I’ve been a bit busy promoting my fantasy novels because one was temporarily free, the other had just come out, and both by most folks accounts are pretty awesome, so I’ve been a bit behind on my sci-fi. But NO MORE!! You guys remember my steampunk cyborg attack monkey story, “A Song of Home, the Organ Grinds?” Well it’s been included in Baen Books’ Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF Volume 5. For those of you who don’t remember because you never read it, here’s what the discerning folks over at Tangent had to say about it:
Even among the more restricted form of military SF there are some unconventional pieces. I thought James Beamon‘s “A Song of Home, the Organ Grinds” was one of the best stories of the year and was amazed that this “year’s best” was the only one to select it. No one should miss this alternate history tale of the Crimean War with a street urchin press-ganged into combat aboard an airship crewed in part by vampire attack monkeys.
No one should miss this, their words not mine, meaning you, meaning definitely check out the book. The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF Volume 5 is available directly on the Baen site and other online retailers (Personally I’d go to Amazon. There’s a crazy amount of price disparity among sites, which I find both strange and perplexing). You’ll not only get a chance to check out my story but eleven other stories such as the widely acclaimed “Thirty-three Percent Joe” by Suzanne Palmer.
Plus there’s a VOTE! Readers get to decide which of these stories is the best of this year’s best. The BESTIEST! Once you check out the book, head over to the Baen site to vote on your favorite. I’m hoping it involves killer steampunk attack monkeys…