link]

There’s … Continue reading