Apr 10

Synthetic Voices #16 – March 2013 Top Picks

This was one of those wonderful, terrible months where there were simply too many good stories to choose from.  Buckle up!

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Mar 19

Writer, Podcaster, Gamer, “Con”er

A lot of hijinks have gone on since I last made a non-show notes post.  Here’s a quick recap of some of my activities on and offline.

First off, I’ve been writing again.  I’ve finally finished a solid draft of my cyberpunk/horror story and it is off in the queue at Critters.org, the online speculative fiction writers workshop.

Unleash your inner Shakespeare at Critters.org

I’m looking forward to the critiques on that, as I hope to enter it into the Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) Amateur Writing Competition!  It’s got a nice cash prize and the award is actually handed out at our own Capclave!  Right alongside our own WSFA Small Press Award, for which I am woefully behind on my committee readings/judgings (don’t worry, I’ll power through it in time).

Speaking of Capclave, don’t forget to buy your tickets for this Fall!  George R. R. Martin is our Guest of Honor, but even without his magnificense, I would expect Capclave to continue to be an awesome reader/writer-focused weekend.

Speaking of cons more soon to come…Balticon is coming up in May and I am prepared with my tickets and buddies to room with.  It’s my first non-Capclave con and I’m super excited about it!  Joe Haldeman is the Guest of Honor, so I guess I’d better get working on The Forever War before I attend…

pseudopodlogoBack to writing.  I’ve got a super short story submitted to Pseudopod’s 500 words or less competition.  The top winners will get purchased and read by Psuedopod proper!  It’s too late to submit your own work, but now you can help judge, voting on each block of 10 stories as they come out every 2 days.  We’ve been organizing little reading parties where I read them out and we all…enjoy the quality writing.  Occasionally there is a gem in there.  I’m pretty proud of my story, so I’m bracing myself for when the forum folk rip it to shreds!

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Mar 08

Synthetic Voices #15 – February 2013 Top Picks

Woweewow, I love February’s crop of Top Picks!  There is so much goodness I can hardly contain myself!  I think all tastes will be sated this month.

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Feb 07

Synthetic Voices #14 – January 2013 Top Picks

This month’s Top Picks are some of the most clever stories I’ve heard in a while.  I guess January is just a clever kind of month!

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Jan 21

Amazing Stories Makes It’s Debut!

As I mentioned in the podcast for this month, Amazing Stories is back from the dead. First published in 1926, the magazine has returned as a fiction/blog hybrid.  Now I haven’t broken into the fiction markets myself, but I do blog a bit, and Steve Davidson, the editor in chief, has agreed to syndicate my podcast over there.

Amazing Stories
You can check it all out here:
Amazing Stories


The website is just coming online for the first time, so there might be a little construction dust, but that should settle soon.  My content will be posted over the rest of January.

After the break, you can read the full press release:

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