Just back in from Midsouthcon, where it was another great convention — this time with Joe Corroney, my colleague from Crimson Dynamo, and Michael Stackpole, who I edited for many years at Comics & Games Retailer magazine.
It was also great seeing creators Roland Mann, Jim Hall, Dean Zachary, and Lin Workman again, and meeting author Janine Spendlove. (Be sure to visit her site and follow her on Twitter.)
There were also a whole bunch of panels with smart creative-type folks. My thanks as always to the Memphis Fanforce for all their help and to the entire convention staff!
In the meantime, Michael and I both have stories in the new Armored anthology, which is out today from Baen Books. One of a series of themed anthologies from editor John Joseph Adams, the 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.” The book’s official site is here, and includes some free sample stories.
own story, “Human Error,” was a lot of fun to write, and is the first non-licensed fiction I’ve done in a long time. There’ll be more to come. I’ll have some notes on the story soon, but in the meantime you can check out my interview on it with Roqoo Depot, as well as my interview on the book’s main site. All the authors have interviews here.
You can find it at your local bookstore or at Amazon.