JJM suits up for Armored, 2012 anthology from Baen

Fans of my work on Iron Man and with the Mandalorians in Star Wars, here’s something up your alley: I have an original short story coming up in Armored, an anthology coming from Baen Books as a mass-market paperback in April 2012. The book is available for preorder now.

One of a series of themed anthologies from editor John Joseph Adams, the announced line-up for the volume also includes works from Alastair Reynolds, Dan Abnett, Jack Campbell, Jack McDevitt, Simon R Green, Sean Williams, and Genevieve Valentine. It’s all on the power-armor theme — an armor-plated clip of hard-hitting tales featuring exoskeleton adventure with fascinating takes on possible future armors ranging from the style of personal power suits seen in Starship Troopers and Halo to the servo-controlled bipedal beast-mech style encountered in Mechwarrior and Battletech.”

My own story, “Human Error,” was a lot of fun to write — more about it later. Original, non-licensed fiction is a rarity from me, but hopefully you’ll be seeing more in the future. Just have to make time to write it!