My hard-SF short-story has just been published in Issue 7 of Compelling Science Fiction, edited by Joe Stech. I am grateful for the occasion as this is my third publication in the English SF market.
Compelling SF has a very accommodating subscription system, as you can give what you want to sustain the mag. All five stories are available, and you can purchase the back issus on the Kindle Store.
Dive in, my fearless fans!
(But in real life, always check the water depth before!)
Two new publications will be out for my birthday (July 14th) . First, my Award-winning SF short-story “Monarque des glaces” has been published in Solaris 175. The story depicts a dystopia set in an Earth reeling from a series of drastic climate and ecological changes.
The flower photo refers to Marguerite Andersen, the courageous editor of the literary magazine Virages. She does all the clerical work, despite the recent cuts.
Marguerite is also the author of le figuier sur le toit , a precious personal account of life in Germany, in the pre-Nazi years. Germans were not a monolithic bloc, there were a diversity of opinions and political parties… until the elections of Hitler in 1933.
All this to proudly announce that another of my stories, “Château de neige”, will be published in the next Virages.
Last Saturday, I took the bus and subway to go to a workshop.
The wookshop took place in the Tightrope books office, with a river of coffee with biscuits and strawberries. It was a very convivial setting, near a subway (excellent for me transiting from Mississauga). Author and poet Sandra Kasturi was our host.
Sandra took the time to explore the preoccupations and favourite topics of each participant beforehand, so the workshop was well attuned. For me, it was my first English-language workshop (all my published books are in French), and I found out that I like to write in English!
Sandra’s sharing of her writing was deep felt. The writing exercises were short but intense, with the added incentive of submitting what we produced to various venues. Each of us, from first time writers to published ones, or hoping to, was well received. Francine is working on her novel, Johanne, an engineer like I was, is negotiating the hurdles of a first hard-SF novel , I had already read some of Kate Riedel’s texts in ON SPEC…
I hope to see them again soon.
Sandra’s vision is that there shouldn’t be hard “rules” in writing, because each of us has a different lifestyle or occupation. She provided us with a lot of practical resource informations, plus a taste to continue to create and share our stories with the rest of the world.
Now, I must work on my flash-fiction…